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Baltimore voting centers added after concern about mail in

May. 20, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s elections board voted Wednesday to add two more in-person voting centers to Baltimore for the state's June 2 primary, which will be conducted mostly by mail because of the coronavirus, after state officials expressed concern about ballots not arriving in the mail as...

Democrats flip 2 GOP-controlled Massachusetts Senate seats

May. 20, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democrats flipped two seats in the Massachusetts Senate in two special elections Tuesday giving the party a 36-seat majority in the 40-member chamber. Westfield Democrat John Velis defeated John Cain, a Republican from Southwick, to take the seat formerly held by Republican Don Humason, who...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., second from right, joined by his wife Rebecca and son Preston, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Long-suffering California GOP sees revival in rare House win

May. 19, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Republicans have been waiting for a turning point and some think it's finally arrived. The party of Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has been fading in California for years: Democrats control every statewide office, dominate the Legislature and hold all but eight of...

Special election set for House seat

May. 19, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has scheduled a special election to replace a central Alabama legislator who announced she is resigning to take a position with the Trump administration. Rep. April Weaver of House District 49, consisting of Bibb, Chilton and Shelby counties, announced her...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, conducts a ceremonial swearing-in for Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., second from right, joined by his wife Rebecca and son Preston, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2 Republican special election winners sworn into House

May. 19, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy fighter pilot who captured a California congressional district from Democrats and a state legislator who retained a Republican-held Wisconsin seat joined the House on Tuesday, buoying a GOP seeking momentum for its uphill fight for the chamber's majority in this fall's...

Exodus from Wisconsin Senate continues with GOP retirement

May. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The exodus in the Wisconsin Senate continued Tuesday with one of its most conservative members announcing he will not seek reelection, bringing to at least seven the number of incumbents who will not be returning next year. Republican Sen. David Craig, of the town of Vernon, said in a...

Zunker will challenge Tiffany again in November

May. 18, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wausau School Board President Tricia Zunker announced Monday that she plans to challenge Republican Tom Tiffany for northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional seat again in November. Tiffany easily defeated Zunker, a Democrat, in a special election last week to win the open seat, besting...

In this May 14, 2020, photo, owner Paul Furrer cuts the hair of Jeff Jones at Rich's Barber Shop in Waukesha, Wis. Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again — some might say still. With a divided state government and a polarized electorate, Wisconsin has emerged as the hot bed of partisan fighting over the coronavirus, including how to slow its spread, restart the seized economy, vote amid a pandemic and judge Trump's leadership. . (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics

May. 16, 2020 9:27 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump. Now, six months before a presidential election, the state is on fire again. With a divided...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his Statehouse office in Madison, Wis. Evers' administration overstepped its authority when it unilaterally extended the governor's stay-at-home order through the end of May, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)

Evers calls resignation request for health leader 'insane'

May. 14, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers chided a Republican lawmaker Thursday who called for the resignation of the state's health secretary, saying it was an “insane statement.” Sen. Tom Tiffany, who was elected to Congress in a special election on Tuesday, said Palm should step down...

This undated photo provided by the Mike Garcia For Congress campaign shows candidate Mike Garcia. A swing House district north of Los Angeles is up for grabs in a contest that will be an early test for President Donald Trump as he heads toward November. Trump has been using his presidential perch to summon up support for Republican Mike Garcia, who faces Democrat Christy Smith on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in a special election for the vacant 25th District seat. (Cynthia Smalley/Mike Garcia For Congress via AP)

Trump gets ally as ex-Navy pilot wins California House seat

May. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Garcia grew up a single-minded kid from Southern California: He just wanted to fly fighter jets. His decision to enter national politics wouldn’t come until decades later, after he had seen one California election too many. A career as a Navy aviator would lead to a decade in...