Latest Special elections News

House adds 2 GOP members after North Carolina election wins

Sep. 17, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republicans who triumphed last week in North Carolina special elections became members of the House on Tuesday, including one whose narrow win displayed anew that suburban voters are deserting the GOP while rural residents are embracing the party. The swearing-in of Dan Bishop and...

The Latest: Pelosi swears in 2 North Carolina congressmen

Sep. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new House members from North Carolina (all times local): 6:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has sworn in two Republicans who won special elections in North Carolina last week. One is conservative Dan Bishop. As a state legislator, he wrote North Carolina's 2016 law...

AP Analysis: N. Carolina flashes warnings for Trump and Dems

Sep. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's special election results are flashing 2020 warning signs for Republican President Donald Trump — and also for his Democratic foe, whoever that turns out to be. Even though Republicans won Tuesday's race for a House seat, the narrow victory for Dan Bishop...

The Latest: GOP's Bishop wins N Carolina special election

Sep. 11, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the special election for a North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 12:50 a.m. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop has won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has...

GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades. But his narrow victory didn't erase questions about whether President Donald Trump and...

Ossoff to challenge Perdue for US Senate seat in Georgia

Sep. 10, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pledging to "root out corruption in politics," Jon Ossoff, a former long-shot congressional candidate who rose to prominence two years ago riding a wave of dissatisfaction with Washington, says he's challenging Republican Sen. David Perdue in 2020. Ossoff, the fourth Georgia Democrat to join...

The Latest: Trump calls NC vote 1st step to removing Pelosi

Sep. 10, 2019 8:50 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging North Carolina voters to "take the first steps" toward removing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "winning the back the House in 2020." Trump is in Fayetteville...

Trump tells rally crowd: Vote for Bishop in special election

Sep. 10, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in Washington....

Competing with football, marathon House election nears end

Sep. 9, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — National Democratic and Republican leaders are breathlessly watching Tuesday's special election for an empty House seat from North Carolina for early clues about next year's presidential and congressional races. But for the two candidates, the race is less glamour than grind. Democrat...

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, launched his reelection bid Sunday, seeking to create another Deep South victory in a Republican-dominated state. Before several hundred cheering supporters in Birmingham, Jones...