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Candidates for governor spar over making tax returns public

Sep. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The candidate had just chided the media minutes earlier for not being tougher on his opponent when the moderator asked him what might be his least favorite campaign question: Why won't you release your tax returns? It wasn't a scene from the 2016 presidential race. Rather, it was...

DeWine, Cordray trade attacks over opioids in pointed debate

Sep. 19, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's major-party governor candidates were harshly critical of each other in a spirited first debate Wednesday, jabbing each other over contrasting policy positions on opioids, abortion and e-schools and poking the other's record in public office as a failure. The evening's rapid-fire...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Sep. 19, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun's...

After recount, Koh concedes Democratic House primary

Sep. 17, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Following a recount, Lori Trahan on Monday was declared the winner of a razor-close Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts. Dan Koh, who finished second in the 10-candidate primary on Sept. 4, conceded defeat as the recount in the 37 cities and towns in Massachusetts' 3rd...

Sweden gives final election tally amid political uncertainty

Sep. 16, 2018 8:11 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish officials have officially confirmed the ruling Social Democratic Party won the most votes in the Sept. 9 general election despite a record low result and the far-right Sweden Democrats getting a big boost amid growing anti-immigration sentiment. Election officials presented the...

Insurgent who won in NY says voters looked past distractions

Sep. 14, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a century after New York's legislature expelled all its socialist members for "disloyalty," voters in Brooklyn are sending one back to the capital after a bruising primary in which her political message was obscured by embarrassing revelations about her personal life and accusations...

Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

Sep. 14, 2018 2:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump. "This campaign was...

Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

Sep. 14, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump's grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and...

Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

Sep. 14, 2018 1:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general on Thursday, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump. "This...

The Latest: Teacher beats Dem incumbent in NY Senate primary

Sep. 13, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate. Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday's primary for the 53rd state Senate...