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FILE - In this undated photo, provided by her campaign, is Mary Fay, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, in Connecticut. Fay, a financial services executive and member of the West Hartford Town Council, has won a Republican Congressional primary and will face Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson in the November 2020 general election. (Courtesy of Mary Fay Campaign via AP, File)

West Hartford town councilor wins GOP Congressional primary

Aug. 14, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mary Fay, a financial services executive and member of the West Hartford Town Council, has won a Republican congressional primary and will face Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson in November's general election. Fay billed herself as a moderate who is best-suited to defeat Larson and...

FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., asks questions during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ten candidates are vying to represent Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District that Kennedy is vacating as he seeks a seat in the Senate. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP, File)

10 candidates vie to fill US Rep Kennedy's seat in Congress

Aug. 13, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Democratic primary contest between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III may be the most closely watched campaign on the Massachusetts ballot this year, but it’s far from the most crowded. That distinction goes to the race for the state’s 4th Congressional...

Supporters take photos with construction executive Marjorie Taylor Greene, background right, late Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene, criticized for promoting racist videos and adamantly supporting the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory, won the GOP nomination for northwest Georgia's 14th Congressional District. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism

Aug. 12, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Political newcomer Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked as a supporter of QAnon conspiracies and denounced for videos deemed racist even by fellow Republicans who withdrew endorsements and declared her unfit for Congress. The businesswoman from northern Georgia had a blunt message for her...

FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 in New Mexico iin Santa Fe, N.M. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Legislature probes pandemic spending amid partisan clashes

Aug. 12, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leading legislators moved forward Wednesday with an examination of at least $30 million in emergency spending authorized by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham without legislative approval in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A panel of lawmakers authorized contract attorneys...

FILE — In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., ask questions during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Welch is seeking re-election in Vermont's Aug. 11, 2020, Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool, File)

Vermont Democratic US Rep. Welch challenged by GOP nurse

Aug. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, said Wednesday he is planning to campaign hard and he's looking forward to debating his Republican challenger ahead of the November general election. Welch, who has served in Congress since 2007, will face Miriam Berry, an...

South Carolina Democrat flips state House seat

Aug. 12, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Democrat has flipped a legislative seat from Republican control in a victory heralded by some Democrats as a possible signal their party could make more gains this fall. Spencer Wetmore won more than 59% of the votes counted in Tuesday night’s special election...

Kansas congressional candidate tests negative for COVID-19

Aug. 12, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Amanda Adkins, the Republican candidate in Kansas 3rd Congressional District, has tested negative for COVID-19 but will remain in self-quarantine at home until early next week, her campaign announced Wednesday. Adkins, her husband and their two children were tested after the...

This Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 arrest photo provided by the Wethersfield, Conn., Police Department shows Thomas Gilmer. Gilmer, a Connecticut congressional candidate for Congress, abruptly ended his campaign the day he was facing a primary election following his arrest for an alleged domestic assault, the state Republican Party said Tuesday. (Wethersfield Police Department via AP)

Congressional candidate quits race following arrest

Aug. 11, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

A Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut dropped out of the race Tuesday as voters were going to the polls in his primary election following his arrest in an assault case. Thomas Gilmer, the party-endorsed candidate, was arrested Monday night on charges of first-degree unlawful restraint and...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., left, speak to reporters following a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as they continue to negotiate a coronavirus relief package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pelosi says election threats from Russia, China aren't equal

Aug. 9, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the threats of interference in the U.S. presidential election from Russia and China are not equal, pointing to a more serious risk with Moscow's efforts to boost President Donald Trump’s reelection bid. “They’re not...

FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful.   (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)

Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Gabbard's seat

Aug. 9, 2020 4:25 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Kai Kahele was prepared to do the unthinkable: take on an incumbent from his own party for a U.S. House seat. He felt so strongly that Hawaii residents were being hurt by the presidential ambitions of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard that he announced early on he would challenge his fellow Democrat....