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Utah and South Carolina Primaries Today

Utah and South Carolina Primaries Today

Democratic voters in South Carolina's 4th Congressional District will choose between Brandon Brown and first time candidate Doris Lee Turner. In 2004 Brown became the first African American to run for Congress in the 4th District. The winner of today's runoff will compete against the winner of the Republican runoff between Lee Bright and state Sen. William Timmons and American Party candidate Guy Furay. In Utah, Congresswoman Mia Love -- the only Black woman Republican in Congress -- already secured her party’s nomination and won’t be appearing on the ballow. In Utah’s First Congressional District, first time candidate Lee Castillo will face Kurt Weiland for the chance to challenge incumbent Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) in November. 

Lou Correa Asks If Agencies Are Capable of Reuniting Children with Their Parents

Lou Correa Asks If Agencies Are Capable of Reuniting Children with Their Parents

Mazie Hirono and Doris Matsui Intro Bill to Provide Resources to Reduce and Prevent Sex Discrimination in Education

Mazie Hirono and Doris Matsui Intro Bill to Provide Resources to Reduce and Prevent Sex Discrimination in Education