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Fagan wins Democratic primary for secretary of state

May. 22, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Shemia Fagan, a state senator from Portland, has won the Democratic primary for Oregon secretary of state. Fagan beat fellow state Sen. Mark Hass, of Beaverton, in a very tight race. She will face state Sen. Kim Thatcher in the fall. Thatcher, from Keizer, won the GOP primary. The...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. Biden won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, outpacing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Biden wins Oregon Democratic presidential primary

May. 20, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Republican voters in Oregon’s vast 2nd Congressional District on Tuesday elected a former state senator to be their candidate to replace Rep. Greg Walden, who didn’t run for a 12th term in the conservative region covering the rural eastern and central part of the state....

Former state Sen. Cliff Bentz has won GOP primary for 2nd Congressional District

May. 19, 2020 11:36 PM EDT
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former state Sen. Cliff Bentz has won GOP primary for 2nd Congressional District.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., second from right, joined by his wife Rebecca and son Preston, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Long-suffering California GOP sees revival in rare House win

May. 19, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans have been waiting for a turning point and some think it's finally arrived. The party of Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has been fading in California for years: Democrats control every statewide office, dominate the Legislature and hold all but eight of...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., second from right, joined by his wife Rebecca and son Preston, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2 Republican special election winners sworn into House

May. 19, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy fighter pilot who captured a California congressional district from Democrats and a state legislator who retained a Republican-held Wisconsin seat joined the House on Tuesday, buoying a GOP seeking momentum for its uphill fight for the chamber's majority in this fall's...

Recent Missouri editorials

May. 19, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

The Kansas City, May 15 U.S. Rep Vicky Hartzler, a Republican from Missouri, isn’t a fan of the latest coronavirus stimulus bill circulating on Capitol Hill. “I don’t know a single Republican who was asked for input on this $3 trillion bill,” she tweeted this week. House Democrats were...

Lawsuits claims Missouri GOP redistricting measure is unfair

May. 18, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Republican proposal to undo key portions of a redistricting plan passed by voters just two years ago would mislead the public if it appears on the ballot, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by supporters of the original measure. The lawsuit by backers of the 2018 Clean...

This photo from May 1, 2020, shows local government candidate's campaign signs along a roadside in Wexford, Pa. The state's primary election is June 2, 2020 and will feature legislative and congressional races, a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized mail-in ballots. Pennsylvanians have embraced the state's new vote-by-mail option that was passed last year but has been widely adopted as a way to avoid pandemic exposure. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Mail voting, new machines feature in Pennsylvania primary

May. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The once-delayed Pennsylvania primary won't determine the presidential nominees, by now a foregone conclusion. But the voting in two weeks will feature legislative and congressional races, a first run for some new paper-record voting systems and the inaugural use of newly legalized...

In this May 14, 2020, photo, owner Paul Furrer cuts the hair of Jeff Jones at Rich's Barber Shop in Waukesha, Wis. Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again — some might say still. With a divided state government and a polarized electorate, Wisconsin has emerged as the hot bed of partisan fighting over the coronavirus, including how to slow its spread, restart the seized economy, vote amid a pandemic and judge Trump's leadership. . (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics

May. 16, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again. With a divided...

Missouri lawmakers send new redistricting proposal to voters

May. 14, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature on Wednesday sent a ballot proposal to voters asking them to reconsider their earlier backing of a redistricting system that stresses fairness and competitiveness over everything else. Missourians in 2018 voted to make “partisan...