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Louisiana delivers Trump a black eye – POLITICO

The president lost two of three gubernatorial elections in conservative Southern states, raising questions about his standing heading into 2020. President Donald Trump campaigned hard in three conservative Southern states this fall, aiming for a string of gubernatorial wins that would demonstrate his political strength heading into impeachment and his own reelection …

Beto O’Rourke drops out of 2020 race – POLITICO

The former congressman’s campaign said he would not run for Senate next year in Texas. DES MOINES — Beto O’Rourke, running out of money and flat-lining in public opinion polls, abandoned his presidential campaign on Friday, exiting the contest just as a crush of better-funded, higher-polling candidates arrived here for …

North Carolina judges block current congressional map

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges on Monday blocked the state’s congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain. The panel of three Superior Court judges issued …