IL-03: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi “said Thursday she supports” Rep. Dan Lipinski (D) “and his bid for re-election, even as other Democrats have said they oppose him because he opposes legal abortion. … Despite her own pro-choice stance, Pelosi does not have a litmus test on the issue when it comes to members in her own party.” (Washington Examiner)
MI-13: “The race for the open congressional seat vacated by” Rep. John Conyers (D) “started out as a family affair but with 10 candidates now in the race, there are concerns the vote could be hopelessly split and result in the election of someone other than a black Detroiter to a seat traditionally and historically linked to both.”
Jonathan Kinloch, chairman of the 13th District Democratic Party: “That is a very, very, very big concern among a lot of folks that I talk to.”
“In a race earlier defined by the candidacies of Conyers’ son,” hedge fund manager John Conyers III (D), and his grand-nephew, state Sen. Ian Conyers (D), it is now Westland Mayor Bill Wild (D) — “a white candidate who is mayor of the second-largest city in the district — whose presence looms large over conversations about the campaign among people who spoke to the Free Press. So does that of” former state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D), whose Palestinian heritage “could also motivate blocs of Muslim and Arab-American voters elsewhere in the district south and west of the city.” (Detroit Free Press)
MS-03: State Rep. Michael Evans (R) announced his bid Thursday for retiring Rep. Gregg Harper’s (R) seat, emphasizing his opposition to abortion and the need for infrastructure improvements in the state.
Evans: “Mississippians deserve a real voice in Congress. It is time for serious leadership and representation in Washington, D.C.” (Mississippi News Now)
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"The Senate Judiciary Committee tentatively agreed to a hearing on Thursday with Christine Blasey Ford regarding her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while in high school, according to a person briefed on a call between the panel and her lawyers on Saturday night." Details are still being worked out, but "on Friday, the two parties agreed to limit the number of cameras in the hearing room, ensure Ford and Kavanaugh are not in the same room together, offer Ford breaks in her testimony and security from the U.S. Capitol Police."
"Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s, is reportedly willing to publicly testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday. Lawyers for Ford told committee staffers during a call Thursday evening to negotiate details of a potential hearing that she wanted Kavanaugh to testify before her and she does not want to be in the same room as him, according to multiple reports."