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Bills to make voting easier advance in Virginia legislature

Jan. 21, 2020 7:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have advanced Senate bills that make voting easier, including not requiring an excuse to vote absentee and recognizing Election Day as a state holiday. Other legislation that would extend citizen access to voting -- part of the 11-point “Virginia 2020...

Democrat drops out of Montana's US House race

Jan. 21, 2020 12:58 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Democrat running for Montana's U.S. House seat said Tuesday he's dropping out of the race and will instead become a candidate for the state Legislature. Matt Rains of Simms did not give a reason for ending his campaign for the open U.S. House seat in an email to supporters. He says...

Party-switching lawmaker abandons bid for Kansas Senate seat

Jan. 21, 2020 12:13 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lawmaker who made national headlines for switching to the Democratic Party has ended her campaign for a state Senate seat and will run for re-election to the House instead. Rep. Stephanie Clayton of Overland Park said Tuesday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly encouraged her last week...

Analysis: House vote shakes up Louisiana politics, but how?

Jan. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The contentious vote for House speaker started Louisiana's new legislative term with yet another controversy, creating waves across the state's political landscape and seeming destined to shape a new relationship between the House and the governor. Louisiana's political class...

Democrats add Kansas Rep. Watkins' seat to list of targets

Jan. 16, 2020 6:37 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An arm of the national Democratic Party has added Republican Rep. Steve Watkins' seat in Kansas to its list of targeted congressional races this year. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Thursday in a memo that the 2nd District of eastern Kansas “presents an...

Rep. Cleaver's opponent apologizes for Cosby-related tweet

Jan. 15, 2020 3:33 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri in this year's primary has apologized for incorrectly accusing the incumbent of having a picture of disgraced comedian Bill Cosby under his desk. Maite Salazar, of Kansas City, last week retweeted a post that showed a...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined from left by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, meets with reporters as the House prepares to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Crossing: What to watch as impeachment heads to Senate

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump don't move to the Senate by themselves. They are escorted by specific political stars along a tightly choreographed path from the House through the Capitol rotunda to the Senate for trial. There waits more history, pageantry and...

2 advance to runoff in primary for Arkansas House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 10:58 AM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two candidates seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for an Arkansas House seat that had been held by a civil rights attorney who died last year have advanced to a runoff. Joy Springer won a plurality of votes in Tuesday's primary for the House District 34 seat and Ryan Davis...

Sheriff's sergeant wins primary for state House seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:50 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Paul Novotny has won a special primary election for a state House seat in central Minnesota. The Sherburne County sheriff's sergeant drew more than 85% of the vote against Republican challenger Kathy Ziebarth in Tuesday night's unofficial returns. Novotny had the endorsement of the...

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...