State elections

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stands near cows during a tour of Gibson's Green Acres Dairy Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Ogden, Utah. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate plans to bid for the seat being vacated by retiring seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 16, 2018 - 11:05 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having been one of the Republican Party's...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic win in a Florida statehouse district that's firmly Republican is being called a bellwether for national politics, a referendum of sorts on President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda. On Tuesday, in Florida's House District 72 — a district that...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:29 am
The first 2018 primaries are less than a month away, but federal efforts to help state and local election officials safeguard the vote have lagged. Russian meddling in the 2016 election put local election organizations on the front lines of national security. But they're still largely saddled with...
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This undated photo provided by Washington County, Minn., shows Democratic candidate for Minnesota Senate Karla Bigham. Bigham is running in a special election in Senate District 54 on Feb. 12, 2018, to succeed Democrat Dan Schoen, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (Tomy O'Brien/Washington County, Minn. via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 11:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats in Minnesota held on to a state Senate seat in a rare Monday special election, preserving their hopes of retaking the chamber later this year. But there was little evidence of Democratic backlash against President Donald Trump and his party that spurred a series of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature said Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, that they've agreed to a proposed new map of congressional districts to replace one thrown out last month, but Wolf issued a statement earlier that day raising doubts about whether the Republican leaders' proposed map would suffice. Dermody, the House Democratic leader, said his members had no role in producing the plan. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 10, 2018 - 7:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign. A spokesman for state House Democrats said their analysis of the GOP...
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February 10, 2018 - 3:03 pm
SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a tiny northwestern Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's election of a registered sex offender as its fire chief. The (Corry) Journal reported Saturday that Chief Roger Gilbert Jr. was convicted in 2001 of sexual intercourse with a 4-...
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February 10, 2018 - 12:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican Party is endorsing candidates closely identified with President Donald Trump in contested primaries to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey. Saturday's endorsements of gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner and Senate...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2013, file photo, Nevada Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Henderson, speaks on the Senate floor at the Legislative Building in Carson City, Nev. Nevada’s major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two freshly-elected Democratic lawmakers, Woodhouse and Nicole Cannizzaro, a tactic that Democrats warn could undermine the validity of elections across the U.S. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
February 07, 2018 - 8:36 pm
Nevada's major political parties are locked in a legal battle over a Republican effort to take control of the state Senate by recalling two freshly elected Democratic lawmakers — a tactic that Democrats warn could undermine the validity of elections across the U.S. Experts and those from both...
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February 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court late Tuesday rejected some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. The justices partially granted the request of Republican lawmakers who contend the House and Senate maps they voted...
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February 01, 2018 - 10:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a...
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