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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2017, file photo, Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., makes a point during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against the GOP incumbent. Although the party makeup of Arizona’s congressional delegation has been remarkably stable for the past decade, Democrats hope to change that this year with Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, who is challenging five-term Schweikert in the suburban 6th District that takes in much of north Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

FILE - This photo combo shows incumbent U.S. Rep Chris Pappas, D-NH, left, and Republican challenger Matt Mowers, right, candidates in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District in Nov. 3, 2020, general election. (AP Photos, File)

Coronavirus hangs over House race between Pappas, Mowers

Oct. 27, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas and his Republican challenger Matt Mowers may have wanted to spend the campaign talking about health care, taxes and immigration. But like so many races this year, the coronavirus and President Donald Trump’s response to it has dominated their discussions in the 1st...

Nebraska candidate exposed to virus, awaiting test results

Oct. 26, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Nebraska was exposed to the coronavirus after her fiancee, a county commissioner in Lincoln, became infected, the candidate said Monday. State Sen. Kate Bolz, of Lincoln, said she is self-isolating after her fiancee, Sean Flowerday, tested...

FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Alek Skarlatos, right, speaks at the Douglas County Republican Party headquarters in Roseburg, Ore. Skarlatos, who in 2015 helped thwart an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, faces longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio in the November election. (Michael Sullivan/The News-Review via AP, File)

Paris train attack hero makes bid for Congress from Oregon

Oct. 26, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 2015, Alek Skarlatos and two friends thwarted an attack by a gunman on a Paris-bound train, a dramatic and heroic action that was made into a movie by Clint Eastwood in which the trio starred as themselves. Now, Skarlatos, 28, is hoping to ride his moment of fame to get a seat in...

Editorial Roundup:

Oct. 26, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

The Dallas Morning News. October 24, 2020 The policy of separating families was a tragic mistake Border security can be achieved without callous strategies that destroy families. It is hard to believe that anyone could have thought that separating children from their parents at the border wouldn’t lead to...

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...

In this Oct. 22, 2020, photo, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in Washington. In Election 2020, control of the House is not in dispute and Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expanding her reach by working to fortify Joe Biden and win extra seats in case Congress is called on to resolve any Electoral College dispute. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House already won? Pelosi thinks so, and reaches for more

Oct. 26, 2020 8:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she’d have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November — of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she's expanding her reach. With control of the House hardly contested, Pelosi is working to...

Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., speaks as Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Peter Gaynor testifies before a House Committee on Homeland Security meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2020, on the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Rep. Lesko faced legal, money problems during 1st marriage

Oct. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko is blaming her ex-husband for a series of financial and legal entanglements in the 1980s and '90s. The Arizona Republican, who is one of President Donald Trump's most outspoken supporters in Congress, has a past that includes bankruptcies, lawsuits over unpaid bills...

A woman casts her ballot on the first day of the parliamentary election inside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt's parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader's grip

Oct. 24, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians cast ballots Saturday in the first stage of the country's parliamentary election, a vote which is highly likely to produce a toothless lower chamber packed with supporters of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The election took place place as the Arab world’s most populous...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., speaks to supporters at his victory celebration in Lexington, Ky.  Kentucky's 6th District has lived up to its reputation as a political battleground with the current slugfest between  Barr and Democratic challenger Josh Hicks.(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

Barr-Hicks race continues district's battleground reputation

Oct. 24, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's 6th District has lived up to its reputation as a political battleground with the current slugfest between Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Josh Hicks. Attack ads have blanketed the district, and their only debate turned acrimonious as each man...