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  • Hampton says she wants to run with Bevin for re-election

    Kentucky's lieutenant governor says she wants to be Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's running mate but said the decision is his to make. Jenean Hampton made history as Kentucky's first African-American

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  • Pat Roberts of Kansas won't run for re-election

    Sen. Pat Roberts announced Friday he won't seek re-election in 2020, already giving Republicans a second vacancy to defend. Mr. Roberts, 82, said he will serve out his term, vowing to "sprint to the finish." He joins Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who late last year announced he, too, would

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  • McConnell heads home to Kentucky, leaving Democrats angry

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was not in the Capitol Friday, when some furloughed federal works missed their first paychecks and the government shutdown tied the mark for the longest in American history. McConnell, who has been brutalized by Democrats for blocking votes to reopen the government, skipped his customary remarks as the Senate gaveled in, when he might have defended his decision not to allow votes until a broad deal is reached between President Donald Trump and congressional...

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  • Kentucky governor says he will file for re-election

    Facing mounting tension in his own party, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has reiterated he will file for re-election but said he has not decided on a running mate. The Republican

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  • Oh, it's on. Susan Collins says she's running for re-election

    Really excellent timing for an article in which Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), declares her intention to run for re-election. It comes out the very day the House flips to the Democrats, following a massive blue wave sweeping Republicans out. "That is my intention," she told Time, apparently in an office in the Capitol that's one of the perks she gets for seniority. Here's what she has in that office, still. Two newspapers with reports on Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation hearings sit on the...

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  • Gov.-elect taps running mate to head InnovateOhio office

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov.-elect Mike DeWine says a new office overseeing technology-related improvements will be headed by the state's incoming lieutenant governor. DeWine said Tuesday that current Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) will head the InnovateOhio office and lead workforce development efforts as part of his new

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  • As shutdown drags on, McConnell heads home to Kentucky, leaving Democrats angry

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was not in the Capitol Friday, when some furloughed federal works missed their first paychecks and the government shutdown tied the mark for the longest in American history.

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