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Representatives for the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns recently clashed at a forum on agriculture and food issues, The Rural Blog reports.

Clinton was represented by Kathleen Merrigan, a former depuity agriculture secretary, while Trump was represented by Sam Clovis, a professor of economics at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa.

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The alleged bomb plot by militia members in Garden City, Kansas, timed for the day after the election, is a sign of a deepening trend across the United States.

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Surrogates for both major presidential campaigns will appear in Colorado today as the race enters the homestretch, reports KUSA. GOP nominee Donald J. Trump has dispatched his son Donald Jr. to the Centennial State, while Bernie Sanders has been sent forth by the Clinton camp. Both will speak in Boulder on Monday night.

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Trump’s lead in Texas has shrunk to within the margin of error, The Austin American-Statesman reports.

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When it comes to Donald Trump, Texas Republican leaders are following the lead of many of their GOP counterparts in the rest of the country.

Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and US Sen. John Cornyn have gone on record as condemning Trump’s words. But none of these men has gone so far as to withdraw his support for the presidential candidate. Even Sen. Ted Cruz is holding fast. Cruz famously refused to endorse Trump at the Republican Convention in Cleveland but has since done so.

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Hillary Clinton now holds a double-digit lead over Donald Trump in Colorado, according to the most recent polls.

As CBS News reports, the Democratic candidate is leading the GOP’s candidate by 11 points in the Centennial State. Clinton took was the choice of 49 percent of the respondents, compared with 38 percent for Trump. Libertarian Gary Johnson is polling at seven percent, and three percent support Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

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Few states have undergone as rapid a political transformation as Colorado, notes the L.A. Times.

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Drive out into the countryside beyond any major US city, and Donald Trump signs abound. But, notes U.S. News and World Report, you’ll be hard-pressed to find much support for Hillary Clinton.

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Donald Trump is set to win Oklahoma’s seven electoral votes this November, reports KGOU.

His victory is being predicted despite widespread voter ambivalence about his candidacy in the state. A recent poll shows Trump leading Hillary Clinton by 15 percentage points in Oklahoma. Trump has at times struggles to gain traction even with Conservative voters in the state. Trump lost Oklahoma’s Republican primary to his GOP rival Ted Cruz, a Senator from neighboring Texas.

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Earlier this month, racist messages were written on the sidewalks of a college in a small Kansas town, reports The Kansas City Star.

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Republicans believe they’ve finally establish a political foothold in Colorado, reports The Denver Post.

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Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton by double digits in Kansas, according to a new poll.

As The Wichita Eagle reports, the New York billionaire is ahead of the former Secretary of State by 12 points, 48 percent to 36 percent.

Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein drew 8 percent and 2 percent, respectively.

In the race for U.S. Senate, Sen. Jerry Moran has a comfortable lead over his Democratic opponent Patrick Wiesner.

During most national election cycles, Colorado has long been known as a key battleground state. But this year Hillary Clinton is outpolling Donald Trump by a wide margin.

PBS recently reported from the reddest parts of the state. They were attempting to uncover why some Coloradans were switching their votes this season.

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A new Washington Post poll lists Texas as a tossup state in the upcoming presidential election. According to the poll published Tuesday, Texas provided the most unexpected results of any state.

That’s because, as the Post noted, “The Lone Star State has been a conservative Republican bastion for the past four decades.”

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Donald Trump’s energy platform champions coal, promotes drilling, and supports the easing of regulations on fracking. If it sounds like the Trump energy platform was created with fossil fuel companies in mind, that’s because the GOP candidate’s policies were partly crafted by an Oklahoma oil billionaire.


In one influential county in Colorado, Donald Trump’s campaign is being run by a 12-year-old, CNN reports.

Weston Imer is coordinating volunteers and organizing the get-out-the-vote operation in Jefferson County. Imer says he hopes his experience would lead other young people to become engaged politically.

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Donald Trump paid a visit to Texas this week, causing some to wonder if the GOP might consider the state more in play than previously believed.

As The Austin American-Statesman reports, a recent poll showed Trump with only a 6-point lead over Hillary Clinton. Former Land Commissioner Garry Mauro said of the billionaire’s visit to the Lone Star State, “He saw the same poll I did.”

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With 80 days until the US presidential election, Donald Trump has begun building his field operation in Kansas, reports The Lawrence Journal-World.

The Republican presidential candidate has hired a full-time state coordinator and opened an office in Wichita to coordinate his efforts in the Sunflower State. The operation is known as “Trump Team Kansas.” Trump’s campaign sent out emails Wednesday asking for volunteers to help with the effort.

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Three out of five Donald Trump supporters in Texas would support the state seceding from the Union if Hillary Clinton is elected, according to a new poll.

As TIME magazine reports, 61% of Trump supporters would want the state to secede in the event of a Clinton presidency. Trump is leading in Texas with 50% of the vote. Clinton trails the real estate mogul by six points, sitting at 44%.

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Donald Trump’s lead in Texas has dwindled to six points, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey.

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Texas’s agriculture commissioner says he has joined Donald Trump’s ag team, reports The Texas Tribune.

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Texas has, traditionally, been a powerhouse in national Conservative politics. The last Republican president hailed from the Lone Star State, as did the runner-up in this year’s GOP primary runner-up. But that status may be changing. For the first time in a long time, Texas voters failed to select the eventual winner of the primary season.

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Every presidential election feels new, in one way or another. But this year feels altogether unprecedented in so many ways. KUT decided to compile a list of ways this election has been completely “off the map.” Here are just a few of their discoveries. For the complete list, click here.

In 2014, Jeb Bush announced his candidacy and put his family in line for an unprecedented third member in the White House.

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Some Lone Star lawmakers have more campaign cash on hand than the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States, reports The Texas Tribune. Last week Donald Trump revealed that his campaign had just $1.3 million on hand to fund their election efforts. Meanwhile his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton reportedly has $42 million in the bank.

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If Donald Trump is elected president, how will it affect the energy industry? The presumptive Republican nominee has said he wants to relax the rules on oil and gas drilling. He would also encourage energy development and cancel the recent multinational agreement to fight climate change. In addition, he says he would revive the Keystone XL pipeline and restore lost jobs in the coal mining industry.

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Rural America loves Donald Trump, according to The Rural Blog. In fact, if November’s election were only held in rural America, the Donald would win the presidency by a landslide. The US has traditionally had a divide between the political views of rural and urban voters. Urban residents have traditionally skewed farther to the left than their counterparts in the countryside. But this year, the gap appears to be eve wider than usual.

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Texan members of the GOP are gathering in Dallas this week for their state convention. And leaders have called on the Texas Republican Party to unify behind Donald Trump, reports The Texas Tribune. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spoke to the GOP convention Thursday morning. “We must come together, he said. “We must support our Republican nominee for president: Donald Trump.”

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Texan members of the GOP are gathering in Dallas this week for their state convention. And leaders have called on the Texas Republican Party to unify behind Donald Trump, reports The Texas Tribune. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spoke to the GOP convention Thursday morning. “We must come together, he said. “We must support our Republican nominee for president: Donald Trump.”