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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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In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins of western New York state, right, sits next to President Donald Trump during a meeting with House Republicans in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Collins was indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. Collins' son and a family acquaintance were also charged. The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

House Democrats: Collins arrest shows 'fish rots from the head' in Trump era

Looking to capitalize on Rep. Chris Collins' legal problems, House Democrats on Thursday said the New York Republican's arrest for insider trading shines a bright light on the corruption that has infected the GOP on President Trump's watch and gotten in the way of good governance. Published August 9, 2018

12th Congressional District Republican candidate Troy Balderson speaks during a rally with President Donald Trump, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Republican Troy Balderson claims victory in Ohio special election

Republican Troy Balderson clung to a narrow lead over Democrat Danny O'Connor in a barn burner of a special election race for an open House seat in Ohio, with the candidates separated by less an a percentage point hours after polls closed. Published August 7, 2018

In this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, photo, Virginia's 2nd District Congressman Scott Taylor speaks during an interview in his campaign office in Virginia Beach, Va. Taylor, a former sniper in Iraq, who is running in the June 12 primary, won his first term by nearly 23 percentage points in 2016. Taylor said he's skeptical that anyone who "regurgitates Washington Democrat talking points" can win his district. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Allegations of bogus signatures roil Rep. Scott Taylor's re-election bid

Rep. Scott Taylor is facing scrutiny over allegations that his staffers collected bogus campaign signatures on behalf of an independent candidate in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District -- part of an effort that, according to political observers, appears to be aimed at siphoning votes away from his Democratic challenger Elaine Luria. Published August 7, 2018