{FD} New Jersey governor’s race: Dems’ effort to tie GOP candidate to Christie could backfire

New Jersey Democrats are working hard to reclaim the governorship in next month's election by tying GOP nominee Kim Guadagno to Chris Christie at every turn. But Republicans warn the constant bashing of the outgoing and unpopular GOP incumbent could turn off voters looking for a genuine platform.

{FD} Feinstein gets primary challenge from California Senate leader Kevin de Leon

California Senate leader Kevin de Leon on Sunday became the first Democrat to officially announce a challenge to U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 2018 reelection effort, saying he owes the bid to his single, immigrant mother and millions like her “who do everything in their power to protect their children.”

{FD} Congress returns to several pressing issues, with Harvey money, debt ceiling at forefront

Leaders of the GOP-controlled House purportedly plan to vote Wednesday on a $7.9 billion Hurricane Harvey relief package separate from deciding on whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, setting up a potential White House showdown and adding another twist to what will be an action-packed next several weeks on Capitol Hill.