Latest Special elections News

Georgia governor calls election to fill Lewis' current term

Jul. 27, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s governor on Monday called a special election to fill the remainder of Rep. John Lewis’ current term, after the longtime congressman and civil rights leader's death on July 17. The special election is set for Sept. 29, barely a month before voters return to the polls...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020 file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. The Democratic Senate candidate is in isolation as is his wife, who contracted COVID-19, Ossoff confirmed Saturday, July 25, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia's Ossoff quarantines after wife positive for virus

Jul. 25, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Jon Ossoff is in isolation as is his wife, who contracted COVID-19, Ossoff confirmed Saturday. Ossoff, 33, said his wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, has mild coronavirus symptoms and that he's showing symptoms, too. He said he was tested Saturday and is awaiting...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, standing at a distance due to coronavirus precautions, holds a ceremonial swearing-in for Congressman-elect Chris Jacobs, R-N.Y., Tuesday, July 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. With Jacobs are his wife, Martina Jacobs, second from left, daughter Anna, 1, and mother Pamela Jacobs. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

NY Republican Chris Jacobs sworn in as newest House member

Jul. 21, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Chris Jacobs of western New York became the newest House member on Tuesday, taking the oath of office to fill the unexpired term of a lawmaker who left Congress after pleading guilty to federal insider trading charges. Jacobs, who has been a state senator, had the support of...

FILE-In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 file photo, Tom Perez, left, chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Nikema Williams, chair of the Georgia Democratic Party, speak with reporters, in Atlanta. Georgia Democrats have selected state Sen. Nikema Williams, chair of the state party, to replace Rep. John Lewis on the ballot in November. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

Georgia Dems choose state chair to replace Lewis on ballot

Jul. 20, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The head of Georgia’s Democratic Party has been chosen to face a Republican reality TV personality in the November contest for the seat of the late Rep. John Lewis, a towering figure who served in Congress for more than 30 years. The selection of state Sen. Nikema Williams caps a...

People gather at a make-shift memorial near the home of Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Atlanta. Lewis, who died Friday at age 80, was the youngest and last survivor of the Big Six civil rights activists who organized the 1963 March on Washington, and spoke shortly before the group's leader, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., gave his

Applications taken for 1 day to replace Rep Lewis on ballot

Jul. 19, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats will gather Monday to decide a replacement on November's ballot for U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who died Friday after serving for more than 30 years in Congress. The seat will remain empty until Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp schedules a special election. The Republican governor has...

Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville speaks to supporters after he defeated Jeff Sessions in Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Alabama Senate race shapes up to be a contentious slugfest

Jul. 16, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — With control of the U.S. Senate on the line, Alabama’s race is shaping up to be a contentious showdown between a college football coach backed by President Donald Trump and the body’s most endangered Democrat, who will need to motivate his base and court moderate...

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....

FILE - In this Nov. 6. 2018, file photo, Democratic congressional candidate Nate McMurray makes his concession speech following his loss to Republican incumbent Chris Collins who was re-elected to New York's 27th Congressional District, in Hamburg N.Y. The special election in the Republican-leaning district pits state Sen. Chris Jacobs, a wealthy developer, against Democrat Nate McMurray, a former town supervisor who lost to Collins by about 2,500 votes two years ago.(AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, FIle)

Pandemic puts convicted representative's seat on 2 ballots

Jun. 20, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. House district once represented by Chris Collins is on two separate ballots Tuesday in a special election to fill out the convicted former congressional member's fourth term and in a Republican primary for the GOP line in November’s general election. The unusual...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. Ossoff, a young Georgia media executive known for breaking fundraising records during a 2017 special election loss for a U.S. House seat, beat back a field of Democratic primary opponents to win a spot taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, according to votes tallied as of late Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Jon Ossoff wins Georgia Senate primary; will face Perdue

Jun. 10, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff, a young Georgia media executive known for breaking fundraising records during a 2017 special election loss for a U.S. House seat, beat back a field of Democratic primary opponents to win a spot taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November. Ossoff received about 50.7% of the...