AZ-09: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (D) reported raising more than $600,000 in the last three months of 2017 for his bid for Rep. Kyrsten Sinema’s (D) open seat. Nearly 90 percent of the total came from in-state donors, according to his campaign. (release)
NC-13: Former immigration attorney Kathy Manning (D) reported raising $530,000 in her bid against freshman Rep. Ted Budd (R). Manning entered the race in early December. The other notable Democrat in the race is community college professor Beniah McMiller.
PA-01: Deputy Philadelphia Mayor Nina Ahmad (D) “raised over $579,000 and finished the first month of her campaign with roughly $564,000 in the bank. The amount was more than any challenger to Brady has ever raised over any period of time. In addition to a loan to her campaign, Ahmad raised over $115,000 from donors in less than a month since announcing her intention to run.” (release)
TX-29: Health care CEO Tahir Javed (D) announced raising “almost $253,000 in just three weeks according to a statement put out by his campaign. … Javed, who owns more than 25 businesses, said he hasn’t ruled out putting his own money in the campaign as well.” He’s in a crowded Democratic primary for retiring Rep. Gene Green’s (D) seat. (Houston Chronicle)
TX-32: Former Clinton aide Ed Meier (D) “announced Tuesday that he raised $210,000 during the final three months of last year in his primary bid for the chance to” oust Rep. Pete Sessions (R). He outraised his nearest primary rivals, former NFL player Colin Allred (D) and former Obama appointee Lillian Salerno (D), who both “reported that their campaigns raised $160,000 during the same period.” Meier ended with $500,000 in the bank. (Dallas Morning News)
UT-04: Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams (D) announced raising $502,000 in the 2.5 months since he launched a bid to challenge Rep. Mia Love (R). He ended with $496,000 cash on hand. (Salt Lake Tribune)
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"Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections ... Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice." Mueller has faced pressure to wrap up the investigation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, said an official, who would receive the results of the investigation and have "some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released," if he remains at his post.
“I’m not going back to Saudi Arabia as long as" Mohammed Bin Salman is in charge, Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Fox News today. “I’ve been their biggest defender on the floor of the United States Senate. This guy is a wrecking ball. He had [Khashoggi] murdered in a consulate in Turkey and to expect me to ignore it, I feel used and abused. The MBS figure is to me toxic, he can never be a world leader on the world stage.” Graham added that he intends to "sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia.”