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Schrier Helps Tribes Secure First-Ever Licenses to Expand Internet Access
Congress
Schrier Helps Tribes Secure First-Ever Licenses to Expand Internet Access
2020-11-11 21:23:37
by Sean Trambley

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., recently helped the Nisqually and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in her district fulfill a long time dream. They are two of eight tribes in the state to receive first-of-their-kind licenses... Read More

Georgia Secretary of State Announces Hand Recount of Presidential Race
State News
Georgia Secretary of State Announces Hand Recount of Presidential Race
2020-11-11 16:38:37
by Dan McCue

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that the state will conduct a hand recount of all ballots cast in last week's presidential contest. The announcement came during a news conference at which Raffensperger continued to deflect... Read More

Georgia Leaders Reject Calls for Special Session to Change Runoff Voting Rules
State News
Georgia Leaders Reject Calls for Special Session to Change Runoff Voting Rules

ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday he won't call a special legislative session to tighten residency requirements for the Jan. 5 runoffs, despite pressure from some supporters of President Donald Trump to make it harder for new residents to cast their ballots in the consequential election. He... Read More

Will Lightning Strike Twice for Democrats in Georgia?
State News
Will Lightning Strike Twice for Democrats in Georgia?

WASHINGTON — Georgia, the state on track to produce the closest finish of the 2020 presidential election, is about to endure an unprecedented political encore that will decide control of the U.S. Senate. The runoff campaigns for both the state's Senate seats are set... Read More

Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat
State News
Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat
2020-11-09 17:34:45
by Dan McCue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's been lobbied for months about who would fill Kamala Harris' Senate seat should she be elected vice president, and he admitted it hasn't been fun. "It's not something I'd wish... Read More

After Sweeping Losses in Congressional Races, Texas Democrats Ask Why
State News
After Sweeping Losses in Congressional Races, Texas Democrats Ask Why

WASHINGTON — When national Democrats helicoptered into Austin in April 2019 and set up an operation to flip GOP seats in the U.S. House in 2020 — a list that grew from six districts to 10 — they exuded confidence, and Republicans took notice. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was fresh off gaining... Read More

'Bring Us Together': Ossoff's First Runoff Ad Previews His Strategy
2020 Elections
'Bring Us Together': Ossoff's First Runoff Ad Previews His Strategy

ATLANTA — Democrat Jon Ossoff served notice that his runoff campaign against U.S. Sen. David Perdue would focus on health care, the economy and infrastructure in a debut ad released Saturday. With control of the U.S. Senate on the line,... Read More

UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
State News
UT Governor: Spencer Cox (R)
2020-11-06 18:22:44
by TWN Staff

About Cox:  Cox grew up in the heart of Utah, part of the sixth generation of a farming family in rural Fairview—and about as far away from Utah’s capitol as anyone could imagine. The oldest of eight children, Spencer learned... Read More

MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
State News
MT Governor: Greg Gianforte (R)
2020-11-06 18:19:36
by TWN Staff

About Gianforte:  Greg Gianforte fell in love with Montana over 40 years ago when he first visited there on a school trip. He built a life, started a small business and raised a family in the state. Married for 32... Read More

MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
State News
MO Governor: Mike Parson (R)
2020-11-06 18:17:22
by TWN Staff

About Parson:  Hard work and a commitment to helping others have been the driving force for Gov. Michael L. Parson’s public service. Sworn in as Missouri’s 57th Governor on June 1, 2018, Parson pledged to move Missouri forward with common... Read More

Twin Senate Runoffs in Georgia Could Shape Biden Presidency
State News
Twin Senate Runoffs in Georgia Could Shape Biden Presidency

ATLANTA (AP) — The outcome in several contested states will determine whether Joe Biden defeats President Donald Trump. But if the Democratic challenger wins, the ambitions of a Biden presidency could well come down to Georgia. Georgia, long a Republican... Read More

Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox Announces Details of Forthcoming Utah Gubernatorial Transition
State News
Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox Announces Details of Forthcoming Utah Gubernatorial Transition
2020-11-05 19:18:31
by Reece Nations

SALT LAKE CITY – Following Tuesday night’s gubernatorial election, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined Gov.-elect Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov.-elect Deidre Henderson in the Utah State Capitol in a showcase of their upcoming transition into office. Cox, Utah’s current lieutenant... Read More

Federal Judge Slams Postal Service and Orders Search for Mail Ballots in Texas Facilities
State News
Federal Judge Slams Postal Service and Orders Search for Mail Ballots in Texas Facilities

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge harshly criticized the U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday, saying the agency had failed to comply with his order to sweep postal facilities for leftover mail-in ballots in battleground states where election officials continue to count votes. Judge Emmet... Read More

Trump Campaign Sues to Temporarily Block Michigan Vote Counting
2020 Elections
Trump Campaign Sues to Temporarily Block Michigan Vote Counting
2020-11-04 20:16:37
by Dan McCue

LANSING, Mich. -- The Trump campaign has filed a lawsuit in Michigan claiming its election observers have not been granted "meaningful" access to the counting process. As of about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading... Read More

'We Are Exactly Where We Said We Would Be,' Pennsylvania Secretary of State Says
State News
'We Are Exactly Where We Said We Would Be,' Pennsylvania Secretary of State Says
2020-11-04 17:50:21
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. - As the nation anxiously awaited the outcome of the 2020 presidential election Wednesday, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar advised the general public and a phalanx of reporters gathered before her to be patient. “We are exactly... Read More

