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Former Virginia gov to visit Tennessee to campaign for Dean

Sep. 25, 2018 4:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is swinging by Tennessee to help campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean. An event invitation says McAuliffe will be in Nashville on Tuesday to phone bank for Dean. The public is encouraged to join him. The event is co-hosted by...

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

Sep. 24, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general alleged Monday that his opponent in the governor's race did not tell the truth about her handling of the prosecution of serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar, accusing her of an "integrity gap" that disqualifies her for the state's top job. Republican Bill...

Candidates for governor in red Oklahoma face off at forum

Sep. 24, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democrat trying to capture the governor's seat in Oklahoma said Monday his government experience is a benefit, but he also quickly pointed out that it's been eight years since he's held office in the red state where a dozen incumbents have already lost primary elections this year....

Appeals court sides with North Dakota in voter ID dispute

Sep. 24, 2018 8:28 PM EDT

A federal appeals court Monday blocked a lower court ruling expanding the kinds of proof of identity that voters can use in North Dakota elections, siding with state officials over tribal members who say the state's rules disenfranchise Native Americans. A three-judge panel of 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Indicted congressman makes court appearance before midterms

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Democratic opponent of California's Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter released a new TV ad Monday aimed at conservative voters in a deeply red district as the indicted congressman made his last court appearance before midterm elections. The narrator of the 30-second spot by Ammar...

Georgia Gov. race: Pence sets a visit as Biden postpones one

Sep. 24, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has rescheduled a stop in Georgia with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp that was pushed back by Hurricane Florence. Meanwhile former vice president Joe Biden has postponed a stop with Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams set for Sept. 27 because of...

Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

Sep. 24, 2018 3:52 AM EDT
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives' president concedes opposition won Sunday's election and says on state TV, "I know I have to step down now."

The Latest: US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition win

Sep. 23, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local): 5 a.m. The U.S. State Department has congratulated the Maldives' on its peaceful democratic election. Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in Sunday's vote, which was widely seen as a...

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide...

Russian opposition candidate on track to win regional vote

Sep. 23, 2018 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Partial results in a regional election in Russia's Far East show an opposition candidate has beaten the incumbent governor by a wide margin. The official tally on the Central Election Commission's website showed on Sunday that incumbent Vyacheslav Shport was trailing 40 percent behind...