Latest Run-off elections News

Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

Nov. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled...

The Latest: Rispone: Disappointed at loss, but thankful too

Nov. 17, 2019 12:36 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the Louisiana governor’s election (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Republican Eddie Rispone says he’s disappointed at losing the Louisiana governor’s race but he’s thankful for his family and supporters and vowed to continue to work to improve...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 15, 2019 2:01 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows a rigged voting machine in Mississippi as a voter clicks...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Romanian president to face former PM in presidential runoff

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian election authorities say President Klaus Iohannis will face Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted former prime minister, in the Nov. 24 presidential runoff. The Permanent Electoral Authority said Monday that the center-right Iohannis got 36.9% of the valid votes, while...

Son of Turkish immigrants wins German mayoral race

Nov. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German Green party lawmaker with Turkish roots has won a runoff election to become the mayor of Hannover. Belit Onay received 52.9% of the vote in Sunday's election compared with 47.1% for center-right candidate Eckhard Scholz. German news agency dpa reported that it is the first time a...

Black voter outreach intensifies in Louisiana governor race

Nov. 9, 2019 9:39 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To win a second term in his Southern state, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards needs strong turnout from Louisiana's black voters, who form the core of his party and who lagged in getting to the polls for the primary election. Edwards and his supporters are laboring to reverse that...

Donald Trump works up a sweat at a Louisiana campaign rally

Nov. 7, 2019 9:17 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the nation's last governor's race of the year. "It may be 120 degrees in...

Millionaire outsider forces runoff in Houston mayor race

Nov. 5, 2019 11:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A millionaire Houston trial lawyer who once supported President Donald Trump forced a runoff election for mayor Tuesday night to keep alive his outsider challenge against the incumbent Democrat in Texas' biggest city. Tony Buzbee, a former Marine who made his fortune taking down big...

Lindsay Hoyle chosen to replace Bercow as UK Commons speaker

Nov. 4, 2019 6:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Long-serving Labour Party lawmaker Lindsay Hoyle was elected speaker of Britain's House of Commons on Monday, taking up the job with a clear message: I'm not John Bercow. Hoyle was chosen by lawmakers from among seven candidates to replace the influential but contentious Bercow. Bercow...