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Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Maryland GOPer whose posts led to Trump ire to run for House

Nov. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Republican whose social media posts about trash in Baltimore ultimately led to President Donald Trump's verbal attack of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings says she'll run for Cummings' seat. Kimberly Klacik tells The Baltimore Sun she'll file next week as a candidate for the...

Democrats say St. Louis County victory signals hope for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats in Missouri are hoping that a red-to-blue flip of a once safely Republican suburban St. Louis state House seat is a sign of things to come in 2020. Democrat Trish Gunby defeated Republican Lee Ann Pitman Tuesday in a special election in House District 99, a western St. Louis...

San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:39 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on election races for San Francisco (all times local): 10:25 p.m. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while voters were snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers...

1 person, 1 vote? Maybe not. NYC mulls ranked choice voting

Nov. 3, 2019 9:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters used to picking one candidate per race may soon be marking their ballots for up to five. A ballot measure in Tuesday's election would make the city the most populous place yet in the U.S. to adopt ranked-choice voting, an elections system in which voters mark down not...

Former US Rep. Traxler of Michigan dies at 88

Nov. 1, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BAYT CITY, Mich. (AP) — Longtime Michigan Congressman Bob Traxler has died. He was 88. Traxler was a Democrat from Bay City who was elected to the U.S. House in a special election in 1974. He was regularly re-elected until retiring in 1993. Trahan Funeral Chapel says Traxler died Wednesday. While in...

Papadopoulos seeks California seat left vacant by Rep. Hill

Oct. 29, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who was a key figure in the FBI's Russia probe, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too much to...

Dates set for special election to fill Rep. Cummings' seat

Oct. 28, 2019 1:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Voters in the congressional district that U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings represented until his death earlier this month will elect his replacement in a special election announced Monday. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan set the special primary election for Feb. 4 and the special general election for...

Mexican gov. suggests God 'punished' rival who died in crash

Oct. 9, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican governor who won a special election after the rival he initially lost to died in a helicopter crash is apparently suggesting she stole the vote and was "punished" by God. Miguel Barbosa Huerta of the national governing Morena party lost the 2018 governor's election in Puebla...