State elections

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. Texas has long been a pipeline for Republican presidential candidates like nowhere in the nation. But it's two of the state's rising stars from the other party who look poised to take 2020 shots at the White House. Former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says he's likely to run, while O'Rourke has done an about-face and isn't ruling one out a bid either, after nearly upsetting Republican Ted Cruz in a Senate race that became highly-watched nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 28, 2018 - 4:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Known in recent decades for producing Republican presidential candidates, Texas has two Democrats poised to run for president in 2020. Julian Castro, a secretary of Housing and Urban Development under former President Barack Obama, says he's likely to run, while Rep. Beto O'...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 9:14 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to her supporters as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 12:35 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was...
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This combination photo shows Mike Espy, left, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary, on Oct. 5, 2018, and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., on Nov. 5, 2018, both in Jackson, Miss. The last U.S. Senate race of the midterms was coming to a close Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, as Mississippi residents chose between Hyde-Smith, a white Republican Senate appointee whose "public hanging" comments angered many people, and Espy, a black Democrat who was agriculture secretary when Bill Clinton was in the White House. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 27, 2018 - 10:36 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith says she will work hard to represent everyone in Mississippi regardless of whether they voted for her. Hyde-Smith was speaking to supporters Tuesday after...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams addresses supporters during an election night watch party in Atlanta. After losing governor’s races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump’s picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say the Senate must reject Thomas Farr’s nomination to a North Carolina district court. The Democrats say Farr is a threat to voting rights of nonwhites. Farr defended North Carolina laws that federal courts have found discriminatory against black voters. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 27, 2018 - 9:59 am
ATLANTA (AP) — After losing close governor's races in Georgia and Florida, Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum are joining other black leaders to oppose one of President Donald Trump's picks for a lifetime federal judgeship. Abrams and Gillum say in a joint statement Tuesday that the Senate should...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 26, 2018 - 9:55 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists," as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate...
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Appointed U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., answers a question during a televised Mississippi U.S. Senate debate with Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, Pool)
November 26, 2018 - 6:01 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump stumped in Mississippi on Monday for a Republican Senate appointee who wants voters to focus on her unwavering support for him, and not the racial questions that have made Tuesday's runoff election a much closer contest than anyone expected. "She votes...
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Surrounded by her family, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, talks about election results in the 4th Congressional District at the Utah Republican Party headquarters Monday Nov. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 26, 2018 - 1:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defeated Republican Congresswoman Mia Love delivered a sharp rebuke Monday to President Donald Trump and her party's relationship with black Americans. Love, the first and only black Republican woman in Congress, spoke for the first time since she was narrowly defeated by...
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November 25, 2018 - 8:40 pm
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two U.S. Senate candidates rallied supporters around their themes of conservatism and moderation Sunday as they entered the closing days of their campaigns. The last two years of the Senate term begun by the now-retired Thad Cochran hangs in the balance Tuesday...
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Several dozen people stand in line outside the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, waiting to cast absentee ballots in a U.S. Senate election runoff between Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. Saturday was the deadline for people to cast absentee ballots at circuit clerks' offices, and it is unusual to see lines on the absentee deadline day. The runoff election is Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, and the winner will serve the final two years of a six-year term started by longtime Sen. Thad Cochran. Mississippi's Republican governor appointed Hyde-Smith to serve temporarily when Cochran retired because of health concerns. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
November 25, 2018 - 3:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" to the job, and he thinks the Republican he's trying to unseat has a background lacking in those qualities. Democrat Mike Espy spoke Saturday about how he and his...
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