State elections

Democratic Presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 14, 2019 - 11:54 pm
Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019, file photo White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. The possibility that Sanders may run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race that's three years away but had already been expected to be a crowded and expensive fight among Republicans. President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for governor when he announced her departure as press secretary on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in Arkansas who appeared in campaign ads for her dad and learned about the state's rough-and-tumble politics by working on his campaign and others. Now, speculation...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign...
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Joe Morrissey, right, with his daughter Bella, 3, celebrates his Democratic primary win in 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 4:23 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who once spent his nights in jail and his days at the...
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FILE- In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, a technician works to prepare voting machines to be used in the presidential election, in Philadelphia. Republican lawmakers aren't committing to the money sought by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that Pennsylvania's counties replace their voting machines by 2020's presidential elections. Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Legislature say a roughly $34 billion budget counterproposal they are finalizing this week doesn't include the $15 million Wolf requested. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 12, 2019 - 12:57 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers aren't committing to the money sought by Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that counties replace their voting machines by 2020's presidential elections. Republicans who control the Legislature say a roughly $34 billion budget...
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Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 12, 2019 - 2:56 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country's mood will be in 2020. But a series of surprising primary results Tuesday offered mix messages on what...
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Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 11:22 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. The panel will focus on testimony from former White House counsel John Dean, a star witness from Watergate who helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 3:49 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders greets people during the Capital City Pride Fest, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Almost 20 Democratic presidential candidates are gathering in Iowa Sunday in an effort to demonstrate early support in the kick-off caucus state. In what amounts to an afternoon-long political talent show, 18 of the 24 declared Democratic hopefuls are scheduled to speak at...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 07, 2019 - 2:55 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tim Bottaro was ready to endorse Kamala Harris. He planned an event for the California senator in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, buying balloons to match her campaign's colors. But the morning before Harris was due to arrive, her campaign called the former Democratic Party chairman in...
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