State elections

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Almost 18 months have passed since Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government or in her political party. And she is not expected to run for office ever again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at a news conference in Jefferson City, Mo., about allegations related to an extramarital affair with his hairdresser. Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt insiders" and "career politicians." (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 8:33 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the woes of the first-term Republican governor who responded by calling it another effort to "smear" him. The charge of...
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FILE - Dec. 2, 2017 file photo Republican Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist, left, answers a question from moderator Eric Barker, outdoor editor for the Lewiston Tribune, during the Sportsman Gubernatorial Candidate Forum in Boise, Idaho. Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. Ahlquist said at a forum months earlier that he would support legislation allowing women to be prosecuted for abortions. He was responding to a question from a Republican lawmaker who wants to push such legislation but hasn’t introduced it at the Statehouse. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger,File)
April 19, 2018 - 6:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Anti-abortion rhetoric is intensifying ahead of midterm elections as officials in Republican-dominant states push legislation that would punish both doctors and patients, even though such laws are likely unconstitutional. In Idaho, Republicans competing in a crowded field for...
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A sign promoting the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Todd Rokita is shown along a state highway in Brownsburg, Ind., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Donald Trump's re-election campaign has issued a rebuke to Rokita, ordering the Republican to take down yard signs that could give a false impression that Rokita is endorsed by the president, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 18, 2018 - 12:50 am
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump's re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs it says give the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. The rebuke came...
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In this April 13, 2018, photo, vehicles drive through the parking lot at the City Center strip mall in Hiawatha, Iowa. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate and his wife recently purchased the property for $1.4 million using the PRG Group LLC, a corporation that he did not list in his annual ethics disclosure. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)
April 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate did not disclose his role in a new corporation that has recently spent around $2 million to open a storage rental business and purchase a strip mall, a review by The Associated Press shows. In an annual ethics filing last week, Pate...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dent said in a Tuesday, April 17, 2018, statement that he'll resign from Congress in the coming weeks but didn't give a precise departure date, after the seven-term lawmaker and leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates announced Sept. 7, 2017, he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates and a critic of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress in May, after announcing last year he would not seek re-election. Dent's announcement...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. On Friday, April 13, 2018, Cuomo announced that he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. The announcement came after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
April 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. Cuomo's announcement came Friday after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and "Sex and...
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April 11, 2018 - 11:38 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan deciding against re-election, the focus Wednesday turned to other Republicans who could run for the southeast Wisconsin congressional seat that Ryan has held for 20 years. But possible Republican candidates weren't saying much about their...
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Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., left, and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer speaks to the media after touring Culimeta-Saveguard in Eau Claire, Wis., on Thursday April 5, 2018. Hoyer headed to Trump country this week in a last-chance campaign for the top spot. Hoyer, a Maryland centrist, has spent most of his career in the shadow of liberal leader Nancy Pelosi. As Democrats consider who will replace Pelosi, Hoyer’s allies say he could be a bridge to the next generation. Others find the notion that little known, 78-year-old politician could emerge as the face of his party far-fetched.(Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)
April 07, 2018 - 6:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is not welcome in Trump country, which was probably one reason another top Democrat — her long-term rival Steny Hoyer — was zipping through Republican-friendly corners of western Wisconsin this week. Hoyer, the Maryland centrist and perpetual leader-...
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Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., left, and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer speaks to the media after touring Culimeta-Saveguard in Eau Claire, Wis., on Thursday April 5, 2018. Hoyer headed to Trump country this week in a last-chance campaign for the top spot. Hoyer, a Maryland centrist, has spent most of his career in the shadow of liberal leader Nancy Pelosi. As Democrats consider who will replace Pelosi, Hoyer’s allies say he could be a bridge to the next generation. Others find the notion that little known, 78-year-old politician could emerge as the face of his party far-fetched.(Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 9:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is not welcome in Trump country, which was probably one reason another top Democrat — her long-term rival Steny Hoyer — was zipping through Republican-friendly corners of western Wisconsin this week. Hoyer, the Maryland centrist and perpetual leader-...
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