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Michigan's Amash, GOP Trump critic, faces primary challenge

May. 20, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the first Republican in Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct, is facing a primary challenge. Second-term state Rep. Jim Lower (LOW'-ur) announced Monday he's running for the western Michigan seat. The announcement came two...

'Bathroom bill' sponsor Bishop wins N. Carolina GOP primary

May. 14, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state senator best known as the sponsor of a headline-grabbing "bathroom bill" that voided anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people won Tuesday's Republican primary in a special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year's race was deemed tainted by fraud. Sen....

The Latest: Bishop wins GOP primary in NC special election

May. 14, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party's nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud...

House GOP seeks women, fresh faces for 2020 challengers

May. 13, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and political newcomers in many cases — to help them recapture the House, six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control with the most diverse majority in history....

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

May. 12, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for...

Ohio asks US Supreme Court to stop redrawing of Congress map

May. 10, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the redrawing of a new congressional district map until the court can rule late next month on other states' gerrymandering cases. Friday's filing was expected. A panel of three federal judges in Cincinnati refused...

Judges won't delay order for new Ohio congressional map

May. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal judges who found Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional won't delay their order for a new map to be drawn by June 14, so the state will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to put that on hold, the attorney general said Thursday. A three-judge panel ordered the new map for the...

Turkey's opposition seeks cancellation of 2018 elections

May. 8, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's main opposition party on Wednesday appealed to the country's top electoral body to annul local election results in Istanbul's 39 districts, as well as last year's presidential and parliamentary results, after the authority annulled the opposition's victory in Istanbul's...

Ohio appeals ruling finding House map unconstitutional

May. 6, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is seeking to stay an order requiring a new congressional map be drawn by next month after a court ruling found its Republican-drawn congressional districts unconstitutional. An appeal was filed Monday on behalf of GOP Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Republican legislative...

Judges declare Ohio's congressional map unconstitutional

May. 3, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A panel of federal judges ruled Friday that Ohio's congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn by the Republicans for their political advantage, and it ordered a new map for the 2020 elections. The ruling, if it stands, could prove an important victory for the Democrats, who are...