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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, file photo, voters Jenny Hart, center, and James Hart, of Clearwater, wait in line to enter the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Pinellas County Courthouse during early voting in Clearwater, Fla. Florida's Pinellas County is one to watch on election night. It was one of only four counties in Florida to switch from Obama to Trump. One thing everyone can agree on: Keep an eye on Pinellas on election night because it's a barometer for broader trends in the state and possibly the nation. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File)
October 20, 2020 - 11:03 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Latricia Robinson donned a surgical mask and marched into the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office on a recent day to drop off her ballot, one of more than 135,000 people in the Florida county to vote early so far this election season. The 48-year-old St...
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October 18, 2020 - 2:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James A. Johnson, a former Democratic campaign operative who was CEO of housing lender Fannie Mae in the 1990s and served as chairman of Walter Mondale's presidential bid, died Sunday at his home in Washington. He was 76. Johnson's son, Alfred, confirmed that his father had died...
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Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during an event for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Michigan State Fairgrounds in Novi, Mich., Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 17, 2020 - 12:16 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Call him low-key, understated, maybe even “boring." First-term Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan is betting voters care more about his effectiveness, as he desperately fights to keep a seat his party is counting on to take the Senate majority. The bespectacled, bearded 61-year...
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Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
October 15, 2020 - 5:15 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy. The governor’s decision, which is expected to be...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2020, file photo, Gov. Steve Bullock, left, and U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., prepare their notes before the beginning of their televised debate at the KUFM-TV studio at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Bullock and Daines. For Montana residents, it means an unrelenting barrage of advertisements any time they turn on their computers, televisions and radios or open their mailboxes. (Ben Allan Smith/The Missoulian via AP, File)
October 14, 2020 - 9:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Political groups fighting for control of the U.S. Senate have poured more than $118 million into the contest between Montana's Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and Republican incumbent Steve Daines, a record shattering figure for the sparsely-populated state that dwarfs spending...
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Philadelphia resident Priscilla Bennett receives her mail-in ballot at the opening of a satellite election office at Temple University's Liacouras Center, on Sept. 29, 2020, in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania is one of this year's most hotly contested battleground states and also is facing a flurry of lawsuits, complaints and partisan finger-pointing over its election procedures and systems. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
October 14, 2020 - 9:14 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For anxiety over voting and ballot counting in this year’s presidential election, it’s hard to top Pennsylvania. Election officials in Philadelphia, home to one-fifth of the state's Democratic voters, have been sued by President Donald Trump’s campaign, blasted by the...
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With an election official looking on an elderly voter uses the drive-thru option to vote outside Richardson City Hall during early voting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
October 13, 2020 - 12:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Eating at a restaurant as the coronavirus spreads across Texas doesn’t necessarily feel safe to Regina Cuchapin, but the Houston resident is willing to take a calculated risk and put herself among crowds to do one thing: vote. Cuchapin and many millions of others in the nation's...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepares for the start of his debate with democratic candidate Amy McGrath in Lexington, Ky., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Michael Clubb, The Kentucky Kernel via AP Pool)
October 12, 2020 - 8:40 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s opponent accused him of failing the country with the lack of another coronavirus relief package, while the Republican incumbent described himself as a powerful advocate for Kentucky in a hard-hitting televised debate Monday evening. In their first, and...
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Democratic candidate Barbara Bollier addresses the crowd and answers questions during a lawn chair chat with Johnson County voters at Sar-Ko-Par Park, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lenexa, Kan. Bollier is running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, facing Roger Marshall, a U.S. Representative of Kansas' 1st congressional district. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)
October 11, 2020 - 4:27 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Sunday circulated a video of the Democrats' candidate for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas praising strict Australian gun laws that she said “took them all away” to undercut her campaign as a political moderate in what's been an unexpectedly tough red-state race...
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FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a news conference in St. Louis. Gov. Parson, a former sheriff running for reelection on a law-and-order platform against Nicole Galloway, Missouri's state auditor. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
October 11, 2020 - 8:42 am
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A conservative political action committee in Missouri is facing accusations of racism after posting a website that uses images of violent protests and photos of Black politicians to attack the Democratic candidate for governor on her support for police. Nicole Galloway,...
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