In The States

NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
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NE-02: Don Bacon (R)
2020-10-30 23:09:17
by TWN Staff

About Bacon: Don Bacon was raised on a farm in the Midwest. He worked his way through college and graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Political Science degree in 1984. He married his college girlfriend, Angie, in the same... Read More

MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
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MT-AL: Matt Rosendale (R)
2020-10-30 23:04:02
by TWN Staff

About Rosendale: Matt Rosendale, 59, is the son and brother of U.S. Marines. Matt and his wife, Jean, have been living at their ranch in Glendive for nearly 20 years. They’ve been married for 34 years and have three sons,... Read More

MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
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MT-AL: Kathleen Williams (D)
2020-10-30 23:02:53
by TWN Staff

About Williams: Kathleen Williams has spent nearly four-decades in natural resources and public service.  Williams is the daughter of a World War II veteran, Harrison, and a woman who left Oklahoma to move west and work in the Navy shipyards,... Read More

MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
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MO-02: Ann Wagner (R)
2020-10-30 22:58:00
by TWN Staff

About Wagner: Ann Wagner has over 25 years of experience in the private sector, local grassroots organizations and public service. She grew up in south St. Louis County. She went to elementary school there, high school at Cor Jesu Academy... Read More

AK-AL: Don Young (R)
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AK-AL: Don Young (R)
2020-10-30 22:53:36
by TWN Staff

About Young: In 2018, Don Young was re-elected to the 116th Congress to serve his 24th term as Alaska’s only representative to the United States House of Representatives. He was first sworn in as a freshman to the 93rd Congress... Read More

MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
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MI-03: Peter Meijer (R)
2020-10-30 22:51:59
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About Meijer: Peter Meijer is a fourth generation West Michigander, born and raised in Grand Rapids. After graduating high school, Meijer spent a year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Soon thereafter, he enlisted in the Army reserves... Read More

MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
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MI-03: Hillary Scholten (D)
2020-10-30 22:46:33
by TWN Staff

About Scholten: Hillary Scholten’s great, great grandparents emigrated from the Netherlands to Grand Rapids. Her mom worked as an elementary school teacher, and her dad was a reporter and an assistant sports editor for the Grand Rapids Press. She and... Read More

IN-05: Victoria Spartz (R)
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IN-05: Victoria Spartz (R)
2020-10-30 22:44:11
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About Spartz: Victoria Spartz was born in Ukraine and immigrated to the United States 20 years ago after meeting her husband, a born and raised Hoosier, on a train in Europe. She became a US citizen, and worked her way... Read More

IN-05: Christina Hale (D)
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IN-05: Christina Hale (D)
2020-10-30 22:40:16
by TWN Staff

About Hale: Hale earned her degree at Purdue while raising her son. She was a non-profit leader at Kiwanis International. Hale ran for the State House and spent months knocking on doors and listening to the concerns of her neighbors,... Read More

IA-03: Cindy Axne (D)
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IA-03: Cindy Axne (D)
2020-10-30 22:31:13
by TWN Staff

About Axne: A fifth-generation Iowan, Axne grew up on the southside of Des Moines. Her childhood included weekends and summers spent on her maternal grandparents’ farm in Warren County, 4-H activities, and playing 6-on-6 basketball for the Valley High Tigers.  Following... Read More

IA-03: David Young (R)
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IA-03: David Young (R)
2020-10-30 22:27:14
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About Young: David Young is a seventh generation Iowan who was born, raised, and graduated from high school and college in the Third Congressional District. He served the district for two terms, and is running again for Iowa’s Third District... Read More

GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
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GA-07: Rich McCormick (R)
2020-10-30 21:07:33
by TWN Staff

About McCormick: Dr. Rich McCormick is a decorated Marine helicopter pilot, and now an emergency room doctor on the frontlines against COVID-19. With over 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, McCormick served in combat zones in Africa,... Read More

GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
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GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D)
2020-10-30 21:03:47
by TWN Staff

About Bourdeaux : Carolyn Bourdeaux grew up in Roanoke, Va., the daughter of public school teachers. Her father, a professor, decided to quit his job and start a business selling paper animal hats! The business went under during the recession... Read More

GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
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GA-06: Lucy McBath (D)
2020-10-30 20:51:24
by TWN Staff

About McBath: Lucy McBath left her 30-year long career working for Delta Airlines for her second career focused on reform to make our communities safer for every single American. After the shooting death of her son Jordan in 2012, McBath... Read More

GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
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GA-06: Karen Handel (R)
2020-10-30 20:50:18
by TWN Staff

