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Analysis: House vote shakes up Louisiana politics, but how?

Jan. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The contentious vote for House speaker started Louisiana's new legislative term with yet another controversy, creating waves across the state's political landscape and seeming destined to shape a new relationship between the House and the governor. Louisiana's political class...

Democrats add Kansas Rep. Watkins' seat to list of targets

Jan. 16, 2020 6:37 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An arm of the national Democratic Party has added Republican Rep. Steve Watkins' seat in Kansas to its list of targeted congressional races this year. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Thursday in a memo that the 2nd District of eastern Kansas “presents an...

Rep. Cleaver's opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

Jan. 15, 2020 3:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri in this year's primary has apologized for incorrectly accusing the incumbent of having a picture of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby under his desk. Maite Salazar, of Kansas City, last week retweeted a post that showed a...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves. They are escorted by specific political stars along a tightly choreographed path from the House through the Capitol rotunda to the Senate for trial. There waits more history, pageantry and...

2 advance to runoff in primary for Arkansas House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for an Arkansas House seat that had been held by a civil rights attorney who died last year have advanced to a runoff. Joy Springer won a plurality of votes in Tuesday's primary for the House District 34 seat and Ryan Davis...

Sheriff's sergeant wins primary for state House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:50 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Paul Novotny has won a special primary election for a state House seat in central Minnesota. The Sherburne County sheriff's sergeant drew more than 85% of the vote against Republican challenger Kathy Ziebarth in Tuesday night's unofficial returns. Novotny had the endorsement of the...

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...

Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, makes his way to the podium to be sworn into the leadership position at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Tensions high in Louisiana GOP after House speaker's vote

Jan. 14, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans on the losing side of the Louisiana House speaker’s vote bristled Tuesday in the aftermath of the divisive leadership competition, an indication the GOP may have difficulty capitalizing on its legislative gains from the fall elections. Though Republicans hold a...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 14, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. January 10, 2020 Crash course Fewer people are dying in traffic accidents, both nationally and in Indiana. Here in Allen County, the news isn't as good. The Journal Gazette's Jim Chapman reported Sunday that 40 people died in vehicle crashes here during 2019 – almost double the...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, State Rep. John Szoka of Fayetteville, looks over a redistricting map during a committee meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections — not just for the presidency, but for thousands of low-profile elections for state House and Senate seats. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File )

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

Jan. 11, 2020 9:24 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year's elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners...