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Voters to fill state House vacancy in central Pennsylvania

Aug. 20, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters are about to fill the lone vacancy in the state House of Representatives with a special election in a Republican-leaning central Pennsylvania district. The election Tuesday is for a seat vacated in May, when the former incumbent, Republican Rep. Fred Keller, was elected to...

Former elections regulator joins field for House seat

Aug. 19, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former leading state elections regulator and Obama-administration official John Blair on Monday announced he'll run against a crowded Democratic field for the nomination to seek an open congressional seat in northern New Mexico in 2020. The seat is currently held by Democratic U.S....

Sen. Markey releases video showing Sen. Warren endorsement

Aug. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has released a video showing U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorsing him for reelection. The video shows the Democratic presidential hopeful praising Markey as a leader, fighter and "our country's greatest champion for clean energy jobs." It comes as supporters...

Amash dumped Trump, and now Mich. district may dump Amash

Aug. 19, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who...

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

Aug. 15, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King's most recent insensitive remarks about rape are the kind that have doomed political candidates elsewhere, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say it's possible they actually could do more good than harm for the embattled congressman's re-election chances by reinforcing...

Environmental lawyer enters race for US House seat

Aug. 15, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental lawyer has entered the crowded field of New Mexico candidates aiming for Democratic U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján's seat. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Kyle Tisdel of Taos announced his candidacy Wednesday. Tisdel directs the climate and energy program for the...

Democrat announces bid for US House seat in Arkansas

Aug. 14, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — A nurse practitioner is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for a Republican-held northwestern Arkansas congressional seat. Celeste Williams of Bella Vista announced Wednesday her bid next year for the 3rd Congressional District seat now held by Republican Rep. Steve Womack. He...

Utah councilwoman announces candidacy for US House seat

Aug. 14, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah councilwoman aims to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, who plans to leave office at the end of his term. Morgan County Councilwoman Tina Cannon announced her candidacy Tuesday for the U.S. House seat. The Federal Election Commission lists the small-business owner and tax...

Kentucky governor sets special election for House seat

Aug. 14, 2019 5:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has set a special election to fill a House of Representatives vacancy for a seat in parts of two Kentucky counties. Republican Rep. Diane Murray St. Onge (AHNJ') resigned effective Monday to move to California. She has represented parts of Kenton and Boone...

GOP congressman set to go to trial weeks before 2020 primary

Aug. 13, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan changed the trial date from Sept. 10 to Jan....