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In this Aug. 16, 2018 photo, Democrat Ilhan Omar, the nation's first Somali-American legislator who won her party's congressional primary in the race, talks during an interview at Peace Coffee in Minneapolis. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen)
August 18, 2018 - 9:35 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The past 10 weeks have been a whirl for Minnesota's Ilhan Omar. She went from being famous for being the country's first Somali-American state legislator to being a virtual shoo-in to become the first Somali-American congresswoman. Omar tells The Associated Press her success has...
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Rep. Keith Ellison speaks to supporters after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 1:28 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison's response to an allegation of domestic abuse (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison says he won't abandon his run for Minnesota attorney general amid allegations from an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, poses with Gary Malcik following a campaign stop in Temple, Texas. Cruz says he wouldn't be surprised if President Donald Trump comes to Texas to campaign for top Republicans like himself, who are running for re-election in November, potentially creating the latest twist in an on-again, off-again Trump-Cruz relationship that has made the two a political odd couple. (AP Photo/Will Weissert)
August 17, 2018 - 10:33 am
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz. It was a far cry from the waning weeks of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, when Donald Trump supporters repeatedly heckled the Texas senator at campaign events, and...
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FILE- This Feb. 28, 2018 file photo shows State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, in Ellisville, Miss. The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge McDaniel’s insurgent bid to be Mississippi’s next Republican senator. A year later, and much of the money from Illinois shipping supply CEO Richard Uihlein and New York financier Robert Mercer is gone, with only a fraction spent reaching voters who could boost the former state lawmaker’s uphill battle against Cindy Hyde-Smith, GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s preferred candidate. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Mississippi super PAC has raised nearly $1.4 million for Republican Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid for the Senate. Yet only a fraction of that money has been spent reaching voters who could boost his uphill battle to win a November special election. An analysis of federal...
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Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 9:32 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling...
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Rep. Keith Ellison poses for a selfie with Jennifer Lindquist after winning the Democratic nomination for Attorney General during his primary party at Nomad World Pub, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. At left is Ellison's ex-wife Kim Ellison who came to support him after abuse allegations from a former girlfriend earlier in the week. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 7:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections. Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against...
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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrates with her children after her Congressional 5th District primary victory, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 7:11 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be...
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This undated photo provided by LaKeshia Myers, shows LaKeshia Myers. Myers, a schoolteacher who campaigned on improving education, defeated a longtime Democratic state lawmaker in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary to take his seat representing the northern swath of Milwaukee County. Myers upset state Rep. Fred Kessler by 23 percentage points in the 12th Assembly District. Myers will be unopposed in November.(Photo courtesy LaKeshia Myers via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 6:57 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — An educator who pulled off a major upset when she defeated a longtime incumbent lawmaker in the Democratic primaries will become one of only two black women in Wisconsin's state Assembly — a feat she attributes to long days knocking on voters' doors. LaKeshia Myers, 34, beat state...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Wednesday Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020. Corey Lewandowski said he believes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would instantly become a serious challenger to Trump if he ran as a...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 10:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first...
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