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IOWA: White Nationalist Steve King Wins Reelection

Sioux City’s ABC affiliate reports: Rep. Steve King was reelected to a ninth term in Iowa’s fourth U.S. congressional district on Tuesday, overcoming Democrat J.D. Scholten’s challenge and some criticism from within his own party. King, 69, of Kiron, was first elected to congress in 2002. He had only faced one serious challenge for his seat prior to this year, …

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NEW YORK: Indicted Republican Rep Wins Reelection

The Democrat & Chronicle reports: Indicted Congressman Christopher Collins has won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives. He defeated challenger Nathan McMurray, who conceded the race around 11:06 p.m. McMurray, the Grand Island town supervisor, mounted his long-shot campaign earlier this year with scant expectation of winning. But in the aftermath of Collins’ indictment in August on federal insider …

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FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum Concedes To Ron DeSantis

Vox reports: Republican Ron DeSantis has defeated Democrat Andrew Gillum, the young Tallahassee mayor who was vying to become the first black governor in Florida history, to keep the Sunshine State’s governor’s mansion in GOP hands. DeSantis clung tightly to President Trump, except when Trump advanced a conspiracy theory about the death toll in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. DeSantis …

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TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

CNBC reports: Rep. Marsha Blackburn will win her U.S. Senate race against Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen, keeping the Tennessee seat in Republican hands, NBC News projects. The heated race, which some voters described as “vicious,” pitted two household names in the state against each other after Republican Sen. Bob Corker announced his retirement. It was one of the rare …

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TEXAS: GOP Gov. Greg Abbott Defeats Lupe Valdez

CBS News reports: Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott, the 48th Governor of the state, has been re-elected for a second term on Tuesday night. He defeated Democrat and former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, 71. Valdez, 71, was a barrier-breaking candidate who could have become Texas’ first openly gay, Hispanic governor. Her base of Texas liberals largely overlooked her run …

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INDIANA: Mike Pence’s Brother Wins US House Seat

The Indianapolis Star reports: Another Pence will head to Washington D.C. Republican Greg Pence won the 6th District Congressional seat Tuesday night, following in his famous younger brother Vice President Mike Pence’s footsteps. Greg Pence said Mike Pence called to congratulate him. It’s the same seat the younger Pence — before he became Indiana’s governor — first won 18 years …

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Steve King Bans Home State’s Largest Newspaper From Covering Election Event For Being “Leftist Propaganda”

The Des Moines Register reports: U.S. Rep. Steve King has barred the Des Moines Register from his election night event in Sioux City. The Register made a routine request Monday for credentials to cover the northwest Iowa Republican’s event Tuesday evening. Jeff King, who is Steve King’s son and a paid staffer of his campaign, responded Tuesday morning with a …

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Steve King: Sotomayor And Kagan Will Elope To Cuba

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Monday that he hopes Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor “will elope to Cuba,” hours before he is set to appear with Iowa’s governor in an election-eve rally. At an appearance in Hampton, Iowa, King was discussing the Supreme Court and said that he was optimistic that “we’ll have …

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Trump Warns: Dems Will Erase “Fragile” GOP Victories

The Associated Press reports: In his final pitch to voters, President Donald Trump implored Republicans on Monday to help preserve “fragile” GOP victories that could be erased by Democrats as he closes out a midterm campaign that has been defined by his racially charged rhetoric, hard-line immigration moves and scattershot policy proposals. “It’s all fragile. Everything I told you about, …

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Author Stephen King: Vote Out GOP Rep. Steve King, I’m Tired Of Being Confused With This Racist Dumbbell

The Des Moines Register reports: Stephen King is making a personal appeal to Iowans: Vote Steve King out so people won’t confuse the two of them anymore. The best-selling author tweeted Sunday morning about his exhaustion at being confused with Iowa’s controversial 4th District Republican congressman. A Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll of the district shows that on a generic …

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Trump Rejects Paul Ryan’s Plea To Focus On Economy

