midterm elections

Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith calls on her family members to identify themselves as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 10:14 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about "public hanging." Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike...
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith speaks to her supporters as she celebrates her runoff win over Democrat Mike Espy in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Hyde-Smith will now serve the final two years of retired Republican Sen. Thad Cochran's six year term. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 28, 2018 - 1:35 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith won a divisive Mississippi runoff Tuesday, surviving a video-recorded remark decried as racist and defeating a former federal official who hoped to become the state's first African-American senator since Reconstruction. The runoff was...
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November 27, 2018 - 4:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board has delayed finalizing the results of a close U.S. House race. The board appears to be scrutinizing potential wrongdoing in the 9th Congressional District. Board members meeting Tuesday voted unanimously to certify the final tallies in scores of...
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Senate candidate Mike Espy answers questions from the media outside Local 463 in Ridgeland, Miss., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, after he and his wife, Portia, stopped by the restaurant for lunch. Voters head to the polls on Tuesday for a runoff between Democrat Espy and appointed Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, to see who will serve the final two years of retired Sen. Thad Cochran's seat. (Barbara Gauntt/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 12:23 am
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied voters Monday for Republican Senate appointee Cindy Hyde-Smith who has found herself in a closer-than-expected runoff contest after comments she made about attending a public hanging drew condemnation. As Trump praised Hyde-Smith at two high-...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Biloxi, Miss. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 26, 2018 - 11:32 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump brought back the playbook he used during the leadup to the midterm elections, warning of the dangers of illegal immigration and painting Democrats as radical "socialists," as he returned to the campaign trail Monday to try to keep a Mississippi Senate...
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Surrounded by her family, Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, talks about election results in the 4th Congressional District at the Utah Republican Party headquarters Monday Nov. 26, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 26, 2018 - 4:49 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first and only black Republican woman in Congress delivered a sharp rebuke Monday to President Donald Trump and her party's relationship with African-Americans in her first remarks since her midterm defeat. Mia Love was narrowly defeated by Democrat Ben McAdams for the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2018, file photo, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams answers her phone before speaking at the National Association of Black Journalists in Detroit. Southern politics was a one-party affair for a long time. But now it’s a mixed bag with battlegrounds emerging in states with growing metro areas where white voters are more willing to back Democrats. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
November 26, 2018 - 12:34 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Southern politics was a one-party affair for a long time. First it was Democrats in charge. Then it was Republicans. Now it's a mixed bag. Returns from this month's elections and data from a national survey of more than 115,000 midterm voters, AP VoteCast, help explain why. States...
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Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith, left, R-Miss., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, greet supporters attending a Hyde-Smith campaign event Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum in Meridian, Miss. Hyde-Smith, appointed by Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, faces Democrat Mike Espy in a runoff election Tuesday for the remaining two years of a Senate term begun by Thad Cochran before he retired. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
November 25, 2018 - 9:40 pm
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's two U.S. Senate candidates rallied supporters around their themes of conservatism and moderation Sunday as they entered the closing days of their campaigns. The last two years of the Senate term begun by the now-retired Thad Cochran hangs in the balance Tuesday...
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Several dozen people stand in line outside the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss., on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, waiting to cast absentee ballots in a U.S. Senate election runoff between Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy. Saturday was the deadline for people to cast absentee ballots at circuit clerks' offices, and it is unusual to see lines on the absentee deadline day. The runoff election is Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, and the winner will serve the final two years of a six-year term started by longtime Sen. Thad Cochran. Mississippi's Republican governor appointed Hyde-Smith to serve temporarily when Cochran retired because of health concerns. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
November 25, 2018 - 4:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of "diversity" and "inclusion" to the job, and he thinks the Republican he's trying to unseat has a background lacking in those qualities. Democrat Mike Espy spoke Saturday about how he and his...
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November 24, 2018 - 6:16 pm
A nonprofit group and three Georgia voters are challenging the results of the lieutenant governor's election, arguing that there may have been tens of thousands of votes never recorded in the race. The Coalition for Good Governance, in a lawsuit filed Friday, alleges that an accurate result in the...
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