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Republicans battle in primary for Sessions’ Senate seat

AP Photo/Butch Dill MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Luther Strange is looking to support from President Donald Trump to help carry him to victory – or at least a runoff – in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary Tuesday, as his tries to fight back a slate of firebrand challengers, including former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Despite the endorsement from Trump and heavy investment by a super political action committee tied to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Strange has been forced into what is … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Republicans…

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Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz’s House seat

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican race to fill a Utah congressional seat abandoned by Jason Chaffetz is pitting the party establishment, which is backing a popular mayor with a Democratic past, against further-right conservatives who are divided between two candidates with support from national GOP heavy-hitters. The winner of Tuesday’s primary will be the overwhelming favorite in the November special election in a district where Republican voters outnumber Democrats five-to-one. The three candidates say they support President Donald Trump’s … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Utah…

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