Latest House elections News

Schilling won't run for Arizona congressional seat

Oct. 15, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's decided not to run for Congress. Schilling told a Phoenix sports radio station Tuesday that he decided not to run because of "things that have been said and done" to his wife and children since he announced he was thinking about...

GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman

Oct. 15, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the...

Book by Fusion GPS founders coming out next month

Oct. 14, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founders of a political research firm behind allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia have a book coming out next month. Random House announced Monday that "Crime in Progress: Inside the Steele Dossier and the Fusion GPS Investigation of Donald Trump" will be...

Former lawmaker's planned congressional comeback clouded

Oct. 12, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Rep. Pete Sessions' climb back into Congress was already off to a rough start, with some in his own party suggesting he was carpetbagging by leaving the Dallas district he lost last fall to try to get elected in a far more rural and politically safe one. Now he may...

Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

Oct. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on "a lot of crap." Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his...

US judge hears arguments about Mississippi election system

Oct. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is giving no indication of how or when he will rule in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing a governor and other statewide officials. U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III heard arguments Friday, just over three weeks before...

US judge to hear challenge of Mississippi election system

Oct. 9, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge will hear arguments Friday in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's unique, multistep process of electing the governor and other statewide officials — an electoral process that critics say is designed to thwart black political power. The hearing happens less...

Senators warn of foreign social media meddling in US vote

Oct. 8, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections, a subject he has largely avoided, and take steps to thwart attempts by hostile nations to use social media to meddle in the...

Correction: Election 2020-House-Nevada-Rodimer story

Oct. 8, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Oct. 4 about a former wrestler running for Congress in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously that realtor Zachary WalkerLieb was running in the Republican primary. WalkerLieb dropped out of the race. A corrected version of the story is below: APNewsBreak: Wrestler...

Democrats push election security bill amid impeachment

Oct. 8, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled broad legislation Tuesday to protect the country's elections as they investigate whether President Donald Trump inappropriately solicited foreign election help from Ukraine ahead of the 2020 vote. A House committee could advance the election security bill as soon...