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Republicans Morgan, Kolb Post 5 Figures Each on Hand for Incumbent Challenges

Actress Cynthia Nixon will “maybe” challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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AR GOV: Gun rights advocate Jan Morgan (R) had close to $11,000 cash on hand at the end of November. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

CA GOV: Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) pledged “not to take contributions from the oil industry.” (release)

CO GOV: Former state Rep. Victor Mitchell (R) “topped a straw poll conducted Wednesday night by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans at a forum for gubernatorial candidates in Westminster.” (Colorado Politics)

Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) “has used his Facebook account to share racist images as well as conspiracy theories suggesting that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton killed her purported political enemies.” (Media Matters)

GA GOV: Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R), Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R), state Sen. Michael Williams (R), former state Sen. Hunter Hill (R), former Navy SEAL Clay Tippins (R), former teacher Marc Urbach (R) took part in a debate on Thursday in Chatham County. (Hotline reporting)

Cagle on Wednesday “said any Medicaid proposals under consideration by the Georgia General Assembly should incorporate the work requirements recently approved by the Trump administration.” (release)

NY GOV: State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb’s (R) “campaign for governor in the last month has raised $16,026 and has just over $15,000 in cash on hand. Kolb’s Assembly campaign account shows he has $220,425 in cash on hand.” (State of Politics)

Actress Cynthia Nixon (D) said she “maybe” will run for governor. “Nixon was headlining a fundraiser for The Broad Room, a self-described ‘feminist training camp’ which has hosted a series of free, women-run sessions for more than 350 people on how to organize, phone bank, fund raise and protest.” (WNYC)

SC GOV: Former Vice President Joe Biden penned a fundraising email for state Rep. James Smith (D). (Columbia State)

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