Primary elections

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, House Homeland Security Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., right, speaks during a news conference with House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. on Capitol Hill in Washington. McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, Jan. 12, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation's premier Senate contests. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 12, 2018 - 9:42 am
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider playbook...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Issa says he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress. Issa’s decision continues a string of GOP lawmakers who have decided to retire rather than take on what would be a difficult re-election battle. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
January 10, 2018 - 6:32 pm
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Rep. Darrell Issa of California announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, the latest sign that Republicans could face another grim year at the ballot box in the nation's most populous state. With his decision to step aside after nine terms, Issa joins a...
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This image released by NBC shows Oprah Winfrey accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 7:30 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it's only a fantasy. Even so, for Democrats in early voting...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after signing the tax bill and continuing resolution to fund the government, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For Trump, that energy-sapping 2017 cocktail of blistering presidential tweets, salacious White House infighting and jaw-dropping feuds with foreign adversaries has given way to, well, more of the same. Indeed, the first three days of 2018 brought a new array of targets for the president and the return of some familiar foes. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 04, 2018 - 7:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for a new year, new start. For Donald Trump, that energy-sapping 2017 cocktail of blistering presidential tweets, salacious White House infighting and jaw-dropping feuds with foreign adversaries has given way to, well, more of the same. "We are off and running," said Josh...
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December 23, 2017 - 9:15 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As cleanup continues from the most recent North Carolina elections held without a regulatory board to settle disputes, both local and state officials are wondering if the court case that vacated the board will be settled before the May primaries. County boards and judges — not...
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December 22, 2017 - 2:02 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — God, Bugs Bunny and Chuck Norris were among the write-in votes that played a role in electing a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century. More than 22,000 write-in ballots were cast on Dec. 12, according to the Alabama Secretary of State...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2011file photo, John Conyers, III poses with his father Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in Detroit. John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he's held for more than a half-century. The 88-year-old endorsed his son, political neophyte John Conyers III. Coleman Young II son of Detroit's first black mayor Coleman A. Young, plans Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, to announce his candidacy for the 13th Congressional District office vacated this week by Conyers. (Ricardo Thomas /Detroit News via AP File)
December 08, 2017 - 6:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers' congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year. Gov. Rick Snyder decided the post will be listed twice on the August primary and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 file photo Democratic presidential candidate Vermin Supreme smiles while holding a giant toothbrush with a boot on his head while visiting a polling station on primary day during a campaign stop in Londonderry, N.H. Supreme, a humorous performance artist who is perennially on the ballot as a presidential candidate supporting laws mandating that people brush their teeth and in past presidential campaigns a promise to a free pony for every American. Supreme is suing the state capital, saying its denial of his request to bring two ponies to his planned protest of Hillary Clinton's book signing, scheduled for Tuesday, violates the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 04, 2017 - 6:27 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A performance artist and perennial candidate in New Hampshire's presidential primary settled a lawsuit with the state capital on Monday and will be allowed to bring two ponies to his planned protest of Hillary Clinton's book signing. Vermin Supreme, who ran as a Democrat in...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind., appears on Capitol Hill in Washington. Messer is running for Senate in Indiana, though he primarily lives with his family in suburban Washington. It could complicate his plans to win the Republican primary and unseat Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly next year. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
November 17, 2017 - 1:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A campaign stop for Rep. Luke Messer in his bid for Senate involves traveling from his family's home in suburban Washington back to Indiana, where he typically stays overnight with his mom. Although living outside the state is hardly a first for members of Indiana's...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2013 file photo, Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. He is one of four veteran Texas Republicans who are quitting Congress, meaning their state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who may be even more conservative.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
November 13, 2017 - 12:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning their state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who may be even more conservative. Reps. Sam Johnson, Jeb Hensarling, Lamar Smith and Ted Poe all hail from solidly Republican districts. They weren't facing...
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