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Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb's daughter narrates his new spot.

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April 25, 2018, 11:19 a.m.

CA GOV: Families & Teachers for Antonio Villaraigosa for Governor 2018 put another $1 million behind it’s TV buy supporting the former Los Angeles mayor. (California Target Book)

GA GOV: Former state Rep. Stacey Evans (D) “repeatedly tried to tie” former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) “to the GOP in Tuesday’s first televised Democratic debate,” saying Abrams “‘ripped that program [the HOPE scholarship] to shreds” and “used Republican talking points” to limit the early voting period. Abrams slammed Evan’s “vote for a measure that restricts the destruction of some firearms confiscated by local police – a vote that briefly gave Evans a ‘B’ rating by the National Rifle Association.” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

ID GOV: Sen. Jim Risch (R), a former governor, endorsed Lt. Gov. Brad Little (R). (release)

Rep. Raul Labrador (R) and Little have invoked President Trump in recent ads, showing how candidates are now trying to embrace Trump after some were uncertain of their support in 2016. Developer Tommy Ahlquist (R) wrote in Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) name during the general election, citing the Access Hollywood tape. As of late, Ahlquist has been more supportive of the president. Labrador was initially in favor of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), but then switched to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and finally to Trump in November. (Boise Idaho Statesman)

KS GOV: Former state Rep. Mark Hutton (R), who ended his campaign last month, endorsed Gov. Jeff Colyer (R) on Tuesday. (release)

Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s (R) team accidentally filed a draft version of a document for the case concerning Kansas’ voter registration law. “An all-caps note in the document declares a legal point is ‘PROBABLY NOT WORTH ARGUING.’ Another section was left blank. There is a declaration that ‘it has been illegal in Kansas to register to vote for years.’” A spokeswoman said “A corrected copy has since been filed.” (Topeka Capital-Journal)

OK GOV: Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb’s (R) daughter, Lauren Lamb, says in his latest TV ad that Lamb “still lives by the same values he learned in the Secret Service. Family means everything to him.” (Advertising Analytics)

OR GOV: Oregon Right to Life gave former Navy pilot Greg Wooldridge (R) $3,400 last week. (Hotline reporting)

SC GOV: Gov. Henry McMaster’s (R) “is going up statewide Thursday with a TV ad on broadcast, cable and digital platforms. The 30-second ad features ... Trump saying McMaster is a ‘great governor’ who does the job ‘with his heart.’” (AP)

“A politically active nonprofit, Citizens for a Working America, also launched a new ad backing McMaster with a strong nod to Trump.” (Charleston Post & Courier)

Former state cabinet official Catherine Templeton (R) released her second TV ad, a 30-second spot highlighting her pro-life stance with a personal story about her pregnancy. (AP)


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