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Gov. Maggie Hassan holds a nine-point advantage over incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte in a new survey of the U.S. Senate election in New Hampshire from WMUR/University of New Hampshire Granite State poll.

The Senate election in New Hampshire, pitting a Republican incumbent senator against the state's current Democratic governor, has been closely watched as Democrats attempt to retake the Senate majority.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

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Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee chair and lieutenant governor of Maryland, told Buzzfeed News on Friday morning that he will not vote for Donald Trump, citing the Republican nominee's appeal to racists.

At a dinner for the magazine Mother Jones, Steele told Buzzfeed News that Trump has "captured that racist underbelly, that frustration, that angry underbelly of American life and gave voice to that."

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