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Alaska Democratic Party decries change to ballot information

Sep. 16, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Democratic Party has objected to a change to the state's general election ballot under which candidates no longer are required to list their party registration. The state Democratic Party said the move is biased, lacks transparency and was disclosed days before ballots...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump says he's open to an investigation of  DeJoy after some of DeJoy's former employees said they felt pressured to donate to GOP candidates.(Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

Postal chief under fire over alleged campaign law violations

Sep. 8, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing increased scrutiny as House Democrats investigate allegations that he encouraged employees at his former business to contribute to Republican candidates and then reimbursed them in the guise of bonuses, a violation of campaign finance laws. Five...

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is sworn in before testifying before a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)

Postal leader defends changes, denies 'sabotaging' election

Aug. 24, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president’s repeated attacks on the legitimacy of mail-in ballots are “not helpful,” but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to...

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 7, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat topped Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...

FILE - In this Tuesday, 28, 2020, file photo, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., questions Attorney General William Barr during a House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cohen will defend his U.S. House seat against a Republican challenger in November after soundly defeating a Democratic primary challenger in Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool, File)

Harshbarger wins GOP primary in open Tennessee US House race

Aug. 6, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First-time political candidate Diana Harshbarger emerged victorious Thursday among a crowded field of Republican contenders vying to secure a rare opening for a U.S. House seat in northeastern Tennessee. Harshbarger, a pharmacist from Kingsport, secured her party’s nomination...

Democratic incumbent Jim Cooper defeats Keeda Haynes in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District primary

Aug. 6, 2020 9:24 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Jim Cooper defeats Keeda Haynes in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District primary.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty speaks to supporters on Friday, July 17, 2020, after casting an early voting ballot at the Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

AP News Guide: A look at Tennessee's Aug. 6 primary races

Aug. 5, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heated race to become the Republican nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat tops Tennessee's primary election Thursday, as well as contested challenges in a handful of U.S. House and legislative seats. Here is a summary of those offices on the ballot: U.S. Senate Republicans...