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Will gun control measures affect midterm voting? Americans weigh in

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NEW YORK CITY – Americans in the Big Apple shared their thoughts on gun control and how the issue would affect their midterm votes.”Here’s the thing about gun control legislation: It ain’t gonna fix the problem,” Lionel, from Chicago told Fox News. He said mental health issues were behind shootings.But Karen, from Massachusetts, said she’d consider a political candidate if they had “good ideas on what gun control should look like in this country.”
Glenn, a New Yorker, says gun safety is important, but isn’t hopeful politicians will get anything done. (Megan Myers/Fox News Digital)
Gun control became a high-profile issue after a school shooter in Uvalde, Texas, massacred 19 children and two teachers 10 days after a racially motivated gunman killed 10 in a Buffalo grocery store. The incidents led to President Biden signing into law the most sweeping gun control legislation in three decades on Saturday. AFTER SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED NEW YORK’S CONCEALED CARRY LAW, AMERICANS REACT”I would never vote for a Republican,” Mila, from New York, told Fox News. She said she would consider voting for a Democrat in the midterm election if they were focused on implementing stricter gun control.Glenn, a New Yorker, said: “It would be nice to know that the candidates have those positions and are oriented that way. But it’s not likely that they will be able to do much.”A Gallup poll published Thursday found that 55% of registered voters said gun policy was “extremely important” to their November vote, while another 27% said it was “very important.”
Lucien says people are going to own guns no matter what, but the government still needs better background checks. (Megan Myers/Fox News Digital)
WEEKEND CRIME WAVE: DOZENS INJURED IN MAJOR CITY BLOODSHED AS CHICAGO, NEW YORK CITY, DC REPORT MASS SHOOTINGSLucien, from Massachusetts, said he grew up around firearms and “bought a shotgun when he was 14 years old to hunt with.”  “People didn’t shoot people,” he added.But Lucien also advocated for “more vigorous background checks.””It’s fine to have a gun as long as you can handle it and are sane enough to have one,” he told Fox News.The bipartisan bill Biden signed enhances background checks and incentivizes states to pass red flag laws that allow firearms to be taken from people who could be a threat to themselves or others.AMID NEW GUN LAWS, HERE’S THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE ‘RIGHT TO KEEP AND TO BEAR ARMS’
President Biden signs into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)”People are going to get guns no matter what,” Lucien said. “Think about what we’ve done with drugs, how that worked out, how prohibition worked out.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP”You’re not going to get rid of guns, but you just got to be better at the hands you put them in and the people that have them,” Lucien continued. Mark, from Boston, said the government needs to ensure “better checks on people that do have access to guns.”Citizens shouldn’t own guns because “they want to have one for their own personal protection,” he said. “That’s what the police are for.” Megan Myers is an associate producer/writer for Fox News Digital Originals. Follow her on Twitter @meglmyers

‘Spy Kids’ star Alex PenaVega on why she left Hollywood for a Christian life: ‘I needed a heart reset’

