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Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House losses

Nov. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried...

Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full term

Nov. 24, 2022 07:15 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Peltola defeated Republicans Sarah Palin and...

Longtime GOP Sen. Alberta Darling says she'll step down

Nov. 23, 2022 10:42 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. Alberta Darling announced Wednesday she will retire after a 32-year career in the Wisconsin Legislature. Darling, a River Hills Republican, will step down Dec. 1. Her departure leaves Republicans one seat short of a two-thirds supermajority in the...

Democrats win enough for narrow Pennsylvania House majority

Nov. 18, 2022 15:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats won a suburban Philadelphia state House race Friday, giving them barely enough seats to take the chamber majority after 12 years, although two of their reelected incumbents also won higher offices and a third died in October. The Associated Press...

Dispute averted over special election to fill Kiggans' seat

Nov. 15, 2022 20:27 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and a leader of the Democratic-controlled state Senate announced an agreement Tuesday to hold a special election in January to fill the seat of GOP state Sen. Jen Kiggans, who was elected to Congress this month. ...

Democrat Pat Ryan reelected to Congress in New York

Nov. 11, 2022 13:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Pat Ryan has won a full term representing part of New York’s Hudson Valley in Congress, becoming one of just a few Democrats in the suburbs around New York City to hold off Republican opponents in the midterm election. Ryan defeated Republican Colin...

Coyotes' proposed new arena in Tempe sent to public vote

Nov. 10, 2022 21:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed deal for the Arizona Coyotes' new arena will go to a public vote. The Tempe city council voted unanimously on Thursday night to send a proposed arena and entertainment district to referendum in May. The city council must approve a...

Late Pennsylvania rep was on ballot due to law, not fraud

Nov. 10, 2022 10:16 AM EST

CLAIM: Pennsylvania reelected state Rep. Tony DeLuca, who is dead, which is suggestive of shoddy elections or cheating. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context. DeLuca, 85, died a month before Tuesday’s midterm elections. State law stipulates that substitutes, in the case of the death...

Sen. Mark Kelly takes early lead in battleground Arizona

Nov. 09, 2022 04:59 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly led his Republican rival, venture capitalist Blake Masters, but the race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate was too early to call. Kelly's 2020 special election victory gave Democrats both of Arizona's Senate seats for...

Nevada GOP Rep. Mark Amodei easily reelected to 7th term

Nov. 09, 2022 04:47 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei has defeated Elizabeth Mercedes Krause, as expected, in Nevada’s rural northern district where no Democrat has ever won. The 2nd Congressional District was considered the only safe seat for either party among the four in the...