About Handel: At 17, Handel fled an abusive home.  She found a way to finish high school and graduate with her class.  She worked her way up from clerk typist to executive roles with several global companies, including KPMG and... Read More

FL-15: Alan Cohn (D)
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FL-15: Alan Cohn (D)
2020-10-30 20:46:43
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About Cohn: Alan Cohn is an investigative journalist and has been for three decades. His stories include a three-year investigation, where he uncovered a defense contractor installing defective parts on Black Hawk Helicopters, a South Florida Water Management System facility... Read More

FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)
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FL-15: Scott Franklin (R)
2020-10-30 20:45:40
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About Franklin: Scott Franklin was a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy. During his 26-year career – 14 years on active duty and 12 years in the reserves – Franklin flew jets from the decks of 13 aircraft carriers. He... Read More

FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
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FL-26: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D)
2020-10-30 20:39:22
by TWN Staff

About Mucarsel-Powell: Mucarsel-Powell started working the early-morning shift at a doughnut shop starting when she was 15 years old. But even while she worked her way through high school, her mom never let a job get in the way of... Read More

FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)
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FL-26: Carlos Gimenez (R)
2020-10-30 20:38:06
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About Gimenez: Born in Cuba in 1954, Gimenez immigrated to the United States with his family following the Cuban Revolution in 1960. His family settled in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood and Gimenez has been a Miami-Dade resident ever since. Mayor... Read More

CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
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CO-03: Lauren Boebert (R)
2020-10-30 20:14:37
by TWN Staff

About Boebert: Lauren Boebert is a Coloradoan living on the Western Slope who believes in personal freedom, citizen rights, and upholding the Constitution of the United States. She is the founder, owner, and operator of Shooters Grill, a restaurant that... Read More

CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
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CO-03: Diane Mitsch Busch (D)
2020-10-30 20:06:25
by TWN Staff

About Busch: Busch is a former tenured professor, Routt County Commissioner, and State Representative, and has lived and worked in Colorado’s Western Slope for over 43 years. Raised by a single mother, she experienced an early childhood of financial insecurity.... Read More

CA-39: Gil Cisneros (D)
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CA-39: Gil Cisneros (D)
2020-10-30 20:03:08
by TWN Staff

About Cisneros: Gil Cisneros represents California’s 39th Congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. Cisneros is a veteran and education advocate who will work to create good-paying local jobs. He serves on the House Armed Services and Veterans'... Read More

CA-25: Mike Garcia (R)
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CA-25: Mike Garcia (R)
2020-10-30 19:57:01
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About Garcia: Mike Garcia is a decorated United States Naval Officer whose record-setting flying performance earned him the honor of becoming one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy. He flew over 30 combat missions during... Read More

CA-25: Christy Smith (D)
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CA-25: Christy Smith (D)
2020-10-30 19:55:41
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About Smith: Christy Smith has been living in Santa Clarita for nearly 40 years, has a husband and two daughters.  Smith has worked to improve schools, classrooms, and opportunities for students. She started her career in the U.S. Department of... Read More

CA-21: David Valadao (R)
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CA-21: David Valadao (R)
2020-10-30 19:54:18
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About Valadao: David Valadao was born and raised in Hanford, Calif. As a lifelong resident of the Central Valley, he has been active in agriculture and dairy industry groups, as well as many local charities. The Valadao family emigrated from... Read More

CA-21: TJ Cox (D)
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CA-21: TJ Cox (D)
2020-10-30 19:52:13
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About Cox: TJ Cox is a native Californian and the son of immigrants who taught him the importance of hard work, personal integrity, and fighting for what’s right.  Cox has worked on projects that have created more than 1,500 well-paying... Read More

AZ-06: David Schweikert (R)
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AZ-06: David Schweikert (R)
2020-10-30 19:47:02
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About Schweikert: David Schweikert is serving his fifth term in the United States Congress.  He holds a seat on the Ways and Means Committee, having previously served on the Financial Services Committee.  He also sits on the bicameral Joint Economic... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest
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Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest
2020-10-30 17:44:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to delay the vote in a high-profile congressional race in Minnesota following the unexpected death of a third-party candidate. The date of the vote in Minnesota's Second Congressional District... Read More

Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal
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Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday by the Michigan Court of Appeals. A three-member panel of the court rejected Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's appeal of a ruling that... Read More

Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground
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Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground

WESTLAKE, Ohio — For Democrats in Ohio, the recent years have been bleak. President Donald Trump won the Buckeye State by a healthy 8-percentage-point margin in 2016, and two years later the blue wave in the nation's midterm elections barely made a splash here. Conventional wisdom placed the... Read More

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