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In 2017, former child star Alexa PenaVega decided it was time to relocate from Hollywood to Maui – and she has zero regrets.The “Spy Kids” actress and her husband, Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush” star Carlos PenaVega, had grown up in the industry but wanted to practice their Christian faith in a close-knit community. The couple met during a bible study group in California, got engaged in 2013, married four months later and combined their last names. However, it was 2016 when the starlet, 33, and the actor, 32, realized their priorities were far different from their peers in LA. After reflecting on prayer, the duo pack up and headed to Hawaii where they are now raising three children.Most recently, the PenaVegas have written a memoir titled “What if Love is the Point? Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World,” which was released on Tuesday. In it, they reflected on their life-changing decision. PenaVega spoke to Fox News Digital about the inspiration behind the book, why she got candid about her past eating disorder and what life is like for her today.
Alexa PenaVega and her husband Carlos PenaVega have written a book titled ‘What If Love Is the Point?: Living for Jesus in a Self-Consumed World’.
(Courtesy of Rogers & Cowan PMK)Fox News: What inspired you and your husband to write your memoir now?
Alexa PenaVega: It started right after we got married. We were just so excited about marriage and the idea of possibly sharing our testimony with others. It felt like everything out in the media depicted marriage as lame. It took the holiness out of marriage. We felt like marriage was this dying thing, and we wanted to reignite it for people and get them excited about it again.HAYLIE DUFF ON MOVING TO TEXAS AND MAINTAINING A HOLLYWOOD CAREER: ‘MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR YOUR FAMILY’We didn’t want to force the idea of a book. So we first started with this one sheet called “What is the Point?” We would include all the testimonies that happened in our lives – our failures, successes, arguments, anything that made us go, “God, why are you doing this? What’s the point of this happening in our lives right now?” We felt that if the timing was ever right, God would open the door. Years later, we eventually got the call about writing a book. It was exactly what we planned all along. 
Alexa PenaVega got candid about her past struggles, including battling an eating disorder.
(Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)Fox News: Readers can understand how you quickly connected with someone like Carlos, someone who grew up within the same industry as you. But when did you first realize that he was The One?
PenaVega: We both have very different stories *laughs*. I had come right out of divorce and felt that I needed to realign my life. I wanted a deeper relationship with my faith. I wanted a relationship with God. I wanted to attend bible study and just dive into my faith. I wasn’t looking for any kind of relationship other than the relationship I had with my faith.
Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega met at bible study.
(Courtesy of Rogers & Cowan PMK)Instead, I wanted to create an awesome community around me that can hold me accountable. I showed up to bible study and I met Carlos. I just wanted to be friends… I didn’t want anybody in the entertainment industry. No actors, no singers… He was everything on my no list. And everything on my no list was everything I never knew I needed. It was the person who could help fill in all the gaps that I was missing in my life. That was Carlos.Fox News: How did the both of you bond over faith?
PenaVega: We were both trying to figure out what faith meant to each of us individually in the season that we met. I was ready to dive in with God. I grew up Christian, but I didn’t quite understand what that meant. I didn’t know what it truly meant to walk with God and represent him here on Earth. At the same time, Carlos was discovering who Jesus was in his life. So we both met each other at this foundation-building point in our lives where we were both really hungry to grow in our faith. And that’s how our relationship started. And it was amazing because our entire relationship was based on bible studies, church and our faith.CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERFox News: How important was it for you to be open about your faith during your run on “Dancing with the Stars?”
PenaVega: It was very important. It’s so easy to want to hide that because you don’t want to be judged by what you believe. But this is my life. My faith and my life are the same things. It doesn’t necessarily mean that we’re always preaching. But God is such a part of our lives that no matter what we do, our faith gets brought up. So it does get brought up. We happen to be people who love the word of God and are happy to share it.
Alexa PenaVega appeared on Season 21 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
(Photo by Adam Taylor/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)Fox News: In the book, Carlos discusses the struggles he endured regarding Hollywood influences. Did you experience a similar struggle?
PenaVega: My biggest issue was that I kept feeling like God was calling me to be closer to Him, but I only had a Sunday morning version of what Christianity looked like. I’d never really decided to dive in truly until I was older. I realized there was so much more to Christianity and I craved more for it. But I didn’t have anybody in my life at the time who could guide me… As far as the industry goes, you could see the types of projects I took before, in comparison to the projects I take now.I care about the characters and I care about redemption. A lot of times in the industry, we like to push boundaries for the sake of pushing boundaries. But it doesn’t necessarily help the story. It doesn’t add anything more to the story other than pushing boundaries. So I don’t do projects like that anymore. I’m focused on the redemption side of stories. I don’t want to just make Christian movies. I don’t think that helps the world and I want to touch the world. I want to find more worldly content if that makes sense. So I would say the industry impacted me because I had to do a switch as far as what I would take and what my boundaries were.Fox News: In your book, you were also very candid about your eating disorder.
PenaVega: … A way that the industry negatively impacted me before I came to my faith was that I grew up with an eating disorder and it wrecked me for years. But thank God I was able to get out of it.CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY EXPLAINS KEEPING HIS FAITH STRONG IN HOLLYWOOD: ‘I STICK TO THE THINGS I BELIEVE IN’
Daryl Sabara and Alexa PenaVega (then Vega) of ‘Spy Kids’.
(Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)Fox News: Could you describe that moment when you thought to yourself, “I have to get help now?”
PenaVega: I wish it were just one moment, and then it was solved. But this was a daily thing. I would pray that this feeling would go away. These thoughts that I had tormented me. And I was so afraid of anybody finding out. I didn’t tell anyone, I didn’t try to go get help. I was afraid that people would find out, and I just didn’t want anyone to look at me differently… I wanted people to see me, not my disorder. That fear kept me in this prison for a long time. But God pulled me out of it… One morning, I woke up, and I just knew it was time. And once I started talking about it with others, I felt like those chains holding me back were finally beginning to break. It was rough, but I was able to reach the other side of it.
Alexa PenaVega said she’s more selective now when it comes to taking on new projects as an actress.
(Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)Fox News: You and your family now live in Hawaii. When did you first realize that it was time to pack up and leave Hollywood?
PenaVega: Carlos was really struggling with the industry. Every audition he went on, it would get down between him and one other guy and the other guy would always get it. The rejection was just becoming too much for him. This went on for a full year. At the time, I was pregnant. We’d always talked about moving to Hawaii, but later on in life, like a retirement plan. But we also knew that we didn’t want to raise our kids in Los Angeles. I felt this tug in my heart. I felt it was God going, “You guys need to get out of here. It’s time.” I didn’t want to move. I knew it was the right decision, but it wasn’t something that I was so excited about.You would think Hawaii is so exciting. But I loved LA. I loved my career and I didn’t want to go. At the time, I felt like we were moving for Carlos. But one day I was praying in my car and I suddenly had this revelation. I felt like God was preparing us for this move. And we weren’t moving for Carlos. We were moving for my heart. It stopped me in my tracks because all that time, I thought we were just moving for Carlos. But I needed a heart reset. I was the one trapped in the entertainment world and needed to take a step back. My job became my identity. God pulled me out of that so I could learn how to be an awesome mom and an awesome wife. God helped us build that foundation in our family. And once I had that revelation, I felt at peace.
From left: Musicians James Maslow, Kendall Schmidt, Carlos Pena, and Logan Henderson of Big Time Rush arrive at Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards held at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010, in Los Angeles, California.  
(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Part of the reason we wrote this book is that we wanted to focus on our relationship – not just marriage, but our relationship with God. That doesn’t mean the road is going to be easy. But the road will be peaceful. Love is a healer in all things.NEAL MCDONOUGH SAYS HE RELIED ON FAITH AFTER BEING BLACKLISTED IN HOLLYWOOD: ‘YOU CAN GET THROUGH ANYTHING’Fox News: How has Hawaii been a safe space for a family like yours?
PenaVega: It’s pretty amazing. Hawaii is loaded with young families who love God and are growing in their faith. Your kids are outdoors all day long. We’re not inside on our phones or playing games. We’re enjoying nature, getting our feet in the sand, the dirt. Kids can be kids. I grew up on a ranch in Florida. We only lived there for a little bit before we moved to California, but some of my best memories are from my time on that ranch. The small time that we were there made such a massive impact on me. I always knew that’s what I wanted for kids.The Maui culture is about family, about community. I think that’s something that was getting lost when we were living in Los Angeles. I will say Los Angeles is a place that offers you a lot of opportunities. But it doesn’t necessarily have a family culture. You move here to work and make it. For us, we wanted to get out of that because we were ready to be part of a community that shared our faith. And we found that in Hawaii.
Alexa PenaVega and her family now happily reside in Maui.
(Courtesy of Rogers & Cowan PMK)Fox News: What kind of challenges did you and Carlos face in getting situated in Hawaii?
PenaVega: There are some culture shocks to it, of course. You have a handful of people who maybe were not welcoming, but we learned so much about the culture. We tried to educate ourselves so that we could be more understanding and respectful to the community that we were moving into. But for the most part, 99 percent of the people there, welcomed us with open arms.We ended up finding the most incredible church, the most diverse church on the island. And the island is made up of amazing locals who have the most incredible history. It made us feel so grateful to be part of a community that’s so colorful and vivid. The people were just alive. I don’t know, I feel like LA is so jaded. But here, in Hawaii, people are just living.MICKEY ROURKE RECALLS BEING BLACKLISTED IN HOLLYWOOD, HOW A PRIEST ‘SAVED’ HIM: ‘YOU’VE GOTTA BE TOUGH’Fox News: You have opened up about your life on social media. How do you cope with any criticism you may receive there?
PenaVega: … People will always say something when you open up about your life on social media. And sometimes, some of those things they have to say can be hard to read. But… this is where I’m at in my life. We share these things to be honest and open with people. We’re not perfect by any means. And that’s why we share our lives with others. We want to show that this is a hard life to walk in, and we’re going to mess up.
Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega are proud parents to three children.
(Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)That doesn’t mean we glorify the mess-ups. We share them so people know you can fix them. Like, when I talk about the eating disorder, I’m certainly not proud of that. But I share it because I want people to know that you could overcome it… I’m grateful to have a community that encourages me. I accept true criticism, not something that’s hateful because I do love it when people want to help others to become better. But if a comment is nasty, those are easy to ignore, because I’m confident in the mother that I am and the life that I live. Stephanie Nolasco covers entertainment at Foxnews.com.

