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McCain's death narrowed the number of Republican-held seats in the 100-member US Senate to 50, with Democrats controlling 49. Ms. McSally held a moment of silence for Mr. McCain at her victory rally, before tearing into Ms. Sinema.

The president has dominated the race to replace Sen.

Republicans are trying to defend the seat vacated by retiring GOP senator Jeff Flake, whose persistent criticism of Trump made him unpopular with conservative voters.

Congresswoman Martha McSally, the Republican establishment favorite, fended off competitive challenges from the far-right to face Kyrsten Sinema, a Democratic congresswoman from Phoenix, setting the stage for one of the most anticipated open-seat Senate elections this year.

In reliably Republican Oklahoma, two GOP candidates in a runoff race for governor have been battling over who is more supportive of Trump.

And in Florida, a shooting in Jacksonville on Sunday could amplify the issue of gun control in many races this fall following the attack at a Parkland, Fla., high school earlier this year that killed 17 students and staff.

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A February 2017 tweet from the Bills' official Twitter account shows a David Katz posing with his winner's jersey. Eli Clayton , 22, and Taylor Robertson , 27, were both killed before Katz turned the gun on himself.

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But he appears to have suggested it has become a wedding band, pointing to it when asked if he had set a date for his big day. However he later told The Sun that the jewelery was in fact an engagement ring he had been given by Cherry.

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Wright Museum of African-American History where she will lie in state for two days of public viewing, in Detroit , Michigan. Over a two-day period, the viewing will allow admirers of the singer to share their fond memories with other fans.

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who's running for U.S. Senate in Arizona following his pardon by President Donald Trump, says he can't say if late senator and Vietnam War legend John McCain is a hero. But Democrats were in a festive mood, as results showed that voter turnout, usually damp in mid-term elections, had edged up by around 5 per cent according to Ms Felecia Rotellini, the party's state chairman.

Rep. Martha McSally, the first female combat pilot in US history, is national Republicans' preferred nominee. The President's endorsement of Rep. Ron DeSantis immediately affected the GOP contest to replace Gov. Rick Scott.

Trump reiterated his support for DeSantis on Twitter Monday, calling the congressman a "special person" who is "Strong on Crime, Borders and wants Low Taxes".

McCain's death has highlighted anew the shift in the Republican Party since he captured the GOP nomination for president in 2008. Democrats describe Edmondson's time in office as 'someone who fights for the little guy.' Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt will face off in the Republican runoff Tuesday.

The hardcore anti-immigration Arpaio was pardoned past year by Trump after he was convicted of criminal contempt for defying a court order in a racial profiling case. Meanwhile, Ward was endorsed by former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, and Arpaio noted his early support for Trump's presidential run. Bill Clinton was the last Democratic presidential nominee to carry Arizona in 1996. That means McSally could come out on top even if a majority of Republicans split their vote between the more right-leaning Ward and Arpaio. But Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, the favorite of the in-state GOP establishment, has done his best Trump impression, with broadsides against "fake news" and dubbing himself an "NRA sellout".

Trump has not endorsed any of the three Republicans. On the Democratic side, Former Rep. Gwen Graham and Philip Levine, the former mayor of Miami Beach, look to be the front runners for the Democratic nomination. "It's up to all of us to follow his lead of always putting country over party", the Democrat said.

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