Special elections

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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Republican candidate and former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko celebrates with her husband, Joe, after voting results show her victory in a special primary election for the Congressional District 8 seat during a campaign party at Lesko's home, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. A special primary election was being held to replace Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks who resigned amid accusations of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
February 28, 2018 - 1:01 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona state senator easily outpaced another candidate embroiled in a sexting scandal and 10 other Republicans to win Tuesday's primary to replace a U.S. congressman who quit amid charges of sexual misconduct. Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko becomes the immediate favorite in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. The wife of Johnson, who killed himself in 2017 after facing sexual assault allegations, has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement. Votes on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in this rural Kentucky House district just south of Louisville voted to replace Rebecca Johnson with Linda Belcher, a retired teacher and former Democratic state lawmaker who lost to Dan Johnson by less than 200 votes in 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
February 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement...
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President Donald Trump speaks during the Public Safety Medal of Valor awards ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 20, 2018 - 6:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Encouraged by President Donald Trump, Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts as dozens of candidates assessed their chances under newly formed districts and the odds that a federal court could block them. Republican...
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