Nov 21, 2018

4. Democrat Ben McAdams beats Republican incumbent Mia Love

Ben McAdams. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call.

In a hotly contested race for Utah's 4th congressional district, Salt Lake County Democratic Mayor Ben McAdams has defeated incumbent Republican Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes, The Associated Press reports. Love was about 20 votes short of being able to request a recount.

The big picture: This is the latest House GOP seat to be flipped by a Democrat in the 2018 midterm elections, bringing the current total to 40. On Saturday, Democrats flipped a house seat turning all of Orange County blue.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.