State legislature

Cathy McMorris Rodgers prepares to give a speech after receiving the news that she took the edge over Lisa Brown for Fifth House District in the Washington state primary election during the Spokane County Republican Party's election night party, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Spokane, Wash. (Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 12:59 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Democrats in Washington state celebrated early primary returns as they sought to capture three GOP-held congressional districts, including one occupied by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a top GOP House leader. In the 5th Congressional District in eastern Washington, McMorris...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, file photo, Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, is photographed outside the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. In the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, Democrats pick former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib to run unopposed for the congressional seat that former Rep. John Conyers held for more than 50 years. Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman in Congress. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
August 08, 2018 - 2:36 am
WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington state and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 2:15 a.m. Former Michigan state lawmkaer Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a House seat, setting her...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her presumptive Republican challenger. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 08, 2018 - 1:44 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Missouri (all times local): 12:45 a.m. A county prosecutor who gained national attention in his handling of the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has lost a primary challenge to a black Ferguson...
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Sen. Maria Cantwell and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene greet supporters at the Redmond Coordinated Campaign Office in Redmond, Wash., Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 12:58 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and Republican Susan Hutchison will face off in November for a Washington Senate seat. Cantwell, who is seeking her fourth term, easily outpaced all other candidates in the Tuesday Democratic primary. Under Washington's primary system, the...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2017, file photo, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks during a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conyers’ congressional seat will remain in a Democrat’s hands after Michigan’s primary on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. For the first time in more than five decades, though, it won’t be his. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 08, 2018 - 12:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — Heavy voter turnout and delays in counting ballots Tuesday made it difficult to determine who would fill the congressional seat that retired Democratic Rep. John Conyers held for more than five decades. The only thing for certain was that it would be a Democrat. The 13th District...
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Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visit with patrons at a restaurant on the city's north side, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
August 07, 2018 - 9:45 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the Republican nomination for Michigan governor on Tuesday, defeating three other candidates vying to succeed term-limited GOP Gov. Rick Snyder. In the Democratic primary, former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer was leading in early...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks a question during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her presumptive Republican challenger. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 07, 2018 - 9:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's hopes of winning a third term in Republican-dominated Missouri could depend both on convincing voters she's sufficiently moderate and how voters feel about President Donald Trump, who is backing her Republican challenger. It's not an...
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This July 5, 2018, photo shows Alaska Democratic U.S. House candidate Dimitri Shein, middle, and his campaign chair Julie Olson, left, speaking to supporter Dana Dardis while campaigning door-to-door in Anchorage, Alaska. Shein faces several candidates in the Alaska Primary on Aug. 21, 2018, including independent Alyse Galvin. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
August 06, 2018 - 5:32 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — At age 37, Dimitri Shein has already lived the American dream. Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mother, who had married a man in Anchorage, wound up living in a shelter...
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FILE – In this April 24, 2012, file photo, Ohio state Sen. Troy Balderson, R-Zanesville, asks a question about permit fees for owning exotic animals during an Ohio Senate Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Committee hearing in Columbus, Ohio. Balderson and Danny O'Connor, a Democrat serving as recorder of Franklin County, Ohio, are running in a special congressional election on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, to determine who will fill out the final months of the term of former U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican who retired in January 2018, before both candidates face off again for the retired lawmaker's seat in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, general election. (James Miller/The Marion Star via AP, File)
August 06, 2018 - 2:15 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Democrat is within striking distance of winning a congressional race in Ohio on Tuesday for an open seat that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades. Both national parties are focusing on the contest for clues to whether Democrats will retake the U.S. House...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2018, file photo, law enforcement officers respond to Santa Fe High School after an active shooter was reported on campus in Santa Fe, Texas. Republican leaders in gun-friendly Texas are stamping down the prospects of 'red flag' laws that would let enforcement seize some firearms from people who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Gun control advocates hoped for an opening after mass shootings at a Texas church and high school within 6 months of each other. (Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
August 05, 2018 - 12:51 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas schools have been adding metal detectors and armed personnel in an effort to improve campus security in response to the deadly May attack at a Houston-area high school that left eight students and two teachers dead. Among the steps that Texas apparently won't be taking...
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