House elections

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks in Philadelphia. Cheney is running for Republican conference chair. If chosen for the job, Cheney would be the highest-ranked woman in the House GOP leadership in just her second term. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 12, 2018 - 1:31 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's lone congresswoman, Liz Cheney, is poised to follow in her father's footsteps by becoming a member of House Republican leadership. Cheney is running for Republican conference chair and would be the only woman in the House Republican leadership. The leadership...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mama Hamil's Restaurant in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 12, 2018 - 5:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her...
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Harley Rouda, Democratic congressional candidate in the 48th district, addresses his supporters at his election night party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Newport Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)
November 10, 2018 - 8:48 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and...
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Katie Hill, a Democratic Party candidate from California's 25th congressional district speak waves at supporters during an election watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Santa Clarita, Calif. Hill is running against Republican incumbent Steve Knight. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 09, 2018 - 7:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Katie Hill captured the last Republican-held House seat anchored in Los Angeles County on Friday, padding the Democrats' advantage in the chamber next year. Hill ousted Republican Steve Knight, who was seeking a third term in the 25th District that cuts through suburbs,...
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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks to a crowd of volunteers and supporters of the Democratic party at an election night returns event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 07, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a pivotal moment for Nancy Pelosi — the beginning of a triumphal return as the nation's first female House speaker, or the start of a political reckoning over who should lead Democrats in the Donald Trump era. With Democrats winning control of the House, President Trump...
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David Rosen, from left, Jennifer Karol and her husband Tom Karol react to an update on the 32nd Texas congressional race during an election night party for Democratic candidate Colin Allred at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities in Dallas, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Allred is running against incumbent Republican Pete Sessions for the Texas 32nd U.S. congressional house district. (AP Photo/Andy Jacobsohn)
November 07, 2018 - 7:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018, file photo, Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw reacts to the crowd with his wife, Tara, as he comes on stage to deliver a victory speech during an election night party at the Cadillac Bar, in Houston. Crenshaw has chided “Saturday Night Live” comic Pete Davidson for poking fun of the eyepatch he wears because he was badly wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
November 04, 2018 - 10:00 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas Republican congressional candidate has chided "Saturday Night Live" comic Pete Davidson for poking fun at the eyepatch he wears because he was badly wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. Davidson said during Saturday's "Weekend Update" segment that Dan...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer walks into The Smokestack after winning the Democratic primary in Dubuque, Iowa. An often-overlooked battle is under way across rural and working-class America where President Donald Trump’s coalition of blue-collar voters offers Democrats an alternate route to the House majority. Finkenauer reflected on her blue-collar roots at a rally this week alongside the Democratic Party’s strongest liaison to working-class voters, former Vice President Joe Biden. “He shares the belief that every kid who grows up in a working-class family like mine has a right to a bright future,” Finkenauer said as she introduced Biden. (Eileen Meslar/Telegraph Herald via AP, File)
November 02, 2018 - 6:12 am
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — White, working-class voters fueled Donald Trump's rise to the White House, but days ahead of the pivotal midterm elections there's concern among Republicans that these same voters might abandon the GOP in states including Maine, Iowa and Minnesota. Democrats are targeting...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. King is coming under fire ahead of the midterm election as top Republican officials and campaign donors balk at standing with a Republican congressman who regularly espouses extreme views on race and immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 01, 2018 - 3:16 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican congressman Steve King is rejecting accusations that he's associated with an Austrian white supremacist group. Those claims have prompted condemnation from within his own party just days before Tuesday's election. During a forum with Iowa business leaders Thursday...
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U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, waits to speak to students during a stop at the Texas A&M-San Antonio, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in San Antonio. Hurd, one of President Donald Trump’s few Republican critics in Congress is trying to hang on for another term in a Texas swing district. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 01, 2018 - 12:02 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Few Republicans in Congress have publicly criticized President Donald Trump like Will Hurd of Texas, who didn't vote for him 2016 and won't say if he will in 2020. But next week on Election Day, Hurd could end up helping save him. One of just three black Republicans in Congress,...
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