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Trump-Endorsed Lawmaker Calls Ex-Supporter Fat, Loses Election

'She has become a mean girl on steroids'

(Newser) - North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers, who was Donald Trump's first official congressional endorsement, lost her primary contest Tuesday after calling a former supporter fat, USA Today reports. According to WNCN , Ellmers was caught on video telling a woman at a polling place that she had "gained some weight.... More »

Here's Why McCarthy Says He Bailed

Rumors are swirling about affair with fellow lawmaker

(Newser) - There might be somebody out there who can unite all 247 House Republicans, but Kevin McCarthy says it definitely isn't him. The House majority leader tells Politico that his shock decision not to seek the nomination for speaker came after friends said to him: "Why do you want... More »

With Rival Dead, Clay Aiken Wins Nomination

Ex- Idol star comes out ahead in close NC primary

(Newser) - The final results from Clay Aiken's incredibly close race for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District are in and it turns out that the former American Idol singer would have won even if opponent Keith Crisco hadn't died on Monday . Aiken received 40.9%... More »

Clay Aiken: I'm Running for Congress

Will enter Democratic primary in North Carolina

(Newser) - The murmurs are true: Clay Aiken will today announce he is running for Congress. He'll enter a North Carolina Democratic primary whose winner will face incumbent Republican Renee Ellmers. He's running in the state's 2nd Congressional District as a political outsider, and intentionally so, the News and ... More »

Assault Rifle Stolen From Congresswoman's Home

Weapon was unsecured in pro-gun lawmaker's garage

(Newser) - Pro-gun lawmaker Rep. Renee Ellmers might need to introduce some tough new gun control measures in her own home: An AR-15 rifle was stolen from the congresswoman's home last week after it was left leaning against a gun locker in an unlocked garage, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.... More »

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