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March 28

Quote of the Day

If you have a Republican Congress shutting down a Republican government, that’s just about as politically stupid as it gets.”

— Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK), on the forthcoming spending fight, Wall Street Journal, 3/27.

National

Trump Approval Drops to 36%

After White House visit, Nunes is facing pressure to step aside from role in Russia probe.

DEMOCRATS

Democrats’ 2016 Polling Missed Rural Whites

Sanders and Warren will hold a rally in Boston on Friday.

REPUBLICANS

Republicans are Avoiding Univision

Kasich is still pushing for a balanced budget amendment.

Senate Stories
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BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | MT-sen | WV-sen | MO-sen | IN-sen | ND-sen

NRA to Go After McCaskill, Tester, Heitkamp, Donnelly on SCOTUS

Manchin officially announced he will vote for cloture.

FLORIDA | FL-sen

Nelson to Oppose Gorsuch, Support Filibuster

He pointed to “real concerns” he had with the nominee.

INDIANA | IN-sen

Donnelly to Back Ag Secretary Pick

Messer is continuing to push for Obamacare reform.

MASSACUSETTS | MA-sen

Potential GOP Candidate Linked to Controversial Website

It could be problematic in a GOP primary.

House Stories
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COMMITTEES | OH-15

NRCC Retires Last Cycle’s Debt

The committee paid off $11.1 million in the year’s first three months.

RACE FOR THE HOUSE | VA-1 | WI-1 | OH-15 | ND-0

GOP Worries About 2018 as Health Care Stalls

Former NRCC Chair Tom Davis said the Republican majority could be at risk if the party doesn’t act fast.

CALIFORNIA | CA-26

Pro-Trump Actor Considers Run for Congress

He didn’t say which district he would run in, but he’s from California.

CALIFORNIA 34 (OPEN) | CA-34

Korean American Turnout Strong in Early Voting

Robert Lee Ahn could become the only Korean American in Congress.

Governor Stories
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COLORADO | CO-gov

Lebsock Won’t Run for Governor

The Democrat launched a campaign for treasurer.

CONNECTICUT | CT-gov

Lembo: “Preliminary Decision” This Spring

The decision will likely come in the form of an exploratory committee.

ILLINOIS | IL-gov

RGA Group Airs Pro-Rauner Spots

Pritzker brought on Galia Slayen as communications director.

IOWA | IA-gov

McGuire Hires Campaign Manager for Likely Bid

Other Democrats could jump into the race.

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