FCC commissioner tells Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

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A leader of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over data security concerns. Pictured here is the TikTok download page on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020.Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesBEIJING — A leader of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over China-related data security concerns.The wildly popular short video app is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, which faced U.S. scrutiny under President Donald Trump.Brendan Carr, one of the FCC’s commissioners, shared via Twitter a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. The letter pointed to reports and other developments that made TikTok non-compliant with the two companies’ app store policies.”TikTok is not what it appears to be on the surface. It is not just an app for sharing funny videos or meme. That’s the sheep’s clothing,” he said in the letter. “At its core, TikTok functions as a sophisticated surveillance tool that harvests extensive amounts of personal and sensitive data.”Alphabet, Apple and TikTok did not immediately respond to CNBC requests for comment.Carr’s letter, dated June 24 on FCC letterhead, said if the Apple and Alphabet do not remove TikTok from their app stores, they should provide statements to him by July 8.The statements should explain “the basis for your company’s conclusion that the surreptitious access of private and sensitive U.S. user data by persons located in Beijing, coupled with TikTok’s pattern of misleading representations and conduct, does not run afoul of any of your app store policies,” he said.Trump nominated Carr in 2018 to a five-year term with the FCC. The Senate confirmed in December that the commission’s chair, Jessica Rosenworcel, would stay on for another five-year term.Carr’s letter cited a BuzzFeed News report from earlier in the month that said recordings of TikTok employee statements indicated engineers in China had access to U.S. data between September 2021 and January 2022.The BuzzFeed report included a statement from a TikTok spokesperson.It said: “We know we’re among the most scrutinized platforms from a security standpoint, and we aim to remove any doubt about the security of US user data. That’s why we hire experts in their fields, continually work to validate our security standards, and bring in reputable, independent third parties to test our defenses.”On June 17, the same day as the BuzzFeed report, TikTok announced it was routing all of U.S. user traffic to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and was moving U.S. users’ private data from its own data centers in the U.S. and Singapore to Oracle cloud servers in the U.S.

