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Comey urges to vote Democrat: "History has its eyes on us"

On the heels of Trump's controversial Eurotour, former FBI director James Comey — a formerly longtime registered Republican who has served Republican and Democrat presidents — pushed out a tweet late Tuesday urging "all those who believe in this country" to vote Democrat during the 2018 midterm elections.

Martha Roby has won the Alabama GOP run-off

Four-term incumbent GOP Rep. Martha Roby beat out Democrat-turned-Republican Bobby Bright to represent Alabama's second district.

Why it matters: This was a weird race. Although conservatives ditched Roby after she condemned President Trump for the "Access Hollywood" tape, he recently endorsed her in a tweet because having a critical Republican member of Congress is better for him than a Republican who used to vote with Nancy Pelosi.

Sponsors of Russia's meddling bots are funding another website

Vladimir Putin smiles at Trump, who looks at him over his podium.
Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Russians have launched a new website that could be used to run influence campaigns in U.S. elections again, per the AP.

Between the lines: Although the editor of the new site, USAReally, says it’s not about influencing the midterms and that his journalists don’t use bots, the funding comes from the same sponsors who were behind the Russian troll factory that meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, and whose 13 members were indicted for that activity earlier this year.