Mississippi Lieut. Gov. Tate Reeves. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Mississippi Lieut. Gov. Tate Reeves has defeated retired Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. in a runoff election to become the Republican Party’s nominee for governor, the New York Times reported Tuesday night.

The big picture: The Clarion-Ledger reports that officials confirmed at least 3 allegations of voting irregularities in the runoff.  Reeves, who spent more than $6 million in his campaign — more than any candidate in the race, regardless of party — will face in the Nov. 5 election Democrat Jim Hood, the state’s four-term attorney general, per AP.

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Netflix stock sinks after Q3 subscriber miss

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Netflix's stock was down more than 5% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the tech giant reported that it missed expectations on global subscriber growth for the quarter.

Why it matters: Netflix experienced explosive growth during the first half of the year. It wasn't expected to match that growth this quarter, when lockdowns lifted and after new competitive services had launched, but analysts were still expecting it to meet expectations of at least 3.3 million net new global subscribers.

Republican senators defend Fauci as Trump escalates attacks

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Several Republican senators defended Anthony Fauci after a string of attacks in recent days from President Trump, who has called the government's top infectious-disease expert "a disaster" and falsely claimed that he's a Democrat.

Why it matters: As polls indicate warning signs for both Trump and down-ballot Republicans, more GOP leaders are urging the president to stop downplaying the pandemic and to listen to advice from public health experts. Fauci is one of the most trusted voice in the country on coronavirus issues.

Senate to vote on Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation on Oct. 26

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Capitol on Oct. 20. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images

The Senate will vote to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next Monday, Oct. 26, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday.

The big picture: The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote this Thursday to advance Barrett's nomination to the full Senate floor. Democrats have acknowledged that there's nothing procedurally they can do to stop Barrett's confirmation, which will take place just one week out from Election Day.

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