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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Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is expected to plead guilty to a raft of new tax and fraud charges filed against him by special counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday. Gates is expected to cooperate with Mueller's investigation.
Robert Mueller announced new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort advisor Rick Gates. "The new indictment contains 32 counts, including tax charges." The pair had been indicted on 12 charges in October. Since then, Gates's attorneys have asked to be excused from the case.
The FBI has reported that it failed to respond to a warning from "a person close to" Nikolas Cruz, the teen accused of killing 17 people at Parkland High School on Thursday. "It was the second time the FBI apparently failed to follow up on Cruz." On the first occasion, it failed to properly investigate Cruz after it was reported to them that he left the following comment on a Youtube video: "Im going to be a school shooter."
Florida Governor Rick Scott called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign following revelations that the FBI had failed to adequately investigate multiple warnings about Parkland High School gunman Nikolas Cruz. “The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable,'" said Scott. '...We constantly promote ‘see something, say something,’ and a courageous person did just that to the FBI. And the FBI failed to act.'" According to an FBI statement, the FBI failed to inform local offices of information regarding "Cruz's desire to kill people, erratic behavior, disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting."