Special elections

In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 8:23 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 8:01 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Adam Maleski waits to begin his shift in the kitchen a tavern in White Sulfur Springs, Mont. Maleski hasn't decided whether he will cast a ballot in the May 25 special election to fill Montana's vacant U.S. House seat. He has no health insurance, he said, because he can't afford it. He is still paying off thousands in dollars in medical bills after he rolled his car nearly two years ago. He was not insured at the time of the accident. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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FILE- In this May 11, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte, right, welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont. Gianforte, a businessman, kept Trump at arm’s length when he unsuccessfully ran for Montana governor on the GOP ticket last year. Now he’s wholeheartedly embracing his party’s president in his race for the state’s open congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)
May 20, 2017 - 10:29 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Montana last year ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running on the GOP ticket for governor and made it a point to avoid his party's likely presidential nominee. Gianforte later reluctantly...
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FILE- In this May 11, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte, right, welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont. Gianforte, a businessman, kept Trump at arm’s length when he unsuccessfully ran for Montana governor on the GOP ticket last year. Now he’s wholeheartedly embracing his party’s president in his race for the state’s open congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)
May 20, 2017 - 9:37 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — When Donald Trump visited to Montana last year ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running on the GOP ticket for governor and made it a point to avoid his party's likely presidential nominee. Gianforte later...
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FILE- In this May 11, 2017 file photo, Republican Greg Gianforte, right, welcomes Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, onto the stage at a rally in East Helena, Mont. Gianforte, a businessman, kept Trump at arm’s length when he unsuccessfully ran for Montana governor on the GOP ticket last year. Now he’s wholeheartedly embracing his party’s president in his race for the state’s open congressional seat. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, File)
May 20, 2017 - 9:35 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Republican who hopes to win Montana's congressional seat in a special election next week has switched gears and now enthusiastically backs Donald Trump. Greg Gianforte while running last year for governor did not appear with Trump during his visit to Montana when it had...
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FILE- In this Oct. 19, 2006 file photo, Ralph Norman, speaks during a debate in Rock Hill, S.C. The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where Republican runoff voters are now tasked with deciding which mainstream Republican they'll choose as their pick to keep Mick Mulvaney's former seat in GOP control. Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman are up for election in Tuesday's GOP runoff in the 5th Congressional District. (Melissa Cherry/The Herald via AP, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:23 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state...
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FILE- In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Rep. Tommy Pope, R-York, speaks in Columbia, S.C. The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where Republican runoff voters are now tasked with deciding which mainstream Republican they'll choose as their pick to keep Mick Mulvaney's former seat in GOP control. Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman are up for election in Tuesday's GOP runoff in the 5th Congressional District. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 16, 2017 - 9:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state...
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May 16, 2017 - 9:27 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a special election runoff to nominate a GOP candidate to fill the former South Carolina congressional seat of Mick Mulvaney (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th...
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FILE- In this July 8, 2015 file photo, Rep. Tommy Pope, R-York, speaks in Columbia, S.C. The special election spotlight has rolled on to South Carolina, where Republican runoff voters are now tasked with deciding which mainstream Republican they'll choose as their pick to keep Mick Mulvaney's former seat in GOP control. Tommy Pope and Ralph Norman are up for election in Tuesday's GOP runoff in the 5th Congressional District. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
May 16, 2017 - 10:27 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home. The two candidates are alike in many ways, but one is backed by business...
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