Latest House elections News

North Carolina House remap for Wake County gets final OK

Jun. 24, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The reworking of several North Carolina House districts in and around Raleigh now have new boundaries for the 2020 elections after the legislature agreed overwhelmingly to a redistricting plan. The Senate voted unanimously on Monday for a map of districts for Wake County's House seats....

Harris, Warren, others counter Biden's electability argument

Jun. 22, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Standing before a throng of party faithful in a key early primary state, Joe Biden's leading rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination sought Saturday to undercut the former vice president's argument that he's the ideal Democrat to oust President Donald Trump. They did it...

Dems' presidential field takes spotlight in South Carolina

Jun. 22, 2019 2:00 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Almost the entire sprawling Democratic presidential field of more than 20 candidates took the same stage Friday in the South's first primary state, looking to make connections in a primary battleground that has helped propel the party's last two nominees. Former Vice President Joe...

House Democrats train 2020 focus on minority, young voters

Jun. 21, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of House Democrats' political arm wants to build on 2018 midterm gains by turning out more voters who are young and diverse. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Cheri Bustos said Friday that the organization is honing in on 70-plus districts held by...

Special election set for Aug. 6 for vacant Iowa House seat

Jun. 21, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A vote to fill a vacant Iowa House of Representatives seat for northwest Ames has been set for later this summer. Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday announced the special election will be held Aug. 6 to replace former state Rep. Lisa Heddens. Heddens, a nine-term Democrat, resigned from...

Bills aim to end Pennsylvania's straight-party voting option

Jun. 21, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation advancing in Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature would eliminate the ballot option for voters to simply select a straight-party ticket in elections, although House Democrats are objecting to it. Bills to eliminate it emerged from committee in both chambers...

Electronic voting machines could get reprieve in House bill

Jun. 19, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina counties that still use touchscreen-only voting systems could get a reprieve from a state law that would scrap those machines before the 2020 elections. The House voted unanimously on Wednesday for legislation that would enable the State Board of Elections to extend use...

The Latest: House intel panel to interview Russia-born exec

Jun. 19, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional investigations and special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report (all times local): 6:40 p.m. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says Russia-born business executive Felix Sater will talk to House intelligence committee staff behind closed doors...

Parties keep Florida House seats in special election

Jun. 18, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two Republicans and a Democrat have taken over Florida House seats previously held by members of their respective parties. Unofficial results show Republican Jason Shoaf beat Ryan Terrell in a special election Tuesday for District 7, which includes nine Panhandle counties and parts of Leon...

Former Obama staffer running for House seat held by Amash

Jun. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A former staffer for President Barack Obama is running for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Justin Amash of Michigan. Nick Colvin, an Ionia native, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the 3rd Congressional District, which includes Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and surrounding areas....