HOTLINE EXTRA: Judge Refuses to Certify Mark Harris as Winner During Fraud Investigation

Plus: Kamala Harris fundraising off to a good start.

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Jan. 22, 2019, 8 p.m.

North Carolina-09 remains undecided

A Wake County Superior Court judge on Tuesday refused a request by Republican nominee Mark Harris to certify the results of the election in North Carolina's 9th District before the state investigation into fraud allegations concludes, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. That probe is expected to continue when a new state election board is seated on Jan. 31.

Harris raises $1.5M in 24 hours

Sen. Kamala Harris raised $1.5 million from 38,000 donors in the 24 hours after announcing her presidential campaign, with $1 million coming in the first 12 hours, The Wall Street Journal reported. The haul is similar to what Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled in upon launching his 2016 bid.

Gillibrand adds six to her senior staff

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced a half-dozen senior staff hires Tuesday. They include research director Alexandra Sanchez, a veteran adviser of the New York Democrat; national deputy political director Gregory Smiley, who managed her 2018 reelection; and national press secretary Evan Lukaske, who worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last cycle.

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