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Amid legal wrangling, Georgia election uncertainty lingers

Nov. 13, 2018 7:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian Kemp a slim...

Trump calls on Florida Democrat to concede, implies fraud

Nov. 13, 2018 7:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to intervene in Florida's legally mandated vote recount Tuesday, calling on the state's Democratic senator to admit defeat and again implying without evidence that officials in two pivotal counties are trying to steal the election. "When will Bill...

Indiana attorney general gets national post amid allegations

Nov. 13, 2018 7:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has been named vice chairman of the national Republican Attorneys General Association even as he resists calls from the state's GOP governor and legislative leaders to resign over allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative...

The Latest: Nelson files more lawsuits to delay deadlines

Nov. 13, 2018 7:29 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 7:25 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and a Democratic campaign committee are continuing to file lawsuits over the recount now underway in Florida. Nelson and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign...

Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

Nov. 13, 2018 6:20 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama last December after Moore was hit by accusations of sexual misconduct....

The Latest: Senate candidates in Mississippi agree to debate

Nov. 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The two candidates in a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi have agreed to their only debate of the campaign season. Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Jon Kalahar says...

Only on AP: Bloomberg charts aggressive timeline on 2020 bid

Nov. 13, 2018 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be about as...

The Latest: GOP rep says he won election 'fair and square'

Nov. 13, 2018 3:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging Maine's voting system (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says he won re-election "fair and square" and says he has a duty to fight Maine's new voting system that he says is unconstitutional. Poliquin spoke to reporters...

Why wait? Democrats openly flirt with 2020 White House bids

Nov. 13, 2018 5:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated by an...

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

Nov. 12, 2018 11:30 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. The three-term congresswoman won after a slow vote count that dragged on...