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First Read's Morning Clips: About last night's primaries in Alaska and Wyoming

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day
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U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-AlaskaMark Thiessen / AP file

MIDTERM MADNESS: Last night’s primary results in Alaska, Wyoming

Trump says he’ll travel to as many as 15 states to campaign in September.

From one of us(!): A new study from the Pew Research Center shows that Americans are optimistic that more women running for Congress is a good thing — but Republicans are less likely to agree.

AK-GOV: Mike Dunleavy will be the GOP nominee for governor after last night’s primary.

AK-AL: Alyse Galvin, an independent, will be the Democratic nominee to take on Don Young.

AZ-SEN: American Bridge is up with a new digital ad hitting Martha McSally’s “twists and turns.”

Joe Arpaio’s campaign is a hot mess, writes the Arizona Republic.

CA-50: Duncan Hunter (the second member of Congress to endorse Trump) and his wife have been indicted for alleged misuse of campaign funds. The California Secretary of State tells one of us that Republicans are probably stuck with him on the ballot in November anyway.

FL-GOV: It looks like a tight race between Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam.

Miami-Dade’s Republican mayor is raising money for Democrat Phil Levine.

IL-GOV: From one of us(!): “In the billionaire-versus-multimillionaire contest for Illinois governor, Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker leads incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner by 16 points, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll.”

KS-GOV: Will Laura Kelly’s gender help vault her to victory?

PA-GOV: Gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner joked that the Russians will help him win the governors’ race.

TN-SEN: POLITICO checks in with Phil Bredesen’s efforts to convince Tennessee voters that he won’t be the one to flip the Senate.

WV-SEN: Trump attacked Democrats last night in West Virginia but didn’t talk much about his own team’s ongoing legal woes.

WY-GOV: Trump-backed Foster Friess lost his primary yesterday against state treasurer Mark Gordon.

WY-SEN: John Barrasso coasted to an easy victory over his primary challenger.

TRUMP AGENDA: The darkest of days for Trump

NBC’s Jonathan Allen calls yesterday the “darkest day for the president since Watergate.”

Here’s our investigative team’s in-depth look at Michael Cohen’s plea yesterday.

Trump says he “feels very badly” about the Mueller convictions.

The New York Times writes that Robert Mueller could benefit from the deeper legal trouble that both Manafort and Cohen find themselves in.

Trump’s future probably rests with Congress. So what will they do next?

Democrats are getting ready with an emergency plan in case Trump fires Mueller.

Larry Kudlow hosted a publisher of white nationalist material at his home, writes the Washington Post.

Susan Collins says that Brett Kavanaugh told her that he considers Roe v. Wade to be “settled law.”

Don’t miss the evolving details in the murder of Mollie Tibbetts. (The suspect is an undocumented immigrant who worked at a prominent Iowa farm and is said to have been appropriately vetted.)