Latest State elections News

Deval Patrick takes nascent 2020 campaign to South Carolina

Nov. 19, 2019 9:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — About a dozen black female small-business owners were gathered in a South Carolina shared workspace on Tuesday night for a networking event when they were told the newest 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, Deval Patrick, would be stopping by to introduce himself. When Patrick...

Kobach’s brand still sells with GOP in Senate race in Kansas

Nov. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach isn’t fazed that fellow Republicans worry he’s unpopular or too brash in pushing his hard-right views to keep Kansas’ open Senate seat in GOP hands next year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and others are so concerned that they’ve spent...

Vice chair of Iowa insurance pool will depart amid scrutiny

Nov. 19, 2019 11:52 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The longtime vice chairman of an insurance pool for Iowa municipalities will not seek re-election, following scrutiny of its travel and his arrest for domestic violence. Gary Mahannah said earlier this year he would seek another 4-year board term on the Iowa Communities Assurance...

Democrat Hicks’ campaign video seeks to unseat GOP Rep. Barr

Nov. 19, 2019 11:00 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Josh Hicks says Congress needs more members who understand what it’s like growing up poor. The Marine veteran makes this point in a video promoting his congressional campaign in Kentucky, where he’s running for the 6th District seat held by Republican U.S. Rep....

Georgia at ‘turning point’? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Nov. 19, 2019 9:21 AM EST

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican. But the 37-year-old is part of a class of 17...

Bevin sets special election for Kentucky state Senate seat

Nov. 19, 2019 4:39 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a state Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of Dan Seum of Louisville. The special election will be Jan. 14 for the 38th District seat, which covers Bullitt County and part of Louisville. The 79-year-old Republican...

Activist wages primary against Dem Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper

Nov. 18, 2019 6:04 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee activist Justin Jones launched his challenge of U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in the 2020 Democratic primary Monday, leading civil rights chants with supporters on the campus of historically black Fisk University. Jones, a constant presence at state Capitol protests and sit-ins for...

Klobuchar 1st Democrat for president to file in Ohio primary

Nov. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has become the first 2020 presidential candidate to register for Ohio’s March primary. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office says the Minnesota senator filed the required paperwork on Monday. Elections officials...

Georgian police move to disperse large protest in Tbilisi

Nov. 18, 2019 3:46 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in riot gear in the country of Georgia pushed thousands of demonstrators away from the parliament building Monday on the second day of sizeable protests in the Georgian capital over the failure of promised election reforms. Officers in black helmets and riot shields advanced down...

President’s son plans Montana trip to campaign for Gianforte

Nov. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. is planning to campaign in Helena for Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte. Lee Newspapers of Montana reports that the president’s son will speak at the Montana Club Sunday on behalf of Gianforte, a Republican making his second run for governor....