State elections

September 07, 2019 - 10:40 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The congressman who represents western Kansas is launching a Senate campaign and pitching himself to fellow Republicans as a pragmatic conservative. Two-term Rep. Roger Marshall says he is confident he can thwart immigration hardliner Kris Kobach's bid for the GOP nomination...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready answers a question during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. There’s a do-over special election next week for an open House seat from North Carolina. And it’s providing a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump’s popularity and whether the suburbs are continuing their flight from Republicans that hurt them in the 2018 congressional elections. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop is draping himself around Trump. Democrat Dan McCreary is an ex-Marine who’s casting himself as a centrist. The race is considered a tossup. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
September 06, 2019 - 7:18 pm
MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Republicans that fueled the party's 2018 House election losses. The House district flows eastward...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks during a town hall event at Tufts University Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Medford, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
September 06, 2019 - 9:42 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is not accustomed to playing the role of the undercard. But so far in the 2020 campaign, the first-in-the-nation primary state has been more of a destination for lower-tier Democratic presidential candidates than for three of its top contenders. Democratic...
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September 05, 2019 - 7:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has created new challenges in the final days of campaigning for a North Carolina congressional seat that was already getting scant attention. As the hurricane scraped the coastline on its way toward the state, at least one campaign manager pulled signs for his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, that he will retire at the end of 2019, citing 'health challenges'. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 05, 2019 - 2:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority. Democrats' best shot at the White House is to win back their old turf — the Rust Belt states heavy...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, state Sen. Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburg, speaks to reporters after his appointment as state treasurer by Gov. Brownback during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. LaTurner has abandoned a campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat to challenge first-term GOP congressman Steve Watkins that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat.(AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
September 04, 2019 - 2:32 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat. Treasurer Jake LaTurner's announcement came little more than a week after former GOP Gov...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, then-House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flores won’t run for re-election in 2020, becoming the state’s fifth Republican congressman to say he’s leaving. The announcement Wednesday brings the number of House Republicans retiring next year to 15. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 04, 2019 - 12:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fifth Texas Republican congressman added his name Wednesday to the list of House GOP retirements in the nation's biggest conservative state. Five-term Rep. Bill Flores is the 14th House Republican so far to announce plans to depart this year, compared with three House...
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FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, in Des Moines, Iowa. Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper said Thursday, Aug. 22, that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
September 03, 2019 - 4:06 pm
DENVER (AP) — A leading candidate in the crowded Colorado Senate Democratic primary is ending his campaign. Former state Sen. Mike Johnston becomes the first casualty of former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's late entry into the race. Hickenlooper last month dropped his presidential bid and...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Veteran's and Mental Health Town Hall event at an American Legion Hall, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 02, 2019 - 9:38 am
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is building up his organization in Iowa this month, with an eye on the state's early caucus. Buttigieg is racing to catch his better-known 2020 rivals, who have spent months building organizations in the...
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Chairman of right-wing party Alternative for Germany, AfD, Joerg Meuthen, second from right, top candidate Joerg Urban, center, top candidate for the Saxony state elections and board member Beatrix von Storch, left, react after first election results announced in Dresden, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. The citizens of the German states Saxony and Brandenburg elected their new parliament. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
September 01, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A far-right party made strong gains in a pair of state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, but opponents from the political mainstream won both votes — salvaging their position as the top vote-getters and providing some relief for the national government. Voters in Saxony, a...
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