Primary elections

May 08, 2018 - 11:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. House primaries in North Carolina (all times local): 11 p.m. Phillip Price has won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in the North Carolina mountains. The self-proclaimed "bit of a hippie at heart" beat Steve Woodsmall of Brevard and Scott...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship walks out of the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia gave Trump his widest margin of any state in 2016, a 42-percentage point pounding of Democrat Hillary Clinton that had Republicans giddy over their chance to defeat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this November. Now Republicans are faced with the prospects of nominating ex-federal convict Don Blankenship, prompting warnings from Washington that they could hand Manchin a pass. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)
May 08, 2018 - 10:56 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two...
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May 08, 2018 - 10:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Redistricting, retirements and open seats in North Carolina's General Assembly are leading to some unexpected results in primary elections. The Republican Party nomination for an open state Senate seat went Tuesday to a local candidate rather than two higher-profile politicos...
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Senate candidate Mike Braun speaks during the Indiana Republican Senate Primary Debate among Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
May 08, 2018 - 6:40 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican voters in Indiana will pick a nominee Tuesday to challenge one of the nation's most vulnerable Democratic senators, wrapping up a GOP primary so dominated by animosity and personal attacks that one top state party official described it as "Dante's Inferno." With...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2018 file photo California gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses the state's housing problems at a conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom, a Democrat, is one of six candidates running to replace Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 07, 2018 - 2:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In California's first incumbent-free race for governor since voters switched to a new primary system where the top two candidates advance regardless of party, nearly two dozen candidates are jockeying for a spot in the runoff, including five Democrats and two Republicans...
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In this Friday, April 27, 2018 photo, electioneers greet voters outside the Hamilton County Government Center during early voting in Noblesville, Ind. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is facing a backlog of requests for comprehensive cybersecurity reviews of state election systems. Among those still waiting is Indiana, which is one of four states with primaries on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 07, 2018 - 12:07 pm
With the midterm primaries about to go into full swing, the Department of Homeland Security is playing catch-up in helping to ensure that state election systems are secure against cybertampering by the Russians or others bent on mischief. The department says it has completed on-site risk...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018, file photo, former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va. Blankenship went from prison to politics after serving a one-year sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. His quest: To take down the man he blames for fueling public distrust of him, Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 07, 2018 - 11:24 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A defiant Don Blankenship fired back Monday after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support two of the convicted ex-coal executive's opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. Blankenship said in a statement issued by his campaign that "I will win...
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May 05, 2018 - 6:22 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's governor and lieutenant governor are planning to run for re-election by entering into the Democratic primary in August. Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott had planned to bypass the primary and go directly to the November election by gathering signatures to...
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In this April 30, 2018, photo, Senate candidates from left, Todd Rokita, Luke Messer and Mike Braun speak with each other following the Indiana Republican senate primary debate in Indianapolis. As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in the November election. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
May 05, 2018 - 5:34 pm
As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November. Primaries in four states on Tuesday, all in places Donald Trump...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., greet each other on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at San Francisco International Airport. Obama is backing Feinstein for re-election as she faces a challenge from within the Democratic party. The California senator released a statement from Obama Friday, May 4, 2018, calling Feinstein one of the "most effective champions for progress." She's facing a challenge from state Sen. Kevin de Leon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama waded into California's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate on Friday, throwing his support to incumbent Dianne Feinstein. It's his only primary endorsement in congressional races so far in 2018, his spokeswoman Katie Hill said. He urged...
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