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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

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Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate from Georgia Jon Ossoff waves as he leaves a polling place after voting early in Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. For the second time in three years, Jon Ossoff is campaigning in overtime. The question is whether the 33-year-old Democrat can deliver a win in a crucial Jan. 5 runoff with Republican Sen. David Perdue. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Democratic scandals drag down Jon Ossoff's bid for Senate in Georgia

Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is fighting Republican attacks over his business ties to China as the Georgia runoff election nears, but the Hunter Biden and Eric Swalwell scandals involving Beijing aren't making it any easier. Published December 27, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, of Hawaii, hosts a town hall meeting at the Keene Public Library, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Keene, N.H. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP) ** FILE **

Tulsi Gabbard bill would ban transgender athletes from women's sports

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has split from the Democratic Party on a key issue with her bill to bar transgender athletes from girls' and women's sports, calling it the "height of hypocrisy" for women's rights advocates to deny biological differences between males and females. Published December 14, 2020