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First-term Rep. Sharice Davids faces Republican Amanda Adkins in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids looks to retain her House seat against Amanda Adkins in Kansas' 3rd Congressional District.
The candidates
Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Upon her election in 2018, Davids became the first openly gay person to represent Kansas as well as the first openly LGBT Native American in Congress. Davids, along with Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, who has also elected in 2018, is also one of the first two Native American women to serve in Congress.
Prior to being elected, Davids worked as an attorney and was a...
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Rep. Andy Barr looks to retain his House seat for a fifth term against Josh Hicks in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District

Rep. Andy Barr looks to retain his House seat for a fifth term against Josh Hicks in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Four-term incumbent Rep. Andy Barr is aiming to retain his seat against his Democratic challenger, Josh Hicks in Kentucky's 6th Congressional District.
The candidates
Before being elected to office, Barr spent time as an attorney where he worked under Democratic Attorney General Steve Beshear and Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
He currently sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the House Committee on Financial Services where he is a ranking member on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
Hicks, Barr's Democratic challenger, is a veteran of the...
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First-term Rep. Jim Hagedorn faces Democrat Daniel Feehan in rematch to represent Minnesota's 1st Congressional District

First-term Rep. Jim Hagedorn faces Democrat Daniel Feehan in rematch to represent Minnesota's 1st Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Rep. Jim Hagedorn looks to defend his new seat against Democratic challenger Dan Feehan in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.
The two candidates previously faced off in 2018, where Hagedorn defeated Feehan by just 0.4 percentage points .
The candidates
Hagedorn, the son of former Minnesota Rep. Tom Hagedorn, is the former Director for Legislative and Public Affairs for the Financial Management Service for the U.S. Treasury.
He has run to represent the district in every election year since 2010 except for 2012, finally succeeding in his narrow 2018...
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First-term Rep. Dean Phillips faces Republican Kendall Qualls in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District

First-term Rep. Dean Phillips faces Republican Kendall Qualls in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Rep. Dean Phillips looks to defend his seat against Republican challenger Kendall Qualls in Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District.
The candidates
Phillips is a former regent of St. Johns University and used to be the board chair of Allina Health. He currently sits on the House Committee on Financial Services, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the House Committee on Ethics. Phillips is currently running his campaign around the issues of campaign finance reform, healthcare for every American, and immigration reform.
In 2018, Phillips defeated...
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Kathleen Williams faces off against Matt Rosendale in Montana's At-Large Congressional District

Kathleen Williams faces off against Matt Rosendale in Montana's At-Large Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Democrat Kathleen Williams will face off against Matt Rosendale for an open House seat to in Montana's At-Large Congressional District after two-term incumbent Rep. Greg Gianforte announced his plans to leave the seat to run for governor.
The candidates
Williams is a former Montana state representative for the state's 61st District, a position she held for six years. She is currently an advisor for the Western Landowners Alliance, a group consisting of landowners from nine states and the Canadian province of Alberta. She is also the former executive director of the...
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Rep. Richard Hudson competes against Patricia Timmons-Goodson in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District

Rep. Richard Hudson competes against Patricia Timmons-Goodson in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Democrat Patricia Timmons-Goodson looks to unseat four-term Rep. Richard Hudson in North Carolina's 8th Congressional District.
The candidates
Hudson is the former president of Cabarrus Marketing Group, a marketing and consultation firm that was dissolved following his run for Congress. Hudson was first elected to his position in 2012, where he defeated incumbent Larry Kissell by 7.8 percentage points , and has won all subsequent elections with relative ease.
He currently sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and is the chairman of the Agriculture Policy...
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Rep. Josh Gottheimer looks to defend his House seat against Republican Frank Pallotta in New Jersey's 5th Congressional District

Rep. Josh Gottheimer looks to defend his House seat against Republican Frank Pallotta in New Jersey's 5th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Two-term Rep. Josh Gottheimer will square off against Republican Frank Pallotta in New Jersey's 5th Congressional District on November 3.
The candidates
Gottheimer is currently in his second term as the representative for the 5th District. He is a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton as well as a former advisor for the presidential campaigns of Wesley Clark, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton. Affectionately known as a " human fundraising machine, " Gottheimer is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, the New Democrat Coalition, and the Climate Solutions...
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First-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill looks to defend her seat against Republican Rosemary Becchi in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District

