Latest State elections News

22 presidential candidates listed for Michigan primary

Nov. 12, 2019 11:37 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Eighteen Democrats and four Republicans, including President Donald Trump, are currently listed as candidates in Michigan's March primary. Tuesday was the deadline for leaders of the state Democratic and Republican parties to add names to a list released Friday by Secretary of State...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Beshear announces transition website, Bevin awaits recanvass

Nov. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As a recanvass requested by Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin approaches, Democrat Andy Beshear continues to move forward with his plans to take over the governor's office. Beshear, the state's attorney general, unveiled a website Tuesday for the transition, and people can go there...

Attack ads move to state issues in Louisiana governor's race

Nov. 12, 2019 5:49 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After weeks of nationally-themed advertising, Republican attack spots against Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards have shifted to state issues in the final days ahead of Saturday's election. The content change comes after a surge in early voting turnout from black voters,...

King's retirement sets up House battle in NYC suburbs

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The race to fill a retiring Republican's seat in Congress has begun as Democrats see opportunity in the shifting political dynamics of New York's Long Island suburbs. At least two Democrats are lining up to replace U.S. Rep. Peter King, a centrist who announced Monday that he won't seek...

Arkansas lawmaker launches congressional bid as filing ends

Nov. 12, 2019 4:49 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state legislator announced a bid Tuesday to unseat a Republican congressman in 2020 as the filing period for next year's election came to a close. Democratic state Sen. Joyce Elliott is the only Democrat who filed to run against Republican Rep. French Hill, who was...

Louisiana elections chief draws questions about Trump rally

Nov. 12, 2019 4:39 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana secretary of state's appearance at President Donald Trump's rally is raising questions about whether he's run afoul of state law barring the chief elections official from most political activity. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin appeared last week at Trump's Monroe rally...

GOP mailer to Oregon voters mimics US Census form

Nov. 12, 2019 4:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Republican National Committee is sending mailers to some Oregon voters that mimic the look of a U.S. Census form and solicit donations for President Trump's re-election. KGW-TV reported that the mailers are labeled "2019 Congressional District Census" but are not from the U.S....

Unproven fraud claims seen in state races could cloud 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:04 PM EST

As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages seized on small-scale voting issues or pushed inaccurate...

GOP Kansas state school board member running for US Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican member of the Kansas State Board of Education who shares retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' last name is running to replace him in Washington. Steve Roberts of Overland Park filed paperwork Tuesday with the state to claim a spot on the ballot in the August primary. Pat...