Latest Special elections News

Mayor of northwest Georgia town dies in motocross wreck

Sep. 25, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

WHITE, Ga. (AP) — A mayor of a northwest Georgia town died in a motocross wreck on Saturday. Perry Bell, mayor of the Bartow County town of White, died from blunt force trauma to the chest, The Daily Tribune News of Cartersville reported. Murray County Deputy Coroner...

Oklahoma court: Weed question won't make November ballot

Sep. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed state question on whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Oklahoma won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to Democrats who hoped the question would energize liberal voters. The...

Affordable housing plan to go before Seattle voters

Sep. 21, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Next year people in Seattle will decide whether the city should set up a public developer to create affordable housing. The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to allow King County Elections to put the proposed...

Mary Peltola sworn in as 1st Alaska Native in Congress

Sep. 13, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola was sworn in Tuesday night to finish out the remaining months of the term of the late Rep. Don Young, making her the first Alaska Native to serve in Congress and the first woman to hold the seat. “To have a seat at the table is...

Virginia lawmakers again fail to fill key regulatory job

Sep. 07, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers elected a handful of local judges Wednesday but failed yet again to fill a vacancy on the powerful State Corporation Commission, which regulates a wide range of business interests. The lack of action during the politically divided General...

Mark Keam, longtime Democratic Virginia delegate, resigns

Sep. 06, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mark Keam, a long-serving Democratic member of the House of Delegates from northern Virginia, has resigned his seat, a move that will set up a special election to fill the vacancy in the blue-leaning district. An attorney who was first elected to his Fairfax...

Palin urges Begich to drop House bid; Begich declines

Sep. 05, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin called on fellow Republican Nick Begich to drop out of the race Monday, holding a news conference in the same place where on a holiday weekend more than a decade ago she announced plans to resign as Alaska's governor. ...

Alaska Natives celebrate Peltola's historic House election

Sep. 01, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bernadette Demientieff said she cried when she learned of Democrat Mary Peltola's win in Alaska's U.S. House special election, making Peltola the first Alaska Native to be elected to Congress. “I feel a little bit of relief knowing that somebody will be...

Peltola beats Palin, wins Alaska House special election

Sep. 01, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat on Wednesday, besting a field that included Republican Sarah Palin, who was seeking a political comeback in the state where she was once governor. Peltola, who is Yup’ik and...

Democrat Mary Peltola wins Alaska House special election, defeating Republican Sarah Palin

Aug. 31, 2022 20:24 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola wins Alaska House special election, defeating Republican Sarah Palin.