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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer walks into The Smokestack after winning the Democratic primary in Dubuque, Iowa. An often-overlooked battle is under way across rural and working-class America where President Donald Trump’s coalition of blue-collar voters offers Democrats an alternate route to the House majority. Finkenauer reflected on her blue-collar roots at a rally this week alongside the Democratic Party’s strongest liaison to working-class voters, former Vice President Joe Biden. “He shares the belief that every kid who grows up in a working-class family like mine has a right to a bright future,” Finkenauer said as she introduced Biden. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
November 02, 2018 - 7:16 am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled President Donald Trump's rise to the White House. If his party loses the House majority on Tuesday, it will be, at least in part, because those same voters abandoned the GOP. While Democrats' suburban offensive is well-known, an often-...
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Oprah Winfrey speaks to a crowd during a town hall conversation for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams at the Cobb Civic Center's Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta, Ga., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Winfrey visited Georgia on Thursday to canvass neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta and show her support for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams. (Alyssa Pointer /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 7:44 pm
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election. Winfrey called Abrams a "changemaker" who represents the values of all...
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FILE - In this combination of Oct. 21, 2018 file photos Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speak during a CNN debate in Tampa, Fla. Races for governor, legislative seats and other state-level offices have attracted more than $2 billion in campaign contributions this year. That nearly matches contributions to congressional elections, the highest profile political events this year. The top states this year for reported contributions to candidates are, in order, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Polls have consistently shown a tight race in Florida between DeSantis, a loyalist to President Donald Trump, and Tallahassee Mayor Gillum. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, Files)
November 01, 2018 - 4:17 pm
The story of money in politics doesn't stop with spending on races for Congress. Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have brought in $2.2 billion in campaign contributions — nearly matching the combined total of $2.4 billion for candidates for the U.S. House and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, supporters of Missouri's redistricting ballot measure hold signs behind former state Sen. Bob Johnson as he serves as their spokesman during a press conference outside the Cole County Courthouse in Jefferson City, Mo. Proposed state Constitutional Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot would require Missouri state House and Senate districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and "competitiveness." (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)
November 01, 2018 - 9:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday by several state ballot measures that are intended to overhaul the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. While they differ in how to do that, the proposals in...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. King is coming under fire ahead of the midterm election as top Republican officials and campaign donors balk at standing with a Republican congressman who regularly espouses extreme views on race and immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 31, 2018 - 8:08 pm
HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King is keeping a low profile. Engulfed in controversy for his past support of white supremacist groups and leaders in light of Saturday's massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the Iowa Republican is riding out the closing days of a re-election campaign whose success...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo Senate candidate Matt Rosendale of Montana makes a speech during a rally in Helena, Mont. Rosendale is in a tight race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.(AP Photo/Matt Volz)
October 31, 2018 - 7:19 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Libertarian candidate in Montana's U.S. Senate race threw his support behind his Republican opponent Wednesday in a surprise move that came in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed at undermining Rosendale's support among conservatives...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Out-of-state political consultants that went on to help run Republican Josh Hawley's U.S. Senate campaign began advising his staff in the Missouri Attorney General's Office soon after his inauguration to the seat, prompting Democrats to renew criticism of him as a ladder-...
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Hesse Prime Minister and Christian Democratic top candidate Volker Pouffier smiles at a party's election party after first results of the Hesse state election were announced in Wiesbaden, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party leading with a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center-left partners in the national government. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 28, 2018 - 3:34 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government and prompted calls for her administration to get its act together quickly. Projections showed Merkel's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin. The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as the central region of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 28, 2018 - 1:06 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local): 6 p.m. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump, center, offers the podium to Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., right, at a GOP fundraiser at the Carmel Country Club in in Charlotte, N.C. The freshman congressman is running in a district intentionally drawn to favor Republicans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 28, 2018 - 10:13 am
As a freshman congressman, Republican Ted Budd seems to have several strikes against him as he faces his first re-election in his North Carolina district. He belongs to the same party as the president, a historical negative in midterm elections. President Donald Trump's national disapproval ratings...
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