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December 13

Quote of the Day

I’m really offended, frankly, as a woman that a woman — with all that she has done and delivered for this caucus — is having to put up with this nonsense.”

— Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA 14), on the deal Nancy Pelosi cut to win enough support for speaker, San Francisco Chronicle, 12/12.

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DEMOCRATS

2020 Announcements Expected to Start Rolling in January

Warren had Sanders over to her D.C. condo Wednesday night as she faces a string of critical stories.

REPUBLICANS

Trump Stirs Confusion With Wall-Funding Strategy

He denied directing Cohen to make hush-money payments.

Senate Stories
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ALABAMA | AL-sen

SLF Calls Jones "Delusional" for Downplaying Impact of Moore Allegations

Someone is polling on the Republican primary.

KENTUCKY | KY-sen

McConnell Likely to Feature Hemp Push in Reelection

He knows he'll be a top target in 2020.

MAINE | ME-sen

Collins Joins With Democrats For “Dark Money” Disclosure

It was a rare rebuke of Trump.

MISSOURI | MO-gov | MO-sen

McCaskill Says She'll Never Run for Office Again

The Democrat will give her farewell speech Thursday.

House Stories
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RACE FOR THE HOUSE | IL-16 | OH-1 | TX-24 | TX-22 | MI-6

DCCC Names Allison Jaslow Executive Director

Republicans hope to avoid another post-midterm-shellacking surge in retirements.

LEADERSHIP RACES

Pelosi Strikes Term-Limits Deal With Rebels

She likely has the votes, but some, including Kathleen Rice and Conor Lamb, will still oppose her speakership.

COLORADO 06 (R -- COFFMAN) | CO-6

Coffman Won't Run for Congress in 2020

But he said he's been asked to consider an Aurora mayoral bid next year.

MAINE 02 (R -- POLIQUIN) | ME-2

Judge Denies Poliquin's Request for New Election

He ruled that ranked-choice voting did not violate the Constitution.

Governor Stories
IN THE STATES

Republican Governors Urge Congress to Repeal Obamacare Taxes

Sununu led 11 governors in signing a letter to congressional leaders.

KENTUCKY | KY-gov

Bevin Criticizes Courier-Journal, ProPublica

He and Beshear disagreed over pension reform.

LOUISIANA | LA-gov

Abraham Internal Poll Finds Him Tied With Edwards

Edwards took 40 percent in a three-way race.

NORTH CAROLINA | NC-gov

Van Duyn to Run for LG

It is an open seat.

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