Now that we’re past July 4, the political news that’s been building over the last week is breaking fast.
🔥 The most urgent: Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen has drawn a serious new challenger in what is already one of the most competitive races this cycle.
Sam Brown is a wounded Army veteran who nearly upset last year’s Republican Senate primary after energizing the MAGA base—even though Trump endorsed the eventual nominee, Adam Laxalt, who lost to Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto by a mere 8,000 votes.
🔥 Also big: In Michigan, actor and author Hill Harper announced today he’ll vie for the Democratic nomination.
Harper is best known for his role in The Good Doctor. While Rep. Elissa Slotkin is still the frontrunner—and has raised more than $3 million in Q2—the race is now among six candidates, including well known names like Harper and former state legislator Leslie Love.
🔥 And in California, women’s fundraising continues to lag.
Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-30) just announced he raised more than $8 million in the second quarter, dwarfing Rep. Barbara Lee’s (CA-12) $1 million. Rep. Katie Porter (CA-47) has not released her fundraising numbers.
🔥 To finish with good news: Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-8) announced Friday that he will not run for Senate in Maryland.
This means the Democratic primary race remains an essentially two-person contest between Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Rep. David Trone (MD-6), the self-funding owner of Total Wine.
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