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Lee Castillo Wins in Utah

Lee Castillo Wins in Utah

Utah’s First Congressional District finally has a Democratic nominee: Lee Castillo. The Utah-born and raised social worker was finally declared the winner of the primary Wednesday afternoon. Castillo is a gay, Hispanic, single father who views himself as a voice for marginalized communities. The former agricultural fieldworker has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah, currently works for the Utah State Hospital, helping with the people suffering from mental illness in the area county jails. Prior to that, he worked at Hill Air Force Base’s Family Practice Clinic and the Utah Division of Child and Family Services. He will challenge eight-term Republican Congressman Rob Bishop in November. More here.

Karen Bass Intros Bill Requiring Feds Reunite Families, House Says Nope 

Karen Bass Intros Bill Requiring Feds Reunite Families, House Says Nope 

Meet the Candidates of Color on the Shortlist to Replace Anthony Kennedy

Meet the Candidates of Color on the Shortlist to Replace Anthony Kennedy