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"In 2018, voters in dozens of states will have the opportunity to elect Democratic governors to hold the veto pen in the 2021 redistricting process and ensure fair maps and better congressional representation for generations to come," said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association. (Associated Press)

Obama, Democrats set sights on flipping statehouses

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Long relegated to dimly-lit back rooms of statehouses, Democrats are convinced they can make the decennial process of congressional map-drawing a major issue in this year’s elections, telling voters if they want fairness they must vote Democratic.

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Trump backs 'handsome' Rick Saccone, mocks Conor 'Lamb the Sham' in Pa.

- The Washington Times

President Donald Trump declared Saturday that "steel is back" at a campaign rally for Republican Rick Saccone here in the heart of steel country, as he sought to give the Republican a boost in the final days of a competitive race against Democrat Conor Lamb that he being viewed as a bellwether for the midterm elections.

Amanda Scarbery waves to passing drivers while demonstrating with other school personnel along Route 60 across from the capitol building in Charleston, W.V., on Monday, February 26, 2018 during the third day of the statewide walkout by school personnel.  (Craig Hudson /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

Striking West Virginia teachers have eye on fall elections

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West Virginia's teachers striking for the fourth day over low pay and rising insurance costs say state legislators are failing to learn their history and civics lessons, which may have to be driven home at the ballot box in November.

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Intel chief: Russia expected to target U.S. midterms with hacking

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U.S. intelligence assesses that Russia will continue targeting the American media and political spaces with cyber attacks and leaks aimed at creating "wedges that reduce trust and confidence in democratic process," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday.