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January 9

Quote of the Day

People who try to force the president's hand learn quickly that's a bad strategy.”

— American Conservative Union Chair Matt Schlapp, on why he won't presume to receive Trump's support for his potential Senate bid, McClatchy, 1/9.

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DEMOCRATS

Steyer to Announce 2020 Plans in Iowa

Allies say O'Rourke is leaning toward running for president.

REPUBLICANS

Oppo Researchers Dig in on Beto

Shutdown talks will continue Wednesday on Capitol Hill and at the White House.

Senate Stories
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BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | IL-sen | MT-sen | WV-sen | IA-sen | ME-sen | CO-sen

GOP Support for Wall Funding Cracks as Shutdown Drags On

Senate Democrats blocked a bill Tuesday after a movement started to halt legislation until a vote is held reopening the government.

ILLINOIS | IL-sen

Stava-Murray to Vote No on Madigan for Speaker

When Scott Drury voted present for Madigan two years ago, Madigan leveraged his resources to nearly block Drury from running for attorney general.

IOWA | IA-sen

Trump's Challenges in Iowa Loom Over Ernst

Between a strong Democratic showing in 2018 and continuing trade wars, anger at the president could spill over to the senator.

KANSAS | KS-sen

Trump Expected to Play Big Role in Senate Race

Several potential GOP contenders have links to the president.

House Stories
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RACE FOR THE HOUSE | NC-9

Dems Introduce Gun Control Legislation

More than 60 lawmakers are refusing pay during the shutdown.

ILLINOIS 03 (D -- LIPINSKI) | IL-3

Lipinski to Speak at March for Life Rally

He bailed last year in the midst of a primary challenge from the left.

IOWA 04 (R -- KING) | IA-4

State Senator to Primary King

Randy Feenstra slammed the congressman's "caustic nature."

NEW MEXICO 02 (D -- TORRES SMALL) | NM-2

Herrell Declares Rematch Against Torres Small

Her announcement comes after she decided not to contest the close 2018 results in court.

Governor Stories
KENTUCKY | KY-gov

Beshear Raises $1.2M

Adkins has brought in more than $600,000.

LOUISIANA | LA-gov

Rispone Reports $5.5M CoH

State GOP operatives hope to winnow the field.

MISSISSIPPI | MS-gov

Foster Touts Version of Medicaid Expansion, Files Paperwork

Reeves will likely focus on his background in finance and budgeting during his campaign.

NORTH CAROLINA | NC-sen | NC-gov

Poll: Cooper Leads Potential Challengers

His 4-point margin over former Gov. Pat McCrory was the closest.

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