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Peter McDonald casts his ballot, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Democrat MJ Hegar wins Senate nomination in Texas

Jul. 15, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ MJ Hegar won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in a primary runoff Tuesday that was postponed months over fears of the coronavirus, only to be held as the outbreak is worse than ever. President Donald Trump’s former doctor in the White House, Ronny Jackson,...

Trump's former doctor wins House GOP nomination in Texas

Jul. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former White House physician and onetime pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs won the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday in an election that unfolded amid an alarming spread of the coronavirus. Ronny Jackson, a...

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks outside of the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital during a press conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Greenville, Ky. McConnell made the appearance to express his gratitude for Kentucky's front-line healthcare workers and to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

Jul. 15, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers. Expected to hit...

In this Feb. 18, 2020, photo, U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-Las Cruces, speaks to voters during a town hall meeting in Belen, N.M. Torres Small announced Thursday, March 19, 2020, she will go into self-quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Torres Small campaign hire's gun control lobby past attacked

Jul. 15, 2020 12:08 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new campaign manager for Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small is facing attacks from Republicans for once working for a gun control group funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Las Cruces Democrat recently announced that she had hired Emma Caccamo to win...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, from left, Republican candidates Adrienne Bennett, Dale Crafts and Eric Brakey participate in a debate at Lewiston Middle School in Lewiston, Maine. The three GOP candidates are seeking the party's nomination for Maine's 2nd Congressional District in the July 14 primary. (Andree Kehn/Sun Journal via AP, File)

Former state rep leads Maine GOP primary for House seat

Jul. 14, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine state representative was leading in the Republican primary for a competitive House district on Tuesday evening, but additional voting rounds under ranked-choice voting might be necessary to declare a victor. Dale Crafts had a lead but was shy of the 50% threshold with...

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks outside of the Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital during a press conference, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Greenville, Ky. McConnell made the appearance to express his gratitude for Kentucky's front-line healthcare workers and to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. (Greg Eans/The Messenger-Inquirer via AP)

McConnell: GOP virus proposal for schools, others out soon

Jul. 14, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he'll begin to roll out details of the new COVID-19 relief package to senators as soon as next week and suggested it will include new funding for school reopenings, some unemployment benefits and money for health care providers....

In this December 2019 photo provided by Mondaire Jones for Congress, candidate Mondaire Jones poses for a photo in New York. Jones, an attorney with the backing of the New York Democratic Party's left wing, has won the Democratic primary in New York's 17th Congressional District. In November 2020, he will face retired New York City firefighter Maureen McArdle Schulman, a Republican who defeated chemical engineer Yehudis Gottesfeld in the GOP primary. (Laura Brett/Mondaire Jones for Congress via AP)

Democratic primary to replace Lowey goes to Mondaire Jones

Jul. 14, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A Democratic primary for a congressional seat opening up in New York City’s northern suburbs has been won by Mondaire Jones, an attorney who had the backing of the party’s left wing. Jones defeated a raft of other candidates in New York’s 17th Congressional...

Governor backs petrochemical tax break bill in Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he supports legislation that extends millions of dollars in tax breaks to turn natural gas into fertilizer and industrial chemicals as it sped through the Legislature after emerging from closed-door negotiations with top Republican lawmakers. Wolf, a...

Rep. Morgan Griffith, D-Va., asks questions to Richard Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, during House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing Thursday, May 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith tests positive for coronavirus

Jul. 14, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia says he's tested positive for the coronavirus. The Republican congressman, who represents southwest Virginia, said he learned Tuesday he'd tested positive. He said he does not have “significant” symptoms and is self-isolating. Several...

FILE - this April 5, 2020 file photo, shows An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. A federal judge on Thursday, May 21, 2020, agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Citing politics, Democrats wants Census appointees removed

Jul. 13, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they represented the latest effort by the Trump administration to politicize the 2020 census, House Democrats on Monday asked U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to withdraw two appointees from top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau. Democrats on the Committee on Oversight and...