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Amy McGrath attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps after the Kentucky native became the first female pilot to fly the F/A-18 on a combat mission. Now the woman who flew on over 85 combat missions takes on a new challenge: defeating Mitch McConnell in the 2020 election.

McGrath announced her candidacy with a campaign ad that is garnering attention in her home state and nationwide. In it, the decorated Marine begins by calling out McConnell for not responding to the letters of his constituents, including one a 13 year-old McGrath wrote.

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Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke addresses a campaign rally at the Pan American Neighborhood Park November 04, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

After a campaign, whether a candidate wins or loses, they usually thank their campaign workers and supporters in some way. But an email sent by Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke drew extra attention.

In an email to his supporters, O'Rourke begins by telling people about his day at home with his family, writing that the children and his wife are in the next room watching a movie as he types. O'Rourke talks of the joy from the mundane bits of everyday life that one only misses when they are not a part of daily life because of work or a political campaign.

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How important is an endorsement from the President toward a campaign win?

According to President Donald Trump's results in the 2018 midterms, not very. But former President Barack Obama's endorsement did carry value with his candidates being declared winner 52 percent of the time to Trump's 28 percent.

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The phrase unindicted co-conspirator gained traction on social media Tuesday. It even appeared in the responses to the latest Twitter post from President Donald Trump about his upcoming rally in West Virginia.

Why?

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Candidate Nikki Fried appears in a campaign video for Florida agriculture commissioner (Nikki For FL/YouTube)

Nikki Fried—a Democrat running to be Florida's next Agriculture Commissioner—needs to find a new bank for her campaign funds. Wells Fargo—citing Fried's vocal support for medical marijuana—notified her office any bank accounts affiliated with Fried's campaign would be closed within 30 days of August 3, 2018.

In a July 11, 2018 email, representative of Wells Fargo—fourth largest bank in the United States—Antoinette Infante, a vice president and senior relationship manager, wrote:

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Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised more than $4.7 million to fund a recount effort in three swing states won by Donald Trump in the presidential election. Had those states gone to Hillary Clinton, she would have passed the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency. Stein launched the effort to ensure election integrity based on a report from New York magazine that said a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers are urging Hillary Clinton’s campaign to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. The scientists said they’d found persuasive evidence that results in those three states may have been manipulated or hacked, and presented their findings to top Clinton aides in a conference call last Thursday.

A source briefed on the call said the group spoke with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign general counsel Marc Elias to make their case. They expressed concerns over a trend of Clinton performing worse––receiving 7 percent fewer votes––in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners. Their statistical analysis revealed that Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes––she lost Wisconsin by 27,000. The group noted that while have not found explicit evidence of hacking or manipulation, they believe the suspicious trend is worthy of an independent review.

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Donald Trump issued an unprecedented apology for his campaign’s past rhetoric while speaking to a crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina, yesterday. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing," Trump said. "I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues." The apology comes as the Republican presidential candidate attempts to rebound after several weeks of negative press coverage and recent polls indicating he trails behind Hillary Clinton, his Democratic competitor, in every key battleground state.

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