House elections

FILE- In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Rep. Tommy Pope, R-York, speaks in Columbia, S.C. The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where Republican runoff voters are now tasked with deciding which mainstream Republican they'll choose as their pick to keep Mick Mulvaney's former seat in GOP control. Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman are up for election in Tuesday's GOP runoff in the 5th Congressional District. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:27 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home. The two candidates are alike in many ways, but one is backed by business...
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FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., attends a joint meeting of Congress in the House of Representatives chamber at the Capitol in Washington. Saily Avelenda, a New Jersey woman who joined a group urging Frelinghuysen to distance himself from President Donald Trump's policies, said Monday, May 15, 2017, she quit her job at Lakeland Bank after Frelinghuysen's fundraising letter to the bank included a handwritten note saying a "ringleader" of the protest movement worked there, Monday, May 15, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
May 15, 2017 - 2:40 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who joined a group critical of a Republican congressman and President Donald Trump's policies says she quit her job after the congressman referred to her in a fundraising letter to her employer. Saily Avelenda, who worked as an attorney for Lakeland Bank, said...
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Donald Trump Jr. poses for a photo with supporters of Republican Greg Gianforte, at a rally in East Helena, Mont., Thursday, May 11, 2017. Trump Jr. urged voters to support Gianforte in the May 25 special U.S. House election to fill the seat of Ryan Zinke, now President Donald Trump's Interior secretary. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 11, 2017 - 7:29 pm
EAST HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, said political forces — even within the GOP — were working to undermine his father's administration, and he urged voters in Montana to send more Republicans to Washington who can help advance the Trump White House's agenda. "We need...
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Fresh off the House vote on repealing Obamacare care, U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, right, holds a town meeting in Willingboro, N.J., Wednesday, May 10, 2017. MacArthur, who played a key role in helping the GOP-led U.S. House pass an Affordable Care Act replacement bill faced angry voters at a town hall Wednesday, with charged questions about health care and President Donald Trump. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 10:11 am
WILLINGBORO, N.J. (AP) — A Republican who headed the effort to revive the health care overhaul passed by the GOP-led U.S. House faced jeers and insults Wednesday as anger boiled over among voters at a town hall in a heavily Democratic part of his district. Rep. Tom MacArthur faced hundreds of angry...
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May 02, 2017 - 9:11 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 5th District primary race (all times local): _____ 9 p.m. Two colleagues in the South Carolina House will face off to be the Republican nominee in the race to replace former congressman Mick Mulvaney. State House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope and former state...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., center, listens to a question from the media as she is joined by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., right, and his brother, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, during a news conference, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The Miami Herald first reported the retirement Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
April 30, 2017 - 3:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., center, listens to a question from the media as she is joined by U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., right, and his brother, former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, during a news conference, in Miami. Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The Miami Herald first reported the retirement Sunday, April 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
April 30, 2017 - 3:04 pm
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, the first Cuban-American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it's time to move on after 38 years in office. The 64-year-old Republican was elected last November to Florida's redrawn 27th district, a stretch of southeast...
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April 20, 2017 - 5:14 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The pastor of a South Carolina church where nine worshippers were killed in a racist attack says a political ad by a candidate for a U.S. House is distasteful. The internet ad by Republican Sheri Few suggests the decision to bring down the Confederate flag after the massacre...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz says he won’t for re-election or any other office in 2018 (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 20, 2017 - 4:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election campaign or pressure to doggedly investigate his party's president. Instead, the 50-year-old...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Chaffetz says he won’t for re-election or any other office in 2018 (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 20, 2017 - 4:10 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's surprising decision not to run for re-election next year gives the GOP congressman a chance to avoid a potentially damaging re-election campaign and make a future run for governor while clearing the way for a number of ambitious Utah Republicans to...
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