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Tommy Norment, state senate majority leader, is latest figure in scandalNorment oversaw 1968 yearbook with blackface photos and derogatory languageSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 8.55pm GMT Kamala Harris has just unveiled a raft of endorsements in her home state of California.The 2020 Democratic presidential contender announced the endorsement of President Pro Tem of the State Senate, Toni Atkins and endorsement from 19 other of the 28 Democrats in the California state senate. She now has the support of 21 of the 28 Democrats in her home state’s upper chamber and has solidified her claim to be the favorite daughter of the state. 8.37pm GMT Jaime Harrison, the former chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party, has officially started an exploratory committee to mount a Senate race against three-term Republican Lindsay Graham.Harrison faces an uphill battle in a state that Trump won by a margin of 55%-40%."Jaime Harrison for US Senate Exploratory Committee" created with FEC & can raise campaign money for potential @harrisonjaime (D-SC) bid vs Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC (R): https://t.co/9e2tuJhRR9 #scsen #scpol pic.twitter.com/pisC3TABKW Continue reading...

Senator John Barrasso, a Republican of Wyoming, called the Green New Deal plan released today a “socialist manifesto” that would “take our growing economy off the cliff and our nation into bankruptcy”.

“It’s the first step down a dark path to socialism.” he warned in a statement.

The official response from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was simply “LOL”, which is internet slang stands for “laughing out loud”. A link in the statement directed viewers to a gif of actor Ryan Gosling laughing.

In statements targeting moderate and swing state Democrats, Republicans dismissed the plan as “ridiculous” and asked whether this meant the Democrats supported banning air travel and eliminating all jobs in the energy industry.

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