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Rep. Ted Budd speaks on June 5 at a GOP event after former President Donald Trump had just endorsed him for North Carolina's open U.S. Senate seat. The endorsement has shaped the early contours of the primary.
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Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs, has died at age 84. Above, Powell speaks at eBay headquarters in California in 2010.
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Voters head to the polls in Ohio's Licking County in 2018. Former President Donald Trump won 63% of the vote in the county in last year's presidential election, en route to easily carrying the state for the second time.
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Residents line up outside the Montgomery County voter services office in October in Norristown, Pa. Last year, Joe Biden ran up the vote margins in the collar counties of Philadelphia, including Montgomery.