Special elections

FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-Pacoima speaks at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. Los Angeles-area voters go to the polls Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in special elections to fill three open Assembly seats. Two spots are vacant because Matt Dababneh and Bocanegra resigned amid harassment claims. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
April 01, 2018 - 11:40 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles-area voters go to the polls Tuesday in special elections to fill three open Assembly seats. Two spots are vacant because lawmakers resigned amid harassment claims. But candidates say sexual misconduct at the Capitol isn't top-of-mind for most voters. Candidates...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:01 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats on Wednesday blasted a Republican-backed bill that would ensure that two vacant seats in the Legislature will remain open until next year, calling the proposal a blatant attempt to avoid adding to a string of recent GOP losses and saying it would deny some...
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March 22, 2018 - 5:20 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress. Vermont fell to the bottom of the women-in-Congress list...
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Supporters of Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District hold signs during his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Rattled Republicans were hit with the reality check Wednesday in the startling strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 15, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe. Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. House Speaker Paul...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 4:38 am
MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. Lamb...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, center, celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A razor's edge separated Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 1:51 am
MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold. Lamb...
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A crowd gathers in the ballroom of the Youghiogheny Country Club as they await returns for Republican Rick Saccone in the special election for the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican Tim Murphy, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in McKeesport, Pa. Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 14, 2018 - 12:54 am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the special election in western Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District: 12:50 a.m. Democrat Conor Lamb is declaring victory in a southwestern Pennsylvania congressional election that is rocking the political landscape ahead of the November midterm elections...
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Hong Kong pro-Beijing by-election candidate Vincent Cheng Wing-shun waves as he celebrates with his supporters after winning a seat at the legislative council by-elections in Hong Kong, Monday, March 12, 2018. Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates won back only two of four seats in a crucial by-election in the semiautonomous Chinese region, final results showed Monday. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 12, 2018 - 5:04 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates won back only two of four seats in a crucial by-election in the semiautonomous Chinese region, final results showed Monday. The opposition wasn't able to recapture all its territory, losing some to formidably resourced pro-Beijing rivals and...
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Hong Kong pro-Beijing by-election candidate Vincent Cheng Wing-shun, center, attends an election campaign in Hong Kong, Sunday, March 11, 2018. Hong Kong is holding by-elections that give opposition supporters the chance to recapture lost ground in a contest measuring residents' appetite for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Polls opened Sunday in the vote pitting pro-Beijing loyalists against opposition candidates competing for four seats in the city's semi-democratic legislature. The placards with Chinese words reads: "All-around emergency on election." (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
March 11, 2018 - 10:43 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents voted Sunday in by-elections that give opposition supporters the chance to recapture lost ground in a contest measuring voters' appetite for democracy in the semiautonomous Chinese city. The vote pitted pro-Beijing loyalists against opposition candidates...
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President Donald Trump, right, talks with Republican Rick Saccone during a campaign rally, Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Moon Township, Pa. Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election being held on March 13 for the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District vacated by Republican Tim Murphy. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 11, 2018 - 5:00 am
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump told western Pennsylvania voters Saturday night that his new tariffs were saving the steel industry and urged them to send a Republican to the House so he can keep delivering those kinds of results. The president lent his weight to Republican Rick...
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