Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs Faces High Staff Turnover, Former Staffers Cite ‘Emotionally Abusive’ Environment

Democrat Gubernatorial Candidate Katie Hobbs Faces High Staff Turnover, Former Staffers Cite ‘Emotionally Abusive’ Environment

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs has faced high campaign staff turnover, and former employees have pointed to an “emotionally abusive” environment, according to a new report.

The Arizona Agenda, which describes itself as “an insider publication for political outsiders,” spoke to former employees of the Hobbs campaign and originally detailed the controversy.

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Leader of Georgia Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to Federal Prison for Nearly 40 Years

Leader of Georgia Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to Federal Prison for Nearly 40 Years

A Georgia inmate was able to orchestrate and execute a drug distribution ring while behind bars that sent narcotics throughout the state, according to the Department of Justice.

Jackie Kavaskia McMillan was sentenced to almost 40 years in prison for operating that drug ring that sent methamphetamine and other drugs, targeting the southern portion of the state.

The additional sentence will be served consecutive to the life sentence that McMillian is already subject to because he was convicted of murder.

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Six Individuals Apply to Become Tennessee’s Next Attorney General

Six Individuals Apply to Become Tennessee’s Next Attorney General

The Tennessee Supreme Court has released the complete list of individuals that elected to apply to become Tennessee’s next Attorney General.

In total, six individuals elected to position themselves for the vacancy. Several applicants already serve in state government in some capacity. Others include a law professor and a private attorney.

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Poll: Tudor Dixon Leads Michigan Gubernatorial GOP Primary

Poll: Tudor Dixon Leads Michigan Gubernatorial GOP Primary

A new poll in the Michigan GOP gubernatorial primary shows businesswoman Tudor Dixon leading the pack as the election draws closer.

The survey, commissioned by Michigan News Source and conducted by the Trafalgar Group, awarded Dixon with 28.4 percent, compared to the 19.2 percent of her closest competitor—Garrett Soldano.

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Governor Glenn Youngkin Donates Salary to Virginia Veterans Services Foundation

Governor Glenn Youngkin Donates Salary to Virginia Veterans Services Foundation

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin elected to donate his second-quarter salary to the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation, a group that helps fund various veteran-focused services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The donation, which totaled $43,750, follows previous donations of his gubernatorial salary and Youngkin’s commitment to assist individuals who have served our country.

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Former President Donald Trump Threatens Legal Action Against CNN

Former President Donald Trump Threatens Legal Action Against CNN

Former President Donald Trump and his attorney sent a letter to the Cable News Network (CNN), threatening legal action against the news network.

According to the former President, the company made “repeated defamatory statements” against him throughout his presidency and since he returned to life as a private citizen.

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Governor Kemp Picks Up Additional Law Enforcement Endorsement

Governor Brian Kemp picked up an additional endorsement from the Police Benevolent Association of Georgia, which is a division of a larger law enforcement group.

The incumbent, who is running for a second term, often touts his public safety record, including bonuses for law enforcement officers.

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Tim Ryan’s Former Neighbors Knock the Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate

Individuals, who live in or near the neighborhood that Rep. Tim Ryan formerly lived in, knocked the congressman as he attempts to run for U.S. Senate.

The Washington Free Beacon traveled to Ryan’s old neighborhood and spoke to residents of the area, who expressed concern over inflation and skepticism over Ryan’s campaign.

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Arizona Democratic Party Chair Refuses to Denounce ‘Defund the Police’ Movement

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán refused to denounce the “Defund the Police” movement in a recent interview.

Terán, who is running for state Senate, has often touted an endorsement from Planned Parenthood. On her website, she highlights the support and says the state must “elect a Democratic majority in our state to protect access to safe and secure abortions for those who seek care.”

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Connecticut Introduces Loan Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Connecticut on Monday launched a new loan program that aims to assist small businesses and nonprofits throughout the state.

The agreement is a new “public-private partnership that provides low-interest loans” to various organizations, with the goal of growing the two sectors in “low-income and historically underserved communities.”

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Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.8 Percent

New numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) detailed the state’s unemployment rate in June continued to decline, remaining below the national average.

Furthermore, the state’s labor force grew by 40,000, which is roughly .4 percent. Again, the state outperformed the national average, which witnessed a decrease.

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Governor Tony Evers Files Lawsuit Against Multiple Companies, Alleges Water Pollution

Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a lawsuit against multiple manufacturers and chemical companies for alleged water pollution in the state.

According to Evers and Kaul, the companies knew or should have known that they were polluting the environment with PFAS contamination, which is a synthetic chemical that is made for multiple products.

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Georgia Students Improve on Standardized Testing, According to New Data

Students across the state of Georgia improved their scores on standardized tests, as educators seek to improve learning loss caused by lockdowns and online learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to new data from the Georgia Department of Education, scores remained the same or increased on 17 of 21 assessments, when compared to the results of the previous year.

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Former President Trump Touts Kari Lake, Blake Masters in Arizona Speech

Former President Donald Trump touted Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters at his rally in Prescott Valley.

The event, which attracted hundreds of supporters to the arena, featured speeches from former Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell, Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb, and Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward—in addition to multiple candidates.

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Mexican National Indicted for Drug Smuggling Operation

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new, two-count indictment against a Mexican man for smuggling methamphetamine into the United States from Mexico.

The individual was charged one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and one count of Importation of Methamphetamine into the United States from Mexico.

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Rep. John Rose Slams House Democratic Spending Package

Representative John Rose (R-TN-06) on Wednesday slammed an appropriations package passed by House Democrats that will increase the budgets of multiple federal agencies.

Rose contended that the increase in spending comes as individuals across the country are being crippled by increased inflation.

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First Lady Jill Biden, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Visit Connecticut

First Lady Jill Biden and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visited Connecticut on Wednesday to tout summer education programs in the state.

The duo pointed to the American Rescue Plan, which provided funding to states to host the learning programs and make up for learning loss that occurred during the coronavirus pandemic.

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