Michael Stenger, Senate sergeant-at-arms on Jan. 6, dead at 71

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Michael Stenger, the Senate’s sergeant-at-arms at the time of the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, died on Monday, officials said.Stenger, 71, had been suffering from cancer, a source told Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram.”It is with great sadness that we inform you that former Sergeant at Arms, Michael C. Stenger, passed away this morning,” the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper said. No officials cause of death was immediately released. 
FILE – Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger boards the Senate subway in Washington on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
(Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Stenger resigned on Jan. 7, 2021, the day after the deadly attempted uprising, after receiving widespread criticism.JAN. 6 HEARING SUBJECT JEFFREY CLARK DENOUNCES ‘STASI-LIKE’ FBI RAIDBoth then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized the response to the riot, with Schumer vowing to fire the sergeant-at-arms if he wasn’t gone before Schumer became majority leader.
After midnight on Jan. 7, 2021, following the attack on the Capitol, Vice President Mike Pence, left, is escorted to the House chamber by Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger, as lawmakers return to complete the certification of electors in the 2020 presidential election, at the Capitol in Washington. 
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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence greet Senate Sergeant at Arms Michael Stenger, right, upon arriving to the Capitol to attend the Senate Republican policy luncheons on Jan. 9, 2019. 
(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)Stenger resigned after McConnell requested his resignation. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund and House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving also resigned.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPStenger, a Marine Corps veteran who also served in United States Secret Service, was the 41st sergeant-at-arms for the United States Senate in April 2018.

Secret Service agents willing to testify that Trump didn’t lunge at steering wheel during Capitol riot: source

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Two Secret Service agents are prepared to testify before Congress that then-President Trump did not lunge at a steering wheel or assault them in an attempt to go to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, a source close to the Secret Service tells Fox News. The explosive new allegations were made on Tuesday by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. White House Counsel Pat Cipollone repeatedly warned staff in the days before the rally that “we’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable” if Trump goes to the Capitol, Hutchinson testified. 
Former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows Cassidy Hutchinson testifies before the House Jan. 6 Committee on June 28, 2022, as Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., questions her.
(Fox News)Following Trump’s speech at the Ellipse, he got into the presidential SUV under the impression that he was going to the Capitol, then had a “very strong, very angry response” when the head of his Secret Service detail, Bobby Engel, said that they were going to the White House. “The president said something to the effect of, ‘I’m the f’ing president. Take me up to the Capitol now,” Hutchinson testified, relaying what she was told later that day by another White House aide, Tony Ornato. JANUARY 6 HEARING: TOP 5 MOMENTS OF EXPLOSIVE CASSIDY HUTCHINSON TESTIMONY ON TRUMP, ATTACK ON CAPITOL”The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm and said, ‘Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We’re going back to the West Wing. We’re not going to the Capitol.'”
In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington before the Jan. 6 riot. 
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)Engel and the SUV driver, an unnamed Secret Service agent, are prepared to testify before the Jan. 6 committee that the president didn’t lunge at the steering wheel. The Jan. 6 committee and the Secret Service are in discussions about whether one or both men will appear on camera. The news was originally reported by NBC after Hutchinson’s testimony on Tuesday. 
A former White House aide testified Tuesday that then-President Trump wanted to go to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. 
(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPJody Hunt, a former Justice Department official in the Trump administration who is representing Hutchinson, tweeted that others with knowledge of the events should appear before the Jan. 6 committee. “Ms. Hutchinson testified, under oath, and recounted what she was told,” Hunt tweeted. “Those with knowledge of the episode also should testify under oath.” David Spunt currently serves as a Washington D.C. based correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in December 2018.

