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Evangelicals played a pivotal role in the 2016 election, and poll numbers suggest the group will be a major factor in the 2018 midterm elections. One poll has support for President Trump among evangelical voters at around 70 percent. Presumably they will vote for Republicans. (Associated Press)

Evangelicals poised to pray for the midterms

- The Washington Times

When President Trump won the election almost two years ago, his support from evangelicals was a major driver of the win - so much so that the Rev. Franklin Graham later commented that “God showed up” at the election. Some say it also could happen with the midterm elections, now 20 days off.

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Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

Associated Press

Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission is siding with her on questions of whether she improperly raised money for a primary that never happened, but the agency isn't commenting and Democrats aren't backing down.

File - In this Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, left, and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott sign forms at the Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska after the two men submitted signatures to get their ticket on the November general election ballot. The governor of Alaska says Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned over unspecified "inappropriate comments." The move upends what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. Mallott's decision was announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, shortly after Walker participated in a debate in Anchorage. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Resignation shakes up Alaska's governor's race

- Associated Press

In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond.

In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo a supporter holds up a sign for Gil Cisneros, a candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California, at a rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus in Fullerton, Calif. For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. A sign of the change is in the 39th District, where, Young Kim, a Korean immigrant Republican is running against Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

A look at House candidates in Orange County, California

Associated Press

The Democratic drive to take control of the U.S. House in November might rise or fall on the California coast. As part of its strategy, the party is targeting four Republican-held seats in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles, which Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 presidential election.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, take part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)

AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O'Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

- Associated Press

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump.

In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo a supporter holds up a sign for Gil Cisneros, a candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in the 39th District in California, at a rally on the Cal State Fullerton campus in Fullerton, Calif. For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. A sign of the change is in the 39th District, where, Young Kim, a Korean immigrant Republican is running against Cisneros, a Hispanic Democrat. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Changing Orange County, California, gives Democrats hope

- Associated Press

Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls. A few doors away, customers grab pho to go at a Vietnamese takeout counter. Across the street, lunchtime diners line up for tacos "al pastor" - spit-roasted pork - at a Mexican-style taqueria.

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Capitol in Phoenix prior to turning in petition signatures to the Arizona Secretary of State in his bid to appear on the ballot in the race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The Republican lawman's campaign says it turned in 10,000 signatures on Tuesday so he can compete in the GOP primary on Aug. 28. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Joe Arpaio sues New York Times for defamation

- The Washington Times

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio sued the New York Times on Tuesday saying the paper defamed him in a venomous August column celebrating his latest election loss, accusing him of extensive illegal behavior and calling him "a sadist masquerading as a public servant."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (Leah Millis/Pool Image via AP)

Trump, Pompeo move to defuse Khashoggi crisis amid Turkey cover-up claims

- The Washington Times

Saudi Arabia's leaders doubled down Tuesday with their denials of any involvement in the disappearance of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, even as Turkish officials suggested that Riyadh scrambled over the past two weeks to cover up evidence that could prove the journalist was kidnapped or killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.