Primary Elections

Andrew Gillum addresses his supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 28, 2018 - 11:36 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to an easy win Tuesday, setting up a fierce showdown for the governor's mansion in the nation's largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum...
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In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, photo Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt, right, speaks during a candidate forum in Oklahoma City. At left is Republican candidate Mick Cornett, who Stitt will face in a runoff Tuesday, Aug. 28. At center is Democratic candidate Drew Edmondson, who will face the winner in November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
August 28, 2018 - 10:27 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt, who criticized his opponent as being inadequately supportive of President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor. The 45-year-old owner of Gateway Mortgage Group defeated...
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A voting sign directs voters to a precinct on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 28, 2018 - 6:28 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Voters faced more problems at Phoenix-area polling places during Arizona's primary election, with several locations opening hours behind schedule Tuesday because voting machines had not been set up on time. It comes after voters waited in long lines for hours during the 2016...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Ward, running for her party's nomination for an open Senate seat, suggested the announcement that McCain was ending medical treatment was intended to hurt her campaign hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, Aug. 25. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
August 28, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Voters in Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma head to the polls in the final multistate elections of the 2018 primary season. They offer another test of President Donald Trump's imprint on the Republican Party. But the races, especially in Arizona, will take on special meaning following the death of Sen...
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As flags fly at half-staff at the Arizona Capitol in memory of the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, television crews broadcast live Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Phoenix. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, has died at the age of 81, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 27, 2018 - 6:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain's death in office has handed Arizona's governor an empty Senate seat to give out — and a difficult political puzzle to solve before he does. Arizona law requires only that Gov. Doug Ducey name a replacement who is a member of McCain's Republican Party and who will...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, Arizona Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward speaks to the media as she prepares to file her nominating petitions at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Ward, running for her party's nomination for an open Senate seat, suggested the announcement that McCain was ending medical treatment was intended to hurt her campaign hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, Aug. 25. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)
August 26, 2018 - 4:13 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Hours before Sen. John McCain died on Saturday, a Republican seeking Arizona's other U.S. Senate seat suggested that his family's earlier announcement that he was ending cancer treatment had been timed to hurt her campaign. Former State Sen. Kelli Ward, who lost a primary to McCain...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Democrats and the role of party insiders known as superdelegates in picking a presidential nominee at conventions (all times local): 12:45 p.m. It's taken two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, but Democratic Party leaders have now acted to limit their own high-...
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Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez pauses after a session during the DNC's summer meeting, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Annie Rice)
August 25, 2018 - 2:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After two years of sometimes ugly public fighting, Democratic Party leaders on Saturday voted to limit their own high-profile roles in choosing presidential nominees, giving even more weight to the outcome of state primaries and caucuses. The debate over the influence of party...
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August 25, 2018 - 7:02 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic Party is talking to television networks about a series of presidential primary debates in 2019. It's an early start to the process, but party officials say it's part of their emphasis on ensuring the 2020 presidential nominating process is viewed as being fair for all...
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August 24, 2018 - 6:23 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Republican Party is working on getting candidates to run for five statewide offices, including the U.S. House, after a perennial candidate secured the GOP nominations in last week's primary. H. Brooke Paige earned the party's nomination to run for U.S. Senate and U...
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