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Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Aug. 21, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday. Voters will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall. They'll also choose the latest contender to try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don...

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Aug. 20, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov....

The Latest: Walker submits signatures for general election

Aug. 20, 2018 9:02 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska primary (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott have submitted signatures to qualify for the November general election ballot. Each needed to collect about 3,200 signatures. Walker told reporters each collected more than...

Steve Bannon wants GOP to rally behind Trump

Aug. 20, 2018 4:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon has a dire warning for Republicans — rally around President Donald Trump. During a Sunday interview with The Associated Press, the former chief strategist to Trump said he believes the GOP would lose 35 to 40 seats in the House if the election were held today, thereby...

GOP candidate runs for multiple offices to preserve spots

Aug. 16, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A perennial political candidate secured the Republican nomination to run for at least five offices, including the U.S. House, in a strategy to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects in the largely Democratic state. In Tuesday's primary, H. Brooke Paige, a...

Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

Aug. 16, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A week after accusing a billionaire donor of attempting to buy a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat, Republican nominee Leah Vukmir is now hoping to persuade the same Illinois businessman to open his wallet for her campaign against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir's change of heart comes...

GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

Aug. 15, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump...

1st transgender candidate for governor focused on the issues

Aug. 15, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Six months ago, Christine Hallquist was leading one of Vermont's rural electric cooperatives, her transgender status causing nary a ripple as she took part in policy debates about renewable energy and the reliability of the electric grid. Now, after winning Vermont's Democratic...

Democrats' hope to beat Walker is former teacher

Aug. 15, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years: beat Scott Walker. Evers, a cancer survivor who refers to himself...

Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November

Aug. 15, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname "Iron Stache," won Tuesday's Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for a seat he's held 20 years. Republicans, for their part, pinned their hopes on a former Ryan aide, picking...