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Utah's 1st Congressional District Republican candidate Blake Moore poses for photographs on Aug. 10, 2020, in Salt Lake City. For the first time in nearly two decades, the bid to represent a sprawling congressional district in northern Utah is an open race following the retirement of Rob Bishop who became well-known for his outspoken takes on public lands. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah House candidates focus on bipartisanship at debate

Sep. 24, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two candidates aiming to represent a congressional district in northern Utah faced off in a debate Thursday and discussed the importance of bipartisanship and whether they would support nominating a new Supreme Court justice before the election. The bid to represent Utah's 1st...

FILE - Robert Franklin, shown here in a Wednesday, Nov. 9. 2016 photo, is among seven candidates running Tuesday in a special election to fill the Atlanta-based congressional seat that was vacated in July by the death of civil rights leader John Lewis. Franklin, a Democrat and former president of Morehouse College, is the leading fundraiser in the race for what might only be weeks in Congress, and promises moral leadership.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Breyer)

7 vie to fill remainder of John Lewis' congressional term

Sep. 24, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After John Lewis held an Atlanta-centered congressional seat for 34 years, the next occupant may not be a member of Congress for even 34 days. Five Democrats, an independent and a Libertarian will square off Tuesday in a special election in Georgia's 5th Congressional District to fill the...

Lauren Boebert, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Colorado's vast 3rd Congressional District, attends a freedom cruise staged by her supporters Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Pueblo West, Colo.  Boebert has wasted no time in courting the president, his base and national party leaders in her campaign to keep the seat in GOP hands. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pistol-packing GOP House hopeful channels Trump in Colorado

Sep. 24, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (AP) — It was a Donald Trump rally, in miniature. About 200 people, many waving flags and some with open-carry sidearms tucked into holsters or the back of their jeans, joined a “Freedom Cruise” caravan earlier this month that wound through the streets of Pueblo West, a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 23, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Sept. 23 The News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer on the reaction of Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore to a proposed legal settlement in North Carolina: In this time of political tension, a little comic relief is welcome. So...

People Not Politicians Executive Director Andy Moore announces that the group is abandoning its plans to seek a public vote on the way Oklahoma's state and congressional districts are drawn, during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Oklahoma City. Moore said the group would instead focus on making sure the redistricting process is conducted by the Legislature in a fair and transparent manner. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma group drops plan for redistricting state question

Sep. 22, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group seeking to change the way Oklahoma’s state and congressional districts are drawn announced Tuesday it is abandoning its plans to seek a public vote on the issue. People Not Politicians Executive Director Andy Moore said the group would instead focus on making sure the...

FILE- A photo, date not known, provided by the Amy Kennedy for Congress campaign shows candidate Amy Kennedy in Brigantine, N.J. In perhaps the highest-profile race is in New Jersey, Kennedy faces incumbent Jeff Van for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that Van Drew won as a Democrat in 2018. (Amy Kennedy for Congress via AP)

House races feature party-switcher Van Drew, Dems on defense

Sep. 19, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The presidential contest in New Jersey doesn't look competitive, with Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by double digits, but a handful of the state's dozen House districts are shaping up as competitive. New Jersey voters will be electing representatives in all 12 U.S. House districts in...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bemidji, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Sep. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting. Their...

Dems allege GOP lawmaker not eligible for November ballot

Sep. 17, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Democratic North Dakota House minority leader who lost his legislative seat to a Republican newcomer four years ago is asking the state Supreme Court to remove the lawmaker from the November ballot. Kenton Onstad, who chairs the District 4 Democratic Party, filed a petition...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident is shown in Detroit. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Trump appeals order blocking exclusion in district drawing

Sep. 16, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A week after a three-judge panel blocked an order from President Donald Trump seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets, the Trump administration on Wednesday gave notice it intends to appeal. It...

In this May 7, 2013 photo, Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, listens to debate on Delaware's same-sex marriage bill on the floor of the State Senate in Dover, Del.  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 primary elections feature seven races in which Democratic incumbents face challengers. Among the lawmakers facing intraparty opposition is McBride, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980 after spending two years in the House. He has not had a primary challenger since 1986.(Gary Emeigh/The News Journal via AP)

Progressive newcomer defeats Delaware state Senate leader

Sep. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Black political newcomer campaigning on a progressive platform has defeated the leader of Delaware’s state Senate in a Democratic primary. Social worker Marie Pinkney garnered about 52.4% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary to defeat Senate President Pro Tem David McBride...