Latest Special elections News

Wife of late Tennessee lawmaker appointed to his seat

Jun. 10, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The wife of a Tennessee lawmaker who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer is taking his place ahead of a special election to fill his seat. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Hamilton County Commission voted unanimously...

2 winners of May special elections sworn in to state Senate

Jun. 09, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected state senators from Lebanon and Scranton took their oaths of office Wednesday, less than a month after the two won separate special elections to fill vacancies. Sen. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, was most recently a state...

Montana Democrats expand Native American voice in party

Jun. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats say they're taking a first-of-its kind approach to include more Native Americans in party decisions. The state party voted last week to establish tribal committees, like county central committees, whose delegates vote on the...

Too few candidates on the ballot in some Mississippi towns

Jun. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Election season will be extended for some small towns in Mississippi because too few people signed up to run for office. The regular election is Tuesday for many Mississippi cities and towns. Those with too few candidates on the ballot will have to...

Tennessee sets election to fill seat after lawmaker's death

Jun. 04, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials have set a special election to replace an eastern Tennessee state lawmaker who died after a fight with pancreatic cancer. This week, Secretary of State Tre Hargett tweeted that the primary election will be July 27 and the general...

Arkansas judge announces bid for state Supreme Court seat

Jun. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge and former Republican lawmaker on Thursday announced he's running for a seat on the state Supreme Court, which has been drawn the attention and spending by outside conservative groups in recent years. Sebastian County Circuit...

Democrats seek momentum in lopsided US House victory

Jun. 02, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A major Southwestern metro region delivered a resounding victory to a Democratic congressional candidate who embraced the Biden administration's prescription's for economic recovery, as voters rebuffed Republican overtures across Albuquerque's heavily suburban and...

Iowa flap raises fears of politicized local election offices

May. 30, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It had been eight years since a Republican candidate even stepped forward to challenge Democrat Roxanna Moritz as the top elections official in Scott County, Iowa. Running unopposed in 2016 and 2020, Moritz had become, over her four terms as...

Former aide succeeds California Assemblywoman after election

May. 28, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former senior adviser to a state lawmaker replaced her in the California Legislature on Friday after squeaking through a special election this month. Isaac Bryan needed at least half the votes in a six-way contest May 18 to avoid a runoff...

Doug Emhoff campaigns with Democrat in New Mexico contest

May. 28, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, campaigned Thursday with a Democratic congressional candidate in New Mexico, marking his first such trip on behalf of a candidate. Emhoff appeared with Melanie Stansbury, the Democrat...