State legislature

A Fulton County election worker counts provisional ballots, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Atlanta. Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords, and hours-long lines at the polls are being scrutinized in Georgia, where the governor's race is still undecided as votes are still being tallied.(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
November 08, 2018 - 9:44 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Karen Handel has conceded her long-red House seat in the Atlanta suburbs to an African-American gun control advocate making her first run for public office. Handel's statement Thursday morning says her careful review of the vote count shows she narrowly lost to...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, is pictured during an interview in Oklahoma City. Hof, who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district. Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2018 in the race for Nevada's 36th Assembly District. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
November 07, 2018 - 3:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate. County officials will appoint a Republican to take Hof's place in the state Assembly. He...
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FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo Florida Gov. Rick Scott, center, speaks at a campaign rally in Orlando, Fla. Scott is challenging three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson. Florida will vote for governor, U.S. Senate, Cabinet seats, Congress and decide 12 ballot questions. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
November 07, 2018 - 1:42 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bitter and expensive clash between Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson appears to be heading to a recount, despite Scott's declaration of victory. Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says it's preparing for a recount and will have...
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers his victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 07, 2018 - 2:23 am
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top. Cruz began as the...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 photo Rep. Greg Gianforte listens during a meeting with leaders from the Montana Department of Justice and Montana Highway Patrol in Helena, Mont.. Gianforte is running against Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams to keep the congressional seat he won last year in a special election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
November 04, 2018 - 3:09 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will give him some of the credit. Gianforte has tied his political fortunes to Trump as he seeks...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos shows Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. Win or lose Texas' high-profile Senate race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, both Cruz and O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
November 04, 2018 - 11:28 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Win or lose Texas' Senate race, both Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures. Perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. For O'Rourke, an upset, or even a close loss, could catapult him to national prominence, allowing the Democratic El Paso...
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Harvey Rosenfeld attends a Democratic party rally Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla., bedecked in a red, white and blue outfit topped with an Uncle Sam hat and had a sign around his neck reading, “Be Patriotic, Respect Democracy, Honor America.” The 68-year-old retired publicist said he had been a Republican for 30 years until its stances against abortion rights and gay rights drove him away. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)
November 03, 2018 - 11:04 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon and gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school's homecoming game Saturday. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and eight-inch platform shoes with...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 11, 2018, file photograph, Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Walker Stapleton speaks after introducing his running mate, Lang Sias, during a news conference in a military aircraft museum in Denver. Stapleton, who has served two terms as the state's treasurer, is facing Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis in the race for the state's top official. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
November 03, 2018 - 5:52 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, as too radical and extreme for the rapidly growing state as the GOP tries to prevent a complete Democratic takeover of the Statehouse. Stapleton's...
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U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana leads a crowd in a cheer during a rally in Helena, Mont., on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Tester, a Democrat is running for re-election against Republican challenger Matt Rosendale. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
November 03, 2018 - 5:02 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — With President Donald Trump clamoring to defeat U.S. Sen. Jon Tester and conservative groups spending heavily against him, the Democrat is falling back on a well-worn strategy in his pursuit of a third term: make the election about Montana, not Washington. Trump's feud with...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church is shown and includes 26 white chairs, each painted with a cross and and rose, and is displayed in the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The anniversary of the deadliest church shooting in the nation's history _ when a gunman killed 25 people in the rural church near San Antonio _ is the day before the Texas Senate election between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke. But you wouldn't know it spending time with either campaign. That massacre in Sutherland Springs, and another Texas mass shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston about six months later, aren't the race's top issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 02, 2018 - 1:11 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Senate candidates are seldom heard on the campaign trail referencing the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history, which marks its one-year anniversary on the eve of next week's election. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz frequently criticizes Democrat Beto O'Rourke as being...
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