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Three candidates — Republican incumbent Vicky Hartzler, Democrat Lindsey Simmons and Libertarian Steven Koonse — are seeking to represent Missouri’s 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next two years. Here’s a look at their backgrounds and positions. Vicky Hartzler Occupation: Incumbent 4th District U.S. representative Education: Bachelor’s degree in education from
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Staff Writer  |  Portsmouth Herald Four Democrats and four Republicans are competing for four seats representing the town of Exeter in the state House. Democrats Lisa Bunker, Julie D. Gilman, Gaby Grossman and Mark A. Paige will face Republicans Edward Duncan, William A. Smith, Greg Stone and Carl Wikstrom at the Nov. 3 election. The
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Point: Electra Johnson No. It would appear that Doug Lamborn has assumed that his constituents would always vote for him, despite his refusal to debate his competition on issues, and despite his voting record. His lack of transparency in public debate is the first reason he should not be reelected, but more importantly his voting
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Four-term incumbent state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is facing a challenge from both the left and right as she seeks another term representing the 96th House District. Challenging Scherer are Republican Charlie McGorray, also from Decatur, and John Keating, a Springfield resident running as the Green Party candidate. The 96th district is diverse, covering swaths
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This election Utahns will vote on seven different constitutional amendments, a large enough list to potentially confuse voters, experts say. The amendments range from education funding to slavery and vary in how straightforward they are. Adam Dynes, a Brigham Young University political science professor, said voters generally are not well informed on ballot issues and
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Michigan announced a ban on Friday of the open carry of guns at polling places to avoid voter harassment and intimidation during the critical swing state election.   The announcement by Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson drew a quick rebuke from some Republicans and gun rights activists, including the National Rifle Association, but the Democratic official said firearms at
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Columns share an author’s personal perspective.***** Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s dissent in the 2019 case Kanter v. Barr, an opinion in which she held that people with criminal records for non-violent crimes who haven’t been deemed dangerous should be allowed to possess guns, hasn’t received as much attention in her confirmation hearings
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On paper, Minnesota Senate District 4 in the Moorhead and Detroit Lakes area is the kind of place Republicans should run competitive races. Though it’s one of the few regions in Greater Minnesota not currently under GOP control, the underlying numbers for Republicans are promising: voters there picked Donald Trump in 2016 by an 8-point
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New documents from a former Cambridge Analytica insider reveal what an election watchdog group claims was illegal coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and a billionaire-funded pro-Trump super PAC. The legal complaint touches on some of the same people involved in today’s hotly contested presidential race and provides a detailed account alleging that Trump’s
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Now the 49-year-old writer stood in what he half-jokingly referred to as “enemy territory” — a gun range in the gun-loving state of Virginia — and listened to an instructor named CJ lay out the rules. “No gun-handling in the facility except in the booth, no exceptions whatsoever,” he told Karns. “The gun always points
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Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James received campaign contributions and was photographed with the organizer of the rally where conspirators accused of planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allegedly plotted with a militia to recruit more members. James, along with Vice President Mike Pence, was photographed with Ryan D. Kelley, a Grand Rapids real estate agent
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On Wednesday, the New York Post published an explosive report on emails the Post claims were obtained from a computer belonging to Hunter Biden. The emails appear to provide more details on Hunter Biden’s ties to Ukrainian energy company Burisma and contradict claims from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden that he never discussed his son’s
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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett argued in a dissent last year that felons should be allowed to own guns, a position Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee long opposed before defending President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the bench.  Barrett, who was appointed to the Seventh Circuit Court of
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State Rep. Kevin Ryan, D-Montville, is seeking his 15th term representing the 139th District. Republican challenger Caleb Espinosa is unfazed by Ryan’s experience, though. Ryan, 68, has been a state representative for longer than Espinosa, 20, has been alive. The former speaks of the importance of experience and relationships, while the latter argues that the
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Quick Take A widely shared meme misrepresents Joe Biden’s endorsements. Biden hasn’t been endorsed by antifa or the Black Lives Matter organization, though BLM co-founders support him. And while President Donald Trump has been endorsed by the major law enforcement groups, Biden has received the backing of some law enforcement officials. Full Story Misleading claims
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As Election Day nears, CSUN political science professor Boris Ricks is concerned that the country will see some of the most concerted efforts of voter suppression since the 1960s. Photo by Gerville, iStock. Requiring witness signatures on mail-in ballots. Needing government-issued photo identification to vote. Limiting mailed ballot drop-off locations to one per county. These
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Gay conservatives pose for a photo at a Nashville event at Trump Pride events (Photo via Twitter) Coming off the heels of a confab in Nashville, gay conservatives are spurning criticism of President Trump’s anti-LGBTQ record and marshaling support for his re-election with Pride-themed events in states seen as competitive in the upcoming election. With
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Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, whose political contributions are the subject of multiple congressional investigations and a campaign finance complaint, donated nearly $700,000 to the host committee who put on the Republican National Convention, according to recent Federal Election Commission filings. One $250,000 donation came the same day that DeJoy gave $210,600 to Trump Victory, a donation which is currently part of an inquiry led by Senate
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