California won’t be covering travel expenses for non-residents seeking abortions in the state

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Despite pledging to make California a safe haven for women seeking abortions, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration will not be using public money to help women travel from other states. The governor’s decision, included in a budget agreement state lawmakers reached over the weekend, surprised abortion advocates as California embraced for a likely surge of women seeking abortions in the Golden State following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade. 
FILE: California Gov. Gavin Newsom displays a bill he signed that shields abortion providers and volunteers in California from civil judgements from out-of-state courts during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., June 24, 2022.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)California’s operating budget includes $20 million for an “Abortion Practical Support Fund” to pay for things like airfare, lodging, gas, and meals – but only for California residents seeking an abortion, not people traveling from other states. The fund will accept private donations, but it’s unclear if that money can cover out-of-state travel expenses.”We’re being realistic. You’re going to ask, ‘Are we going to pay for everyone’s travel and accommodations for 33 million people, of which 10% may seek care in California?’ Come on. We have to be realistic about what we can absorb,” Newsom said. “It’s not just the government providing and supporting. It’s all of us. It’s you, it’s me, it’s everyone contributing.”GAVIN NEWSOM SHOULD BE DEMOCRATS’ REPLACEMENT FOR BIDEN, TOP DEM STRATEGIST SUGGESTSNewsom’s office said the governor chose to focus on strengthening California’s existing abortion services. California’s budget includes $40 million to cover abortions for women who can’t afford them, including women from other states who travel to California. The current budget proposal allows the Abortion Practical Support Fund to also accept private donations.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPWhile the state legislature will likely approve the state budget on Wednesday, lawmakers can still make changes to it later. The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Trump-backed Darren Bailey wins in Illinois GOP gubernatorial primary

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The Associated Press projects that Darren Bailey has won the Republican gubernatorial primary in Illinois and will face off in November’s general election with Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST PRIMARY RESULTS FROM FOX NEWS Bailey was one of a half dozen candidates in the GOP primary that also included Richard Irvin, the mayor of Aurora, Illinois in metropolitan Chicago. Irvin’s campaign was boosted by millions in support from billionaire conservative Ken Griffin, the CEO of Citadel, the multinational hedge fund and financial services behemoth.
Aurora, Illinois, police officers and Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, second from right, during a news conference after a 2018 shooting incident in the city. 
(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)But thanks to attacks from the right on his conservative credentials, and a deluge of ads from Pritzker and the Democratic Governors Association blasting him for months, Irvin lost his front-runner status in public opinion polling in recent weeks. CHECK OUT THE LATEST FOX NEWS 2022 POWER RANKINGS The Democrats meddling to sink Irvin’s campaign scored a massive victory on Saturday, when former President Donald Trump — at a rally in Illinois — endorsed Bailey, whom Democrats view as the weaker general election candidate.
Illinois Gubernatorial hopeful Darren Bailey greets Donald Trump after receiving an endorsement during a with former the former president at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25, 2022 in Mendon, Illinois
(Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)Pritzker, thanks to his incumbency and his massive campaign funding and name recognition advantages, defeated a primary challenge from the left from Beverly Miles, a nurse and U.S. Army veteran from Chicago. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPMiles’s platform includes Medicare for All and reparations for descendants of slaves. Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire. 

New York showdown: Rep. Lee Zeldin wins Republican gubernatorial nomination

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The Associated Press projects that Rep. Lee Zeldin has won New York State’s Republican gubernatorial nomination.Zeldin, a four-term lawmaker who represents New York’s 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern half of Long Island, topped a field that also included Rob Astorino, the former Westchester County executive and 2014 GOP gubernatorial nominee; Andrew Giuliani, who served in former President Donald Trump’s administration and is the son of former New York City mayor and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani; and Harry Wilson, a businessman, investor and restructuring expert who poured millions of his own money into his gubernatorial bid.HEAD TO THE FOX NEWS ELECTION CENTER FOR THE LATEST PRIMARY RESULTS
Rep. Lee Zeldin, the front-runner for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in New York, speaks with Fox News in Goshen, N.Y. on June 27, 2022
(Fox News )Zeldin will now face off in November against Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul, the state’s former lieutenant governor who was sworn in last August as New York’s first female governor, after three-term Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace amid multiple scandals.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThen-Gov. George Pataki’s 2002 reelection 20 years ago was the last time a Republican won a gubernatorial election in the blue state of New York. Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire. 

