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Mike Espy readies to speak with reporters in Jackson, Miss., after winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Obama endorses Espy in US Senate contest in Mississippi

Oct. 21, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat trying to unseat a Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi said Wednesday that he has received his “biggest endorsement yet,” from former President Barack Obama. “Mike Espy has a great chance to win this election for the Senate and keep Mississippi...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Candidates in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Loeffler are set to square off in their first debate Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Loeffler faces a large field including Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican Doug Collins in a race for the seat she was appointed to 10 months earlier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins both accused the other of lying and touted their own conservative credentials in their first debate, while Democrat Raphael Warnock assailed Loeffler for associating herself with a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon...

Anchorage, Alaska chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor

Oct. 17, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation. Quinn-Davidson, 40, is an attorney who was first elected to the Assembly in 2018. She will be the first woman and openly gay person to serve as mayor or...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020 file photo, Kimberly Klacik, who is the Republican 7th Congressional District candidate, poses at her campaign headquarters in Timonium, Md. Klacik says her social media ads blaming Democrats for Baltimore's woes helped to secure a speaking role for her at the Republican National Convention in August. Rep. Kweisi Mfume defeated her with 74% of the vote in an April special election. But Klacik has a huge fundraising edge heading down the stretch. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Republican's ads draw Trump's aid in deep blue Maryland race

Oct. 16, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Kimberly Klacik isn’t just criticizing her opponent, Rep. Kweisi Mfume, in a Maryland congressional race in a heavily Democratic district: She’s blaming Democrats for more than five decades of difficulties in Baltimore and other cities that have been troubled...

Mike Espy speaks to reporters, in Jackson, Miss., prior to winning the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. After his victory Tuesday, he will face Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Libertarian candidate Jimmy Edwards in November. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Espy: Hyde-Smith 'disrespecting' Mississippi by not debating

Oct. 14, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Democratic challenger Mike Espy on Wednesday criticized Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith for not accepting invitations to debate him. Espy said the incumbent senator is depriving Mississippi voters of a chance to make a direct comparison between them on issues. He said, for...

4 win special elections for Mississippi legislative seats

Oct. 14, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Republicans and a Democrat won special-election runoffs Tuesday to fill seats in the Mississippi Legislature, and will serve the rest of four-year terms ending in January 2024. Although candidates in Mississippi special elections run without party labels, they often tell voters...

North Dakota AG: Republicans could replace dead candidate

Oct. 13, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday that if a Republican state House candidate who died earlier this month wins one of two seats up for election, the GOP would choose his replacement unless enough district voters call for a special election. David Andhahl, 55, died on Oct. 5...

Runoffs will fill 2 seats in Mississippi Senate, 2 in House

Oct. 12, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Runoffs are happening Tuesday for special elections to fill four seats in the Mississippi Legislature, and winners will serve the rest of a four-year term that ends in January 2024. Candidates in Mississippi special elections run without party labels, but they often tell voters their...

High court: Special election for Georgia DA seat can proceed

Oct. 11, 2020 11:28 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court has ruled that a special election for a district attorney's office should appear on the November general election ballot. The winner of the race for Athens-Clarke County district attorney will fill the seat vacated by the retirement of District Attorney Ken Mauldin in...

Judge: Minnesota 2nd District election to take place Nov. 3

Oct. 9, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District should proceed in November as originally scheduled, despite the recent death of a third-party candidate, saying a delay would leave constituents without representation for weeks. Democratic...