Virginia Voters Approve Bipartisan Redistricting Commission
State News
Virginia Voters Approve Bipartisan Redistricting Commission
2020-11-04 17:44:46
by Dan McCue

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Voters last night approved an amendment to the state constitution that will create a bipartisan redistricting commission, putting an end, once and for all, to years of court battles over partisan gerrymandering. With 98% of election... Read More

Trump Fends Off Biden in Texas, But Too Many States Are Still Up for Grabs for a Verdict
2020 Elections
Trump Fends Off Biden in Texas, But Too Many States Are Still Up for Grabs for a Verdict

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump survived a scare in Texas, though Election Day ended without a verdict on whether his tumultuous presidency will continue for another term — or the huge blue wave that Joe Biden's supporters had hoped for. The former vice president held a substantial lead in... Read More

TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
House Watch
TX-13: Ronny Jackson (R)
2020-11-04 12:34:12
by TWN Staff

About Jackson: Dr. Ronny Jackson is familiar name to some, his having served as the attending physician and later, a medical advisor, to President Donald Trump. Jackson retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral in December 2019,after 25... Read More

TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
House Watch
TX-11: August Pfluger (R)
2020-11-04 12:30:31
by TWN Staff

About Pfluger: August Pfluger has served his country as a fighter pilot, member of the National Security Council and advisor to President Donald Trump. Pfluger entered the U.S. Air Force Academy immediately after high school and spent the next two... Read More

Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.
2020 Elections
Police Prepare for Violence in Downtown Washington, D.C.
2020-11-04 00:25:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of protesters, onlookers and well-wishers wandered among television cameras and police outside fences placed around the White House Tuesday evening. Around them boarded up buildings stretched for blocks in anticipation of violence when the election results are... Read More

Tradition: 2 New Hampshire Towns Cast Votes After Midnight
State News
Tradition: 2 New Hampshire Towns Cast Votes After Midnight

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have cast their ballots, with one of them marking 60 years since the tradition began. The results... Read More

TX-32: Genevieve Collins (R)
House Watch
TX-32: Genevieve Collins (R)
2020-11-03 10:29:19
by TWN Staff

About Collins:   Genevieve Collins is a 7th Generation Texan. Her grandmother, Calvert Collins, was a trailblazer; the first woman elected to the Dallas City Council.  A graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business and renowned local businesswoman, Collins was... Read More

TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
House Watch
TX-32: Colin Allred (D)
2020-11-03 10:23:46
by TWN Staff

About Allred:  Colin Allread attended Dallas public schools, where his mom was a teacher for part of her 27-year career in public education. With the help of his family, community, and coaches, Allred was able to attend some of the... Read More

OH-12: Alaina Shearer (D)
House Watch
OH-12: Alaina Shearer (D)
2020-11-03 10:15:59
by TWN Staff

About Shearer: Alaina Shearer is a mom and a business owner. Born and raised in Delaware, Ohio, Alaina Shearer graduated from Ohio University with a degree in broadcast journalism. She went on to win two Associated Press awards as a... Read More

OH-12: Troy Balderson (R)
House Watch
OH-12: Troy Balderson (R)
2020-11-03 10:08:58
by TWN Staff

About Balderson: Troy Balderson is a member of the Small Business, Transportation & Infrastructure, Agriculture and Science, Space, and Technology Committees in Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, he was a State Senator for Ohio’s 20th District, where he served... Read More

OH-10: Desiree Tims (D)
House Watch
OH-10: Desiree Tims (D)
2020-11-03 10:02:40
by TWN Staff

About Tims: Desiree Tims was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, and is a product of Dayton Public Schools. Inspired by her grandfather, who was forced to leave school at age six to support his family as a sharecropper in... Read More

OH-10: Mike Turner (R)
House Watch
OH-10: Mike Turner (R)
2020-11-03 09:57:22
by TWN Staff

About Turner: Rep. Mike Turner is a lifelong resident of Southwest Ohio. His father worked in the manufacturing industry in Dayton for over 40 years, and his mother taught elementary school in the Huber Heights School District. Growing up, Turner... Read More

OH-01: Kate Schroder (D)
House Watch
OH-01: Kate Schroder (D)
2020-11-03 09:47:07
by TWN Staff

About Schroder: Kate Schroder is a health care leader and a bi-partisan problem solver. A fifth generation Cincinnatian, a cancer survivor and a mom, Schroder has spent her career lowering health care costs and improving health outcomes. Schroder has been... Read More

OH-01: Steve Chabot (R)
House Watch
OH-01: Steve Chabot (R)
2020-11-03 09:37:46
by TWN Staff

About Chabot: Rep. Steve Chabot has served Ohio's First Congressional District for 24 years. A lifelong Cincinnatian, Chabot previously served as a Cincinnati City Councilman and Hamilton County Commissioner for five years each prior to being elected to Congress in... Read More

NY-01: Nancy Goroff (D)
House Watch
NY-01: Nancy Goroff (D)
2020-11-03 09:28:44
by TWN Staff

About Goroff: Nancy Goroff graduated from Harvard University with a degree in chemistry in 1990 and earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994. Goroff says, “We are facing a global pandemic, and... Read More

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