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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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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2018, file photo, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the tech sector during an industry conference, in Salt Lake City. Romney plans to announce his Utah Senate campaign Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Three people with direct knowledge of the plan say Romney will formally launch his campaign in a video. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah GOP chair dings anticipated Romney Senate bid: Report

The head of the Utah Republican Party isn't excited about Mitt Romney's expected run for retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat, suggesting the former governor of Massachusetts is a carpetbagger and a bad fit for the state. Published February 14, 2018

In this photo from Thursday, July 27, 2017, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., heads to the Senate floor at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

Conservative group dings Sen. Joe Donnelly over opposition to Trump tax law

Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is coming under fire from a conservative group for casting his vote against President Trump's tax cuts -- highlighting an issue that GOP leaders hope will help them defend their Senate majority and weaken Democrats in tough re-election races this fall. Published February 13, 2018

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., appears on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this June 17, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Rep. Luke Messer embraces Notre Dame leprechaun in mascot debate

Rep. Luke Messer sided Thursday with fans of Notre Dame's "Fighting Irish" leprechaun mascot after an ESPN host said it should be retired as part of a purge of sports logos that have come to be seen as offensive and racist. Published February 1, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., listen to the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Trump surge traps Dems in 'resistance'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was an island unto herself on Tuesday, sticking out sorely as she stood and clapped for President Trump's call to respect the national anthem. Published January 31, 2018