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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at age 61
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Virginia Rep. Donald McEachin dies at age 61

Washington CNN  —  US Rep. Donald McEachin, a Virginia Democrat, died Monday, according to a statement from his office. He was 61. “We are all devastated at the passing of our boss and friend, Congressman Donald McEachin,” Tara Rountree, his chief of staff, said in the statement. “Valiantly, for years now, we have watched him fight and triumph over the secondary effects of his colorectal cancer from 2013. Tonight, he lost that battle, and the people of Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District lost a hero who always, always fought for them and put them first.” “Until a new representative is elected, our office will remain open and continue to serve our constituents,” Rountree said. “The...
How the Georgia Senate runoff will work
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How the Georgia Senate runoff will work

Washington CNN  —  If Georgia voters were hoping to avoid talking politics at Thanksgiving, the state’s tightly contested Senate race has other plans. Neither Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock nor Republican challenger Herschel Walker surpassed the 50% threshold needed to win the race outright Tuesday evening, CNN projects, forcing a runoff election set for December 6. But what exactly does that mean? And how will the runoff election work? Here’s what you need to know. A runoff is an additional election used to determine the winner of a certain race when neither candidate earns the required threshold for victory – in this case, 50%. In Georgia, runoff...
Black men say they feel ignored by Democrats. Experts fear it will keep some home on Election Day.
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Black men say they feel ignored by Democrats. Experts fear it will keep some home on Election Day.

Atlanta CNN  —  Aaron Bethea says he has voted election after election for US presidents, governors and senators – and yet those lawmakers have done little to nothing to improve life for him, his family or his community. Bethea said he believes the issues he cares about, financial freedom and equal investment in predominately Black schools, have largely been ignored. “Where we are from, nobody really cares about what Black men think,” said Bethea, an Atlanta father of six who owns a wholesale company that sells televisions. “They don’t do anything for us.” Bethea, 40, said he still plans to vote Democratic in Georgia’s hotly contested gubernatorial and US Senate races. But he’s not vo...
Four takeaways from Georgia governor’s debate
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Four takeaways from Georgia governor’s debate

CNN  —  Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams sparred over health care, crime and punishment, and voting rights in a Monday debate as they made their closing arguments to voters in a reprise of their fiercely contested 2018 race for the same job. The stakes for this night were arguably higher for Abrams, who has trailed in most recent polling of the race. Kemp, one of the few prominent Republicans to resist former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen election in 2020, has positioned himself as a more traditional, pro-business conservative – a tack that his gentle resistance to Trump reinforced with swing voters. Abrams has argued that Kemp shouldn’t get any special credit for doing his j...
Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender-affirming surgery for minors
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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender-affirming surgery for minors

CNN  —  Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has paused gender affirming surgeries for patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker Friday. Republican Tennessee state Rep. Jason Zachary – who had asked VUMC to permanently end gender affirming surgeries for minors – posted a letter to Twitter he received from VUMC’s Chief Health System Officer, Dr. C. Wright Pinson. In the letter, Pinson informs the lawmaker that the nonprofit hospital is “pausing” gender affirmation surgeries on patients under age 18 while it reviews “new recommendations.” The move came amid pressure from Tennessee’s Republican leaders who sent ...