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Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty greets supporters at a polling place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in Brentwood, Tenn. Hagerty and Dr. Manny Sethi are competing to become the GOP nominee in the race to replace retiring Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee’s election

Oct. 31, 2020 6:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With all eyes on the presidential election, the biggest race in Tennessee remains the open U.S. Senate seat now that Republican incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander is retiring as his term ends. A handful of U.S. House and legislative seats also remain competitive in the GOP-dominant...

Republican challenger and state Rep. Nancy Mace and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham greet each other prior to their debate, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at the SCETV studios in Beaufort, S.C., in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District seat race. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)

South Carolina Democrat Cunningham looks to stay in House

Oct. 31, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham was even sworn into office, Republicans vowed to win back the seat they lost in reliably red South Carolina in 2018. Two years and millions of dollars later, Cunningham is working hard to hold on to his seat in the district that stretches...

Pat Timmons-Goodson, a Democrat running to represent NC's 8th Congressional District, introduces Jill Biden during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Fayetteville State University on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C.  North Carolina Republicans will be on defense as Democrats are likely to pick up at least two congressional seats. A race between Timmons-Goodson and Republican Rep. Richard Hudson is one of the the most competitive House races in the state.(Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP)

Republicans on defense in North Carolina congressional races

Oct. 30, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A soft-spoken former state Supreme Court justice who’s challenging a four-term incumbent represents one of several U.S. House races in which Democrats are hoping to reshape North Carolina's congressional delegation through redrawn district boundaries, strong candidates and a...

David Casey, with the Tulsa County Election Board, sets up makeshift voting booths at ONEOK Field, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

Early voting begins across Oklahoma amid record turnout

Oct. 29, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Early in-person voting began Thursday across Oklahoma for an election that has already seen record turnout throughout the U.S. Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at most of the 77 county election board offices on Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. In Tulsa,...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi wants 'big' health care, infrastructure push in 2021

Oct. 29, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is preparing a 2021 legislative agenda with two “great, big initiatives” — expanding health care access and rebuilding American infrastructure — that are longtime Democratic priorities aligned with Joe Biden’s platform and...

Tennessee's only open congressional race set to make history

Oct. 29, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In northeastern Tennessee, two women have emerged as the top candidates vying for the state's only open congressional district in hopes of securing the seat that hasn't swung for a Democrat since the Civil War. First-time political candidates Republican Diana Harshbarger and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 28, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: We Believe Reed Has The Best Chance To Represent Our Congressional District The Post Journal Oct. 28 No one should be happy with the ongoing stalemate in Congress over the latest round of COVID-19 relief funding or a host of...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep Chris Pappas, D-NH, left, and Republican challenger Matt Mowers, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Coronavirus hangs over House race between Pappas, Mowers

Oct. 27, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and his Republican challenger Matt Mowers may have wanted to spend the campaign talking about health care, taxes and immigration. But like so many races this year, the coronavirus and President Donald Trump’s response to it has dominated their discussions in the 1st...

Nebraska candidate exposed to virus, awaiting test results

Oct. 26, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Nebraska was exposed to the coronavirus after her fiancee, a county commissioner in Lincoln, became infected, the candidate said Monday. State Sen. Kate Bolz, of Lincoln, said she is self-isolating after her fiancee, Sean Flowerday, tested...