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Rep. Scott Taylor during a town hall meeting at Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. (Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) ** FILE **

GOP Rep. Scott Taylor: Trump exhibited 'failure of leadership'

Republican Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia said Wednesday that President Trump whiffed in his response to the racial unrest Charlottesville, Virginia, by trying to draw a moral equivalency between the white supremacists and the counterprotesters who showed up to oppose hate and bigotry. Published August 16, 2017

Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, center, gestures during a news conference with his running mates, Lt. Gov. candidate Jill Vogel, left, and Attorney General candidate John Adams, right, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Northam, Gillespie denounce neo-Nazis

Both of the major candidates for governor in Virginia say racists have no place in the Old Dominion — but Democratic nominee Ralph Northam said President Trump's response to the ugly events is also an issue for state voters. Published August 15, 2017

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, is up for re-election in 2018 and faces an upstart from within her own party.

McCaskill faces 2018 challenge from within her party

Sen. Claire McCaskill already was anticipating a tough fight from Republicans as she seeks a third term, but her path got even trickier this month when she found out she now faces a challenge from her left as well. Published August 13, 2017

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., speaks during the general session of the DNC winter meeting in Atlanta, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) ** FILE **

Keith Ellison demands Trump 'condemn the terrorist attack' on Muslim center

Rep. Keith Ellison, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that it is an "outrage" that President Trump has refused to "condemn the terrorist attack" on an Islamic center in Minnesota and even more appalling that one of his aides has floated the notion that the event is an example of "fake hate crimes." Published August 9, 2017

Trump backs Luther Strange for Senate in Alabama's special election

President Trump has endorsed Luther Strange in the special election race in Alabama to fill the seat that Sen. Jeff Sessions vacated to become attorney general -- putting him on the opposite side of some of the most popular talking heads in the conservative movement. Published August 9, 2017