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1st black Democratic nominee for Florida governor concedes

Nov. 18, 2018 8:08 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

Florida's 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance

Nov. 17, 2018 8:35 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, who tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office, ended his hard-fought campaign Saturday as the state's first black nominee for the post. Gillum, whose...

Espy seeks women's support; Trump to rally for Hyde Smith

Nov. 17, 2018 4:29 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — For Mike Espy, a high-profile woman helped Espy make the argument Saturday that the Democratic man would be a better choice in Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff for the state's women. But the Republican woman in the race, Cindy Hyde-Smith, will get support from the party's...

In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end. The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious...

Trump jumps in to offer aid to Democrat Pelosi's speaker bid

Nov. 17, 2018 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi's bid to regain the gavel intensified as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving break in what has turned out to be an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw...

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

Nov. 16, 2018 9:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us." She was right. The congresswoman's stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a...

Abrams ends Georgia governor bid, says she'll file lawsuit

Nov. 16, 2018 8:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race for governor Friday, acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the victor while defiantly refusing to concede to the man she blamed for "gross mismanagement" of a...

Former Trump campaign aide asks judge to delay sentence

Nov. 16, 2018 4:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, is asking a federal judge to stay his two-week sentence until an appeals court rules in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty...

After midterms success, Democrats develop 2020 strategies

Nov. 16, 2018 6:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaking before a gathering of black leaders on Capitol Hill this week, Sen. Kamala Harris offered guidance on when Democrats should fight President Donald Trump and Republicans. "What I've found myself recently saying is this: 'If it's worth fighting for, it's a fight worth having,'" the...

Kasich: Midterm turnout suggests opening for independent bid

Nov. 15, 2018 9:08 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday while he remains undecided about another presidential run, the midterm election results could suggest a greater opening for an independent or third-party candidate. Kasich made his second trip this year to New Hampshire, where he finished second in...