State legislature

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams answers her phone before speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists in Detroit. Southern politics was a one-party affair for a long time. But now it’s a mixed bag with battlegrounds emerging in states with growing metro areas where white voters are more willing to back Democrats. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Solid South is no more. A century of rule by "Southern Democrats" followed by a generation of Republican domination is evolving into something more complex. This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two. In states like Georgia and Texas, population...
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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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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018, file photo, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams answers a question as he and U.S. Rep. Mia Love participate in a debate in Sandy, Utah, as the two battle for Utah's 4th Congressional District. McAdams declared victory Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in the tight race, but Love didn’t concede and The Associated Press has not called the race. (Scott G Winterton/Deseret News, via AP, Pool, File)
November 20, 2018 - 7:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams has flipped a U.S. House seat in deep-red Utah, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes in a race that took two weeks to settle. McAdams defeated Love, the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, by a margin just over what...
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November 19, 2018 - 8:10 pm
A former Cleveland-area judge who spent nine months in prison for beating his wife at the time is now a suspect in her stabbing death over the weekend and is likely to be charged, authorities said Monday. Police said in court documents the ex-judge who also served in the state legislature was...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows candidates for Texas' 23rd District Congressional seat in the November 2018 election from left, incumbent GOP Rep. Will Hurd and Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones. Ortiz Jones has headed to Washington for congressional orientation even though she trails incumbent Hurd by 1,000 votes in their contested race to represent a sprawling West Texas district. The race is close enough that Ortiz Jones could seek a recount. She is about 1,000 votes behind Hurd out of around 209,000 counted. She hasn't so far, instead seeking to have more provisional votes counted. (AP Photo/File)
November 19, 2018 - 2:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Will Hurd, one of few Republican critics of President Donald Trump in Congress, narrowly won his re-election bid Monday in a sprawling Texas district that has been a perennial battleground. Democratic challenger Gina Ortiz Jones conceded Monday, nearly two weeks after...
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FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, Gil Cisneros, a Democratic candidate who is running for a U.S. House seat in California's 39th District, speaks during a campaign stop in Buena Park, Calif. Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 18, 2018 - 8:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2018, file photo, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks during a joint appearance with former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a lecture series at the University of Nevada, Reno. He may no longer lead Democrats in the U.S. Senate, but the political machine Reid built to turn Nevada blue is still humming along. Democrats romped up and down the state, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller and taking the governorship, lieutenant governor, attorney general and treasurer posts while expanding their state legislative control to supermajorities.(AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File)
November 18, 2018 - 11:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the midterms. They ousted Republican Sen. Dean Heller, won races for governor and lieutenant governor and...
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This image made from video posted on Andrew Gillum's Facebook profile on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, shows him with his wife, R. Jai, at a park in Florida. In the video, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate congratulated Republican Ron DeSantis but vowed to remain politically active although he gave no clues as his future plans. His term as Tallahassee mayor ends next week. (AP Photo)
November 17, 2018 - 10:14 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Braced for a new era of divided government, lame-duck Republicans who have long controlled two upper Midwest states are priming last-ditch laws to advance their conservative agenda or to weaken the influence of Democratic governors-elect.The moves, which may spark lawsuits if they come to pass, would follow midterm elections in which Democrats swept statewide offices in Michigan and Wisconsin for the first time in decades but fell short of taking over gerrymandered legislatures.(AP Photo/Andy Manis File)
November 17, 2018 - 10:11 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws to weaken Democrats and advance a conservative agenda. Michigan Republicans want to water down a minimum wage law they approved before the election so it would...
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William Marx, points to projected images of the old congressional districts of Pennsylvania on top, and the new re-drawn districts on the bottom, while standing in the classroom where he teaches civics in Pittsburgh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Marx was a plaintiff in the Pennsylvania lawsuit that successfully challenged the Republican-drawn congressional maps. Marx said he believes the new district boundaries resulted in "a more fair congressional representation of the will of the people in Pennsylvania." (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
November 17, 2018 - 9:04 am
The midterm elections have provided a case study on partisan gerrymandering that shows how the drawing of district boundaries can affect who's elected to Congress. Earlier this year, courts in Pennsylvania and North Carolina declared their congressional districts to be unconstitutional partisan...
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