State legislature

"We did it!" yells Shawn McDonald, center, as he celebrates with Teisha Martinez, left, and Aubrey Taylor after a local media outlet called results showing Proposition 2 passed at the Proposition 2 election night party at the Infinity Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Proposition 2 legalizes the medical use of marijuana for individuals with qualifying medical illnesses. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)
November 09, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers. Utah will be on the...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaking to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 09, 2018 - 1:05 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Senate's top Republican expressed confidence Friday that the Russia investigation will be allowed to run its course, saying President Donald Trump has never signaled to him that special counsel Robert Mueller could be fired. Speaking to reporters in his home state, Senate...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke didn't turn Texas blue, but for the first time in decades, it's looking much less red. Texas has long been a laboratory of conservatism. But cracks in the GOP's supremacy are emerging. The results could reverberate nationally. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 09, 2018 - 11:08 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke didn't turn Texas blue. But for the first time in decades, it's looking much less red. The midterm elections in Texas ousted a Republican who carried a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, drove out a GOP lawmaker who called federal immigration agents on...
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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald held a press conference Thursday Nov. 8, 2018 after a meeting of the Senate Republican caucus in the State Capitol in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 4:27 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican lawmakers on Thursday privately discussed ways they could limit the incoming Democratic governor before he takes office, which the governor-elect described as a "desperate attempt to cling to power." Tony Evers, who narrowly defeated Republican Gov. Scott...
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Former President Barack Obama stands with Georgia Democratic candidate for Lt. Gov. Sarah Riggs Amico, left, gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and congressional candidate Lucy McBath, right, after speaking at during a campaign rally at Morehouse College Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 08, 2018 - 9:29 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Rep. Karen Handel has conceded her long-red House seat in the Atlanta suburbs to an African-American gun control advocate making her first run for public office. Handel's statement Thursday morning says her careful review of the vote count shows she narrowly lost to...
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Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott smiles as he speaks to supporters at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 07, 2018 - 11:07 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Florida Gov. Rick Scott requires a recount, there is little worry about it being a repeat of the 2000 presidential debacle. This time there won't be any hanging chads and the process is likely to take days,...
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Democrat Ilhan Omar is interviewed by The Associated Press Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Minneapolis after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race in Tuesday's election. She will be the first Somali American to serve in Congress and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
November 07, 2018 - 8:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Fresh off of becoming the first Somali-American elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that she's still enjoying being known for her firsts. In 2016 the one-time refugee became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S. when she won a seat in the...
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Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott speaks with his wife Ann by his side at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 07, 2018 - 6:47 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bitter and expensive clash between Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott's declaration of victory. Nelson has not conceded. His campaign says it's preparing for a recount and will have observers in...
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Gretchen Whitmer gives her acceptance speech after being elected the next governor of Michigan, in Detroit, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. The Michigan Democratic Party held its election night event at the Sound Board Theater at MotorCity Casino. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 4:43 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Republican wall that has stood in state capitols for much of the past decade now has a few holes in it. Democrats flipped control of seven gubernatorial offices, marking their greatest gains in several decades, and picked up hundreds of state legislative seats in...
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivers his victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
November 07, 2018 - 1:23 am
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. Cruz began as the...
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