State elections

In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. Moore has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. But on the ground in Alabama, some believe the Republican Senate candidate is poised to win the state’s special election on Tuesday in a race that features extraordinary parallels with President Donald Trump’s White House run one year ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 08, 2017 - 12:28 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the-vote efforts. And he attacks the leaders of his own political party without mercy. A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump. This...
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FILE - This April 12, 2017 file photo shows a political billboard of the far-right Jobbik Party in Budapest Hungary that reads: "Jobbik: On the people's side. You work, they steal - that is why salaries are low." The poster shows Prime Minister Viktor Orban, right, and Lorinc Meszaros, one of Hungary's richest people who has attributed his wealth in part to his friendship with Orban. Jobbik party says a huge fine from the state audit office threatens its participation in April’s parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Pablo Gorondi, file)
December 08, 2017 - 10:50 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's far-right Jobbik party says a huge fine from the state audit office threatens its participation in April's parliamentary election. Jobbik chairman Gabor Vona on Friday asked supporters for donations to help pay the fine of 331.7 million forints ($1.24 million),...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2012 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty looks over the main stage during a sound check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. U.S. Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 that he will resign triggers a mad-dash special election in 2018 to finish the Minnesota Democrat's term, with Pawlenty seen as a top possibility for Republicans to cash in an unforeseen pickup chance. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
December 07, 2017 - 5:39 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday that he will resign sets off a scramble toward a special election in 2018 to finish the Minnesota Democrat's term, with former governor and one-time presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty seen as a top possibility for Republicans to cash...
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December 05, 2017 - 11:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia elections (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Voters have elected Atlanta Democrat Nikema Williams to a seat in the state Senate. Williams on Tuesday defeated fellow Democrat Linda Pritchett with 51 percent of the vote to win the vacant Senate District 39 seat. The...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2015, file photo, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray speaks during a panel discussion in Richmond, Va. Cordray, the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, tendered his resignation Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, and simultaneously named his own successor, setting up the consumer agency for another battle with the Trump White House over control of the powerful federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:09 am
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray is preparing to join a crowded governor's race in Ohio. The 58-year-old Democrat will make the long-anticipated announcement on Tuesday in his hometown of Grove City. He's viewed as among Democrats' strongest contenders to seize a...
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Senior Congress party leaders welcome their party vice president Rahul Gandhi , second left, with flowers as he arrives to file his nomination papers at party headquarters, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Gandhi, the scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, has submitted nomination papers to succeed his mother as president of the main opposition Congress party that governed the country for decades. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
December 04, 2017 - 7:37 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, submitted nomination papers Monday to succeed his mother as president of the main opposition Congress party, which previously governed the country for decades. No other candidates registered by Monday's dateline, so...
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December 04, 2017 - 5:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's travel ban against residents of six mostly Muslim countries (all times local): 5:45 p.m. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is applauding the Supreme Court's decision Monday allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a...
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In this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, photo, Richie Burke and Martha Wickre, who tied in a race for the town commission in Manteo, N.C., are shown here after a coin toss decided the winner. Wickre called heads, and the coin landed on tails so Burke was declared the winner. (Gregory Clark/The Coastland Times via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 12:02 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In Manteo, North Carolina, population about 1,400, the vote for one town commission post was so close that it took nearly three weeks, two recounts, a drawing of straws and a coin toss to settle the election. The town in coastal Dare County is among several in North Carolina...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich. speaks during a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee hearing on the Flint water crisis on Capitol Hill in Washington. Levin who has served in Congress for nearly 35 years, will not seek re-election to a 19th term. He plans to make the retirement announcement Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, including at his annual holiday party in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, according to three Democrats who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity to discuss private talks. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 02, 2017 - 1:53 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan announced Saturday that he will not seek re-election to a 19th term in 2018. Levin, whose Democratic-leaning district is in suburban Detroit, said he will teach at the University of Michigan after 36 years in Washington. "I have tried...
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December 02, 2017 - 8:01 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Voters in Atlanta will soon head to the polls for a runoff election to choose the city's next mayor. Regardless of who wins Tuesday's contest, Atlanta will be led by a female mayor for the first time since 2010 when former mayor Shirley Franklin left office. In Tuesday's election,...
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