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California congressional race could help tilt House control

Oct. 18, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — What could be one of the most competitive House races in the country is taking shape in California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley, where a Democratic assemblyman Monday became the latest candidate to announce a bid to oust Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao. ...

QAnon figure says he's running for congress to fix elections

Oct. 18, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, one of the most prominent figures in the QAnon conspiracy movement, said Monday he is running for Congress in Arizona because the state is at the forefront of the fight by many Republicans over the 2020 election results. Watkins, a prominent...

QAnon figure says he's running for Congress in Arizona

Oct. 15, 2021 19:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Ron Watkins, a prolific promoter of false conspiracies about the 2020 election who is closely tied to the QAnon movement, says he is running for Congress as a Republican in Arizona. Watkins has a large and fervent following among Donald Trump supporters...

Illinois Democrats look to increase edge with new House maps

Oct. 15, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are poised to approve new congressional district maps that would give Democratic candidates an advantage in elections over the next decade as their party fights to keep control of the U.S. House in 2022. Democrats who control state...

Quarreling Dems must put aside differences, Schumer warns

Oct. 14, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer warned fellow Democrats on Thursday they “must put aside our differences” as the party struggles to coalesce around President Joe Biden's huge but now-scaled-back package of social services and climate change strategies. ...

Progressives warn against 'false choice' in Biden bill trims

Oct. 13, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a “false choice” over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden's now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies. In a letter Wednesday...

3-judge panel appointed to decide Virginia election dispute

Oct. 13, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday appointed a three-judge panel to hear arguments on whether candidates who win election this year to Virginia's House of Delegates should be forced to run again next year. All 100 seats in the House are up for...

Central Iowa voters elect Republican to state House seat

Oct. 12, 2021 23:10 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Voters in central Iowa elected Republican Jon Dunwell on Tuesday to fill an open state House seat in a special election held after the incumbent lawmaker resigned. Dunwell defeated Democrat Steve Mullan in House District 29, which represents...

Kentucky US Rep. John Yarmuth won't seek reelection in 2022

Oct. 12, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, the influential chairman of the House Budget Committee who has played a key role in pushing for President Joe Biden's agenda to expand the nation's social safety net, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek another term in next...

South Dakota lawmaker to challenge Johnson's US House seat

Oct. 12, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota state Rep. Taffy Howard formally announced Tuesday that she is challenging Dusty Johnson, the state's lone U.S. congressman, in next year's Republican primary. Howard will try to capitalize on a shift within the Republican party...