Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries Wednesday, 24 June 2020 ()
Democrats in Kentucky were deciding who would face Mitch McConnell for a Senate seat in the fall. But in both states, it was likely that the winners of close races would not be known for days.
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Amy McGrath won the Democratic primary to face GOP Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath is a former fighter pilot and 2018 House candidate backed by the US Senate Democrats' campaign arm. She defeated Kentucky State Representative Charles Booker. Business Insider reports that McGrath positioned herself as a pro-Trump Democrat. Her eye-catching ads and national Democrats' widespread dislike of McConnell made her one of the top fundraisers of the cycle.

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The Numbers Don't Lie? Who's Publishing Poll Results, And Why

In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.

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Warren Seen As "Least Acceptable"

Joe Biden has not selected a vice president for his 2020 campaign. He pledged to chose a woman for his ticket. Elizabeth Warren is campaigning hard to be Biden's running mate. But, a new poll of Democratic voters could be bad news for the senator. According to Fox News 19% found her to be a “not acceptable” choice, the highest negative rating of any of the 11 candidates listed. Her negative views rose among white voters.

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The View From Waukesha

The 29-year-old Democratic Party chairman in this key Wisconsin county has a plan for Joe Biden.

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A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate’s Hedge Fund Disaster

Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.

U.S. Senator to block military promotions until assurances on former White House aide

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Senate Sends Trump a Bill to Punish Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong

The legislation would impose sanctions on officials responsible for instituting and enforcing China’s new security law targeting Hong Kong’s autonomy.

Senate sends China sanctions over Hong Kong crackdown to Trump's desk

The Senate has passed by unanimous consent a punitive sanctions bill against Chinese officials after the government there passed a national security law that..

Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

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A challenger to Senator Mitch McConnell should finally emerge, and John Hickenlooper is trying to win his Senate primary in Colorado, among other races unfolding..
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday reiterated his call to wear masks, saying there should be 'no stigma' in doing so.

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