Eli Yokley

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Eli is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering politics and campaigns.


Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores: Allies and Advisers Reportedly Worried Trump’s Legal Team Not Prepared for Possible Democrat-Led House

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Allies and advisers to President Donald Trump are said to be worried the White House and his legal team are not equipped to protect him if Democrats take the House. According to sources, Trump is considering adding defense attorney Abbe Lowell – who currently represents Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner – and […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores: McSally Beats Ward and Arpaio for Arizona GOP Senate Nomination

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Rep. Ron DeSantis (R), who was endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), beat party establishment favorites for their respective parties’ nomination for governor of Florida. In Arizona, Rep. Martha McSally secured the Republican nomination for Senate – despite significant support for former Maricopa County Sheriff […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores: Court Says N.C. Districts May Need To Be Redrawn Before Midterms

By Eli Yokley Top Stories In a 2-1 ruling that’s expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a panel of federal judges sided with Common Cause and the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, finding as unconstitutional the partisan gerrymander of North Carolina’s congressional map. To fix the situation, the court proposed […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Senate Passes Massive Spending Measure Ahead of Potential September Shutdown

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The Senate passed legislation, 85 to 7, that would fund the Departments of Defense, Labor, Education and Health and Human Services. Lawmakers are expected to enter into conference negotiations with the House to reconcile the bills, with roughly five weeks — 11 working days — to hash out their differences […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the Electronic Payments Coalition: Trump Calls Cohen ‘Part-Time Attorney,’ Says ‘Flipping’ Should Almost ‘Be Illegal’

By Eli Yokley Top Stories President Donald Trump downplayed his involvement with longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a Fox News interview, dubbing Cohen a “part-time attorney” who had many other clients and suggesting his legal trouble stemmed from his other businesses. Trump also suggested that turning state’s evidence “almost should be illegal.” (The Associated Press) […]