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CONGRESS AND THE STATES:
Confidants of Vice President Mike Pence helped propel 24-year-old Madison Cawthorn to victory in the North Carolina primary to replace White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.The Hill’s Scott Wong reports that it has created an awkward dynamic in the White House because Meadows and President Trump endorsed Cawthorn’s challenger.
SCOOP: Conservative women’s group Maggie’s List rolled out its latest round of endorsements to Campaign Report on Wednesday. They include Wyoming Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis, Indiana’s 5th District candidate Victoria Spartz, Michigan’s 3rd District candidate Lynn Afendoulis, and Illinois’s 17th District candidate Esther Joy King. The Cook Political reports rates the Wyoming Senate race as “solid Republican” and the race for Indiana’s 5th District as “lean Republican.” The website also rated Michigan’s 3rd District as “lean Republican,” and Illinois’s 17th District as “likely Democratic.
“The energy from our grassroots network this cycle is palpable. We are excited to support our list of endorsed candidates and we look forward to helping them go on to win their elections in November,” Maggie’s List Chairwoman Sandra Mortham said in a statement.
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump GOP super PAC, endorsed former Montana Gov. Steve Bullock in his Senate race against incumbent Sen. Steve Daines on Wednesday. The group marked its endorsement with a new digital ad, titled “Strong.” Julia +.
Source: The Hill’s Campaign Report: Progressives feel momentum after primary night