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Source: Fox News

Arkansas congressman condemns supportive ad claiming white Democrats 'will be lynching black folk'

Saturday 14:30 GMT

An Arkansas congressman is condemning a political ad made on his behalf that says “white Democrats will be lynching black folk again.”

“Girl, white Democrats will be lynching black folk again,” the other woman said in the ad from the super PAC Black Americans for the President’s Agenda. “If the Democrats can do that to a white justice of the Supreme Court with no evidence, no corroboration and all of her witnesses including her best friend say it didn’t happen, what will happen to our husbands, our fathers or our sons when a white girl lies on them?” another woman asked.

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‘Fantastic’ Beto O’Rourke gets endorsement from former Mexican President Vicente Fox

Saturday 06:59 GMT

Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico who famously said his country will not (expletive) pay for President Trump’s proposed border wall on Thursday announced his support for the "great American” and “fantastic” Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.

Trump renewed his support for Cruz on Wednesday, saying the GOP senator “has done so much for Texas” and bashing opponent Beto O’Rourke as a “flake” after the candidates sparred in a feisty Senate debate.

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Source: Washington Post

In Tester vs. Rosendale, Montanans are voting on land and independence

Friday 21:52 GMT

They’ve seen land bought up by out-of-state investors who ban people from hunting and fishing on their land, a departure from state tradition.

The town in the state’s far east is home to Matt Rosendale, the Republican who’s trying to deny Democratic Sen. Jon Tester a third term and who will be in Missoula, a college town across the state from Glendive, for a rally with President Trump on Thursday night.

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Source: Reuters

After ad gaffe, North Dakota's Heitkamp apologizes in Senate debate

Saturday 10:49 GMT

(Reuters) - North Dakota Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, facing a tough re-election fight, opened her debate on Thursday with Republican challenger Kevin Cramer by apologizing for a recent ad that named sex assault survivors without their consent.

The ad, intended to highlight her support of women following the brutal debate over a U.S. Supreme Court nominee accused of sexual assault, was an untimely gaffe for Heitkamp as she struggles to hang on to her seat in next month’s election in a state that Republican President Donald Trump won by a landslide in 2016.

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Source: Common Domain

States Hit by Hurricanes Remind People to Vote, Despite the Destruction

Saturday 10:49 GMT

—Follow regular updates and insights from the campaign trail at WSJ.com/CampaignWire. Hurricane survivors could play key role in the midterm elections in North Carolina and Florida based on whether they show up to the polls in large numbers

The states were slammed by two hurricanes in quick succession—Florence in September and Michael in October—further complicating the high-stakes homestretch to the election.

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Source: Reuters

On The Case: A podcast by Alison Frankel

Saturday 19:05 GMT

A new podcast series from Reuters columnist Alison Frankel goes right into the eye of the storm, talking about law and precedent with experts who know their stuff inside and out.

Reuters legal columnist Alison Frankel talks to Arthur Hellman, a law professor and expert on the federal courts, about Trump’s picks to the appellate bench and how his appointments could impact the balance of power of Democratic and Republican-appointed judges.

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Sen. Susan Collins already facing post-Kavanaugh wave of potential Dem challengers

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Republican Sen. Susan Collins, with her impassioned floor speech and critical vote in support of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh, has in a matter of days become one of Democrats’ top political targets for the next election cycle.

A half-dozen Democrats, most of them women, already have emerged to voice interest in running against the Maine senator in 2020 – even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., vows to fight to protect her seat.


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