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Mike Espy readies to speak with reporters in Jackson, Miss., after winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Espy wins Mississippi US Senate race; will face Hyde-Smith

Mar. 10, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi on Tuesday, setting up a rematch with Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, an outspoken ally of President Donald Trump. Republicans hold most major offices in Mississippi,...

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Georgia Democrat, greets supporters at the state Capitol in Atlanta on Friday, March 6, 2020. Warnock filed paperwork to appear on the Nov. 3 ballot for Georgia’s special U.S. Senate election. (AP Photo/Benjamin Nadler)

Candidate fields for 2020 races in Georgia take final shape

Mar. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Crowded candidate fields for two U.S. Senate races on Georgia’s 2020 ballots took final shape Friday, the deadline for contenders to sign up. Meanwhile, a woman recently pardoned by President Donald Trump filed paperwork to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta. A total...

FILE-In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 file photoCourtney Parker votes on a new voting machine, in Dallas, Ga. Election integrity activists are raising concerns about Georgia's new voting machines, saying the large, bright, vertical touchscreens allow other people in the room to see a voter's selections in violation of ballot secrecy provisions in state law. In a petition filed Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Sumter County Superior Court against the five members of the county election board, the activists ask the court to order the board to have voters use hand-marked paper ballots rather than the touchscreen voting machines. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

Activists raise concerns about privacy of voting machines

Feb. 24, 2020 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Election integrity activists are raising concerns about Georgia's new voting machines, saying the large, bright, vertical touchscreens allow other people in the room to see a voter's selections in violation of ballot secrecy provisions in state law. In a petition filed Monday in Sumter...

FILE- In this March 23, 2016 file photo, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver addresses a news conference in Savannah, Ga.  The former federal prosecutor who served under President Barack Obama says he plans to run for the seat of newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.  Tarver of Augusta confirmed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that he plans to announce soon his campaign for the seat vacated by GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Democrat Tarver formally launches Senate campaign in Georgia

Feb. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor appointed by President Barack Obama formally launched his campaign Thursday in the crowded race to take on Georgia's newest U.S. senator. Democrat Ed Tarver, 60, of Augusta is the third Democrat to officially announce he's challenging newly appointed...

Senator, school leader win Wisconsin congressional primary

Feb. 18, 2020 11:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker and a school board president won primaries Tuesday to earn the right to run for an open seat in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District once held by a reality TV star. State Sen. Tom Tiffany defeated retired Army Capt. Jason Church in the Republican primary....

FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2020 file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., smiles before a re-enactment of her swearing-in, by Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington. An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 that her initial concerns were based on information

Anti-abortion group flips views on new Georgia senator

Feb. 14, 2020 6:05 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday that her initial concerns were based on...

Another Georgia lawmaker running for Collins' US House seat

Feb. 12, 2020 12:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A third Republican state lawmaker has entered the race for a heavily conservative Georgia congressional seat, two weeks after Republican Rep. Doug Collins announced he's running for U.S. Senate. “I am officially running for Congress," state Rep. Matt Gurtler tweeted Wednesday....

This Jan. 15, 2020, photo shows Atlantic City N.J. Mayor Marty Small speaking at a rally in his city against a proposed change of government that would replace an elected mayor with an appointed city manager. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, the city's Democratic Committee went to court to try to bock the scheduled March 31 special election on the matter. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Atlantic City Dems seek to block change of government vote

Feb. 11, 2020 4:04 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Democratic Party is seeking to block a special election next month on whether to eliminate an elected mayor in favor of an appointed city manager, alleging canvassers forged signatures and committed other acts of fraud. The party filed a legal challenge Tuesday,...