Trump-endorsed Mary Miller wins GOP primary in Illinois 15th Congressional District

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The Associated Press projects that Rep. Mary Miller is the winner over fellow Republican Rep. Rodney Davis in a primary in Illinois 15th Congressional District, where former President Donald Trump’s continued clout over the GOP was on the line.CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST PRIMARY RESULTS FROM FOX NEWS Trump had endorsed Miller and headlined a rally on Saturday in Illinois for the first-term representative and Trump supporter, Davis, who for a decade has represented the neighboring 13th District, was running against Miller for the newly drawn, heavily red seat in the central part of the state, which contains large swaths of his current district. 
Representative Mary Miller (R-IL) gives remarks after receiving an endorsement during a Save America Rally with former President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25, 2022 in Mendon, Illinois.
(Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)Davis was one of 35 House Republicans who last year voted for a bipartisan and independent commission to investigate the Jan 6, 2021 deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by right wing extremists and other Trump supporters who aimed to disrupt the congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. The bill to create the commission was downed in the Senate and House Democrats eventually set up a Democratic dominated select committee to investigate the storming of the Capitol.CHECK OUT THE LATEST FOX NEWS 2022 POWER RANKINGS Miller had repeatedly charged that her rival had “stabbed President Trump in the back multiple times and the people in the 15th district don’t appreciate it. Voting for the January 6 Commission has outraged people.” 
GOP Rep. Rodney Davis speaks at the 2021 Illinois State Fair, on August 19, 2021 in Springfield, Illinois.
(Rodney Davis campaign)While he didn’t have the former president’s backing, Davis spotlighted his Trump credentials.”I got a great record of working with the Trump administration. Remember, I’m the only member of Congress in this race that actually served during the Trump administration,” he told Fox News last week.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPDavis showcased that his “record includes helping to craft the Trump tax cut bill, helping to craft private sector employer-based student loan payment programs. These are the Republican ideas that I was able to help craft and help work through the process, and with a few of them, eventually have them signed into law by President Trump during his administration.” Paul Steinhauser is a politics reporter based in New Hampshire. 

Travis Barker reportedly hospitalized in Los Angeles, his daughter asks for prayers

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Travis Barker was reportedly hospitalized on Tuesday and had his wife Kourtney Kardashian was by his side.According to TMZ, the Blink 182 drummer was taken to West Hills Hospital for a health issue that seems serious. His daughter, Alabama Barker, took to her Instagram story to ask for prayers on Tuesday.”Please send your prayers,” she wrote on top of a black screen. Travis took to Twitter on earlier on Tuesday and wrote “God save me.”
Travis Barker was reportedly hospitalized on Tuesday.
(Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)Although the exact reason why Barker was hospitalized is unclear, fans on social media pointed out that Barker’s tweet is a song title written by his close friend Machine Gun Kelly.KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN AND TRAVIS BARKER SAY ‘I DO’ IN ITALY DURING FAIRYTALE WEDDINGAccording to the outlet, medical staff at West Hills Hospital advised that Barker needed additional care, and he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via ambulance.Fox News Digital has reached out to representatives for Barker and Kardashian.The couple recently tied the knot in a lavish wedding in Portofino with family and friends. On May 15, the duo legally married in California after having a “practice wedding” in Las Vegas in April.
Alabama Barker took to her Instagram on Tuesday asking for prayers.
(Photo by NINO/GC Images)Barker’s children, Alabama, Landon and Atiana were in Italy as well as Kardashian’s children, Mason, Penelope and Reign. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERKardashian and Barker got engaged in October 2021. The musician popped the question on Oct. 17 as the sun was setting on the beach in Montecito, California. Kim, their other sister Khloe and their mom Kris Jenner were on hand to surprise Kardashian after the proposal. 
Kourtney Kardashian and Barker wed in Portofino, Italy in May.
(Getty Images)CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe Poosh founder shared the news on Instagram, posting a pair of photos that show her and her new fiancé on the beach surrounded by what appears to be a giant decorative heart made of roses along with candles.Fox News’ Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report. Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.