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Political Cornflakes: Democratic presidential contenders ready to attack in tonight’s debate

Happy Tuesday! The second round of Democratic presidential candidate debates starts tonight and get ready for more zingers and attacks. The candidates took one big lesson from their first debates in June: That the contenders who shined brightest attacked other candidates onstage. Now, they are all preparing to trade punches. [Politico]

Topping the news: Norma Matheson, a former first lady and the “godmother” of Utah’s Democratic Party, died at age 89 after battling leukemia. [Trib]

-> The San Juan County Commission voted not to pursue further appeals against a landmark court decision that the county had violated the Voting Rights Act when it drew its commission districts along racial lines.