Rep. Martha McSally. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The progressive group Priorities USA is launching a $1.25 million digital ad campaign today against Arizona Rep. Martha McSally's support of a Republican health care bill.

Why it matters: Health care is going to be a deciding issue for many voters in the midterms. Democrats and groups like Priorities USA are investing heavily in health care messaging to try to pick up crucial Senate seats, like the one McSally vying for in Arizona.

The details: The ads will run statewide on sites like Facebook, YouTube, the New York Times, Fox News, Spotify, Pandora and Google ahead of McSally's Aug. 28 primary.

  • The messaging will focus on McSally's vote in favor of the GOP American Health Care Act (AHCA) back in May of 2017, which would have eliminated coverage for many Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions.
  • McSally is leading the Republican primary, but a recent Axios poll shows Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema would beat her by four points.

Go deeper: Americans are struggling to afford health care.

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Florida fully lifts coronavirus restrictions on restaurants

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday the state will completely reopen its economy, allowing restaurants at operate full capacity and barring localities from ordering businesses to close.

Why it matters: The state became one of the world's epicenters for the virus in July, forcing DeSantis to pause its first round of reopening.

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Eyeing the end of gas-powered cars

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Gasoline-powered cars may be going the way of the woolly mammoth, even if it will take decades to replace them and seems hard to fathom today.

The big picture: Internal combustion engines (ICEs) have powered automobiles for more than 100 years. But the shift to electric vehicles, slow to materialize at first, is now accelerating due to tightening government policies, falling costs and a societal reckoning about climate change.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam tests positive for coronavirus

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and his wife, Pamela, both tested positive for coronavirus, his office announced on Friday.

The state of play: The Northams were tested after one of their staff "who works closely within the couple's living quarters" tested positive. The governor is asymptomatic, while his wife is "experiencing mild symptoms." They plan to isolate at home for 10 days.

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