State legislature

FILE - This combination of file photos shows South Dakota gubernatorial candidates, Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, left, and Democrat Bille Sutton. The first general election debate in the top-tier race for South Dakota governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem has sought to dispel Democratic challenger Billie Sutton’s moderate image, while Sutton has portrayed Noem as a Washington politician working for special interests. (AP Photo/File)
October 23, 2018 - 3:01 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The first debate in South Dakota's race for governor comes as Republican Kristi Noem is trying to punch holes in hard-charging Democrat Billie Sutton's moderate image. Noem, a four-term congresswoman, is favored to become the conservative state's first female governor. But...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Fort Wayne attorney Daniel Sigler, a special prosecutor who helped investigate allegations that Hill drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers, is planning an announcement Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in Indianapolis on that investigation. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 23, 2018 - 12:54 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an investigation into allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Attorneys for a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers who say Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill drunkenly groped them at a party...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting Texas and the president himself coming on Monday, Oct. 22, Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers to ensure O’Rourke doesn't upset him. O’Rourke is countering with the opposite, blowing off top Democratic brass for celebrity-style cool he hopes transcends politics. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 22, 2018 - 8:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself working thousands of supporters into a frenzy at a Houston rally Monday night, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate...
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Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and Republican challenger state Rep. Geoff Diehl participate in a U.S. Senate debate, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Springfield, Mass. (Frederick Gore/The Republican via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 12:49 am
Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that she changed her mind recently and took a DNA test proving her heritage because Americans' trust in government is "at an all-time low" and she wanted to help rebuild it by being transparent. The incumbent Massachusetts senator spoke at her...
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters at a “Medicare for All” rally on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. Sanders hasn’t announced intentions for another bid in 2020. But in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election, he’s visiting more than half a dozen states to stump with congressional candidates. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard).
October 20, 2018 - 4:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two years after a tough loss in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned Saturday to the state where he said his progressive message is resonating more strongly than before. In an interview with The Associated Press following a rally...
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President Donald Trump talks to a pilot in the cockpit of an F-35 aircraft during a Defense Capability Tour at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2018 - 10:59 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump has pounded Democrats at a rally in Mesa Arizona, saying they are to blame for America's immigration problems. He says the new platform of the Democratic Party...
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Massachusetts Senate candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and her opponent State Rep. Geoff Diehl shake hands before a debate in Boston, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
October 19, 2018 - 10:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the...
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October 19, 2018 - 3:15 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke ahead of his Houston rally supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The president tweeted Friday, "Beto O'Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near...
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In this Oct. 6, 2018 photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's annual Fall Gala, in Des Moines, Iowa. Booker is telling students on a historically black campus in the early presidential voting state of South Carolina that apathetic voters rather than Republicans are to blame for the nation’s problems. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
October 18, 2018 - 11:02 pm
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at Minuteman Aviation Hangar, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Missoula, Mont. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2018 - 9:53 pm
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana of viciously attacking Adm. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor whom the president had tapped to be...
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