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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after casting his vote in the 2020 general election at the Kentucky Exhibition Center in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Races for president, Senate top Kentucky ballot

Oct. 21, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Races featuring re-election bids by President Donald Trump and his top ally on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, top the ballot in Kentucky. Other races to watch include all six Kentucky House seats, a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court and two constitutional...

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Will voting in a non-battleground state make a difference?

Oct. 21, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

HOW DOES MY VOTE MATTER IF I DON'T LIVE IN A PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATE? There are still plenty of other races where your vote makes a difference. In fact, voters in almost every state will have a chance to influence both national and local decisions through down-ballot races. Voters in two-thirds of the...

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. DeLauro will face Republican Margaret Streicker for Connecticut's 3rd Congressional District in the 2020 elections. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

Reps. DeLauro, Hayes face aggressive Republican challengers

Oct. 20, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Jahana Hayes, the most senior and junior members of Connecticut's all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House, are facing not only anonymous internet antagonists, but also aggressive Republican challengers in the 2020 election. The two have several advantages in the Nov. 3 election, given...

FILE - Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux, shown in a Nov. 12, 2018 file photo in Lawrenceville, Ga., is running for a U.S. House seat representing suburban Atlanta’s 7th Congressional District, after narrowly losing the 2018 general election.  She debated Tuesday with her general election opponent, Republican Rich McCormick, as both vie for an open seat that includes parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Bourdeaux seeks Democratic gain in Georgia's 7th District

Oct. 19, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — Even after gaining 41 seats in the U.S. House in 2018, Democrats believe there are chances to pick up more this year, including in the fast-growing suburbs northeast of Atlanta that make up Georgia's 7th Congressional District. College professor Carolyn Bourdeaux almost stunned...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 photo, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., speaks during a news conference in Town and Country, Mo. Wagner of Missouri's 2nd District is facing a challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Missouri House candidates spar in key congressional district

Oct. 19, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Candidates in one of the nation’s most closely watched congressional races used a joint virtual forum appearance Monday to push back against attack ads in the bitterly fought campaign. The St. Louis Regional Chamber hosted the Missouri 2nd Congressional District forum on Zoom....

Democrats plunge cash into US House race in suburban Philly

Oct. 19, 2020 12:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats are showing that they think they can beat second-term Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in a politically divided U.S. House district just north of Philadelphia. The major Democratic super PAC helping elect Democrats to the House filed paperwork with the Federal Election...

Suburban voters hold key to control of Minnesota Senate

Oct. 19, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In an election that will determine political control of the Minnesota Legislature, Democrats have high hopes for flipping the Republican-controlled state Senate in November. While Democrats are expected to keep a comfortable majority in the House, Republicans have a narrow 35-32...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, former Republican congressman Darrell Issa speaks during a news conference in El Cajon, Calif. Democratic small businessman Ammar Campa-Najjar is trying to beat former nine-term GOP congressman, Issa, to flip Southern California's most conservative congressional district. Both candidates want to fill a seat left vacant by Duncan Hunter after the six-term GOP lawmaker pleaded guilty to a corruption charge for the misuse of campaign funds. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

California's Issa, once Obama's foil, wants back in Congress

Oct. 18, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Republican Darrell Issa, once the richest member of Congress, retired in 2018 before Democrats flipped his district along with six other California House seats. Now he's trying to resurrect his political career in the neighboring district — one of Southern California's last...

Democrats pump $2 million into swing legislative districts

Oct. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats are spending unprecedented amounts of money to win six key legislative races as they battle to protect Gov. Tony Evers' veto powers in the Nov. 3 election and ensure the governor can block Republican attempts to re-draw district boundaries next year. Republicans...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, left, and Republican former state Rep. Dale Crafts, right, candidates in Maine's 2nd Congressional District in the Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Fight for Maine seat brings less money, fire than last time

Oct. 17, 2020 8:02 AM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A contentious fight for Maine's vast, mostly rural 2nd Congressional District broke state fundraising records in 2018, when the district played a pivotal role in the Democrats' drive to take back the U.S. House of Representatives. This time around, that's not the case. Democratic...