State elections

FILE - In this May 3, 2015 file photo, former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C., addresses an audience during ceremonies for the 2015 Profile in Courage Award, at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, in Boston. Inglis filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in state court in Columbia. In the complaint, Inglis says the party's decision not to hold a presidential primary deprives him and other Republicans "of the ability to vote for the candidate of their choice in South Carolina's famous (and particularly influential) 'First in the South' primary." (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 01, 2019 - 7:40 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican former South Carolina congressman is part of a lawsuit filed Tuesday over the state's decision to cancel its GOP primary ahead of the 2020 election, a move taken by several states in erecting hurdles for the longshot candidates challenging President Donald Trump...
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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign event in Henderson, Nev. (AP Photo/John Locher)
September 29, 2019 - 8:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The need for affordable housing is gaining attention in the 2020 presidential campaign as Democrats step up with ideas to restrain prices. The issue hasn't dominated the campaign like health care or immigration has. But it represents the seeds of a growing debate as high rents and...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear greets residents at Sayre Christina Village Senior Living Center in Lexington, Ky. While Democrats in Washington charge ahead with an impeachment inquiry, their party’s candidates for governor in three Southern states are doing their best to steer the conversation away from Republican President Donald Trump and toward safer ground back home. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
September 28, 2019 - 2:13 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — On Thursday, as President Donald Trump mused about a possible "spy" in the White House, Democrats alleged a "cover-up" and Washington fired up the gears of impeachment, the Democratic candidate for governor in Kentucky, Andy Beshear, was politely shaking hands at a senior...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:11 pm
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who was bitten by a poisonous snake earlier this month plans to run from his district to the Statehouse to kick off his re-election campaign. Republican Rep. Chris Wooten plans to start his 11-mile (18-kilometer) run at 4:15 a.m. Friday from...
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September 23, 2019 - 4:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two southwest Georgia mayors are among those seeking a state House seat in a special election. Voters will go to the polls Nov. 5 to choose a successor to Ed Rynders, a Republican who resigned. Qualifying closed Wednesday with three Republicans and one Democrat entering the race. The...
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September 23, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden puts on a Beau Biden Foundation hat while speaking at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 22, 2019 - 8:36 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fire truck, a marching band and hundreds of supporters ushered Joe Biden into this weekend's Iowa Steak Fry, a show of force intended to solidify the former vice president's front-runner status. His closest rival, Elizabeth Warren, slipped in with little fanfare, delivered...
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White Lake resident D.J. Calma of White Lake, second from left and has worked for General Motors in four different plants in 12 years, chants in unison "No contract! No work!" as they circle at one of the Flint Assembly Plant entrance, blocking through traffic during the fourth day of the national UAW strike against GM on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in Flint. The United Auto Workers union and its roughly 49,000 members at GM plants in the U.S. have been on strike since Monday, Sept. 16 because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down. It's the first national UAW strike since 2007, when GM workers were out for two days. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
September 22, 2019 - 4:49 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It's a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 21, 2019 - 9:27 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County...
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., announces his candidacy for the Senate on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, in Boston. Kennedy will challenge incumbent Sen. Ed Markey in the Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
September 21, 2019 - 10:22 am
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to bid for the upper chamber of Congress since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Massachusetts Democrat formally announced his campaign in...
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