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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, supporters of Missouri's redistricting ballot measure hold signs behind former state Sen. Bob Johnson as he serves as their spokesman during a press conference outside the Cole County Courthouse in Jefferson City, Mo. Proposed state Constitutional Amendment 1 on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot would require Missouri state House and Senate districts to be drawn to achieve "partisan fairness" and "competitiveness." (AP Photo/David A. Lieb, File)
November 01, 2018 - 9:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A growing movement to curb partisan gerrymandering will be put to the test Tuesday by several state ballot measures that are intended to overhaul the way congressional and state legislative districts are drawn. While they differ in how to do that, the proposals in...
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Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester talks with supporters at a campaign rally at the Billings Education Association headquarters in Billings, Mont., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Conservative groups linked to wealthy donors are saturating Montana airwaves with ads attacking Tester as they try to capitalize on President Donald Trump's feud with the lawmaker. . (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
October 26, 2018 - 6:40 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spending on Montana's U.S. Senate race has hit $60 million and shattered a state record as conservative groups funded by wealthy donors saturate the airwaves with ads attacking Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and seek to capitalize on President Donald Trump's feud with the...
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CNN correspondents Jeff Gagliano and Chris Cuomo speak on air in front of the Time Warner Building, where NYPD personnel removed an explosive device Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
October 24, 2018 - 11:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's president on Wednesday denounced the White House for its "total and complete lack of understanding" of the consequences of attacks against the media after the cable news network's New York office and several prominent Democrats were sent pipe bombs. Feelings were raw over a...
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This screenshot from CNN's Twitter account shows what CNN says is the explosive device that was delivered to their New York headquarters on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. The package sent to CNN contained a live explosive with wires, a black pipe and an envelope with white powder. Officials said the substance was being tested to see if it was dangerous. (CNN Twitter Account via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on explosive devices sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and others (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A law enforcement official says the pipe bombs that were sent to several prominent Democrats and CNN were packed with powder and shards of glass. The...
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A voter arrives as a worker walks past during early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 24, 2018 - 6:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a...
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A voter arrives as a worker walks past during early voting at a polling place in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 23, 2018 - 11:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It's whether there will be a wave at all. Top operatives in both political parties concede that Democrats' narrow path to the Senate majority has essentially disappeared, a...
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FILE -- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 file photo ,Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, a candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, appears at a candidates debate hosted by the Sacramento Press Club in Sacramento, Calif. Thurmond is running against Marshall Tuck, a former charter schools executive. California is again recording the most expense state superintendent election in history. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
October 23, 2018 - 2:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is again recording the most expensive state superintendent election in history, with a cast of billionaires who are outspending the teacher unions in support of a former charter schools executive. The California State Superintendent of Public Instruction is a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2018, file photo, Cindy McCain, glances back towards the hearse carrying her husband's casket, following a memorial service for her husband Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington. A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is calling for “mavericks” like him to vote in the Nov. 6 election and focus on human rights around the world. The McCain Institute for International Leadership, led by his widow, Cindy, is launching a nonpartisan campaign Tuesday, Oct. 23, to spread that message especially to young Americans. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 23, 2018 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonprofit named for the late Sen. John McCain is looking for "mavericks" to vote in the Nov. 6 midterm election and fight for human rights around the world as President Donald Trump pursues his "America first" foreign policy. "The ideals that John spent his life fighting for...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is interviewed on Cheddar on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2018 - 12:52 am
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the...
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This Aug. 31, 2018 photo shows Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, right, listening to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, speak about border security and immigration during a campaign event in Billings, Mont. Outside groups and donors have poured more than $45 million into the race between Tester and Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
October 17, 2018 - 10:23 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most...
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