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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Becerra has sued the state Republican Party and wants to know the names and contact information of every voter who has put a ballot in one of the Republican Party's unofficial ballot drop boxes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Becerra wants judge to make GOP give details on ballot boxes

Oct. 20, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic attorney general asked a judge Tuesday to make the state Republican Party hand over the names and contact information of every person who used one of the GOP's unofficial ballot drop boxes to vote. State officials had ordered the party last week to remove...

Church outbreak grows; Mills spars with GOP on Pence rally

Oct. 20, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BROOKS, Maine (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak centered around a church in a small town in Maine has grown to more than 40 cases and could spread significantly, public health authorities in the state said Tuesday. The outbreak began at Brooks Pentecostal Church in the small Waldo County town of Brooks, Maine...

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 3:46 PM EDT

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

FILE - In this May 22, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible through heavy fog in Washington. New virus relief will have to wait until after the November election. Congress is past the point at which it can deliver more coronavirus aid soon, with differences between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Republicans and President Donald Trump proving insurmountable. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

McConnell says any Pelosi-Mnuchin deal would get Senate vote

Oct. 20, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he'll schedule a vote if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Trump administration are able to seal an agreement on a huge COVID-19 relief bill. The Kentucky Republican's remarks came as Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin...

President Donald Trump dances after speaking at a campaign rally at Prescott Regional Airport, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

How Trump plowed through $1 billion, losing cash advantage

Oct. 20, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire. Trump bought a $10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn’t yet have a challenger. He tapped his political...

Campaign signs link Gideon with police defunding movement

Oct. 20, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Democratic Party tried to associate Republican Sen. Susan Collins with a polarizing president with campaign signs that said “Trump/Collins.” The Republican Party responded by with its own signs declaring, “Vote Sara Gideon/DEFUND THE POLICE!” Jason...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice prepares for a debate with Democratic challenger, Kanawha County Commissioner Ben Salango, Tuesday Oct. 13. 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathy Batten)

West Virginia voters have heavy slate of choices on Nov. 3

Oct. 20, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters have a packed ballot to ponder in the Nov. 3 election. In addition to the presidential race between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden, in which Trump is widely expected to carry the state...

Republican Rep. Tom Dent diagnosed with COVID-19

Oct. 20, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Tom Dent of Moses Lake is the second Washington lawmaker known to have tested positive for COVID-19. The Yakima Herald-Republic reported Monday that Dent, who is up for reelection, talked about his diagnosis on NewsTalk-KIT Radio and said he's been recovering at...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020 file photo Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Coons faces political newcomer Lauren Witzke in Delaware's U.S. Senate race. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP, File)

Delaware Senate race conjures comparison with 2010 campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — This year’s U.S. Senate race in Delaware is conjuring up comparisons with a campaign a decade ago that resulted in Democrat Chris Coons winning the seat once held by Joe Biden after conservative upstart Christine O’Donnell in a campaign ad famously assured voters she was...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Gross for Senate campaign shows Independent candidate Al Gross. Gross, an independent running with Democratic support, is challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan in Alaska, a state that has long been a GOP stronghold. Across the country, Republicans are nervous about Senate seats like Sullivan's they once thought safe as Democrats hope to capitalize on President Donald Trump's unpopularity to retake the chamber. (Gross for Senate Campaign via AP, File)

Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

Oct. 20, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross commands a fishing boat as a narrator describes him prospecting for gold and killing a grizzly bear in self-defense in an ad meant to underscore a central theme of Gross' U.S. Senate campaign as an independent: that he knows Alaska. “Out here," he says as the boat...