Latest Special elections News

Penterman has slight lead in state Assembly primary

Jun. 16, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican William Penterman holds a slight lead in a special election primary for the right to run for an open state Assembly seat, according to preliminary results. Penterman, a U.S. Army Reserve member, holds a 16-vote lead in southeastern...

Runoffs set to replace 2 Georgia state House members

Jun. 15, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two Republicans will advance to a runoff in a special election in a southeast Georgia state House district, while a Republican and a Democrat will advance to a runoff in a Cobb County state House district. In House District 156, which covers all of...

8 Republicans face off in Assembly special election primary

Jun. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Eight Republicans are facing off in a special election primary for the right to run for an open state Assembly seat. Steve Kauffeld, Spencer Zimmerman, Jenifer Quimby, Nick Krueger, Cathy Ann Houchin, Nathan Pollnow, Jennifer Meinhardt and William...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Jun. 14, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Des Moines Register. June 11, 2021. Editorial: Stop messing around with congressional bipartisanship and move on infrastructure The U.S. Senate is controlled by Democrats. But Democrats are apparently controlled by Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. ...

Louisiana House member wins uncle's state Senate seat

Jun. 13, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Democratic state representative from New Orleans has won the Louisiana state Senate seat his uncle left for Capitol Hill. State Rep. Gary Carter Jr. had 60 percent of the vote Saturday against three opponents in the 7th District, which includes...

Tuesday special elections are first test of new Georgia law

Jun. 12, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Cobb County Elections Director Janine Eveler’s most pressing problem with adhering to Georgia’s new election law before a June 15 special election is finding some heavy equipment to erect a large sign in front of a church that won’t be used as a voting precinct. ...

Wife of late Tennessee lawmaker appointed to his seat

Jun. 10, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of a Tennessee lawmaker who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer is taking his place ahead of a special election to fill his seat. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Hamilton County Commission voted unanimously...

2 winners of May special elections sworn in to state Senate

Jun. 09, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected state senators from Lebanon and Scranton took their oaths of office Wednesday, less than a month after the two won separate special elections to fill vacancies. Sen. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, was most recently a state...

Montana Democrats expand Native American voice in party

Jun. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats say they're taking a first-of-its kind approach to include more Native Americans in party decisions. The state party voted last week to establish tribal committees, like county central committees, whose delegates vote on the...

Too few candidates on the ballot in some Mississippi towns

Jun. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Election season will be extended for some small towns in Mississippi because too few people signed up to run for office. The regular election is Tuesday for many Mississippi cities and towns. Those with too few candidates on the ballot will have to...