Primary elections

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., walks to the senate chamber for early morning votes at Capitol Hill in Washington. Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020, either as a Republican or an independent, if no one else does. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
March 16, 2018 - 7:12 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no one else does. "It...
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FILE - In a Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, left, watches as Democratic presidential candidate Steve Burke of Macomb,N.Y., signs papers to be on the nation's earliest presidential primary ballot, at The Secretary of State's office in Concord, N.H. Gardner, the nation’s longest-serving secretary of state and guardian of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary is facing a serious challenger for the first time in decades, from within his own party. Colin Van Ostern on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, announced his campaign to unseat Gardner, who has been in office for 42 years. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
March 14, 2018 - 6:58 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The nation's longest-serving secretary of state and guardian of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation presidential primary is facing a serious challenger for the first time in decades — from within his own party. Colin Van Ostern on Wednesday announced his campaign to unseat...
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Ivan Duque, presidential candidate with the Democratic Center party, marks his vote during legislative elections as his son makes faces at his family and members of the press in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Colombia will hold presidential elections in May. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
March 11, 2018 - 10:29 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's fragile peace deal looked increasingly under threat Sunday as right-wing parties critical of the accord performed well in congressional elections seen as a dry run for a hotly contested presidential ballot in May, while the current president's party slumped. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017, file photo, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House, in Washington. Democratic Party leaders still can't reach a deal on how to limit party leaders' influence on the presidential nominating process. Perez is promising Democrats will curtail superdelegates' role at the 2020 nominating convention. But a key Democratic National Committee panel is opting to delay action on any specific plans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 10, 2018 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party's hierarchy on Saturday acknowledged the "perceived influence" of insiders over voters in picking a presidential nominee, but don't know yet how to settle an issue that bedeviled the bitter nomination fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2016...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 6, 2017, file photo, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez speaks at a protest against President Donald Trump's new travel ban order in Lafayette Square outside the White House, in Washington. Democratic Party leaders still can't reach a deal on how to limit party leaders' influence on the presidential nominating process. Perez is promising Democrats will curtail superdelegates' role at the 2020 nominating convention. But a key Democratic National Committee panel is opting to delay action on any specific plans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 09, 2018 - 11:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is back in the Senate minority. Hillary Clinton is selling books and playing with grandchildren. And the Democratic Party is still navigating the fallout from their bitter 2016 presidential nominating fight. The latest reminder came this week as party leaders failed...
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In this March 6, 2018, photo, Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and her husband, Scott Fletcher, walk out of the polling place at St. Anne's Catholic Church after voting in the primary election in Houston. Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 _ the kind of race they need to win for any hope of retaking the House in the 2018 midterm. But now that means navigating a potentially bruising intraparty battle of Democrats’ own making. The party’s runoff underscores the lingering 2016 presidential primary rift between Bernie Sanders progressives and Hillary Clinton establishment. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 6:23 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats are salivating at the prospect of flipping a wealthy Houston enclave that has been solidly Republican since sending George H.W. Bush to Congress in 1967 — the kind of race they'll have to win for any hope of retaking the House in the November midterms. But their new...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, bins of signs are seen in a storage are at the Bexar County Election offices in San Antonio. Texas kicks off primary season this ahead of the 2018 midterm election, with implications for Democrats and Republicans alike in an election year that could alter the direction of Congress and statehouses around the country for the final two years of President Donald Trump’s current term. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
March 07, 2018 - 7:31 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is the latest place where Democrats are finding optimism for 2018 after kicking off the nation's primary election season with their biggest midterm turnout in more than a quarter-century. But beneath the eye-opening numbers — more than 1 million votes cast for Democrats...
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Supporters of U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 11:14 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Texas (all times CST): 10 a.m. Democratic turnout for Texas' primary has exceeded primary midterm vote totals not seen since 1994, when the party was beginning its slide into the political wilderness in a state that had for decades been a...
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Supporters watch results on a screen during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 3:12 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The 2018 midterm election cycle kicked off with a surge in voter enthusiasm for both parties in Texas, although the gains were bigger for Democrats. It boosted a slew of women candidate and helped Republicans who had drawn direct support from President Donald Trump. The primary...
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A supporter of senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke holds a sign during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:41 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats in deep-red Texas turned out Tuesday in the largest numbers in more than two decades for a midterm primary election, propelling women candidates toward challenges to entrenched male Republicans in Congress and venting their anger at President Donald Trump in the first...
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