Latest State elections News

Republicans lining up for 2020 House fights in California

Apr. 22, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The political fight over Orange County isn't over. Republican candidates are starting to line up with plans to take back four U.S. House seats all or partly in the county that Democrats seized last year on their way to retaking control of the chamber. Orange County, a neighbor to the...

Former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett joins PR firm

Apr. 22, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City mayor and gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett is joining a marketing and public relations firm. The Oklahoman reports that Cornett will be working at Oklahoma City-based Jones PR in an executive counsel role and will specialize in business. Cornett says he'll be...

2020 could disrupt New Mexico's all-male Senate lineage

Apr. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman is knocking on the door of an enduring boys' club in New Mexico politics, as Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver signals her interest in the 2020 race for U.S. Senate. She registered a campaign committee last week with the Federal Election Commission and is expected to...

O'Rourke coming to Reno this week; Warren, Yang to Las Vegas

Apr. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke is bringing his Democratic presidential campaign to northern Nevada for the first time this week while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang plan return trips to Las Vegas. O'Rourke announced plans Monday town halls...

Jefferson County teachers' group endorses Edelen

Apr. 22, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats running for Kentucky governor have turned Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's feud with some teachers' groups into a frequent attack line against the incumbent. With political activism surging among teachers, courting their support has been a priority leading up to the May 21...

Harris picks up 2nd Nevada endorsement from ex-county chair

Apr. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has picked up a second endorsement in Nevada from former Clark County Democratic Party chair Chris Miller. Miller said in a statement Monday that he's backing the California senator because of her support for the middle class and fight for...

Montana Republican invites chicken chain after LGBT flap

Apr. 22, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Montana governor is looking to take a fast-food chicken restaurant chain under his wing after the owners' anti-gay rights stance cost it new locations in Texas and New York state. Attorney General Tim Fox sent a letter on Monday inviting Chick-fil-A CEO Dan...

Congressman's death triggers election, glut of candidates

Apr. 22, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr.'s long-held congressional seat in North Carolina was expected to be up for grabs soon, but it happened more quickly than most people anticipated. Months after the Republican announced his 2018 campaign would be his last, Jones' health faded. He died in...

Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

Apr. 22, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election. Casey's letter Monday to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says holding a primary debate...

Legislature considers bills to limit public records access

Apr. 22, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is considering 46 bills that would limit access to public records, including documents related to state investigations, trade secrets, personal medical information, election security, crime victims' identities and more. The Statesman Journal reports the reasons for...