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FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a news conference in Phoenix to give the latest updates regarding the coronavirus. While the Republican governor has never discouraged the use of masks, his full-throated endorsement of them Monday, June 29, was a big change from a largely lukewarm stance the last few months. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)

Analysis: Virus surge forces Arizona gov's hand on masks

Jun. 30, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — After telling Arizonans that many public places were again being closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Doug Ducey ended a somewhat contentious news conference by imploring people to wear face masks. “Arm yourself with a mask,” he said Monday after issuing an executive...

In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana's 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Among them is Lake, who is challenging Rep. Greg Pence, the vice president's brother, in a deeply conservative Indiana district.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

Jun. 28, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — It was a scene Jeannine Lee Lake never would have imagined when she first ran against Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s brother, for a rural Indiana congressional seat two years ago: an almost entirely white crowd of more than 100 people marching silently in the Pences'...

In this Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb is about to introduce Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Omaha, Neb. Kleeb published a book in 2020 about how her party could return from relative irrelevance in rural America and once again win elections, but the last few months have shown just how difficult that task can be. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democrats fight for relevance in red-state Nebraska

Jun. 26, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's never been easy to be a Democrat in Nebraska, but somehow it keeps getting even harder. The 29% of Nebraska voters registered as Democrats is the smallest in at least 50 years, and that’s only one indication of the party’s problems. Just in the last week, the party...

In this undated photo made available by Stephen Smith, GOP primary candidate Madison Cawthorn participates in a debate at the Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville, N.C. Cawthorn, 24, soundly defeated the preferred candidate of President Donald Trump. He defeated Lynda Bennett by a 2-1 margin. (Stephen Smith via AP)

At age 24, N.C. Congress runoff victor may be rising star

Jun. 24, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After nearly dying in a car crash six years ago, western North Carolina congressional candidate Madison Cawthorn already has learned many life lessons by age 24. “There is no time to wait,” Cawthorn said in a recent interview. “Life is precious and it can be taken...

Jamaal Bowman, who is running against Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., speaks during his primary-night party Tuesday, June. 23, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

The Latest: Primary race for Engel's seat too early to call

Jun. 24, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a handful of primary elections across the United States (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The Democratic primary in New York’s 16th Congressional District is too early to call. As of 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday, challenger Jamaal Bowman had roughly 61% of the counted vote....

In this photo provided by Cawthorn campaign staffer Patrick Sebastian, Madison Cawthorn speaks to supporters, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Hendersonville, N.C. Cawthorn won Tuesday's Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump's endorsed candidate for the nomination. (Patrick Sebastian/Cawthorn Campaign via AP)

Cawthorn, 24, defeats Trump's pick in N Carolina GOP primary

Jun. 23, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over President Donald Trump’s endorsed candidate for the nomination. Madison Cawthorn handily defeated Lynda Bennett to complete an upset for...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty campaigns for the U.S. Senate in Gallatin, Tenn. In Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a political group backed by a member of GOP candidate Manny Sethi's campaign is attacking his primary opponent Hagerty and Alexander, calling the two “liberal” and “best friends.”  The Conservative Outsiders PAC says the video was sent to more than 300,000 Republican activists and supporters in Tennessee, and said it plans more videos, ads on multiple platforms and ground operations as permitted. The group also set up an anti-Hagerty website.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

In Senate race, PAC backed by Sethi team member hits Hagerty

Jun. 23, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In Tennessee's open race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, a political group backed by a member of GOP candidate Manny Sethi's campaign is attacking his primary opponent Bill Hagerty and Alexander, calling the two “liberal” and “best...

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

GOP wary as Trump pushes new round of stimulus checks

Jun. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's call for another round of stimulus checks to most taxpayers is getting a lukewarm endorsement from his GOP allies on Capitol Hill, but it's emerging as an early area of potential agreement with Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the next coronavirus...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, state Rep. Charles Booker advocates for the passage of Kentucky HB-12 on the floor of the House of Representatives in the State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Ex-Marine pilot Amy McGrath, who seemed to be gliding toward a primary victory in Kentucky, has come under heavy fire from both directions in the closing days of the Democratic contest to determine who challenges Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the fall. Booker recently released his first TV ad that says a “real Democrat” is needed to take the fight to McConnell, the top-ranking congressional Republican who is seeking a seventh term. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Black candidates tap protest energy to challenge Democrats

Jun. 22, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amy McGrath and Eliot Engel live hundreds of miles apart in states with dramatically different politics. Yet they're the preferred candidates of the Democratic Party’s Washington establishment as voters in Kentucky and New York decide their congressional primary elections on Tuesday....

FILE - This Jan. 7, 2015 file photo shows Sen. Ruben Diaz, D-Bronx, in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol, in Albany, N.Y. Diaz Sr., a cowboy-hat wearing political fixture in the South Bronx, is one of a host of candidates vying in New York’s primary Tuesday, June 23, 2020, for seats opening up due to the retirement of three veteran members of Congress: Democrats Jose Serrano and Nita Lowey and Republican Pete King. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Retirements spark scramble for open House seats in New York

Jun. 19, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To the consternation of many Democrats, the front-runner in a crowded congressional primary in one of the bluest districts in New York City, if not the country, is a Pentecostal minister who opposes abortion rights, likes Donald Trump and has a long history of anti-gay comments. City...