Elections

In this Sept. 5, 2018, photo, Ayanna Pressley, who won the 7th Congressional District Democratic primary Tuesday, speaks at a Massachusetts Democratic Party unity event in Boston. When Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left. That movement is reshaping a Democratic Party still searching for leaders and identity in the era of Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)
September 05, 2018 - 11:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left. "This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy," Pressley...
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September 05, 2018 - 11:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The task of drawing new boundaries for thousands of federal and state legislative districts is still about three years away, yet the political battle over redistricting is playing out in this year's midterm elections. A lawsuit challenging the current districts recently...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, photo, Democratic New York state Senate candidate Julia Salazar speaks during a rally in McCarren Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York. In a year in which establishment Democrats have found themselves stalked, and sometimes beaten, by more liberal challengers, New York’s Salazar seems well-positioned to become the next insurgent to knock off an incumbent. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
September 05, 2018 - 8:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a year in which establishment Democrats have found themselves stalked, and sometimes beaten, by more liberal challengers, New York's Julia Salazar seems well-positioned to become the next insurgent to knock off an incumbent. She's a 27-year-old, tattoo-wearing socialist, running...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Ahead of his first campaign events of the midterm elections, Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 05, 2018 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are stepping up their political involvement ahead of the November midterm elections, moves aimed at bolstering Democratic enthusiasm as the party aims to regain control of Congress. Advisers cast a speech Barack Obama will give...
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September 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The political battle over redistricting is underway in this year's elections, even though the task of redrawing congressional and state legislative districts is still three years away. A lawsuit challenging the current districts recently threw uncertainty into North...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 04, 2018 - 10:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old's upset over a 10-term incumbent...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, center, celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 04, 2018 - 9:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is congratulating Ayanna Pressley on her upset victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts' Democratic primary. The Democratic House leader released a...
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, he will not seek a third term in office at a press conference on the 5th floor at City Hall in Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 9:22 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel, whose tumultuous tenure as Chicago mayor included an infamous police shooting and a surge in violent crime, said in a surprise announcement Tuesday that he would abandon his plan to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for the sudden change of heart. Emanuel...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Republican Attorney General candidate Steven Bailey, speaks at a candidate debate in Sacramento, Calif. The Commission on Judicial Performance begins considering Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, whether former judge Bailey used his office to further his statewide campaign, improperly accepted gifts and steered business to a firm where his son worked. Bailey denies wrongdoing and blames political gamesmanship. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2018 - 2:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Steven Bailey, a former judge now running for California attorney general, is facing a judicial ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. Bailey, a Republican who served as an El Dorado County judge from 2009 through August 2017, is accused of using the...
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Voters exit a polling station on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — For all the worries about Russian hackers and other cyber-vandals, voting problems this week in Arizona served as a reminder that one of the biggest threats to fair elections is plain old human error. That appeared to be the case during Tuesday's primary, when dozens of polling...
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