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Napolitano to Miss Votes as Her Husband Undergoes Chemotherapy
Congresswoman to miss votes.

Jeff Flake's Father Dies
Senator calls him "My hero, my idol, my father"

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that his father Dean Flake died on Monday night at the age of 85.

After growing up on their father’s F Bar Ranch, Dean Flake, who had been a teacher, and three brothers bought out their father and ran the ranch as a partnership.

Poll: Younger Republicans More Liberal on Immigration
Also more likely to support same-sex marriage than older Republicans

A new poll shows younger Republicans hold more liberal views on immigration than older members of their party.

The American Values Atlas conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute showed that 60 percent of Republicans between the ages of 18 and 29 believe immigrants face a lot of discrimination in the United States, The Associated Press reported. This is compared to 41 percent of Republicans of all ages.

Kochs to Challenge GOP Senators on Health Bill
Comments come at Koch network summit over the weekend

The leaders of Charles and David Koch’s network said they will challenge Republicans because of the proposed Republican replacement to the 2010 health care law.

Aides to the organization said they were “disappointed” the bill did not do enough to repeal the 2010 law, NBC reported.

Chaffetz Formally Sends Resignation Letter
Sets off race in his home district

Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s letter of resignation was read on the floor of the House of Representatives Friday.

Chaffetz’s resignation is effective on June 30 at 10 a.m. He had announced his resignation last month.

Syracuse Mayor Challenges Katko to Health Care Debate
Comes after Katko calls mayor ‘failed politician’

Kirkpatrick Considering Challenge to McSally
Forms exploratory committee after moving into the district

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don’t Force Pelosi Out
‘That would be very bad for the Republican Party,’ president tweets

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he hopes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stays as leader of the Democrats.

But the presidential tweet was not well-wishing. Rather, Trump said, “That would be very bad for the Republican Party” if Pelosi were forced out.

Psychologist to Challenge John Duncan in Tennessee
Dr. Joshua Williams cites fear and anxiety about health care as a reason for running

Ohio Man Charged With Threatening Stivers
Latest in series of threatening voicemails made reference to shooting at GOP baseball practice

Olson Says Clinton-Vince Foster Remarks Were ‘a Step Too Far’
Accused Bill Clinton of threatening Loretta Lynch over Hillary Clinton campaign

Texas Rep. Pete Olsonsaid backed away from his comments about former President Bill Clinton threatening former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, saying they were “a step too far.”

Speaking on a local radio station, the Texas Republican said he suspected the former president threatened Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s life when he me with her just before last year’s election as the Department of Justice was investigating Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement.

Scalise Gets Boost From Bono on Stage
‘So glad that Congressman Scalise and his comrades made it through,’ U2 frontman says

U2 frontman Bono sent well-wishes to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Tuesday during the band's concert in the Washington area.

Scalise was shot during practice for the Congressional Baseball Game last week in Alexandria and has been hospitalized since then. 

Scalise’s Team Tweets Support for Handel
Joins Trump in Election Day boost in Georgia House race

As House Majority Whip Steve Scalise continues to recover from the shooting at the Republican baseball practice last week, his campaign team sent its support to the Republican candidate in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District race.

Scalise’s political team’s Twitter account tweeted Karen Handel is “a great candidate” and that “#TeamScalise is pulling for her.”

Alan Grayson Fundraises off Jon Ossoff
Fundraising site says contributions to be split between Ossoff and former congressman

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson may not be in Congress anymore, but he is using the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to raise money for himself.

The former Democratic congressman is running a campaign to raise money for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff through the fundraising site ActBlue. 

Former Teachers Union President To Challenge Tim Murphy
Says health care vote was ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’

The former president of a Pennsylvania teacher’s union will challenge Republican Rep. Tim Murphy after he went unchallenged last year.

Mike Crossey is the former president of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and a current Mt. Lebanon commissioner. He considered a run for lieutenant governor in 2014 before ultimately deciding against it.

Doctor who Treated Giffords Weighing Run Against Flake
Randy Friese says he’s watching how Georgia House race plays out

The surgeon who helped treat former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is watching the results in the special House election as he considers a challenge to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.

Randy Friese, who is currently a Democratic state representative, told the New York Times he was impressed by Democrat Jon Ossoff running as a nonpartisan candidate.

Ossoff and Handel Blast Ad Tying Democrats to Baseball Shooting
Comes after increased security concerns in Georgia House race to fill Price’s seat

Both Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel criticized an ad by a PAC tying Democrats to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise and others last week.

The ad by Principled PAC says “the unhinged left is endorsing and applauding shooting Republicans” before saying it won’t stop “if Jon Ossoff wins.”

Sanders ‘Sickened’ That Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer
Vermont independent deplores ‘this despicable act’

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he was “sickened” by the fact that the person who opened fire at Republicans practicing Wednesday morning for the Congressional Baseball Game was a volunteer on his unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign.

The gunman, who shot at five people including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, later died from injuries sustained in a shootout with officers at a practice field in Arlington, Virginia. He has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois.

Report: Walden Expects Health Care Bill on Trump’s Desk by August
Energy and Commerce chairman says there are plenty of challenges ahead

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden predicted Tuesday that a bill to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law would be on President Donald Trump’s desk by August.

But the Oregon Republican told The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network meeting in Washington that this didn’t mean there were no challenges ahead.

Yoder Gets New Challenger in Kansas
Democrat Andrea Ramsey points to GOP health care bill as a catalyst

Kansas Republican Rep. Kevin Yoderreceived another challenger Tuesday when the former president of a children’s health clinic launched her campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd District.

Andrea Ramsey recently left her position as president and board chairwoman of Turner House Children’s Clinic Kansas City, Kansas, the Associated Press reported.