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In this handout photo released by Georgian Dream Party Press office, Georgian businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili, who created Georgian Dream party, wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, speaks to the media after voting at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in Tbilisi, Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Ivanishvili quickly congratulated his supporters on winning the vote after several exit polls showed his party with a strong lead.(Georgian Dream Party Press office via AP)

Georgia's ruling party claims victory in parliamentary vote

Oct. 31, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's governing party claimed victory in a tightly contested parliamentary election Saturday, but an opposition alliance around an ex-president who has spent years in self-imposed exile refused to concede defeat and aspired to form a new coalition government in the ex-Soviet...

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014 file photo, the Beartooth Mountains glow in the morning light just after dawn southeast of Billings, Mont.   Democrats have sought to make public land protections a central issue in Montana and Colorado U.S. Senate races despite a GOP legislative win on the issue.(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Dems keep focus on public lands despite GOP legislative win

Oct. 31, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats seeking to pick up U.S. Senate seats in Montana and Colorado are falling back on a party playbook now familiar for the U.S. West: Paint their opponents as a threat to the public lands the two sprawling Rocky Mountain states are known for. The Republican incumbents appeared...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 file photo, A full gallery oversees the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott giving his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Two years ago, a longtime Republican incumbent held onto his west Houston state House seat by the slimmest of margins, a mere one-tenth of percentage point in a race that helped the GOP withstand a Democratic wave. This year, the stakes are even higher. AP Photo/Eric Gay)

State legislative elections key to redistricting power

Oct. 31, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Not long ago, Berta Patterson’s corner of Houston was as symbolically red as they come. Up the road is the Harris County GOP headquarters. In the other direction are the old 9th floor offices of the late Republican President George H.W. Bush. Roughly in between is Trini Mendenhall...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020 file photo, Luke Letlow, R-Start, chief of staff to exiting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, speaks after signing up to run for Louisiana's 5th Congressional District  in Baton Rouge, La. The balance of power in Louisiana’s U.S. House delegation — five Republicans and one Democrat — is unlikely to change in Tuesday, Nov. 3 election. But there's a question as to who will represent a heavily Republican district where the incumbent isn't seeking re-election.  (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte, File)

Abortion amendment, Abraham's successor on Louisiana ballot

Oct. 31, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The balance of power in Louisiana's U.S. House delegation — five Republicans and one Democrat — is unlikely to change in Tuesday's election, but there is a question as to who will represent a heavily Republican district where the incumbent is not seeking re-election. Five...

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, center, R-S.C., talks with state Reps. Chris Wooten, left, and Micah Caskey, right, at a get-out-the-vote event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC Republicans face well-funded Democrats in US House races

Oct. 31, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's $175 million U.S. Senate race has received much of the attention this election cycle, but every incumbent in the state trying to return to Congress has a major party challenger in 2020. The most expensive and most watched U.S. House race involves Democrat U.S. Rep....

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, New York state Senate members meet in the Senate Chamber on the opening day of the legislative session at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Democrats aren't in danger of losing their grip on Albany in Tuesday's election, but it could bring subtle shifts in a political landscape where Gov. Andrew Cuomo often calls the shots. Democrats could gain a veto-proof majority by winning just two more seats in the 63-seat Senate. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

Democrats could cement wins, wield more influence with Cuomo

Oct. 31, 2020 10:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For all the drama around the 2020 election, one thing isn't at stake: Democratic control of New York's state legislature. But while the party isn't in danger of losing its grip on Albany, Tuesday's election could bring subtle shifts in a political landscape where Gov. Andrew Cuomo often...

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a Kiwanis Club of Atlanta luncheon. Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is set to face Democrat Jon Ossoff in the first debate of their U.S. Senate race Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith, File)

2 GOP senators run divergent races in battleground Georgia

Oct. 31, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Both of Georgia’s Republican senators are on the 2020 ballot, but they’re running campaigns that seem poles apart. Sen. David Perdue plays down his ties to President Donald Trump and instead touts his experience as a former CEO and cites job growth that occurred before the...

Handful of races to set N. Carolina legislature rule, agenda

Oct. 31, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Control of the North Carolina General Assembly — which carries with it the leverage to shape current policies and draw district boundaries for the next decade — likely will come down to outcomes in about 15 closely contested House and Senate races. Democrats need to win...

FILE -In this file photo from Jan. 8, 2019, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., speaks in Philadelphia during a demonstration against the partial government shutdown. The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party’s ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Pennsylvania's top House races come down to 2 GOP-held seats

Oct. 31, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The premier congressional races in Pennsylvania feature two Republican House members from opposite sides of the party's ideological spectrum trying to hang on for another term after recording narrow wins two years ago. All told, the two races are on track to cost more than $30...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to a gathering of supporters in Lawrenceburg, Ky., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Hard-hitting U.S. Senate race headlines Kentucky election

Oct. 31, 2020 7:16 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With the pandemic-altered campaign in its closing days, Republicans are looking to reassert their dominance in Kentucky while Democrats are angling to tap into suburban support to make inroads in a state where they have struggled in recent years. After weeks of mail-in balloting and...