Latest United States general election News

US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

Nov. 18, 2018 5:30 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon who first arrived on Capitol Hill in the decades when Democrats dominated this presidential battleground state, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing...

Another House win caps Democratic rout in California

Nov. 18, 2018 4:45 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican Young Kim for...

The Latest: Trump tweets Scott will be a 'great Governor'

Nov. 18, 2018 4:13 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's election recount (all times local): 3:45 p.m. U.S. Sen Bill Nelson says in giving up his re-election bid that "things worked out a little differently than ... I had hoped." The veteran Capitol Hill Democrat conceded his razor-thin race Sunday to Republican...

Reid machine keeps humming in Nevada, even in his retirement

Nov. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant...

1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

Nov. 18, 2018 8:08 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

The Latest: DeSantis: No reaction to race he declared 'over'

Nov. 17, 2018 11:15 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Florida's U.S. Senate and gubernatorial recounts (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The campaign of Republican Ron DeSantis says it has no immediate response to Democrat Andrew Gillum's concession in the Florida governor's race but referred back to a statement Thursday in...

Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

Nov. 17, 2018 9:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Gil Cisneros captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California on Saturday, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six congressional seats in the state. In what had been the last undecided House contest in California, Cisneros beat Republican...

Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

Nov. 17, 2018 8:35 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

Espy seeks women's support; Trump to rally for Hyde Smith

Nov. 17, 2018 4:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff for the state's women. But the Republican woman in the race, Cindy Hyde-Smith, will get support from the party's...

Election shows how gerrymandering is difficult to overcome

Nov. 17, 2018 4:00 PM EST

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate the importance of how...