Special elections

Karina Smith holds her son Kyler Smith, 2, as she fills out her ballot at a polling place Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Alexandria, Va. Republican candidate for Virginia governor Ed Gillespie faces Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in Tuesday's election. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 08, 2017 - 1:27 am
Democrats swept Virginia and New Jersey's governor's races, incumbents came out on top in several big-city mayoral races and voters in Maine said they wanted to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. A rundown of the top races around the country on Tuesday: TWO...
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November 08, 2017 - 1:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on elections in Georgia (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Two metro Atlanta Democrats will face off in a runoff Dec. 5 to decide who fills the state Senate seat of Democrat Vincent Fort, who stepped down to run for Atlanta mayor. Nikema Williams and Linda Pritchett were the top...
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November 07, 2017 - 4:57 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Voters are electing a new Atlanta mayor and filling a handful of vacancies in the Georgia Legislature. Nearly a dozen candidates are on the ballot Tuesday, competing to succeed term-limited Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. There's also no shortage of contenders in nine special elections for...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce takes the oath of office as he is sworn in at Government House in Canberra, Australia. Australia's High Court disqualified the deputy prime minister and four senators Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 from sitting in Parliament in a ruling that could cost the government its slender majority in Parliament. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
October 26, 2017 - 11:48 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's High Court on Friday disqualified the deputy prime minister and four senators from sitting in Parliament in a ruling that could cost the government its slender majority in Parliament. The decision to disqualify Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce over a 116-...
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FILE- In this file photo from July 7, 2017, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R- Pa., speaks at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Pittsburgh site, in South Park Township, Pa. Pennsylvania will hold a special election March 13, 2018, to complete the term of Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker who resigned after his hometown newspaper revealed he had suggested a mistress get an abortion when they thought she might be pregnant. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will hold a special election March 13 to complete the term of disgraced Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, an anti-abortion lawmaker who resigned after his hometown newspaper revealed he had suggested a mistress get an abortion when they thought she might be...
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October 18, 2017 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge says Georgia cannot close voter registration for any federal election, including runoff contests, more than 30 days before the election. The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law had filed a lawsuit in April challenging the state's registration deadline for...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta TV news anchor says he's quit his job at the CBS News affiliate to run for Congress against Republican Rep. Karen Handel, whose election this summer capped the most expensive U.S. House race in history. Bobby Kaple said Wednesday that he can succeed where fellow Democrat...
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In this file photo taken Aug. 22, 2017, Jinyoung Lee Englund, candidate for 45th district Senate seat in Washington, talks with phone bank volunteers at her campaign headquarters in Woodinville, Wash. The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in a district east of Seattle has drawn millions of dollars and national attention to two political newcomers vying for the seat this November. Democrat Manka Dhingra and Republican Englund are seeking to serve the last year of a four-year term in the 45th legislative seat left vacant by the death of Republican Sen. Andy Hill. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
September 30, 2017 - 12:44 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Senate is the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast, and a special election in Seattle's wealthy eastern suburbs has drawn millions of dollars and national attention to two political newcomers vying for the seat in November. Democrat...
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Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones, left, hugs supporter Dianne Simmons, right, as he campaigns at Niki's West restaurant, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones will face former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 27, 2017 - 11:00 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Shaking hands and greeting diners at a popular lunch stop, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones is hoping to persuade Alabamians to break a two-decade habit of voting Republican. A day after Republicans picked firebrand jurist Roy Moore as their nominee, Democrats see...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, greets supporter Patricia Jones, right, before his election party, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
September 27, 2017 - 1:06 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by both President Donald Trump and deep-pocketed allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. In an upset certain to rock the GOP establishment, Moore...
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