Latest Midterm elections News

As frustration mounts, a White House push on voting rights

Jul. 09, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a call to “save American democracy,” the Biden administration has unveiled new efforts to protect access to the ballot amid rising complaints from civil rights activists and other Democrats that the White House hasn't done enough to counter Republican-led state...

Amid growing frustration, White House pushes voting rights

Jul. 08, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a call to “save American democracy,” the Biden administration on Thursday unveiled new efforts to help protect voting rights amid growing complaints from civil rights activists and other Democrats that the White House has not done enough to fight attempts by...

In Georgia, Herschel Walker puts GOP in a holding pattern

Jun. 26, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The recently ousted former senator who wants her job back. A football hero considering his first run for office. Little-known politicians eyeing promotions. And a former president overshadowing them all in a state he lost last November. Republicans’...

Republicans point to inflation in bid to retake Congress

Jun. 18, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices have whizzed past $3 per gallon in much of the nation. The cost of used cars and new furniture, airline tickets, department store blouses, ground beef and a Chipotle burrito are on the rise, too. Many economists say the price increases are...

GOP chair expects former Nevada AG Laxalt to run for Senate

Jun. 07, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the Senate Republican political arm says he expects former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to challenge Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada next year. Florida Sen. Rick Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senate...

Mexico votes on López Obrador's 'transformation' at mid-term

Jun. 06, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans cast ballots Sunday to elect the entire lower house of Congress, almost half the country’s governors and most mayors in a vote that will determine whether President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party gets the legislative majority it needs to...

Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...

Trump to GOP: Support candidates who 'stand for our values'

Jun. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

Donald Trump on Saturday pushed Republicans to support candidates who are loyal to him in next year's midterm elections as the former president launched a new more active phase of his post presidency. Trump, 74, teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own...

More than 100 LGBTQ candidates compete in Mexican election

Jun. 02, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For years, transgender activist Roshell Terranova protested in the streets and knocked on the doors of Mexico’s Congress to make the demands of the country's LGBTQ community known. Now thanks to her efforts and an electoral rule change, Terranova is running for Congress...

Democrat Melanie Stansbury wins US House race in New Mexico

Jun. 02, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Melanie Stansbury won election to Congress for New Mexico on Tuesday with a campaign closely tied to initiatives of the Biden administration. Stansbury prevailed in an open, four-way race to fill a vacant seat previously held by...