midterm elections

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., talks to supporters at her campaign office in Irvine, Calif. A string of stunning losses has set off a fresh round of Republican soul-searching in California, where the party has been drifting toward irrelevance for years. Republican Rep. Walters was defeated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in the heart of Orange County, once a nationally known Republican stronghold. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 16, 2018 - 9:12 pm
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." She was right. The congresswoman's stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a...
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En esa combinación de imágenes del 20 de mayo de 2018 se muestra a los candidatos a gobernador del estado de Georgia, Stacey Abrams (izquierda) y Brian Kemp, en Atlanta. (AP Fotos/John Amis, archivo)
November 16, 2018 - 9:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the...
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A Republican observer looks at a ballot during a hand recount, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla. Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 16, 2018 - 8:31 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson...
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November 16, 2018 - 4:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic challengers have expanded vote advantages in tight North Carolina state Senate races. That's putting the party on the verge of eliminating the Republicans' veto-proof majority in the chamber. County election boards tallied final vote totals Friday to include absentee...
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This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. (AP Photos/John Amis, File)
November 16, 2018 - 8:56 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams' campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting. The Democrat's longshot strategy relies on a statute that's never been used in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Their campaigns are not yet official, but some Democrats are beginning to frame the 2020 fight on their terms. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 16, 2018 - 1:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. "What I've found myself recently saying is this: 'If it's worth fighting for, it's a fight worth...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Katie Porter speaks during an election night event on in Tustin, Calif. Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday, Nov. 15 in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 15, 2018 - 9:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Katie Porter captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat Thursday in the heart of what once was Southern California's Reagan country, extending a rout of the state's GOP House delegation that might not be over. Porter's upset in Orange County is a sign of changing times...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks to supporters of her campaign during an election night party she shared with fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, right, in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat, is in a Nov. 27 runoff against Mike Espy in this non-partisan race. The winner will serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 9:03 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote. A campaign spokeswoman for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith criticized the video, saying the senator was joking. The brief clip...
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Susan Bucher, Supervisor of Elections walks near ballot boxes at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office during a recount on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
November 15, 2018 - 3:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker also rejected a...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democrat Jared Golden, left, joined by wife Isobel, right, speaks to supporters as they wait for results in the 2nd Congressional District election in Lewiston, Maine. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday, Nov. 15, after a federal judge denied Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin's request to halt tabulations under Maine’s new voting system. (AP Photo/Joel Page)
November 15, 2018 - 3:08 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Democrat who trailed a Republican incumbent in a costly U.S. House race in Maine came from behind to emerge as the victor Thursday following extra rounds of tabulations under the state's new voting system, officials said. Election officials declared Jared Golden the winner,...
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