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Seth McLaughlin, a reporter on the Politics Desk, can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @SethMcLaughlin1

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Former President Barack Obama speaks to a full crowd in Foellinger Auditorium Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. Obama will receive a medal for the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at a private ceremony following the speech.(Stephen Haas/The News-Gazette via AP)

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Obama criticism of Trump bound to backfire

Sen. Lindsey Graham pushed back Friday against former President Obama's criticism of the Trump administration, saying that if Mr. Obama wants Mr. Trump to win a second term, the Illinois Democrat should keep reminding voters about his time in the White House. Published September 7, 2018

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 15, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., asks a question of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Carper is defending his voting record during three terms in the Senate against challenger Kerri Lynn Harris, a political newcomer and progressive community activist waging a grassroots campaign to try to unseat him. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Tom Carper fends off Kerri Harris in Delaware Senate primary

Democratic Sen. Tom Carper fended off an outsider challenger Thursday in the Delaware primary, bucking the trend of liberal activists coalescing around minority candidates to oust long-established white men. Published September 6, 2018

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, center, celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Civil war looms for Democrats after left-wing upsets: 'This is just the beginning'

Liberal activists said Ayanna Pressley's platform helped energize voters, giving her a 17-point margin of victory over Rep. Michael Capuano, the second longtime Democratic lawmaker to fall in a primary this year to a more liberal candidate. It's also vastly different than the platform Democratic leaders are selling. Published September 5, 2018

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, talks about the approaching midterm election during an interview with The Associated Press, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Washington. Bannon told the Associated Press that if the elections were held today, he believed the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats and the House of Representatives, but argued there was time to turn that around.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Steve Bannon's open revolt against GOP establishment sputters

Steve Bannon entered the 2018 election cycle vowing to run primary challengers against nearly every Republican incumbent, looking to shake the party establishment to its core. The establishment, however, appears to have won. Published August 29, 2018

Rep. Keith Ellison addresses his campaign volunteers and supporters before sending them off on a door knocking campaign, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Minneapolis. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said Friday he won't abandon his campaign for attorney general amid allegations that he once physically abused an ex-girlfriend and said if she claims to have a video of the incident she should produce it. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP) ** FILE **

GOP Super PAC ads: Democrats should be 'ashamed' for sticking by Keith Ellison

The Congressional Leadership Fund is attacking Democratic candidates running in competitive House races in Minnesota for not joining the National Organization for Women in demanding that former Rep. Keith Ellison end his bid for state attorney general following allegations of domestic abuse. Published August 20, 2018

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, union iron worker Randy Bryce, a Democratic primary candidate in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, addresses supporters in Janesville. Bryce, a union ironworker known as "Iron Stache," won the Democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in the race to replace retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)

'Iron Stache' Randy Bryce wins Democratic primary in Paul Ryan's district

Randy Bryce emerged victorious in the Democratic primary race in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, notching another win for liberal activists and putting the man known as "Iron Stache" a step closer to flipping House Speaker Paul Ryan's seat in the fall election. Published August 14, 2018