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Sanders retracts endorsement in US House race after backlash

Dec. 13, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders retracted his endorsement for online news personality Cenk Uygur in a California congressional race on Friday after coming under fire from supporters for backing someone who had made demeaning and controversial comments about women, Muslims and African Americans. “I...

California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays

Dec. 7, 2019 8:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provide a specific date for his departure in a two-sentence...

Bevin sets special election for Kentucky state Senate seat

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville. The special election will be Jan. 14 for the 38th District seat, which covers Bullitt County and part of Louisville. The 79-year-old Republican...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Maryland GOPer whose posts led to Trump ire to run for House

Nov. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Republican whose social media posts about trash in Baltimore ultimately led to President Donald Trump's verbal attack of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings says she'll run for Cummings' seat. Kimberly Klacik tells The Baltimore Sun she'll file next week as a candidate for the...

San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:39 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on election races for San Francisco (all times local): 10:25 p.m. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while voters were snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers...

AP news guide: Nov. 5 general election in Kentucky

Nov. 5, 2019 10:52 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin narrowly trailed in his reelection bid Tuesday against Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear in a race too close to call. Beshear declared victory, but Bevin did not concede the close contest. Despite strong backing from President Donald Trump,...

AP news guide: Nov. 5 general election in Kentucky

Nov. 4, 2019 4:13 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Control of the Kentucky governor's office is at stake in Tuesday's primary election, as Republican incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin faces a close race with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. There are open races for state attorney general and secretary of state, while Republican...

1 person, 1 vote? Maybe not. NYC mulls ranked choice voting

Nov. 3, 2019 9:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters used to picking one candidate per race may soon be marking their ballots for up to five. A ballot measure in Tuesday's election would make the city the most populous place yet in the U.S. to adopt ranked-choice voting, an elections system in which voters mark down not...