State elections

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at a candidate forum on Saturday, June 15, 2019, in Charleston, S.C., sponsored by the Black Economic Alliance. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 15, 2019 - 3:41 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at...
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Democratic Presidential candidate Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 14, 2019 - 10:54 pm
Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a late entry...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019, file photo White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. The possibility that Sanders may run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race that's three years away but had already been expected to be a crowded and expensive fight among Republicans. President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for governor when he announced her departure as press secretary on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 14, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in Arkansas who appeared in campaign ads for her dad and learned about the state's rough-and-tumble politics by working on his campaign and others. Now, speculation...
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June 13, 2019 - 9:46 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rep. Mark Walker's announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that shows President Donald Trump's influence on state politics and the high stakes in the 2020 congressional elections. Walker said he'll...
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Joe Morrissey, right, with his daughter Bella, 3, celebrates his Democratic primary win in 16th District State Senate race with his supporters at the election party of Plaza Mexico in Petersburg, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 3:23 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who once spent his nights in jail and his days at the...
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Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks to supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Saslaw won the race. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 12, 2019 - 1:56 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's off-year elections later this year — when 140 legislative seats and partisan control of the Legislature is up for grabs — may signal what the rest of the country's mood will be in 2020. But a series of surprising primary results Tuesday offered mix messages on what...
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Virginia state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, greets supporters at an election party in Springfield, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 11, 2019 - 10:09 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost...
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June 11, 2019 - 3:45 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's top election official on Tuesday rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's action came as opponents of the law are fighting in court force the Republican to approve...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. The panel will focus on testimony from former White House counsel John Dean, a star witness from Watergate who helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 2:49 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was...
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives on stage to speak during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 09, 2019 - 5:42 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden was not in the banquet hall for the Iowa Democratic Party's blockbuster fundraiser on Sunday where 19 of his party's presidential candidates spoke. But he was present in the veiled criticism from several of his rivals. In five-minute chunks of speaking time, the...
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