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Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post.

Nov. 17, 2018 8:34 PM EST
In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage.

Nov. 17, 2018 3:01 PM EST
California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us.

Nov. 16, 2018 9:14 PM EST
Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she'll file lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race on Friday, but pledged to fight the former secretary of state's "gross mismanagement" of the elections with a federal lawsuit.

Nov. 16, 2018 6:32 PM EST
McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election fallout.

Nov. 14, 2018 11:06 AM EST
Bloomberg likely to decide on 2020 bid by early next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

Nov. 14, 2018 12:05 AM EST
Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

Nov. 13, 2018 4:35 PM EST
Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

Nov. 12, 2018 12:09 AM EST
Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.

Nov. 11, 2018 3:15 PM EST
Democrat Rouda wins House race over California's Rohrabacher

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and voters' distaste for President Donald Trump.

Nov. 10, 2018 9:48 PM EST
Correction: Election 2018-Turnout story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 8 about Election Day turnout, The Associated Press misidentified the source of an analysis of youth voters.

Nov. 9, 2018 5:47 PM EST
Tester wins by poaching Trump voters, holding his base

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Jon Tester overcame President Donald Trump's personal interest in his defeat to win a third term by holding on to his base and poaching voters who gave Trump a landslide victory in Montana in 2016.

Nov. 8, 2018 7:10 PM EST
House Democrats gain in California, but key races undecided

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans suffered twin setbacks in closely contested House races, allowing Democrats to pad their edge in Washington while delivering unwelcome news for a state GOP that has been drifting toward irrelevance.

Nov. 8, 2018 1:55 AM EST
Victory aside, Pelosi's return as House speaker not a given

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vilified by Republicans on the campaign trail, Nancy Pelosi emerged as President Donald Trump's preferred choice to become speaker of the House, arriving on Capitol Hill with an air of inevitability after leading her party back to the majority.

Nov. 8, 2018 12:28 AM EST
Trump mocks GOP losers who kept their distance from him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting any hint of a setback, President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked members of his own party who were defeated in the midterm elections after distancing themselves from him and suggested that the Republicans' loss of a House majority could turn out to be "extremely good" for him politically.

Nov. 7, 2018 6:29 PM EST

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