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Tim Moore, North Carolina’s House Speaker, Declares His Candidacy for Congress
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Tim Moore, North Carolina’s House Speaker, Declares His Candidacy for Congress

On Tuesday, Tim Moore, the Speaker of North Carolina's House, officially declared his candidacy for Congress in the 14th Congressional district, encompassing portions of the southwestern corner of North Carolina. Hailing from Cleveland County, Moore, a Republican, is currently serving his fifth two-year term as the Speaker, making it a record-breaking tenure. He had previously announced his decision not to seek re-election to his state House seat in 2024 and expressed his intent to explore a congressional bid in Washington. A recently redrawn map of North Carolina's congressional districts, implemented last week by the GOP-controlled General Assembly, established the new 14th District, which leans Republican. This district covers all or parts of six counties, spanning from sections ...
Cori Bush Faces New Challenger as Wesley Bell Exits Senate Race
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Cori Bush Faces New Challenger as Wesley Bell Exits Senate Race

Wesley Bell, the progressive prosecutor of St. Louis County, has suddenly dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate in Missouri. For the past four months, Bell had been campaigning to unseat Republican Senator Josh Hawley. But on Monday, Bell announced he is exiting the Senate contest and will instead challenge U.S. Representative Cori Bush in the Democratic primary. Bush is a fellow progressive who represents Missouri's 1st Congressional District based in St. Louis. She rose to prominence as an activist in the Ferguson protests after the police killing of Michael Brown. Bush defeated a longtime Democratic incumbent in 2020 on a platform of criminal justice reform and racial justice. Bell's move came as a surprise, as he was polling competitively against other Democrats vying to take ...