Special elections

Karen Handel, Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district greets diners during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump Administration. The district traditionally goes Republican, but most consider the race too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 20, 2017 - 2:28 pm
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Georgia voters steadily streamed into suburban Atlanta polling places Tuesday to decide the most expensive House race in U.S. history and put weeks of television ads, phone calls and ringing doorbells behind them. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks during a meeting in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. Voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District choose , Tuesday, June 20, 2017, between a Republican, Ralph Norman, backing the Trump administration and a Democrat, Archie Parnell, who claims to be best aligned with district voters to replace Mulvaney. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 20, 2017 - 1:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters will determine Tuesday who will succeed Mick Mulvaney in Congress, a race that's garnered far less national scrutiny than another special election in Georgia's 6th District. Georgia's race, the most expensive U.S. House contest to date, is seen as an...
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Karen Handel, Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district greets diners during a campaign stop at Old Hickory House in Tucker, Ga., Monday, June 19, 2017. The race between Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff is seen as a significant political test for the new Trump Administration. The district traditionally goes Republican, but most consider the race too close to call as voters head to the polls on Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
June 20, 2017 - 6:31 am
ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — The most expensive House race in U.S. history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Either Republican Karen Handel will claim a seat that's been in her party's hands since 1979 or Democrat Jon Ossoff will manage an upset that will rattle Washington ahead of...
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June 19, 2017 - 5:44 am
EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE The South Carolina US House 5 Special General Election is Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Poll Close: 7 p.m. ET. First Results Expected: 7:30 p.m. ET ELECTION PROFILE Following primary and runoff elections in May, this special general...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, candidates in Georgia's 6th Congressional District race Republican Karen Handel, left, and Democrat Jon Ossoff prepare to debate in Atlanta. Handel and Ossoff are making their last push this weekend before voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District cast ballots Tuesday, June 20, to replace Tom Price in Washington, a contest seen as an early political test for the Trump administration. (Branden Camp/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
June 18, 2017 - 12:00 pm
DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — What is shaping up as the most expensive House race in U.S. history is down to its final days in Georgia. Republican Karen Handel, Democrat Jon Ossoff and their outside backers are trying any arguments that will coax any stray voters to the polls for Tuesday's special election...
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June 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's 5th Congressional District has all the usual campaign season trappings: signs dot many front yards and the airwaves are jammed with political ads. Yet the special election to fill the House seat vacated when Mick Mulvaney became White House budget director...
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June 12, 2017 - 6:34 am
EDITORS: NEWS DIRECTORS: NOT FOR BROADCAST, PUBLICATION OR USE ONLINE The South Carolina US House 5 Special General Election is Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Poll Close: 7 p.m. ET. First Results Expected: 7:30 p.m. ET ELECTION PROFILE Following primary and runoff elections in May, this special general...
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June 07, 2017 - 9:08 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A south Carolina House member is resigning to become a magistrate in his home county. North Charleston Democratic Rep. Seth Whipper says he will step down in August to become a Charleston County magistrate. Whipper said he would miss working with his colleagues at the...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Jimmy Gomez For Congress campaign shows California state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in Los Angeles. Two Democrats, Gomez who is Hispanic, and one Korean-American, Robert Lee Ahn, are in a Tuesday, June 6, 2017, runoff for a U.S. House seat that is testing the boundaries of racial politics. (Mary Hodge/Jimmy Gomez For Congress Campaign via AP, File)
June 07, 2017 - 3:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is known as a trendsetter, but in politics it can often embrace the expected. A Hispanic legislator backed by the Democratic Party and powerful labor unions easily won Tuesday's election to a vacant U.S. House seat in Southern California, after turning back a spirited...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Jimmy Gomez For Congress campaign shows California state Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez in Los Angeles. Two Democrats, Gomez who is Hispanic, and one Korean-American, Robert Lee Ahn, are in a Tuesday, June 6, 2017, runoff for a U.S. House seat that is testing the boundaries of racial politics. (Mary Hodge/Jimmy Gomez For Congress Campaign via AP, File)
June 07, 2017 - 3:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was no surprise in the outcome of a U.S. House race in Southern California. State legislator Jimmy Gomez easily claimed the vacant 34th Congressional District seat in a race with fellow Democrat and self-proclaimed outsider Robert Lee Ahn. The 42-year-old Gomez came to the...
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