2018 United States general election

This combination of November 2018 photo shows Andrew Gillum, left, the Democratic candidate for governor, and Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. On Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 17, 2018 - 5:56 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor Saturday with just hours remaining for counties to turn in official recount results, conceding to a Republican whose party has held that office since 1999. Gillum, in a video he posted on Facebook,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas, after being defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 17, 2018 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. "You're going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., talks to supporters at her campaign office in Irvine, Calif. A string of stunning losses has set off a fresh round of Republican soul-searching in California, where the party has been drifting toward irrelevance for years. Republican Rep. Walters was defeated Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in the heart of Orange County, once a nationally known Republican stronghold. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
November 16, 2018 - 8:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us." She was right. The congresswoman's stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a...
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En esa combinación de imágenes del 20 de mayo de 2018 se muestra a los candidatos a gobernador del estado de Georgia, Stacey Abrams (izquierda) y Brian Kemp, en Atlanta. (AP Fotos/John Amis, archivo)
November 16, 2018 - 8:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the...
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A Republican observer looks at a ballot during a hand recount, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla. Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 16, 2018 - 7:03 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. attends a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Their campaigns are not yet official, but some Democrats are beginning to frame the 2020 fight on their terms. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 16, 2018 - 12:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. "What I've found myself recently saying is this: 'If it's worth fighting for, it's a fight worth...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks to supporters of her campaign during an election night party she shared with fellow Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, right, in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to the seat, is in a Nov. 27 runoff against Mike Espy in this non-partisan race. The winner will serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons. (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 8:03 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi is shown in a new video talking about "liberal folks" and making it "just a little more difficult" for them to vote. A campaign spokeswoman for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith criticized the video, saying the senator was joking. The brief clip...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, State Rep. Doreen Gallegos speaks to supporters after winning her race against David Cheek for the state District 52 race, at a Democratic watch party being held at the Las Cruces Convention Center, in Las Cruces, N.M. Gallegos, a Democrat who was easily elected to a fourth term in the House representing a Las Cruces-area district in the New Mexico House, said she believes that having more women in statehouses can help improve health care access and education funding. “There are certain issues that are closer to our hearts and our minds maybe more than our male counterparts,” Gallegos said. (Josh Bachman/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP)
November 15, 2018 - 3:49 pm
Women's winning streak in this year's elections has extended to statehouses across the country. More than 2,000 women will serve in state legislatures when those chambers convene for their upcoming sessions, representing roughly a quarter of all state lawmakers across the country. That mark will...
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A woman holds a sign as state troopers look on during a protest in the rotunda of the state capitol building Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Atlanta. Several protesters, including a state senator, have been arrested during a demonstration at the Georgia state Capitol calling for tallying of uncounted ballots from last week's election. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 15, 2018 - 8:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As Democrats ratcheted up their attacks on Georgia Republican Brian Kemp, he claimed Wednesday that results certified by county election officials confirm he has an "insurmountable lead" in the governor's race. At a news conference, Georgia Democrats cast doubt on the legitimacy of...
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, following a meeting for the House Republican leadership elections. McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be to protect President Donald Trump's agenda and try to build the party back to retake the majority. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 15, 2018 - 4:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda. With Speaker Paul...
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