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Garrett Bess, vice president of government relations and communications for the conservative activist group Heritage Action For America, leaves information at a residence in a subdivision in Milton, Ga., Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. Bess and a colleague were going door-to-door to encourage people to vote for the conservative candidates in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff elections for U.S. Senate. The two Georgia races will decide which party controls the Senate, and that has infused voter turnout efforts by the parties and outside groups with new urgency. (AP Photo/Sudhin Thanawala)

Senate control brings new urgency to Georgia turnout drive

Nov. 27, 2020 4:38 PM EST

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — In a black face mask and cap, activist Garrett Bess walked up driveway after driveway of million-dollar homes in suburban Atlanta on a recent afternoon, placing a flyer in each door, ringing the bell and stepping away to make a socially distanced pitch to vote for the conservative...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Rep. David Valadao, R-Calif., poses during a ceremonial re-enactment of his swearing-in ceremony in the Rayburn Room on Capitol Hill in Washington. Valadao has reclaimed the U.S. House seat he lost in the California farm belt two years ago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Former House Republican flips central California seat

Nov. 27, 2020 3:05 PM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans have picked up their 11th seat overall in the U.S. House and the third seat in California, as Republican David Valadao reclaimed the seat he lost in the farm belt two years ago. The former congressman defeated Democratic Rep. TJ Cox, who ousted Valadao in the 21st...

Republican David Valadao wins election to U.S. House in California's 21st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. TJ Cox

Nov. 27, 2020 1:34 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican David Valadao wins election to U.S. House in California's 21st Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. TJ Cox.

Republican David Valadao flips California seat, defeating incumbent TJ Cox in US House

Nov. 27, 2020 1:34 PM EST
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republican David Valadao flips California seat, defeating incumbent TJ Cox in US House.

Maine GOP leader: Talk to those opposed to virus rules

Nov. 27, 2020 11:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Republican leader of Maine’s House of Representatives believes the state needs more conversation and less confrontation about the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford used a holiday radio address to say that the state and the country were...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019 file photo, House Republican leader Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, asks questions of Louisiana Department of Health officials about new contract awards for the Medicaid managed care program, in Baton Rouge, La.  Harris, is running for the 5th Congressional District seat in Louisiana. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte)

Louisiana congressional runoff election becomes GOP slugfest

Nov. 27, 2020 9:44 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District runoff is a Republican-vs-Republican election, where the candidates for the seat being vacated by GOP incumbent Ralph Abraham have few policy distinctions, so they've moved to attacks on experience and background. State Rep. Lance...

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Philadelphia. At left are Eric Trump, son of President Trump, and his wife Lara Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

They're baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

Nov. 26, 2020 6:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power. But his baseless...

FILE- In this July 15, 2020, file photo Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., puts on a face mask as she walks with Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., right, at UPS Hapeville Airport Hub in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

Nov. 26, 2020 12:05 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Twin Georgia Senate runoffs have Republicans in a quandary. They could admit President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid and turn all attention to salvaging a Senate majority to counter President-elect Joe Biden. Or they could march lockstep alongside Trump and his unfounded...

FILE - In this July 30, 2020 file photo Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Butler presides over a House session as members of the Ohio House of Representatives vote to remove Rep. Larry Householder as Speaker of the House on at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price. (Joshua A. Bickel/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions on how and whether to repeal the legislation with only weeks before Ohioans begin to pay the price. In one corner stands veteran GOP lawmakers like...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2020 file photo, Rita Hart answers a question during a debate with Mariannette Miller-Meeks in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020.    The historically close race for Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat could be approaching a tie.  Hart has cut Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks’ lead to 35 votes out of more than 394,400 cast, with all but three of the district’s 24 counties reporting the results of their recounts(Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

GOP candidate clings to 8-vote lead in US House race in Iowa

Nov. 25, 2020 8:28 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Republican candidate saw her vote lead dwindle to single digits Wednesday in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District as a dramatic recount moved toward a conclusion in a race that will help determine the size of Democrats' majority in the House of Representatives. Republican Mariannette...