Special elections

August 03, 2017 - 12:48 pm
MCINTIRE, Iowa (AP) — Apparently it was a not-so-special election in the tiny town of McIntire, Iowa, where none of its 70 registered voters showed up to cast ballots. Tuesday's ballot asked two questions: Should the term of the mayor be raised to four years from two, and should the terms of...
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July 06, 2017 - 6:23 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are re-affirming opposition to a special election this fall or winter for General Assembly seats, but say they're prepared to redraw districts for the scheduled November 2018 election. The lawmakers' attorneys responded Thursday to...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, Representative-elect Ralph Norman, R-S.C., right and his wife Elaine Rice Norman, center, participate in a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Norman, a staunch conservative, had a 3 percentage point victory last week in a South Carolina race in a district that went for President Donald Trump last year by 18 percentage points. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2017 - 8:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts Monday evening, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat. The dual swearing-in ceremony...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, Representative-elect Ralph Norman, R-S.C., right and his wife Elaine Rice Norman, center, participate in a ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. Norman, a staunch conservative, had a 3 percentage point victory last week in a South Carolina race in a district that went for President Donald Trump last year by 18 percentage points. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2017 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever took her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts Monday evening, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat. The dual swearing-in ceremony...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever is preparing to take her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat. Monday evening's swearing-in...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
June 22, 2017 - 11:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Democrats and their highest-ranking officeholder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California (all times local): 11:45 a.m. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she's confident she has the support in her caucus despite finger-pointing and frustration after...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump's first visit to Iowa since the election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2017 - 10:43 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump traveled to the Midwest on Wednesday for a raucous rally with his loyal supporters — the kind of event he relished before winning the White House. Trump touched down Wednesday evening in rainy Cedar...
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President Donald Trump walks on stage to speaks at Kirkwood Community College, which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation, during a visit to the campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump's first visit to Iowa since the election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2017 - 8:07 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in the Midwest on Wednesday in search of his supporters' warm embrace and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency. Trump...
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President Donald Trump talks with former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Ambassador to China as they walk off of Air Force One at Eastern Iowa Airport, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Trump is visiting Iowa for the first time since the election. He will visit Kirkwood Community College which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation and speak at a rally. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 21, 2017 - 7:09 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Struggling to advance his agenda in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in the Midwest on Wednesday in search of his supporters' warm embrace and to celebrate a Republican congressional victory in an election viewed as an early referendum on his presidency. Trump...
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CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF HANDEL'S FIRST NAME TO KAREN - Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th District Congressional seat Karen Handel celebrates with her husband Steve as she declares victory during an election-night watch party Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
June 21, 2017 - 6:12 am
DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed from an afterthought in the usually conservative Atlanta suburbs into an expensive national proxy for Washington wars ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Democrats are...
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