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1st Transgender Candidate for Governor Focused on the Issues

1st Transgender Candidate for Governor Focused on the Issues

By Wilson Ring | Aug 15
Six months ago, Christine Hallquist was leading one of Vermont's rural electric cooperatives, her transgender status causing nary a ripple as she took part in policy debates about renewable energy and the reliability of the electric grid.

Primary Night Takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump Wins

Primary Night Takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump Wins

By Lisa Lerer | Aug 15
It was a night of firsts.

Vt. Democrat Becomes 1st Transgender Major-Party Candidate Nominated for Governor

Vt. Democrat Becomes 1st Transgender Major-Party Candidate Nominated for Governor

By Wilson Ring | Aug 14
A former utility executive from Vermont has become the first transgender candidate to win a major political party's nomination for governor.

Avenatti Discusses Policy Views as He Weighs 2020 Bid

Avenatti Discusses Policy Views as He Weighs 2020 Bid

By Catherine Lucey | Aug 14
Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.

Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

Trump's Harley Boycott Call Roils Wisconsin Primary

By Scott Bauer | Aug 14
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson both came out Monday against boycotting Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, the day after President Donald Trump said it would be "great."

Midwest Democrats Look to Tuesday's Races to Upend GOP Gains

Midwest Democrats Look to Tuesday's Races to Upend GOP Gains

By Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer | Aug 14
Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Vermont Exec Would be Nation's First Transgender Governor

Vermont Exec Would be Nation's First Transgender Governor

By Wilson Ring | Aug 13
A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor - but she says that's not the main reason she's running.

Missouri Republicans Slam House GOP Primary Winner: 'Vile'

Missouri Republicans Slam House GOP Primary Winner: 'Vile'

Aug 13
Missouri Republican leaders are condemning the winner of a GOP primary for a northwest Missouri seat saying they didn't recruit or support the candidate who has said "Hitler was right" and promoted conspiracies about Jewish "cabals" that torture children.

Trump Praises Kanye West after Kimmel Appearance

Trump Praises Kanye West after Kimmel Appearance

Aug 12
President Donald Trump is thanking Kanye West after the rapper talked about his support for Trump during an appearance Thursday on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Facing Indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins Stepping Down

Facing Indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins Stepping Down

Aug 11
In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading.

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