Special elections

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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March 10, 2018 - 8:39 pm
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally for a Pennsylvania Republican running in a special House election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling for harsh punishments for drug dealers, including potentially the death penalty. Trump says...
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In this March 5, 2018, photo. Republican Rick Saccone, speaks at a campaign rally in Waynesburg, Pa. Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb in a special election being held on March 13 for the PA 18th Congressional District vacated by Republican Tim Murphy. Fighting to stave off another special election embarrassment, the White House is strengthening its final-days offensive in western Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 08, 2018 - 8:58 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the first wave of the White House's new western Pennsylvania offensive, one of President Donald Trump's chief aides on Thursday attacked Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb on abortion while casting Republican Rick Saccone as "a reliable vote" for the president. White...
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In this March 6, 2018, photo, Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, greets supporters during a rally at the Carpenter's Training Center in Collier, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 07, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The fight for the hearts and minds of America's labor unions is raging in western Pennsylvania, where Joe Biden has suddenly stopped smiling. In the midst of a speech to boost Democrat Conor Lamb ahead of next week's special election, the former vice president shifts to his...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., returns to the Capitol for a vote in Washington. Cochran tells The Associated Press he will resign April 1 because of health problems. The 80-year-old has had Cochran stayed home for a month last fall with urinary tract infections, returning to Washington in October to give Republicans the majority they needed to pass a budget plan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 06, 2018 - 12:22 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans suddenly find themselves defending two seats in Mississippi as they try to maintain their slim majority in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Roger Wicker is already up for re-election in the deeply conservative state. And 80-year-old Sen. Thad Cochran announced Monday that he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., returns to the Capitol for a vote in Washington. Cochran tells The Associated Press he will resign April 1 because of health problems. The 80-year-old has had Cochran stayed home for a month last fall with urinary tract infections, returning to Washington in October to give Republicans the majority they needed to pass a budget plan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 05, 2018 - 9:15 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi said Monday he will resign because of health problems — triggering what could be a chaotic special election to fill the seat he has held for a generation. Cochran, who turned 80 in December and has been in poor health, has...
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March 01, 2018 - 1:09 pm
Former vice president Joe Biden is heading to Pennsylvania to campaign for a Democratic congressional candidate trying for an upset in an upcoming special election. Conor Lamb's campaign and Biden aides confirm that the two men will appear together twice Tuesday, one week before the March 13...
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State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, is greeted by his wife, Jill McDaniel, prior to announcing his candidacy to the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Ellisville, Miss. McDaniel tried unsuccessfully to unseat U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., in 2014. He will now challenge current Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
February 28, 2018 - 4:12 pm
ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A Democratic state lawmaker says he running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. State Rep. David Baria (BARE-ee-ah) of Bay St. Louis announced his intentions Wednesday, a day before candidates'...
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