Latest Run-off elections News

Texas runoff election for US House seat set for July 27

May. 12, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A July 27 special election runoff was set Wednesday between two Republicans for a North Texas district's vacant U.S. House seat. Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement came more than a week after Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey were the top vote-getters to...

Candidate seeks recount in Virginia attorney general race

May. 10, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Republican who narrowly lost the nomination for attorney general at a party convention in Virginia is requesting a recount. Hard-right candidate Chuck Smith lost to Del. Jason Miyares by a 52-48 margin after ballots of more than 30,000...

Republican Jake Ellzey advances to runoff election in Texas' 6th Congressional District

May. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey advances to runoff election in Texas' 6th Congressional District.

Republican Susan Wright makes US House runoff in Texas

May. 02, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Susan Wright of Texas, the widow of the first member of Congress to die after contracting COVID-19, advanced to a U.S. House runoff for her late husband’s seat Saturday night. But who she will face remained too early to call. With...

Republican Susan Wright advances to runoff election in Texas' 6th Congressional District

May. 01, 2021 22:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Susan Wright advances to runoff election in Texas' 6th Congressional District.

Democrat Troy Carter wins New Orleans-based US House seat

Apr. 24, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democrat Troy Carter won Saturday’s special election for Louisiana's vacant U.S. House seat, defeating his state Senate colleague and ending an acrimonious, intraparty clash that divided politicians across New Orleans. Carter easily defeated...

Republican Michael Melerine wins Louisiana school board seat

Apr. 24, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board has a new member after Republican Michael Melerine won Saturday's runoff election to fill a vacant seat. Melerine, a lawyer from Shreveport, defeated Democrat Cassie Williams, a college professor from Bossier City, to...

Chattanooga swears in Tim Kelly as new mayor

Apr. 20, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has sworn in Tim Kelly as its new mayor, replacing Andy Berke. After hitting his term limits, Berke handed over control of the government to Kelly during a ceremony Monday. In a runoff election last week,...

Early voting ends Saturday in Louisiana congressional runoff

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period wraps up Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat for a district centered in New Orleans and extending up the Mississippi River into Baton Rouge. Two Democratic state...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

Apr. 12, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom and then a recession since taking hold of the presidency last decade. That election certainty, however, did not extend...