Latest House elections News

Early voting beginning for Louisiana's congressional runoff

Apr. 09, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters across New Orleans, Baton Rouge and several southeastern parishes can begin casting early ballots Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat that will remain firmly in Democratic hands. Two...

House votes to move up state primary from September to June

Apr. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved a bill Thursday to move the date of the state primary from September to June and allow an earlier filing period, giving more time for a prevailing candidate to raise money and campaign. The bill, which passed the...

Indiana panel drops contentious requirement from voting bill

Apr. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative committee has overhauled a contentious proposal to require Indiana voters to submit identification numbers with mail-in ballot applications. Changes to the bill approved Thursday by the House elections committee will only require...

South Mississippi sheriff set to run for US House in 2022

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in south Mississippi says he will challenge U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the 2022 Republican primary. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell announced his campaign Wednesday. He said in a statement that he believes his experience as a law...

Democrats see Nebraska's 2nd District as competitive in 2022

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats are once again eyeing Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District as a possible pickup in the next general election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named the district Tuesday as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are...

Ex-Kansas GOP Chair Adkins seeks rematch with Rep. Davids

Apr. 05, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Republican Party chair wants a rematch in 2022 against Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids after losing to Davids last year. Amanda Adkins announced Monday that she is running again for the GOP nomination in Kansas' 3rd...

Iowa Democrat drops bid for House seat she lost by 6 votes

Mar. 31, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A defeated Democrat abruptly dropped her bid Wednesday to overturn her six-vote loss for a House seat from Iowa, abandoning what loomed as a long legal and political battle in the face of shaky support from her own party. In a statement, Rita Hart...

South Carolina senators want say in who runs election agency

Mar. 31, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina senators approved a bill Wednesday that would end the terms of the five members of the State Election Commission, force the state's elections director to resign and allow the Senate to approve who takes over those roles. Senate...

Ex-Trump backer wins Massachusetts House special election

Mar. 31, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts attorney who served on Winthrop’s Town Council and School Committee won a special election Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by the departure of former Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo. Democrat Jeffrey Turco, who voted for Donald...

Arizona delegation in US House fractured by partisan divide

Mar. 28, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol and some Arizona Republicans' votes to set aside election results have cleaved bipartisan relations within the state's U.S. House delegation, making it difficult to work across party lines on issues of mutual concern, lawmakers and...