Latest Special elections News

Crowded field running for Mississippi Senate seat

Sep. 16, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nine people have qualified to run for a Mississippi Senate seat vacated in June when Sen. Sampson Jackson retired after 29 years. Gov. Tate Reeves scheduled a special election for Tuesday, Nov. 2, WTOK-TV reported. A runoff election, if necessary,...

Faulconer ponders future after drubbing in California recall

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Faulconer said his failed campaign to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom was only his first round and that he would discuss next steps with family and supporters, but his drubbing in the recall contest casts serious doubt on the appeal of a moderate Republican in an...

Republican Vital wins special election for state house seat

Sep. 15, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A state House seat in southeastern Tennessee will remain in Republican hands. Greg Vital, 65, a businessman from Georgetown, won the special election Tuesday for House District 29 race in northern and eastern parts of Hamilton County, according...

Bousselot wins special election to represent Ankeny in House

Sep. 14, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Voters in the fast-growing suburb of Ankeny elected Republican Mike Bousselot to the Iowa House on Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant after the incumbent died in July. Bousselot beat Democrat Andrea Phillips by 51.5% to 48.3% for the House District...

State House candidate facing rape allegation denies claims

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A candidate for a Tennessee House seat is facing rape allegations on the heels of the special election in his race, prompting his resignation from a local Democratic Party position and a denial in which he called the relationship “consensual yet inappropriate.”...

Hassell wins election to fill vacancy in Alabama House

Sep. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Kenyatte Hassell is the newest member of Alabama's House of Representatives. Hassell won the vacant District 78 seat in an election Tuesday, garnering 1,028 votes — or 80.1% — in unofficial returns posted on the Alabama Secretary of...

Former Savannah mayor running for vacant Georgia House seat

Sep. 10, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Savannah mayor is running to fill a vacant seat in the Georgia legislature. Edna Jackson filed qualifying paperwork this week for the Nov. 2 special election for state House District 165. Jackson became the first...

Kentucky special elections scheduled for Nov. 2

Sep. 09, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Special elections will be held on Nov. 2 to fill three vacancies in the General Assembly. Two vacancies occurred because of the deaths of Rep. John “Bam” Carney of the 51st District and Sen. Tom Buford of the 22nd District. Carney represented...

Election boosts female California lawmakers to all-time high

Sep. 07, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Women now make up nearly a third of the California Legislature — an all-time record, according to an advocacy group that recruits female candidates. The milestone comes with Tuesday's swearing-in of Assemblywoman Mia Bonta after a special...

Kemp sets selection to fill state House seat in Savannah

Sep. 04, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday set a Nov. 2 special election to replace a Democratic state House member who died. Rep. Mickey Stephens of Savannah died Aug. 14. He represented District 165, which covers parts of Chatham County. ...