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GOP's McCarthy slams California Democrats, faces heckling

Aug. 15, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the Trump...

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be resisting...

US House rivals in Ohio deadlocked, but regrouping for fall

Aug. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's rare that two candidates for a coveted open congressional seat get a do-over. But for campaigns, party strategists and outside groups, that's what back-to-back contests for central Ohio's sprawling 12th District seem to make possible. The race for former Republican U.S. Rep. Pat...

Steil, 'Iron Stache' to face off for Ryan seat in November

Aug. 15, 2018 12:45 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Randy Bryce, a union ironworker known by the nickname "Iron Stache," won Tuesday's Democratic primary in the race to replace Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin for a seat he's held 20 years. Republicans, for their part, pinned their hopes on a former Ryan aide, picking...

Somali-American wins Minnesota Democratic US House primary

Aug. 15, 2018 12:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Somali-American legislator Ilhan Omar neared another first Tuesday by winning the Democratic primary in a congressional race, while voters set the battlefield in two other Minnesota districts that could help determine which party controls the House. Omar, who drew national attention just...

Somali-American nears new historic mark with primary win

Aug. 15, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's first Somali-American state legislator is poised to set the same historic mark in Congress after winning a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday in Minnesota to replace Rep. Keith Ellison. State Rep. Ilhan Omar captured the Democratic nomination for Minnesota's 5th...

Onetime teen mom, now a teacher, wins US House primary

Aug. 15, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A onetime teen mother who became a celebrated teacher defeated a veteran politician Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who didn't seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her office....

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch wins Democratic nod, faces Paige

Aug. 14, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Peter Welch, Vermont's lone representative in the U.S. House, on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in November, when he'll face perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige. In Tuesday's balloting, Welch defeated challengers Dan Freilich and Benjamin Mitchell. Paige...

Ex-Meriden, Connecticut, Mayor Manny Santos wins GOP nod for House seat left by Esty, who bungled sex harassment claims

Aug. 14, 2018 10:24 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ex-Meriden, Connecticut, Mayor Manny Santos wins GOP nod for House seat left by Esty, who bungled sex harassment claims.