Elections

Acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Annapolis. Young has become acting mayor after Catherine Pugh abruptly announced Monday that she's taking a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about involving book sales. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
April 02, 2019 - 1:27 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore's acting mayor told legislators Tuesday that the city "is in good hands" until the mayor decides whether to return after abruptly announcing a leave of absence to "focus on her health" amid a political scandal about "self-dealing" book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017 file photo North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes speaks during the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C. Hayes won't seek re-election to the post after all, the former congressman announced Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer, File)
April 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of North Carolina's Republican Party and a secretive big-money donor are facing federal bribery and wire fraud charges accusing them of trying to sway regulatory decisions in favor of the donor's insurance companies, according to indictments unsealed Tuesday. State...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot, right, participates in a candidate forum in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
March 29, 2019 - 12:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The race to be Chicago's next mayor pits a longtime political insider against a former prosecutor who's never held public office, and it comes at a time when many voters are weary of the old machine-style politics for which Chicago has long been known. In some ways the contest...
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In this Wednesday, March 27, 2019 photo, signs posted on the doors of the Bolten Street Baptist Church are seen during a meeting coordinated to garner support for one black candidate in Savannah's mayoral race, in Savannah, Ga. Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending, unless they were African-American. (Eric Curl/Savannah Morning News via AP)
March 28, 2019 - 10:07 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Organizers of a meeting to discuss an upcoming mayoral race in Georgia barred reporters from attending — unless they were African-American. The Wednesday meeting at a church in Savannah was held to try to unite the city's black community behind a single candidate for mayor in...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, a woman votes in Sandy Springs, Ga. With the presidential primaries less than a year away, security experts and elected officials have expressed concern about whether the state and federal governments have done enough since 2016 to fend off another attack by Russia or other foreign actors. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
March 26, 2019 - 1:12 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With the end of the special counsel's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 race for the White House, election security experts are wondering whether the U.S. is doing enough to fend off an attack in 2020. The special counsel's probe ended last week with the conclusion...
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March 25, 2019 - 6:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state audit released Monday contradicted former Gov. Bruce Rauner's claim that his administration had done everything federal experts recommended to remedy a deadly 2015 Legionnaires' disease crisis at an Illinois veterans' home. Auditor General Frank Mautino reported...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virginia to discuss the need for nonpartisan and transparent redistricting reform during this year's General Assembly session. In Vermont, a commission submits plans for state House and Senate districts to the state Legislature, which can approve or change them. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 2:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in Atlanta. Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor’s race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star. It’s a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she founded to promote voting rights. They can accept unlimited sums of money, which could be a problem if she runs for office again. There is no proof of illegal activity. But donation limits could be applied retroactively to the group’s spending if she runs for federal office. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 20, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair...
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March 13, 2019 - 9:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke has told a Texas TV station that he's running for president in 2020. The former Texas congressman sent a text message to KTSM Wednesday afternoon confirming the news that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination. He wrote: "I'm really proud of...
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March 11, 2019 - 7:55 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska Republican Party intern who later worked as a paid campaign staffer for Gov. Pete Ricketts apologized Monday after being exposed as the person behind a series of hateful online posts in which he used anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs and advocated for violence...
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