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Jill Abahsain, DFL-endorsed candidate for Congress, met with supporters in New London, Minnesota, for a campaign rally last week.
In today’s partisan political climate, it is rare for Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything, but the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act is one important exception. Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle agree: we need to pass the JCPA to ensure that publishers — especially small and local publishers — are treated fairly and can serve their communities.
With President Joe Biden slumping in the polls and soaring inflation souring voters' moods, Republicans are expected to win control of the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate.
In congressional and local races across the United States, Republicans have seized upon calls by progressives to reduce police department budgets and other liberal criminal justice policies to paint almost all Democratic candidates as lenient on crime.
It's a potential bright spot for Democrats heading into the Nov. 8 midterm elections, when Republicans are broadly favored to win a majority of at least one chamber in Congress.
Redistricting has pushed incumbents from the same party to run against one other in a half-dozen races, an awkward result of the once-a-decade process of drawing new congressional lines.

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The biggest election night of the year so far delivered mixed results for Trump and his far-right movement, although votes were still being counted in the high-profile Republican Senate primary in Pennsylvania.
Delegates to the House Seventh District Congressional convention in Willmar endorsed Jill Abahsain of Sauk Centre in their bid to unseat first-term incumbent Republican Michelle Fischbach
Jennifer Cronin said the decision not to disclose the candidate's name until the nominating convention was made out of respect for the candidate, who Cronin said is spending this week helping someone close to them deal with end of life issues.

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