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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., listens to Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene speak during a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler charts path to the right in Georgia Senate race

Oct. 24, 2020 8:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler stepped out of a Humvee on a foggy morning in northwest Georgia wearing an American flag trucker hat to accept the endorsement of a congressional candidate who has expressed support for baseless QAnon conspiracy theories and made disparaging comments about...

Court refuses to delay vote in Minnesota congressional race

Oct. 23, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

A federal appeals panel on Friday rejected a Minnesota Republican candidate's request to delay voting in his congressional race to February due to the death of a third-party candidate, handing a legal victory to the Democratic incumbent. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Tyler...

FILE - In this March 20, 2020, file photo, U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, waits to speak in a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. Candidates in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Loeffler are set to square off in their first debate Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Loeffler faces a large field including Democrat Raphael Warnock and fellow Republican Doug Collins in a race for the seat she was appointed to 10 months earlier. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Oct. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Rep. Doug Collins both accused the other of lying and touted their own conservative credentials in their first debate, while Democrat Raphael Warnock assailed Loeffler for associating herself with a congressional candidate who has embraced baseless QAnon...

Anchorage, Alaska chooses 1st woman, openly gay acting mayor

Oct. 17, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Austin Quinn-Davidson will serve as acting mayor of Anchorage starting next Friday after Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's resignation. Quinn-Davidson, 40, is an attorney who was first elected to the Assembly in 2018. She will be the first woman and openly gay person to serve as mayor or...

North Dakota AG: Republicans could replace dead candidate

Oct. 13, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's attorney general said Tuesday that if a Republican state House candidate who died earlier this month wins one of two seats up for election, the GOP would choose his replacement unless enough district voters call for a special election. David Andhahl, 55, died on Oct. 5...

Judge: Minnesota 2nd District election to take place Nov. 3

Oct. 9, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday ruled that the election in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District should proceed in November as originally scheduled, despite the recent death of a third-party candidate, saying a delay would leave constituents without representation for weeks. Democratic...

Judge weighs postponement of Minnesota congressional race

Oct. 7, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge made no immediate decision Wednesday on whether the election for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District will take place in November or whether it will be postponed until February because of the recent death of a third-party candidate. After hearing arguments for...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Stay in Congress to be fleeting for Georgia election winner

Oct. 1, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More than $1 million and 30,000 ballots later, Georgia voters will be sending someone to Congress amid hopes that a month in Washington is worth it. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are headed to a Dec. 1 runoff after...

Salon owner Shelley Luther begins to speak to the media after she was released from jail in Dallas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Luther was jailed for refusing to keep her business closed amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoff

Sep. 29, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders and became a symbol of conservative angst over COVID-19 restrictions advanced to a runoff for a Texas Senate seat on Tuesday night. Republican Shelley Luther finished in a virtual dead heat with...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hall, Franklin head to runoff for rest of John Lewis’ term

Sep. 29, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin advanced to a runoff in Tuesday’s special election to fill the short remainder of the late John Lewis’ term in Congress. Hall and Franklin led five other candidates in...