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Democrats say Florida statehouse race a bellwether for US

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic win in a Florida statehouse district that's firmly Republican is being called a bellwether for national politics, a referendum of sorts on President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda.

Feb. 14, 2018 2:13 PM EST
Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan.

Feb. 12, 2018 5:26 AM EST
Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Feb. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EST
Trump accuser takes #MeToo message to voters in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rachel Crooks' allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump have been dismissed by the president and his supporters, so she has a new approach to ensure her message is heard: She's running for office.

Feb. 7, 2018 3:25 PM EST
Democratic memo on Russia probe under White House review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memo written by Democrats on the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation of Russian election interference was under review Tuesday at the White House, where President Donald Trump will decide whether to allow the public to read it.

Feb. 6, 2018 11:41 AM EST
Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state.

Jan. 18, 2018 12:10 PM EST
Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats suggest could lead to more Republican losses in the state.

Jan. 17, 2018 9:14 AM EST
South Carolina voters face widening GOP breach Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home.

May. 16, 2017 10:27 AM EDT
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

May. 11, 2017 9:23 PM EDT
Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election.

May. 9, 2017 3:31 AM EDT
Montana congressional race draws cash from outside state

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have poured in surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades.

May. 5, 2017 4:37 PM EDT
Correction: House Election-Georgia story

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — In a story April 19 about a runoff election in Georgia's 6th Correctional District, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a voter.

Apr. 20, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention — and campaign cash — on a race that poses an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Apr. 19, 2017 1:09 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders gained roars of approval from a friendly crowd on Monday as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party into a grassroots movement founded on the tenets of his unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign: fighting against the billionaire class and rigged economic and political systems.

Apr. 17, 2017 10:15 PM EDT
Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his political enemies seeking an upset in Georgia's special congressional election, blasting the leading Democratic candidate as a "super liberal" who "wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Trump did not expound on his unfounded accusations about 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, but the president's Twitter broadside a day before the special primary underscores how big a Democratic victory would be nationwide and in Atlanta's historically conservative northern suburbs.

Apr. 17, 2017 9:03 PM EDT
Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat emboldens Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans escaped a special House election in Kansas with a single-digit victory in a district where they have romped in the past, an early warning sign for the GOP at the start of Donald Trump's presidency.

Apr. 12, 2017 4:40 PM EDT

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