Although the government is partially shutdown, the political world keeps turning. Perhaps the biggest news of the week came from Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who announced that he would not be seeking reelection next year. Following his announcement, at least one individual announced her candidacy and another appears to be strongly considering it. On the House front, candidates in New Mexico and Illinois announced they would be running next year to unseat newly elected Democrats. Finally, two possible presidential contenders revealed their intentions for 2020.
This news and more in this week’s Race Rundown.