Primary elections

Candidate Doug Jones chats with constituents before a Democratic Senate candidate forum at the Princess Theatre in Decatur, Ala. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. (Jeronimo Nisa /The Decatur Daily via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 1:58 pm
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — It has been 20 years since Alabama was represented by a Democrat in the U.S. Senate. Democrats running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former Senate seat say they believe its time voters give their party another look. The Democrats are hoping a series of scandals involving...
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One man drops a ballot in a voting box as another waits as voters cast ballots to start choosing a new mayor, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Seattle. Voters were choosing from a field of 21 mayoral candidates and the top two vote-getters will advance to a November election. Ballots in the all-mail election had to be postmarked or dropped in ballot boxes by Tuesday and the finalists may not be known for several days if the race is close. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
August 02, 2017 - 12:35 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle voters cast ballots Tuesday to start choosing a new mayor for the booming liberal city that is adding thousands of highly paid workers drawn by tech giants such as Amazon but also confronting fears the poor and middle class are being driven away by skyrocketing housing costs...
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President Donald Trump speaks to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13, Friday, July 28, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 28, 2017 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican-pushed legislation to repeal Obama's health care law (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says Congress should have approved legislation to repeal the Obama-era health law after working on it for seven years. But he says "you can't have...
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President Donald Trump speaks to law enforcement officials on the street gang MS-13, Friday, July 28, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 28, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican-pushed legislation to repeal Obama's health care law (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump says Congress should have approved legislation to repeal the Obama-era health law after working on it for seven years. But he says "you can't have...
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks about health insurance during a news conference at the River House Restaurant, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. Paul has emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to passing the Republican answer to the Affordable Care Act, adding another wrinkle in his complex relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
July 07, 2017 - 3:52 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Republican efforts to get rid of former President Barack Obama's health care law stall in the U.S. Senate, Kentucky's two senators are traveling the state to talk about it. They just aren't talking to each other. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has emerged as one of the biggest...
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FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2016 file photo shows Oklahoma state Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward on the Senate floor in Oklahoma City. Authorities say Marlatt, a Republican state senator from Woodward is accused of forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her on the neck while she drove him to a hotel in Oklahoma City. The Uber driver reported the incident to Oklahoma City police June 28, two days after she alleged it happened. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 06, 2017 - 6:21 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Oklahoma accused of forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her neck while she drove him to a hotel is "shocked" by the driver's allegations, the lawmaker's attorney said Thursday. The driver reported the incident to Oklahoma City police...
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FILE - This Tuesday, May 17, 2016 file photo shows Oklahoma state Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward on the Senate floor in Oklahoma City. Authorities say Marlatt, a Republican state senator from Woodward is accused of forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her on the neck while she drove him to a hotel in Oklahoma City. The Uber driver reported the incident to Oklahoma City police June 28, two days after she alleged it happened. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 06, 2017 - 5:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state senator from Oklahoma is accused of forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her neck while she drove him to a hotel, a law enforcement official confirmed Thursday. The driver reported the incident to Oklahoma City police June 28, two days after she...
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July 04, 2017 - 4:43 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A former defense minister and an ex-telecom executive advanced to the next round in Israel's Labor Party leadership election after the initial vote on Tuesday produced no decisive winner in a primary that also ousted the current chairman, opposition leader Isaac Herzog, from the...
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Virginia Democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, with his wife Pam, left, son Weston, and daughter Aubrey celebrate his victory in the Democratic primary during an election party in Crystal City, Va., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Northam faced former congressman Tom Perriello in Tuesday's primary. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
June 14, 2017 - 4:25 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ed Gillespie's shocking near-defeat in the Virginia GOP primary for governor Tuesday highlights a hard truth for centrist Republicans in the age of President Donald Trump: keep too much of a distance from the president and his supporters will make you pay. The former Republican...
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FILE- In this May 18, 2017 file photo, New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks during a Republican gubernatorial primary debate in Newark, N.J. New Jersey voters are heading to the polls to pick their candidates to succeed Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday, June 6. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, Pool, File)
June 06, 2017 - 10:40 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Voters on Tuesday chose a wealthy former Goldman Sachs executive and Republican Gov. Chris Christie's top deputy to run to replace the unpopular governor. Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno won in the first statewide primary election since President...
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