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A man, who is part of a group of immigrants that had just arrived, flashes a thumbs up Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022, in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. (Ray Ewing/Vineyard Gazette via AP)

Sanctuary advocates cry foul when border crisis gets up close, personal

- The Washington Times

The campaign by red state governors to transport illegal immigrants to Democratic-led areas expanded dramatically this week with Texas dropping off busloads right outside Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence in Washington and Florida flying planeloads of Venezuelans to Martha's Vineyard, a playground for the country's liberal elite.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., listens during a news conference at the Capitol, Sept. 7, 2022, in Washington. Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, reversing course just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue “in the coming weeks.” (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

Democrats punt same-sex marriage vote until after election

- Associated Press

Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue "in the coming weeks."

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, joined by Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, right, gives an acceptance speech in front of supporters at a primary election night watch party in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary

- Associated Press

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office.

New Hampshire Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Fenton speaks during a debate as Chuck Morse looks on, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Henniker, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Bolduc wins hard-fought NH GOP Senate primary, as Morse concedes

- The Washington Times

New Hampshire Senate President Chuck Morse conceded the New Hampshire GOP primary early Wednesday, saying he couldn't catch up to retired Army Brigadier Gen. Don Bolduc despite a last-minute influx of cash and advertising by national Republicans who wanted an establishment nominee to take on Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan.

New Hampshire Republican U.S. Senate candidate Don Bolduc and his wife Sharon gesture during a primary night campaign gathering, Tuesday Sept. 13, 2022, in Hampton, N.H. (AP Photo/Reba Saldanha)

Close New Hampshire Senate primary tests direction of GOP

- Associated Press

The Republican contest for Senate in New Hampshire remained a tight race early Wednesday between conservative Donald Bolduc and the more moderate Chuck Morse as the final primary night of the midterm season again tested the far right's influence over the GOP.

First-time voter Baylee Fidler, 19, waits in the doorway for a voting booth as Tom Davis, background, completes his ballot at the Boot City Opry near Terre Haute, Ind., on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. As the 2022 midterm elections enter their final two-month sprint, leading Republicans concede that their party's advantage may be slipping even as Democrats confront their president's weak standing, deep voter pessimism and the weight of history this fall. (Joseph C. Garza/The Tribune-Star via AP)

Republicans urged to focus to campaigns on voter worries

- The Washington Times

Republican National Committee officials are advising GOP candidates to stay focused on the economic woes and rising crime that top voters' concerns, insisting that those are still winning issues for the party regardless of the news media cheerleading for a Democratic rebound in the midterm campaigns.

Democratic challenger for Rhode Island governor, former CVS Health executive Helena Foulkes, speaks during a gubernatorial election forum hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce in Warwick, R.I., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

RI governor faces tough primary in bid for 1st full term

- Associated Press

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee is facing a tough challenge from the secretary of state in Tuesday's Democratic primary as he seeks his first full term in office after taking over when two-term Gov. Gina Raimondo was tapped as U.S. commerce secretary.