State elections

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks as he marks his primary election ballot at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 13, 2018 - 10:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2018, file photo, Democratic New York state Senate candidate Julia Salazar smiles as she speaks to a supporter before a rally in McCarren Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Salazar is taking on 16-year-incumbent Sen. Martin Dilan in Brooklyn's 18th District. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 13, 2018 - 8:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Salazar, a democratic socialist, overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life and questions about her truthfulness Thursday to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn. The 27-year-old, first-time candidate defeated Sen. Martin Dilan in New York's 18th...
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Former President Barack Obama speaks to a full crowd in Foellinger Auditorium Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. Obama will receive a medal for the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government at a private ceremony following the speech.(Stephen Haas/The News-Gazette via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 7:57 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama speaking in Ohio (all times local): 8:47 p.m. Former President Barack Obama says he has a simple message headed into the fall midterm elections: Vote. Obama told a crowd of thousands at a school auditorium in Cleveland on Thursday that...
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September 13, 2018 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers on Thursday debated a Republican proposal to expand the new tax law by making permanent the individual tax cuts now set to expire in 2026. But the move is undercut by election pressures faced by GOP lawmakers from high-tax states where residents are hurt by the law...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:37 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official now is doing political work for him. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show Washington-based GMMB recently has been making...
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Incumbent Democratic Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo greets supporters alongside her son, Thompson, at her primary night victory party, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 13, 2018 - 6:15 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island, who made a case for a second term by highlighting the state's improving economic fortunes, has survived a grassroots challenge from the left to win her party's nomination for re-election. She will now face Republican Allan Fung...
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September 12, 2018 - 10:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump might want to keep an eye on Thursday's Democratic primary for attorney general in New York. There's a chance he'll be sparring with the winner in a few months. All four candidates have vowed to be a legal thorn in the Republican president's side. Candidates...
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Republican candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, chats with Gladesman and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner Ron Bergeron during an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 12, 2018 - 7:29 pm
THE EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis toured a section of the Everglades by airboat with a famed alligator wrestler Wednesday, seeking to broaden his voter appeal while vowing to combat the state's top environmental woes. Former state wildlife commissioner,...
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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., speaks to students and supporters at the University of Missouri - St. Louis Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. McCaskill is running for re-election. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 12, 2018 - 6:42 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley on Wednesday released their 2017 tax returns, but McCaskill's decision not to release her rich husband's return prompted GOP allegations that she's not as open as she should be about...
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Republican Eddie Edwards, nominee for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, speaks to a reporter, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Dover, N.H., one day after winning the primary race. Edwards would be the first black congressman from New Hampshire if he defeats Democrat Chris Pappas in the November general election. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 12, 2018 - 6:42 pm
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers a little differently. Democrat Chris Pappas is embracing the fact he could become the state's first...
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