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Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

Jun. 13, 2018 6:18 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans' stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of redistricting...

The Latest: Democrat's win could curb Wisconsin GOP's sway

Jun. 13, 2018 2:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin legislative elections (all times local): 2 p.m. A special election win has Democrats within striking distance of recapturing the Wisconsin state Senate and ending Republicans' stranglehold on state government. Caleb Frostman's win over Republican Andre Jacque in...

The Latest: Legal pimp defeats Nevada lawmaker in GOP race

Jun. 13, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 2:40 a.m. The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election. Dennis Hof defeated incumbent Assembly member James Oscarson and a third candidate in a GOP primary race Tuesday. Hof starred in the...

Kansas to use 'Rep' to distinguish candidate with same name

Jun. 11, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Activists in both parties strongly suspect that political skullduggery led to two Kansas candidates with the same first and last name running against each other in a congressional primary, but a state board on Monday faced its own challenge: How should ballots differentiate between the...

Australia wants foreign interference laws in place in June

Jun. 8, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's attorney general on Friday urged Parliament to pass anti-foreign interference laws this month ahead of five by-elections scheduled for late July. Australia blames the legislation, which would ban covert foreign interference in politics and expand espionage offences,...

Wicker faces winner of Dem runoff in Mississippi Senate race

Jun. 5, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi easily won a Republican primary Tuesday, months after being endorsed by President Donald Trump and the same day Trump tweeted that the legislator "has my total support!" Wicker served nearly 13 years in the U.S. House before then-Gov. Haley Barbour...

Lauren Arthur defeats Kevin Corlew, flips state Senate seat

Jun. 5, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Lauren Arthur has flipped a state Senate seat in Missouri's first special election since Republican Eric Greitens resigned as governor. Arthur won Tuesday night over Republican state Rep. Kevin Corlew. Both Arthur and Corlew were critics of Greitens. Arthur...

Greitens scandal could influence Missouri special election

Jun. 4, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the first Republican legislators to publicly suggest impeaching former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will face a Democrat who tried to tie him to the scandal-plagued governor in a special election, just four days after Greitens resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct...

GOP candidates with same name seek Kansas congressional seat

Jun. 1, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressman is complaining that he's the target of a political trick after a candidate who shares his name and hometown filed to run against him in the Republican primary. Rep. Ron Estes won a tougher-than-expected special election last year for the Wichita-area seat formerly...

India's Hindu nationalist party suffers defeat at polls

May. 31, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's opposition parties inflicted a humiliating defeat on the governing Hindu nationalist party of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in more than a dozen by-elections for seats in Parliament and state assemblies. India's Election Commission said Thursday that Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party...