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Minnesota Democrats Aim To Clear Smith's Path For 2018 Bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s next senator, Tina Smith, could face a clear path to next year’s special election, with support pouring in from nearly every corner of the state’s Democratic party and a top potential primary challenger announcing he won’t run against her. 782 more words

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4 stories that mattered in politics this week

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Congress wrapped up one of its most inglorious weeks in recent memory today, slinking out of town under heavy clouds of scandal. Three members of Congress announced resignations this week, and almost everyone believes there will be more to come. 977 more words

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Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child


WASHINGTON /December 9,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.

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Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5m to carry his child


WASHINGTON /December 9,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told The Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to act as a surrogate mother.


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Relative: Rep. Conyers won’t seek re-election due to health


DETROIT /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) —   A relative says John Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won t seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress. 25 more words

Relative: Rep. Conyers won't seek re-election due to health


DETROIT /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) —   A relative says John Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won’t seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress. 11 more words

Ex-Illinois Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president, dies


CHICAGO/December 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Former longtime Illinois Congressman John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95. 18 more words