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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, then-Rep.-elect Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., stands in front of the Capitol during a week of orientation for incoming members, in Washington. Republicans are eager to recapture a string of California U.S. House seats a that the party lost in a 2018 rout, but the job is looking tougher: The numbers are running against them. State voter registration statistics show Democrats gaining ground in key battleground districts that the party seized two years ago, on its way to regaining control of the House. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democrats gaining voter edge in California House battles

Feb. 15, 2020 10:57 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans hope to recapture seven California U.S. House seats lost in a 2018 rout, but Democrats are gaining ground among registered voters as the party looks to hold districts that could be critical in the fight to control Congress. Registration numbers are just one indicator of the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

Feb. 13, 2020 12:12 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in...

Kweisi Mfume, Democratic nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, raises his fist at a victory party, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Baltimore's problems in focus as primary winners look ahead

Feb. 5, 2020 6:34 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume says that if he regains the seat in Congress he once held in a heavily Democratic Baltimore area district, cutting violent crime in the city and its suburbs will be his top concern. Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won special primaries Tuesday for the...

Kweisi Mfume, second from left, Democratic nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, speaks at a victory party with his wife, Tiffany, left, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

Mfume, Klacik win party primaries for Elijah Cummings' seat

Feb. 4, 2020 11:45 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 4 to 1, the Democratic nominee will be the heavy favorite...

In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is running for her late husband's congressional seat in a special primary in Maryland, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Md. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, is standing right. Helen Holton, a former Baltimore City Councilwoman, is standing left. AP Photo/Brian Witte)

AP News Guide: Special congressional election in Maryland

Feb. 3, 2020 3:47 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters are deciding which candidates will be the nominees for the congressional seat that was held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. A special primary election is scheduled for Tuesday. There are 24 candidates seeking the Democratic nomination. Eight candidates are on the...

In this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, photo, 25th District congressional candidate and former Navy combat pilot Mike Garcia addresses supporters in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Blood)

Fight for California House may be barometer for November

Feb. 2, 2020 6:41 PM EST

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — If there is going to be a comeback for California’s traumatized Republican Party — a so-called “red recovery” that could threaten Democratic control of the U.S. House — Mike Garcia wants to be part of it. The former Navy combat pilot turned...

In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, former Republican congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a news conference in El Cajon, Calif. Issa is running to regain the 50th Congressional District seat left vacant by the resignation of Duncan Hunter. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

A snapshot of key House races in the California primary

Feb. 1, 2020 1:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republicans suffered a string of devastating losses in California U.S. House races in 2018, ceding seven districts to Democrats, including four all or partly in the former GOP stronghold of Orange County. With the resignation last month of Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, the GOP now holds...

In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Rep. Jim Costa, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Costa is running for re-election to his seat in California's 16th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Some House challengers eager to push California further left

Feb. 1, 2020 11:50 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Costa is something of an outlier in liberal-minded California — a centrist Democrat who supported the Keystone XL pipeline and was one of the last holdouts to line up behind President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Costa has survived tough campaigns...

In this Jan. 27, 2020 photo, Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, who is running for her late husband's congressional seat in a special primary in Maryland, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Md. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List, is standing right. Helen Holton, a former Baltimore City Councilwoman, is standing left. AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Crowded field in special primary for Elijah Cummings' seat

Jan. 30, 2020 11:37 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A rarely open U.S. House seat in Maryland has drawn a crowded field of 24 Democrats and eight Republicans in a special primary for the office held by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings. Candidates in the majority-black district's Tuesday primary include Cummings' widow, Maya Rockeymoore...

In this January 11, 2020 photo former congressman, US Senate and Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks before a crowd of campaign volunteers for Eliz Markowitz in Katy, Texas. Markowitz is an educator running for district 148 of the Texas state house. O'Rourke and other national Democrats have endorsed Markowitz, her race is being viewed as a bellwether for national politics in 2020. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone)

GOP wins closely watched Texas special election

Jan. 28, 2020 11:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans won handily a closely watched special election Tuesday to keep hold of a suburban Houston district that President Donald Trump won easily four years ago, fending off a national blitz by Democrats in a Texas legislative race. The victory by Republican Gary Gates, who put...