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Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long

Aug. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from Congress, the tribe's newly elected chief said Thursday. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. called on Congress to...

Republican launches Minnesota Senate bid, slams 'resistance'

Aug. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Republican Jason Lewis jumped into Minnesota's Senate race Thursday, using a YouTube video and State Fair appearance to make it clear that he'll try to tie Democratic incumbent Tina Smith to the state's freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar and the so-called resistance to President Donald...

Adkins still mulling possible Senate run in 2020

Aug. 22, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could get another Democratic challenger in his reelection bid next year. Kentucky House Democratic leader Rocky Adkins says a U.S. Senate run remains an option for him, but he doesn't plan to announce his decision until after this year's...

Pence steps up pressure for trade deal with Mexico, Canada

Aug. 21, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence stepped up pressure on Congress to support the Trump administration's new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, taking his pitch Wednesday to a congressional swing district in New Mexico. Speaking to a crowd at an oilfield services company in the Permian basin...

State lawmaker announces bid to unseat Democrat Ben McAdams

Aug. 21, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state lawmaker is the latest Republican to announce a challenge to Democratic Congressman Ben McAdams, who won a razor-thin race last year. Utah Senate Majority Whip Dan Hemmert on Wednesday said he wants to represent conservative, free-market values against a growing interest...

Ex-pitcher says he's interested in running for House seat

Aug. 21, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — If former major league pitcher Curt Schilling runs for Congress in Arizona, he said it might be for Democratic U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran's seat. Schilling announced last week that he's thinking about a bid for a U.S. House seat, and he has reached out to the Arizona Republican Party, the...

Haddon wins special election for SC House seat

Aug. 21, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Voters in South Carolina have filled a vacant state House seat. The Greenville News reports Republican Patrick Haddon won a special election Tuesday to represent District 19, defeating Democrat Carrie Counton. Haddon is a business owner and former chairman of the Greenville County...

GOP retains Pennsylvania House seat in special election

Aug. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans easily won a special election to retain a seat in the state House of Representatives in a GOP-leaning district in central Pennsylvania. Republican David Rowe won Tuesday's special election in parts of Union and Snyder counties by a nearly two-to-one margin over Democrat...

Dem House candidate joins GOP rival in helping super PACs

Aug. 20, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Democrat in the country's last undecided U.S. House race has decried dark money in politics but is joining his Republican rival by making it easier for outside flows of political spending to help out their campaigns. A four-minute silent video of Charlotte's Dan McCready was...

Voters to fill state House vacancy in central Pennsylvania

Aug. 20, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters are about to fill the lone vacancy in the state House of Representatives with a special election in a Republican-leaning central Pennsylvania district. The election Tuesday is for a seat vacated in May, when the former incumbent, Republican Rep. Fred Keller, was elected to...