First-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill looks to defend her seat against Republican Rosemary Becchi in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Rep. Mikie Sherrill will square off against Republican Rosemary Becchi in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District.
The candidates
Sherrill, the incumbent, is a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Navy where she served as a helicopter pilot and rose to the rank of lieutenant commander. After obtaining her law degree post-military, she worked for a litigation firm before becoming an assistant U.S. attorney while working under U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
The 11th District was previously represented by Republican Rodney Freylinghusen for 24 years from 1995 to 2019...
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Rep. Cheri Bustos faces off against Republican Esther Joy King in Illinois' 17th District

Rep. Cheri Bustos faces off against Republican Esther Joy King in Illinois' 17th District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Four-term Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos looks to defend her seat against Republican Esther Joy King in Illinois' 17th Congressional District.
The candidates
Bustos is a former journalist for the Quad-City Times. Her time at the publication was split between writing and editing positions before she left the paper to become the senior director of corporate communications for Trinity Regional Health Systems and then the vice president of corporate communications for UnityPoint Health- formerly the Iowa Health System.
She currently sits on the powerful House Committee on...
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First-term Rep. Jason Crow squares off against Steve House in Colorado's 6th Congressional District

First-term Rep. Jason Crow squares off against Steve House in Colorado's 6th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Rep. Jason Crow looks to retain his seat against Republican Steve House in Colorado's 6th Congressional District.
The candidates
Crow is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served three tours as an Army Ranger and was awarded a Bronze Star. Crow was a member of the Colorado Board of Veterans Affairs for five years before becoming a partner in a Colorado law firm.
In 2017, Crow defeated five-term incumbent Mike Coffman by 11 percent to become the first Democrat to represent the district in its 37-year history. He currently sits on the House Armed Services...
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Rep. Vern Buchanan looks to retain his longtime seat against Margaret Good in Florida's 16th Congressional District

Rep. Vern Buchanan looks to retain his longtime seat against Margaret Good in Florida's 16th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Rep. Vern Buchanan looks to retain his long-held seat against Democrat Margaret Good in Florida's 16th Congressional District.
The candidates
Buchanan was first elected to represent Florida's 13th Congressional District in 2007 before redistricting took effect in 2013. He currently sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means where he is the Republican leader on the Subcommittee on Trade. Buchanan is the eighth-wealthiest member of Congress with a reported net worth of $73.9 million, according to Roll Call .
His reelection campaign platform heavily emphasizes his...
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First-term Rep. Donna Shalala fights to defend her seat against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida's 27th Congressional District

First-term Rep. Donna Shalala fights to defend her seat against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida's 27th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala looks to defend her House seat from Republican challenger Maria Elvira Salazar in Florida's 27th Congressional District.
The candidates
Shalala is a former teacher-turned university leader and cabinet official who brought experience in healthcare policy with her to Congress. She has previously served as the president of the University of Miami, the president of Hunter College, and the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Shalala is a former president of the Clinton Foundation and was the U.S. secretary of Health...
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Everything you need to know about Alaska's At-Large Congressional District race

Everything you need to know about Alaska's At-Large Congressional District race

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement 24-term Republican incumbent Rep. Don Young looks to defend his seat against Independent Alyse Galvin in Alaska's at-large Congressional District.
The candidates
Young is currently the dean of the House, or the longest-tenured member of the U.S. House of Representatives and is the longest-serving Republican representative in the party's history. He was originally elected in 1972 in a special election after Rep. Nick Begich, whom Young had previously lost an election to, was killed in a plane accident.
He currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural...
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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick looks to defend her seat against Brandon Martin in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick looks to defend her seat against Brandon Martin in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is aiming defend her seat against Republican Brandon Martin in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District.
The candidates
Though she is running for her second consecutive term, Kirkpatrick previously represented Arizona's 1st Congressional District before being ousted after her first term by now-Rep. Paul Gosar.
She regained that seat in 2012 for two terms before running for the U.S. Senate against the late Sen. John McCain, whom she lost to by 13 percent. In 2018, she was elected to replace outgoing representative and now Sen. Martha...
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First-term Rep. Josh Harder looks to defend his seat in California's 10th Congressional District

