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Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., in a June 2018 file photo. Brat lost his re-election bid to Democrat Abigail Spanberger. Before the election, Brat blamed the Democratic fundraising platform, ActBlue, for allowing Spanberger to raise more money than he was able to. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrats Built A Small-Donor Money Machine. Now, Republicans Want Their Own

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A statue of former President Ronald Reagan stands in front of a home on Orange County's Balboa Island. Reagan's political career and the Republican Party of the 1970s and '80s were long associated with Orange County, but the party was swept out of power there in this year's midterm elections. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

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Singer Meah Pace (left) has been traveling with the Pagitt's group, performing hymns like "Amazing Grace" at parks and churches. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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Finding 'Common Good' Among Evangelicals In The Political Season

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Democratic U.S. House candidate Andrew Janz raised more than $4 million in three months as part of his effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.), part of a wave of record-breaking fundraising hauls by Democratic candidates. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Senate candidate Kelli Ward, waving at a Republican club meeting in Sun Lakes, Ariz., in May, has accused front-runner Rep. Martha McSally of supporting "amnesty" for some immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Arizona GOP Senate Candidates Embrace Trump In Primary. But What Comes Next?

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Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox speaks to supporters in San Diego on Tuesday. He advanced to the general election against Democrat Gavin Newsom, giving the GOP a foothold in a top statewide race. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators with pink hats begin to gather in Washington for the Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017, the first full day of Trump's presidency. Now, many women have turned that energy into elections. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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4 Lessons From The 2018 Primaries So Far

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In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed a major immigration law that offered amnesty to people in the country illegally who arrived prior to 1982. Barry Thumma/AP hide caption

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The GOP's Evolution On Immigration

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A bell ringer with the Salvation Army in New York City in 2014. Nonprofit groups estimate that the new tax bill proposed by House Republicans could reduce charitable giving by $13 billion annually. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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When Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015 at Trump Tower, he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" among other insults. The tone Trump set on immigration has been picked up by both Republican candidates running for governor. Kena Betancur /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump has had harsh words for Sen. Jeff Flake and recently praised Flake's primary challenger ahead of Trump's visit to Phoenix. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Visit To Arizona Is A Headache For Trump GOP Critic, Sen. Jeff Flake

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The month of June, which is celebrated as gay pride month, has been particularly fraught for one subset of the LGBT community: Trump supporters. In Los Angeles the Pride Parade morphed into a Resist March to stand against the administration's policies. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo prepares to speak at a Miami-Dade County school board meeting. Curbelo began his political career on the school board. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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After Criticizing Trump, Miami GOP Congressman Prepares To Work With Him

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