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Cuomo's game plan for Dems: Get things done, fight Trump

Sep. 14, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year awash with liberal challengers aiming to retire establishment Democrats, Andrew Cuomo was an obvious target. A consummate insider, Cuomo is the son of a governor who ran his father's campaigns and served as a U.S. housing secretary and state attorney general before being elected...

Cuomo easily defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Sep. 14, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8 to...

The Latest: Teacher beats Dem incumbent in NY Senate primary

Sep. 13, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate. Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday's primary for the 53rd state Senate...

Can a Democrat unseat Massachusetts' popular GOP governor?

Sep. 9, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Even in a blue state, and amid signs that liberal Democratic enthusiasm is surging nationwide, Jay Gonzalez likely faces a steep climb in his bid to unseat Massachusetts' popular Republican governor in November. Gonzalez handily won the Democratic nomination, but now must quickly figure out a...

California congressman's trial not likely before election

Sep. 4, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will likely go to trial on corruption charges after Election Day, with all sides agreeing Tuesday to allow more time to review the prosecution's evidence. The Speedy Trial Act generally requires a defendant to go to trial within 70 days of...

Arkansas governor's nephew leaves state Senate amid charges

Aug. 31, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A nephew of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson resigned from the state Senate on Friday after being charged with spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a Caribbean cruise, tuition payments and groceries, prosecutors announced Friday. Former state...

The Latest: Nephew of Arkansas governor resigns amid charges

Aug. 31, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the lawmaker nephew of Arkansas' governor facing federal fraud charges (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A nephew of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has resigned from his state Senate seat after prosecutors indicted him on federal corruption charges. Jeremy Hutchinson sent a...

Group fights 'dark money' influence in Georgia politics

Aug. 31, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Activists, politicians and watchdog groups from across the partisan spectrum are joining forces to fight the influence of so-called "dark money" in Georgia politics. The new group aims to monitor spending by outside groups in November's general election and draft proposed legislation for...

Trump's candidate to face black mayor for Florida governor

Aug. 29, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's race for governor comes down to a conservative congressman backed by President Donald Trump and a once little-known liberal who hopes to become the state's first black governor. The race between U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who both defeated...

Florida Gov. Scott, US Sen. Nelson head into pricey showdown

Aug. 29, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After an easy win in the GOP primary, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading into an increasingly bitter — and expensive — showdown with incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that could play a decisive role in which party controls the Senate. Scott defeated California...