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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., arrives for a re-enactment of her swearing-in, Monday Jan. 6, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Bill would add primaries to special Georgia U.S. Senate vote

Jan. 27, 2020 6:00 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly appointed U.S. Sen Kelly Loeffler could face an unexpected GOP primary later this year in her quest to hold onto her seat under a bill passed Monday by a Georgia legislative committee against the wishes of the state's Republican governor. The move could ease the way for GOP U.S. Rep....

Pennsylvania GOP endorses slate of statewide candidates

Jan. 27, 2020 5:53 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party of Pennsylvania will go into the spring primary season with an endorsed slate of candidates for the three elected state offices of treasurer, auditor general and attorney general. Candidates can start circulating nominating petitions Tuesday to get on the April...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Jan. 27, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected. The most prominent candidates in the 2020 presidential race spent months last year making their case to New Hampshire voters, but many of the White House hopefuls have been largely absent from the state in January amid the Senate...

Missouri donation limits rise for legislative candidates

Jan. 27, 2020 1:15 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Candidates running for the Missouri Legislature will be able to accept a few more dollars from their donors. The Missouri Ethics Commission said the campaign contribution limit for state Senate candidates is rising from $2,500 per election to $2,559, and the limit for House...

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

GOP House hopeful's email questions early Trump support

Jan. 27, 2020 1:06 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican congressional hopeful in a critical southern New Mexico race who has made her “100% support for Donald Trump” part of her campaign once sought backing for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president, according to an email. A March 2016 email from former state...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall meeting Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Davenport, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Elizabeth Warren seeks a spark in the final sprint to Iowa

Jan. 27, 2020 11:30 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is fighting to regain momentum in the turbulent tussle for the Democratic presidential nomination amid lingering questions about her consistency and ability to defeat President Donald Trump. Warren was considered a leader in the crowded race through the fall, yet...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EST

Fort Worth Star-Telegram. January 24, 2020 Texans, before you can vote in primaries, you must be registered. Here’s what to do You’ve probably heard that it’s an election year. What you may not know is that if you want to participate in the first round and you’re not already registered...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

2020 Watch: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?

Jan. 27, 2020 5:42 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to Iowa caucuses: 7 Days to general election: 281 ___ THE NARRATIVE After almost one year of primary drama, the Iowa caucuses are just a week away. Expect to hear a frenzy of...

Presidential candidate Bloomberg paying a visit to Maine

Jan. 27, 2020 1:30 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying a visit to Maine on Monday as the state's presidential primaries on Super Tuesday rapidly approach. The former New York mayor is going to visit Becky's Diner on the Portland waterfront and speak at the opening of a field...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at La Poste, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Perry, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Who can topple Trump? Dems' electability fight rages in Iowa

Jan. 26, 2020 9:38 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat President Donald Trump? Former Vice President Joe...