Politico reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan got President Donald Trump on the phone Sunday for one final plea on behalf of anxious Republicans: Please, please talk up the booming economy in the final hours before Election Day. But Trump, unsurprisingly, had another issue on his mind. He boasted to Ryan that his focus on immigration has fired up the base, …

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Scott Walker Activates National Guard For Midterms

Madison’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican Gov. Scott Walker has taken the unusual step of activating the Wisconsin National Guard troops on Election Day. Walker issued an executive order Friday authorizing troops to “provide essential services to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.” The order doesn’t offer any further details on the troops’ mission. Commission spokesman Reid Magney says he can’t remember …

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Twitter Deletes Over 10,000 Automated Accounts For Posing As Democrats In Voter Suppression Operation

Reuters reports: Twitter deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday’s U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. The number is modest, considering that Twitter has previously deleted millions of accounts it determined were responsible for spreading misinformation in …

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Ted Cruz Accuses Beto Of Funding Migrant Caravan After Campaign Legally Donates $300 To Local Shelter

The Dallas News reports: Sen. Ted Cruz accused Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Friday of allowing aides to use campaign donations to help Central American migrants moving north through Mexico in a so-called caravan. Cruz based his allegation on undercover video from Project Veritas, a right-wing group with a checkered history of infiltrating liberal organizations and campaigns and using selective–and dubious …

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Trump: “Two Maniacs” Stopped GOP Momentum

The Washington Post reports: President Trump complained, once again, on Thursday that the recent mail bomb scare and Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting had “stopped a tremendous momentum” for Republicans ahead of next week’s midterms. Speaking to an energized crowd in an airplane hangar decorated with American flags in Columbia, Mo., the president took time at the end of his speech …

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GOP State Rep Distributes “Biblical Basis For War” Manifesto: “Kill All Males” Who Flout Biblical Law

The Spokane Review reports: Washington state Rep. Matt Shea acknowledged Wednesday he had distributed a four-page manifesto titled “Biblical Basis for War,” which describes the Christian God as a “warrior,” details the composition and strategies of a “Holy Army” and condemns abortion and same-sex marriage. The document is organized in 14 sections with multiple tiers of bullet points and a …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dems Pounce After Anti-LGBT State GOP Rep Revealed As Investor In Site Favored By Nazis

The Daily Mail reports: A Republican politician is an investor in Gab, the now-shuttered social media network used by the Pittsburgh synagogue gunman, DailyMail.com can disclose. Dan Bishop, a state senator in North Carolina who is up for re-election next week, boasted in August 2017 that he had backed the site because he was “about done with SF thought police …

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Ted Cruz Tweets Zodiac Killer Letter For Halloween

As usual, Ted Cruz thinks he’s a comedian: Incumbent Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) tweeted a letter from the Zodiac killer in an apparent Halloween joke Wednesday. The once-popular meme that Cruz is the Zodiac killer emerged during the 2016 national election. Five people in Northern California were killed by the Zodiac killer, who was never identified, in the late …

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Jews For Jesus “Rabbi” That Opened Pence Event Had Been Stripped Of His Ordination 15 Years Ago For Libel

NBC News reports: The “Messianic rabbi” who outraged many Jews by invoking the name of Jesus while delivering a prayer in memory of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre victims was also spurned Tuesday by the organization that ordained him. Loren Jacobs, who was invited onstage by Vice President Mike Pence to speak at a rally in Michigan for a GOP congressional …

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Anti-Defamation League Calls On Paul Ryan To Censure Steve King For “Anti-Semitic And Offensive” Actions

Axios reports: The national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, Jonathan Greenblatt, urged House Speaker Paul Ryan in a letter on Tuesday to take action against Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) by stripping him of his subcommittee chairmanship and initiating censure proceedings for King’s “anti-Semitic and offensive” actions. Reuters reports: Agricultural dairy cooperative Land O’Lakes pulled its support on Tuesday …

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