Latest General elections News

The Latest: Roby thanks Trump after Ala. runoff victory

Jul. 17, 2018 10:33 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local): 9:20 p.m. After cruising to a victory in Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says she is ready to continue the fight for "conservative momentum" in Washington, D.C. Roby says she was humbled by...

Many state lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct run again

Jul. 17, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide. Voters' response? Mostly, keep them in office. Of the...

State lawmakers accused of harassment are running for office

Jul. 17, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

Dozens of state lawmakers nationwide have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the beginning of 2017. Here are those running for re-election or another office since the allegations surfaced: ARIZONA — Rep. Don Shooter, R, expelled from office Feb. 1 by an overwhelming House vote after an...

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

Jul. 15, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive board...

Ocasio-Cortez spars with Crowley over 3rd party nomination

Jul. 12, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who beat 10-term congressman Joseph Crowley in a primary last month, is now criticizing him for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. Despite his loss in New York's Democratic primary, Crowley's name will still be on...

Feinstein fights to deny Democratic rival official party nod

Jul. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political Rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her November race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if successful...

New Czech government wins confidence vote in Parliament

Jul. 11, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The new Czech government won a mandatory confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament early Thursday, ending months of political instability following October's general elections and giving the far-left Communists a role in governing for the first time since the country's 1989...

Beshear faces scrutiny for past campaign contributions

Jul. 11, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity. That was two years ago. The money is still there. But now Beshear is...

Recording: GOP governor's race about who can be 'craziest'

Jul. 9, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for political...

Cambodia's ruler starts campaigning with opponents silenced

Jul. 7, 2018 2:57 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Campaigning officially began Saturday for Cambodia's July 29 general election, with Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party virtually assured victory because the only credible opposition party was dissolved last year. Hun Sen, who has led the country for more than three decades,...