Latest State elections News

Sheriff accused of pressuring candidates to drop races

Aug. 10, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A third candidate for public office has come to forward to say a sheriff on Florida's Space Coast offered help in getting a job in exchange for leaving a race and backing his favored candidate. Kimberly Musselman, an assistant state attorney in Brevard...

Prosecutor bests ex-legislator for Wisconsin GOP AG nod

Aug. 10, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Veteran prosecutor Eric Toney defeated former state Rep. Adam Jarchow to win the Republican nomination for Wisconsin attorney general. Unofficial results show the Fond du Lac County district attorney beat Jarchow on Tuesday, earning the right to face incumbent...

Abrams tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

Aug. 10, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has COVID-19, her campaign said Wednesday. Abrams campaign spokesperson Alex Floyd said Abrams tested positive for the respiratory illness Wednesday morning after giving a public speech on the economy Tuesday...

Election skeptics advance in key Wisconsin, Minnesota races

Aug. 10, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

Longtime Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette has won his Democratic primary, advancing to a general election in which Republicans hope to win back the seat and give it power over elections. And in Minnesota, Republican Kim Crockett — who has called the 2020 election...

Omar ekes out House primary win over centrist in Minnesota

Aug. 10, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of the progressive Squad, eked out a closer-than-expected Democratic primary victory Tuesday against a centrist challenger who questioned the incumbent's support for the “defund the police" movement. The evening went far...

Republican Brad Finstad wins special election to U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District

Aug. 10, 2022 09:27 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Brad Finstad wins special election to U.S. House in Minnesota's 1st Congressional District.

Takeaways: Trump tightens grip on GOP, narrow Squad victory

Aug. 10, 2022 01:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an uneven start, Donald Trump's election-year tour of revenge succeeded in ousting Republican members of Congress, boosting Trump-backed “America First” candidates who beat back the establishment and strengthening his grip on the party. Meanwhile, Ron...

Rep. Herrera Beutler, who voted to impeach Trump, concedes

Aug. 10, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, one of two Republican members of Washington state's congressional delegation who voted to impeach Donald Trump, has conceded her reelection bid after being overtaken in late vote tallies by a GOP challenger endorsed by the former president. ...

Walz and Jensen set in Minn. governor race; Schultz advances

Aug. 10, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen scored easy victories Tuesday in their primaries to set the stage for their fall matchup in Minnesota’s top race this fall, while business lawyer Jim Schultz won the GOP primary to take on Democratic Attorney...

Michels wins Wisconsin GOP governor primary, will face Evers

Aug. 10, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tim Michels, a wealthy businessman endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday and will face Democratic Gov. Tony Evers in a contest that could reshape elections in the marquee battleground. Michels...