First-term Rep. Josh Harder looks to defend his seat in California's 10th Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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First-term Rep. Josh Harder looks to defend his seat against Republican Ted Howze in California's 10th Congressional District.
The candidates
Harder, the former vice president of a venture capital firm, was elected in 2018 after defeating former three-term incumbent, Jeff Denham. He currently sits on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Howze, Harder's challenger, previously ran to represent the 10th District but did not make it past the Republican primary. He is a veterinarian, small business owner and the former...
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Rep. Devin Nunes looks to retain his seat in California's 22nd Congressional District

Rep. Devin Nunes looks to retain his seat in California's 22nd Congressional District

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Four-term incumbent Rep. Devin Nunes looks to defend his House seat against Democrat Phil Arballo in California's 22nd Congressional District.
The candidates
Before joining the House of Representatives, Nunes was a board member for the College of the Sequoias for six years. In 2001, Nunes was appointed by President George W. Bush to become the California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development section. He first joined the House in 2003 as a representative for the state's 21st Congressional District before switching to the...
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Pelosi rips into the Trump administration over virus testing as the odds of coronavirus relief before the election dwindle

Summary List Placement Speaker Nancy Pelosi assailed the Trump administration for resisting a national virus testing and tracing strategy in a coronavirus relief package. She... Read more ...

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KFC is bringing back its popular fireplace logs that smell like fried chicken and have sold out 2 years running - here's how to get one

Summary List Placement With the holiday season fast approaching, KFC is bringing back its chicken-scented firelog for the third year running. The KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog... Read more ...

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Jack Ma reportedly dismissed global banking rules as being enforced by 'an old people's club' as his fintech giant Ant Group gears up for its IPO this month

Summary List Placement Jack Ma criticized policymakers behind international financial regulations, slamming the existing framework as an outdated rulebook in the 21st century... Read more ...

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Industrial stocks tank after China sanctions Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Raytheon over Taiwan sales

Summary List Placement Industrial stocks slid on Monday after China announced sanctions against US defense firms for their proposed weapons sales to Taiwan. The country will... Read more ...

Pence will ignore the CDC's recommended quarantine period to campaign after...

Pence will ignore the CDC's recommended quarantine period to campaign after 5 aides test positive for COVID-19

Summary List Placement Vice President Mike Pence is sticking to his busy schedule eight days before the election despite his potential exposure to the coronavirus. At least... Read more ...

NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on...

NASA used a Boeing 747 rigged with a massive telescope to discover water on the moon - take a look at SOFIA

Summary List Placement NASA just discovered molecular water on the moon, and humans didn't even need to be there to find it. Scientists on Monday announced the finding of... Read more ...

Oil industry will be out of favor but not under assault if Joe Biden wins, a...

Oil industry will be out of favor but not under assault if Joe Biden wins, a top Wall Street energy analyst says

Summary List Placement The oil industry will be out of favor, but not under attack, if Democrat nominee Joe Biden wins the presidential election, a renowned oil analyst... Read more ...

With the election 8 days away, Trump lies about why coronavirus rates are...

With the election 8 days away, Trump lies about why coronavirus rates are hitting record highs and calls the media 'losers' for covering the surging pandemic

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump on Monday continued to downplay the severity of the coronavirus although new cases hit record highs across the US last week, with... Read more ...

60 minutes says the huge book Trump's press secretary presented to Leslie...

60 minutes says the huge book Trump's press secretary presented to Leslie Stahl as his 'healthcare plan' was largely filled with existing legislation

Summary List Placement A large book presented by Donald Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to Lesley Stahl, who was interviewing the president for CBS's "60 Minutes," was... Read more ...