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Incumbents face challenges in Mississippi House, court races

Oct. 31, 2020 6:23 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three out of four incumbents in Mississippi's U.S. Congressional Districts are facing challenges on Election Day. Two Republicans — Trent Kelly and Michael Guest — and the state federal delegation's sole Democrat, Bennie Thompson. Also on the ballot are several Supreme...

FILE - In this July 28, 2018 file photo, former Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed speaks to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, and other supporters during a campaign stop in Detroit. Since the 2016 elections, more “Muslims recognized that every vote that we make is a down payment on the attention that every politician will have to pay to our community in the future,” El-Sayed said in a recent interview. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Muslim Americans aim for high turnout, new influence in 2020

Oct. 30, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the 2016 presidential election, Mohamed Abukar didn’t like his options, so he didn’t vote. This year the 26-year-old Michigan resident has already cast his ballot — and urged others to follow suit. “It’s your civic duty” to vote, Abukar said...

FILE - This file photo combo shows Republican Miriam Berry, left, and incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-VT, candidates in Vermont's lone Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Vermont's lone US House member optimistic of reelection

Oct. 30, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Peter Welch, says his reelection campaign this year has been largely confined to online video meetings, telephone calls and only the occasional in-person appearance due to the pandemic. Even with the restrictions, Welch is managing to take the...

Marquita Bradshaw, the Tennessee Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, takes part in a Power Together Women's March Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Dozens of Women's March rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies, including the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee Senate nominee connects activism to election

Oct. 28, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — When the Rev. Tondala Hayward learned about plans to build a landfill next to her church in a predominantly Black, working-class neighborhood in Memphis, Tennessee, she called Marquita Bradshaw. Bradshaw spoke out against the landfill and helped Hayward mobilize opposition, and it was...

Marquita Bradshaw, the Tennessee Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, speaks before a Power Together Women's March Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Dozens of Women's March rallies were planned from New York to San Francisco to signal opposition to President Donald Trump and his policies, including the push to fill the seat of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before Election Day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Biden endorses Tennessee's Democratic Senate candidate

Oct. 26, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden has thrown his support for U.S. Senate candidate Marquita Bradshaw. “Marquita is a proven leader who will fight for the needs of working families — needs she understands because she’s faced the same struggles they...

Bill Hagerty, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Tennessee, speaks with reporters after voting during the early voting period Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Hagerty, longtime GOP hand, looks to Trump in Senate bid

Oct. 26, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bill Hagerty was vacationing with his family last year in northern Japan, where he was U.S. ambassador to the country, when a friend called and said: “Look at your Twitter account.” On his favorite forum, President Donald Trump had announced and endorsed Hagerty's run...

Will history repeat itself in 2 congressional rematches?

Oct. 26, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — It’s like 2018 all over again for voters in central New York, where two U.S. House members — one a Republican, the other a Democrat — are locked in close rematches against candidates they narrowly beat against the odds two years ago. In the Republican-leaning...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson adjusts the American flag hanging off his front porch in Appleton, Wis. Nelson officially launched his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. Johnson, currently midway through his second term, has not said yet whether he will seek a third term, run for governor or retire. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Democrat Tom Nelson announces 2022 bid to unseat Johnson

Oct. 26, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The 2022 race for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin is on, a little over a week before the 2020 presidential election. Democrat Tom Nelson, the Outagamie County executive and a former state lawmaker, officially launched his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday. Johnson, currently...

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham talks during during a televised debate with Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in Raleigh, N.C.  Cunningham inched back into the public sphere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, a day after The Associated Press reported the he had an intimate encounter this summer with a public relations consultant. Within hours of the military disclosing that it is investigating Cunningham, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, he rejected the idea that the race with Tillis had turned into a referendum on his character, even while expressing remorse for extramarital activity. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, Pool)

Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair

Oct. 24, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Whether his strategy alters the outcome of what’s now the most expensive...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation committee hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill in Washington. Capito has leaned hard on her record leading up to the Nov. 3 election as she tries to become the first West Virginia Republican reelected to the U.S. Senate in more than a century.  
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Incumbent Capito, WVa Dem Swearengin vie for US Senate seat

Oct. 23, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Paula Jean Swearengin is using her stances on progressive issues, her popularity from a role in a Netflix movie and the hard realities of a life spent in the southern West Virginia coalfields to try to snap Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito's two-decade streak in political...