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Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg pauses as he speaks at a caucus night event, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Breaking a tie Vegas style - drawing cards

Feb. 22, 2020 9:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Precinct captain Nadia Albulet says a deck of cards helped break a tie in very Las Vegas fashion. The Las Vegas entertainer said Saturday that Sen. Bernie Sanders led the precinct at Lucille S. Rogers Elementary...

In this Feb. 13, 2020, photo GOP U.S. House candidate Claire Chase speaks to voters in Los Lunas, N.M. Chase and two other Republican hopefuls seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small for a key southern New Mexico seat are hitting the airwaves early. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

New Mexico GOP hopefuls launch early ads for US House seat

Feb. 22, 2020 3:00 PM EST

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — Sitting in a small bakery in central New Mexico, oil executive Claire Chase listened to Republican voters ask her about her stances on gun control, religion and taxes. But one voter wanted to know about her 2016 social media post that was critical of Donald Trump. Chase knew where...

This Sept. 13, 2019, photo shows the closed office of Indiana Virtual School, in Indianapolis, with a message to creditors taped to the door stating that it no longer had assets or bank accounts. A new state audit report said Indiana Virtual School and a sister online school inflated their enrollments by thousands of students and inappropriately paid nearly $86 million to companies linked to the schools' founder or his associates. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

Indiana Republicans say law adequate despite school fraud

Feb. 22, 2020 11:21 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican leaders are resisting steps toughening state laws on privately operated online schools, pushing aside blame in the alleged enrollment inflation by two such schools that wrongly collected $69 million in taxpayer money. The state audit of Indiana Virtual School and...

In this Feb. 9, 2020 photo, Arkansas Supreme Court candidate Barbara Womack Webb addresses the audience at the Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Ark. Womack Webb is running against Morgan Welch in the in the March 3, 2020 election for the court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Jo Hart. Whoever wins will be elected to an eight-year term on the court. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Stephen Swofford via AP)/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Arkansas candidate's political ties targeted in court race

Feb. 22, 2020 10:11 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, but the close ties of one of the two main candidates to the state Republican Party — she's married to its leader — highlight just how partisan such campaigns have become, with outside...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is seen during an interview in Raleigh, N.C. The choice for North Carolina Democrats next month on a challenger to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis likely comes down to an Iraq War veteran with the backing of the party's establishment or an African American woman trying to beckon the party's liberal wing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

Feb. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald Trump. Next month’s Democratic Senate primary has...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power...

Redistricting law approved by voters at risk, supporters say

Feb. 21, 2020 6:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters of a voter-approved independent redistricting effort say Republican lawmakers are ready to dismantle the measure aimed at combating gerrymandering. They are considering stripping out a key provision: A ban on drawing districts purposefully to favor or disfavor an incumbent...

Alaska House Republicans confirm Prax to open seat

Feb. 21, 2020 6:55 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — House Republicans voted Friday to confirm Glenn “Mike” Prax to a seat vacated when longtime Rep. Tammie Wilson resigned last month. In a statement, House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt said Prax received enough votes to be confirmed. Prax was among the nominees that...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Republican Speaker of the House David Osborne stands at his desk on the floor of the House at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky's public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House on Friday.  The bill's lead sponsors are the House's top two Republican leaders, House Speaker David Osborne and House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Bill revamping assistance programs clears Kentucky House

Feb. 21, 2020 6:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky's public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House on Friday. In a state plagued by pockets of high poverty rates that can span generations, the sweeping measure aims to...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump rallies Nevada GOP ahead of state's Dem caucuses

Feb. 21, 2020 5:18 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied supporters in the battleground state of Nevada on the eve of the state's caucuses and predicted chaos once again for Democrats for their management of the voting process, Looking to exploit Democratic divisions as he focuses on his reelection fight, Trump...