Latest Special elections News

Whitmer sets special election for Flint-area House seat

Nov. 12, 2019 10:52 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Flint-area voters will vote in January and March to fill a legislative seat left vacant by a lawmaker who was elected mayor of Flint. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday announced the dates for a special election to fill the 34th House district. A special primary will be held Jan. 7. The...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

Former GOP congressman seeks old seat after Democrat resigns

Nov. 10, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Republican California congressman says he will try to win back his old seat after the Democrat who beat him last year abruptly resigned. Steve Knight announced on his website Sunday that he will enter an anticipated special election for the seat vacated by Katie Hill. It had...

Maryland GOPer whose posts led to Trump ire to run for House

Nov. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Republican whose social media posts about trash in Baltimore ultimately led to President Donald Trump's verbal attack of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings says she'll run for Cummings' seat. Kimberly Klacik tells The Baltimore Sun she'll file next week as a candidate for the...

Republican wins, joins spouse as California lawmaker

Nov. 6, 2019 8:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California Republican is set to join her husband in the state Legislature, with her Democratic opponent in Tuesday's special election conceding but promising a rematch next year. Megan Dahle had 58% of Tuesday's special election vote to 42% for Democrat Elizabeth...

Democrats say St. Louis County victory signals hope for 2020

Nov. 6, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats in Missouri are hoping that a red-to-blue flip of a once safely Republican suburban St. Louis state House seat is a sign of things to come in 2020. Democrat Trish Gunby defeated Republican Lee Ann Pitman Tuesday in a special election in House District 99, a western St. Louis...

Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Nov. 6, 2019 11:56 AM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: New voting improvements come at a cost The Citizens' Voice Nov. 4 Gov. Tom Wolf has signed into law the most significant revision to Pennsylvania election laws in about 80 years. With one important exception, the new law truly...

San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:39 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed claimed victory Tuesday night in municipal elections while voters appeared to be snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers with some 60 percent of the votes when she declared victory...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor claims election victory

Nov. 6, 2019 1:32 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on election races for San Francisco (all times local): 10:25 p.m. San Francisco Mayor London Breed is claiming victory in Tuesday's election while voters were snubbing out a bid to overturn a city ban on e-cigarette sales. Breed was ahead of five little-known challengers...

New York City adopts ranked-choice voting for some races

Nov. 6, 2019 1:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters on Tuesday passed a ballot measure that will make the city the most populous place in the U.S. to adopt a ranked-choice voting system. The new system, which passed with overwhelming support, will let people rank up to five candidates in order of preference, rather than...