Latest House elections News

Cherfilus-McCormick preps for Congress following primary win

Nov. 28, 2021 03:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After three campaigns spanning close to four years, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is about to become South Florida’s newest member of Congress, after besting a slew of prominent elected officials. She’s wasting no time. On Nov. 17, the day...

Gov. Pritzker signs new Illinois congressional map into law

Nov. 23, 2021 20:42 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois' new congressional district map into law Tuesday, formalizing political boundaries drawn to help Democrats in next year's midterm elections, when Republicans are well positioned to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives....

NC lawmakers John Szoka, Ben Clark launch congressional bids

Nov. 23, 2021 16:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Sen. Ben Clark announced Monday his run for U.S. House in the state's 4th Congressional District. He is looking to secure the Democratic nomination in a GOP-leaning district outside Raleigh that is expected to be one of the most competitive races in...

Erica Smith ends US Senate bid, moves to replace Butterfield

Nov. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic former state Sen. Erica Smith announced Tuesday that she has ended her candidacy for U.S. Senate and will now launch a congressional bid to replace Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield. She will compete against state Rep. James Gailliard, who...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 22, 2021 09:01 AM EST

Akon Beacon Journal. Nov. 19, 2021. Editorial: Reckless and misguided. Hudson’s Roegner joins Shubert’s unnecessary rhetoric on schools If conservative causes are as righteous as so many believe, why do some proponents increasingly distort facts,...

US Senate hopeful Erica Smith files papers for House switch

Nov. 19, 2021 19:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Erica Smith has switched over to a run for a northeastern North Carolina congressional seat after veteran Rep. G.K. Butterfield announced this week that he wouldn't seek reelection. Smith's campaign updated its...

Judge delays prison for ailing figure in NC ballot probe

Nov. 19, 2021 18:54 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed when the key player in an absentee-ballot fraud case in North Carolina must report to federal prison for crimes involving benefits fraud because of the defendant's health issues. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. of Bladen County...

Earlier NC absentee vote receipt deadline goes to Cooper

Nov. 18, 2021 22:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans pushed a bill through the legislature on Thursday that would prohibit officials from counting mail-in absentee ballots received after Election Day. Gov. Roy Cooper is likely to veto the proposal, which fellow Democrats and allies say...

Chase joins wide Virginia GOP field challenging Spanberger

Nov. 18, 2021 11:51 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A firebrand state senator with a long history of clashing with fellow Republicans and others across the political spectrum has joined the crowded GOP field seeking to unseat Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia. “I will continue to be a strong...

Bishop leaves race for Montana's western U.S. House seat

Nov. 17, 2021 18:31 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic State Rep. Laurie Bishop bowed out of the race for Montana’s new U.S. House seat on Thursday, a week after the congressional district boundaries were finalized, leaving her hometown of Livingston outside of the district in which she was running. ...