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GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Nov. 11, 2019 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. The decision comes...

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York says he will not seek reelection in 2020

Nov. 11, 2019 6:55 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York says he will not seek reelection in 2020.

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...

Virginia Democrats' speaker pick would be first woman in job

Nov. 9, 2019 3:46 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's House of Delegates is expected to soon have its first female speaker in its 400-year history, as the chamber's incoming Democrats chose a veteran legislator for the post Saturday. Democratic delegates for the upcoming session picked Del. Eileen Filler-Corn of Fairfax County...

The Latest: Witness describe Trump dealing with Ukraine

Nov. 8, 2019 9:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Key White House officials told impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump's deal with Ukraine was a straight-out trade: If Ukraine's new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome he...

Ivanka Trump rejects notion family profits from presidency

Nov. 8, 2019 3:00 PM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Ivanka Trump brushed off criticism that her family has profited off the presidency and said Friday a big difference between her family and Democrat Joe Biden's is that President Donald Trump amassed his fortune before he entered politics while Biden's wealth is "derivative" of his...

Democrat won't swap Indiana governor's race for Congress bid

Nov. 8, 2019 12:31 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — A state senator from northwestern Indiana says he will continue his campaign for governor rather than seek the congressional seat being given up by Democratic Rep. Pete Visclosky. Sen. Eddie Melton of Gary announced Friday he is "firmly committed to becoming the next governor of Indiana...

2 more presidential hopefuls qualify for Arkansas ballot

Nov. 7, 2019 6:30 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two more presidential hopefuls are among the hundreds of candidates who have filed paperwork to appear on the ballot in Arkansas next year. Representatives for former Maryland Congressman John Delaney filed paperwork Thursday for him to run in the state's Democratic presidential...

Minn. US Rep Peterson waiting to announce if he's running

Nov. 7, 2019 4:30 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Longtime Minnesota U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson is waiting as usual to announce if he is running for re-election. Peterson traditionally waits until early in an election year to announce his campaign. The 75-year-old conservative Democrat tells KFGO he will decide in January or February...