State elections

October 30, 2019 - 5:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, a regular guest on Fox News shows, says he'll run for Congress in Pennsylvania, confirming what President Donald Trump announced during an address last week in Pittsburgh. Parnell said Wednesday that he'll run for Pennsylvania's politically divided 17th District...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg files for the New Hampshire primary ballot at the Statehouse, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
October 30, 2019 - 4:18 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — If you think the Democratic presidential race is crowded now, wait until you see the New Hampshire primary ballot. The collection of political gadflies and citizen-candidates who emerge every presidential election to join nationally recognized figures on the ballot began to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a press conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Northam is actively campaigning for Democratic legislative candidates ahead of Election Day (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 30, 2019 - 11:38 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — When a blackface scandal nearly forced Gov. Ralph Northam from office in February, the folksy pediatrician became an instant pariah among fellow Democrats. A political death watch took shape as the governor used underground tunnels at the Capitol to stay out of sight. Now...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly, in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina judges on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, blocked the state's congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer via AP, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges on Monday blocked the state's congressional map from being used in the 2020 elections, ruling that voters had a strong likelihood of winning a lawsuit that argued Republicans unlawfully manipulated district lines for partisan gain. The panel of three...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2109, file photo, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions smiles during a farewell ceremony for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in the Great Hall at the Department of Justice in Washington. Sessions is planning to run for his former Senate seat in Alabama. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
October 28, 2019 - 8:21 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is exploring the possibility of a run for his former Senate seat in Alabama, according to people with knowledge of the calls. Three Republicans with knowledge of the situation say Sessions has made telephone calls exploring the...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 file photo, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, left, and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear participate in a debate on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky. In a Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 debate, Gov. Matt Bevin denied claiming in a radio interview months ago that suicides happen on a nightly basis in casinos and challenged his Democratic opponent to produce a tape proving him wrong. Beshear responded that Bevin’s remarks are on tape. Beshear’s campaign produced the audiotape Sunday in a social media post.(Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, Pool, File)
October 27, 2019 - 5:12 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heading into the final days of Kentucky's bitter race for governor, Republican incumbent Matt Bevin has exposed himself to a new attack by denying his recorded claim that suicides happen nightly in casinos. Telling a debate audience Saturday night that the truth matters,...
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A man sits behind a voting booth together with his dogs at a polling station in Erfurt, Germany, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. The citizens of the German state Thuringia are going to elect their new parliament during this day. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
October 27, 2019 - 6:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in the German state of Thuringia are casting ballots in a state election that could boost a far-right politician known for his fiery anti-migrant speeches. About 1.7 million people are eligible to vote in Sunday's election in the state, located in the heart of Germany and...
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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during a rally at Aiken High School in Aiken, S.C. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
October 26, 2019 - 8:52 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is pulling out of a South Carolina criminal justice forum over organizers' handling of President Donald Trump's appearance. Soon after her announcement, the mayor of South Carolina's capital city, Columbia, and a co-host of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 file photo State Senators Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, front left, Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, second from left, and Sen. Barbara Favola, D-Arlington third from left, applaud a speech along with other ERA supporters in the gallery of the the House of Delegates at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Democrats hoping to seize control of the Virginia Legislature in the 2019 elections say passing the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment will be a top priority next year. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 26, 2019 - 8:36 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Carol Jenkins sees it, a nearly 100-year push to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is closer to reality now than it's ever been. That's why there's a "tremendous effort" underway to elect supporters of the long-stalled gender equality measure in...
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The screen grab provided by the Missy for Senate campaign, shows a photo of an ad featuring Virginia Beach shooting survivor Karen Havekost. The campaign for Democratic candidate Missy Cotter Smasal began airing the ad "Karen" as she runs for Virginia state Senate. The TV spot quotes a woman who survived the Virginia Beach mass shooting in May and claims Republican incumbent Bill DeSteph hasn't done enough on gun control in the shooting's wake. (Missy for Senate)
October 25, 2019 - 5:07 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Chris Parker is the type of Virginian whom Democrats hope to get to the polls next month to help them flip the legislature and usher in a wave of stricter gun laws. Parker leans Democratic and believes there "definitely" needs to be more gun control, including limits on...
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