Latest House elections News

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: Trump inaugural presence important to US

Dec. 3, 2020 10:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 9:55 p.m. President-elect Joe Biden says it is important that President Donald Trump attend his inauguration only in the sense that it would demonstrate the nation’s commitment to a peaceful transfer of power between...

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, R-Kan., makes a point during a town hall meeting in Topeka, Kan. Freshman Rep. Watkins is fighting to keep his seat in the state’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020 Republican primary while facing felony criminal charges. Watkins hoped to overcome a challenge from State Treasurer Jake LaTurner in the 2nd District in eastern Kansas. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

Kansas Rep. Watkins set for Feb. 4 hearing on going to trial

Dec. 3, 2020 7:58 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A hearing is set for Feb. 4 to determine whether defeated Rep. Steve Watkins will face a trial on charges of felony election fraud and other crimes. The Republican congressman for eastern Kansas had initially faced his first appearance in state district court Thursday in Topeka on three...

FILE - In this Nov.13, 2019 file photo, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., listens during a House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.  House Democrats picked moderate Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign organization into the 2022 elections, choosing him over a Hispanic rival after last month's voting dealt them unexpected losses and left them divided over the reasons.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Dems pick moderate New Yorker to lead campaign arm

Dec. 3, 2020 5:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats elected centrist Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Thursday to lead their campaign arm into the 2022 elections, picking a lawmaker who wins in a closely divided district as they dissect why they unexpectedly lost seats in November’s voting. Maloney, 54 and openly gay,...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020, file photo, Rita Hart answers a question during a debate with Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Iowa officials on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, were expected to certify a Republican candidate as a six-vote winner for an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, in what is shaping up to be the closest congressional election in decades.Republican Miller-Meeks finished ahead of Democrat Hart in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District after a recount saw her 47-vote lead steadily dwindle to single digits but never be overcome. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)

Iowa Democrat to challenge 6-vote loss in appeal to US House

Dec. 2, 2020 6:21 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate who trailed by six votes after a recount said Wednesday she will forgo further legal challenges in Iowa and instead appeal directly to the U.S. House for additional recount proceedings. Rita Hart's campaign had until Wednesday afternoon to contest...

New Hampshire lawmakers meet for an outdoor session, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. The 400-member House and 24-member Senate are meeting to get sworn in, choose leaders and elect constitutional officers including the Secretary of State. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Many New Hampshire Democrats skip opening session over virus

Dec. 2, 2020 1:59 PM EST

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers bundled up and spread out on an athletic field Wednesday to start their next two-year session. But many House Democrats skipped the gathering over concerns about the coronavirus, and the no-shows, coupled with a show of force by Republicans, signaled a rough path...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hall wins runoff to briefly fill seat of late Rep John Lewis

Dec. 2, 2020 1:19 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall won a special runoff election Tuesday for a brief term in Congress and will succeed the late civil rights legend John Lewis. The 49-year-old Hall defeated fellow Democrat Robert Franklin, 66, in the Atlanta area district and will only hold the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney signals she successfully cast her ballot after voting at St. George's Church in New Hartford, N.Y. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, Chenango County informed a state judge it had discovered 55 early voting ballots that weren't canvassed by the local board of election, and therefore weren't included in the vote totals in the ultra-tight race between Tenney and U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi.  The most recent results — which don’t include those ballots — showed Tenney with a 12-vote lead over Brindisi. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth, File)

House race up in air as county finds 55 uncounted ballots

Dec. 1, 2020 7:21 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly a month after Election Day, a county in New York on Tuesday said it had discovered a small batch of uncounted ballots with the potential to sway the outcome of one of the nation's closest battles for a seat in Congress. Chenango County informed a state judge it had discovered 55...

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the Staten Island Republican Party headquarters in the New Dorp neighborhood of Staten Island, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in New York.

It's official: GOP’s Malliotakis ousts Democrat Rose in NYC

Dec. 1, 2020 6:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A final tally of absentee ballots has confirmed that Republican Nicole Malliotakis has defeated U.S. Rep. Max Rose, denying the Democrat a second term representing one of the few conservative-leaning parts of New York City. Malliotakis, a New York State Assembly member, opened a big lead...

Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose

Dec. 1, 2020 4:51 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose.
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Mike Garcia For Congress campaign shows California U.S. Rep Mike Garcia. On Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, the Republican defeated Democrat Christy Smith to hold the 25th District seat that includes parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Garcia won by 333 votes out of nearly 340,000 cast. (Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress via AP, File)

GOP Rep. Garcia wins in swing House district north of LA

Dec. 1, 2020 4:12 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia narrowly defeated Democratic rival Christy Smith in a swing district north of Los Angeles, capping an election in which Republicans picked off three other House districts in the heavily Democratic state. The race was called Tuesday by The Associated Press...