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Democrats gain governors' seats, but GOP holds some states

Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor's seats in several key states, marking significant steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols.

Nov. 7, 2018 4:25 AM EST
Abrams vows to wait until all Georgia governor votes counted

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams saying ballots remain to be counted in her fierce battle with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the first black woman elected governor in the U.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:41 AM EST
Cruz fends off O'Rourke in Texas Senate race

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O'Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed a late boost from President Donald Trump to help push the incumbent over the top.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:23 AM EST
Newcomer Watkins wins House seat in eastern Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans held onto an eastern Kansas congressional seat Tuesday they had been in danger of losing because of questions about their novice candidate's public statements.

Nov. 7, 2018 1:28 AM EST
Trump frames midterms as 'tremendous success'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the potential loss of one-party control in Washington, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday's election results a "tremendous success" for Republicans as his party maintained its hold on the Senate while Democrats picked up GOP-held seats in the House.

Nov. 7, 2018 12:01 AM EST
The Latest: Trump, Obama give closing arguments for midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):8:35 p.m.President Donald Trump is urging voters in Tennessee and Georgia to back Republicans in statewide races, warning that Democrats want to destroy the country with high taxes and illegal immigration as well as divisive politics.

Nov. 4, 2018 11:48 PM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 6, 2018 12:54 AM EST
Democrats' hopes high for taking House, but nothing certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived.Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's hold on power in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

Nov. 5, 2018 3:22 PM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 5, 2018 12:40 PM EST
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 4, 2018 1:15 PM EST
Win or lose, Cruz and O'Rourke may remain political forces

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke probably have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations, regardless of which one wins their high-profile Texas Senate race.

Nov. 4, 2018 11:29 AM EST
Trump slams Indiana Democratic ads touting Libertarian

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly of "trying to steal the election" by running ads touting the Libertarian candidate in an effort to peel away votes from Republican challenger Mike Braun in a close contest.

Nov. 3, 2018 10:46 PM EDT
Battle for US House seats includes one-time GOP stronghold

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California on Saturday in a frantic rush to secure votes, knocking on doors, dialing phones and urging throngs of volunteers to fight for every vote.

Nov. 3, 2018 7:38 PM EDT
Governor's race could flip power or continue Nevada dynasty

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican from a political dynasty and a powerful Las Vegas-area politician hoping to become Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades are in a tight race for the state's top office Tuesday.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:17 PM EDT
Kansas Democrats hopeful of breaking GOP grip on power

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in Kansas who have had to sit on the political sidelines for the better part of a decade are hoping for a blue wave on Election Day that could help them break the Republican grip on power and are optimistic about their chances in several races, including the one for governor.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:15 PM EDT
Trump rallies for 2018 Republicans _ with an eye toward 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned back-to-back Friday as he launched a feverish push to help elect Republicans in next week's voting — but he also looked ahead to facing off against "one of the lefties" he expects to challenge his re-election effort in 2020.

Nov. 3, 2018 1:24 AM EDT
Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:56 AM EDT
Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding from a distance, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama exchanged tough words Friday as they sought to rally their parties' base voters in the final days before the midterm elections.

Nov. 2, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
Pence lauds economy in rally to help Kansas, Missouri GOP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence rallied several hundred fellow Republican conservatives Friday in hopes of pushing Senate candidate Josh Hawley in Missouri and governor candidate Kris Kobach in Kansas to narrow victories in states that President Donald Trump won handily two years ago.

Nov. 2, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

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