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Democratic 2020 campaign revving up quickly

Dec. 7, 2018 12:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full...

GOP's Raffensperger wins runoff for Georgia elections chief

Dec. 5, 2018 12:57 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Republican Brad Raffensperger won a runoff election Tuesday to become Georgia's next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state. Raffensperger, a state lawmaker from suburban Atlanta, defeated...

The Latest: Republican wins Georgia elections chief runoff

Dec. 4, 2018 10:29 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's Secretary of State race (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Republican Brad Raffensperger has been elected Georgia's new elections chief amid a debate over access to the polls and election security. Raffensperger defeated former Democratic congressman John Barrow in a...

German FM expects EU election to polarize European politics

Nov. 27, 2018 4:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he expects an "enormous polarization" of the political debate in Europe ahead of next spring's European Parliament election, in which populist parties hope to make strong gains. The new European Union legislature will be elected in May. European Parliament...

The Latest: Senator apologizes for 'public hanging' comment

Nov. 20, 2018 8:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi has apologized for complimenting a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her to one. In a debate Tuesday...

Trump: Mississippi senator's 'hanging' remark was 'in jest'

Nov. 20, 2018 6:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending a Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi who praised one of her own supporters by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her — a remark that has stirred strong emotions in a state with a history of racially...

The Latest: Senate candidates in Mississippi agree to debate

Nov. 13, 2018 6:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The two candidates in a special U.S. Senate race in Mississippi have agreed to their only debate of the campaign season. Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation spokesman Jon Kalahar says...

Taipei mayor candidates face off in televised debate

Nov. 10, 2018 6:11 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The candidates vying to become the mayor of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, faced off in a televised debate on Saturday, two weeks before a host of local elections seen as a barometer of the ruling party's popularity. The Nov. 24 mayoral election is one of hundreds being held in Taiwan for...

Voters give House Democrats a check on Trump

Nov. 7, 2018 10:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration...

Democrats and Republicans rush to avert third-party spoilers

Nov. 2, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party candidate who could win...