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Democrats spending millions to try to take back statehouses

Aug. 20, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats still shaken by the 2010 tea party wave that netted Republicans six governors' offices, flipped 21 statehouse chambers and drove nearly 700 Democratic state legislators from office are mounting a comeback, pouring millions of dollars into state level races. In a longtime...

Editorials from around New England

Aug. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

CONNECTICUT Conn. already eclipsed on shared solar New Haven Register Aug. 16 The movement of light is the fixed definition for speed. The movement of Connecticut is pretty much the opposite. In recent years, about the only way Connecticut lands before New York and Massachusetts is alphabetically. There may be no...

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

Aug. 15, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by reinforcing...

Analysis shows most legislative districts affected by tolls

Aug. 12, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new analysis shows the bulk of Connecticut's legislative districts would be affected by a contentious proposal to install electronic tolls on three interstates and one highway. The Waterbury Republican-American on Monday reported how the affected roads run through communities in...

Democrat Galloway launches Missouri gubernatorial campaign

Aug. 12, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway launched her Democratic campaign for governor Monday by highlighting her efforts to uncover government waste and criticizing a new state law banning most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. Galloway formally jumped into the 2020 race ahead...

In Carter's home county, voting rights case tests democracy

Aug. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter's hometown makes a point of celebrating democracy. American flags wave outside stores selling old campaign buttons and vintage political posters, and tourists mill around the train depot that served as his 1976 campaign headquarters. The rural Georgia county...

Sununu vetoes bill setting up redistricting commission

Aug. 9, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that would create an independent commission in New Hampshire to redraw the state's legislative districts. Sununu on Friday argued there was no need for the commission because gerrymandering was rare in the state and the current...

North Carolina governor seeks weigh-in after remapping trial

Aug. 7, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have formally asked North Carolina judges to quickly strike down dozens of legislative districts drawn by Republicans that are at the center of a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The top elected Democratic leaders on Wednesday requested...

Hood, Watson, McRae among Mississippi primary winners

Aug. 7, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrats and Republicans decided many nominees for state offices Tuesday, although two top Republican races will be decided in runoffs. In the Democratic primary for governor, Attorney General Jim Hood vanquished seven candidates. On the Republican side, Lt. Gov. Tate...

The Latest: Taggart, Fitch in GOP attorney general runoff

Aug. 7, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi party primaries (all times local): 12:55 a.m. A longtime Republican figure will join state Treasurer Lynn Fitch in a runoff seeking the GOP nomination for Mississippi attorney general. Andy Taggart of Madison finished second in Tuesday's voting, trailing...