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Art Rabe and his son Logan wait for results from the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary at an event for candidate Jay Gonzalez, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 04, 2018 - 10:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker's commitment to the Republican...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the U.S. Senate, speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. If Senate seats were decided by viral videos and fawning national media profiles, O’Rourke would win in a landslide. He’s gone viral defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem and skateboarding. So far, O’Rourke has capitalized on the hype machine. His fundraising’s strong and he’s going on “Ellen.” But problems may lurk since voters sometimes punish candidates for too much ambition, especially if they’ve not won anything yet. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 03, 2018 - 12:12 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players' right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the U.S. Senate, speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. If Senate seats were decided by viral videos and fawning national media profiles, O’Rourke would win in a landslide. He’s gone viral defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem and skateboarding. So far, O’Rourke has capitalized on the hype machine. His fundraising’s strong and he’s going on “Ellen.” But problems may lurk since voters sometimes punish candidates for too much ambition, especially if they’ve not won anything yet. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 02, 2018 - 9:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players' right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to deliver his state of the state address at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. Walker faces Democratic challenger Tony Evers in the November election. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
September 02, 2018 - 12:17 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tight race for governor is putting Republican Gov. Scott Walker on the defensive about his record on education, roads and health care. Meanwhile, his Democratic challenger Tony Evers faces accusations he mismanaged his duties as the state schools chief. Arguments in...
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In this Aug. 14, 2018, photo, Democratic state Rep. Clarke Tucker talks to Malik Kelly about his bid for the 2nd Congressional District in Little Rock, Ark. Tucker is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill in November for the seat, which includes Little Rock and central Arkansas. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
September 02, 2018 - 10:03 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Democrat running for a congressional seat in red-state Arkansas is making a surprisingly competitive bid to unseat a Republican congressman by talking about his bout with cancer and the federal health care law. It's raising Democrats' hopes they can find issues to attract...
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FILE - IN this June 22, 2018 file photo, Beto O'Rourke speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. Police documents reveal previously unreported details about a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of the Democratic Senate candidate. O’Rourke has long acknowledged the 1998 drunken-driving arrest, saying he made a serious mistake. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 01, 2018 - 1:43 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Police documents from a decades-old drunken-driving arrest of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke provide a more complete picture of an incident that the congressman has long acknowledged. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News recently obtained copies of state...
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Audience members laugh as U.S. Senator Ted Cruz makes joke about the Democratic Party during a campaign stop Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Abilene, Texas. The event at the south Abilene Betty Rose's Little Brisket restaurant was the senator's first public campaign event in Abilene for the 2018 election. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 6:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted...
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August 30, 2018 - 1:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The political network created by the billionaire Koch brothers is announcing plans to support its first wave of House candidates. The sprawling conservative organization on Thursday pledged its financial resources and activists to help re-elect eight vulnerable Republicans deemed "...
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FILE - In this Friday, June 8, 2018 file photo, elementary school principal Sherrie Conley, talks with a voter at a bagel shop in Norman, Okla. Conley ousted a three-term incumbent in Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election. A pro-education movement that led to a statewide teacher walkout in the spring barreled through Oklahoma’s primary election this year and knocked six more GOP legislators out of office. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
August 29, 2018 - 6:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six Republican members of the Oklahoma House who opposed hiking taxes to improve teacher salaries lost their jobs in primary runoffs, adding momentum to a pro-education movement that previously ousted two other GOP legislators and fueled a statewide teacher walkout. Pro-...
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Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, right, speaks to supporters with his wife, Casey, at an election party after winning the Republican primary, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
August 29, 2018 - 11:54 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Rep. Ron DeSantis' Florida governor campaign says his comments about Democrat Andrew Gillum that have drawn criticism were directed at Gillum's policies and not...
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