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Disputed House race puts spotlight on 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 12:03 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting. It's a practice long used...

Democrat Cox claims victory over California GOP Rep. Valadao

Nov. 28, 2018 7:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat T.J. Cox claimed victory Wednesday over Republican U.S. Rep. David Valadao after an updated vote count increased his lead in a California farm-belt district. Cox, who trailed in the vote tally until Monday, increased his lead to 529 votes out of about 113,000 cast, after updated...

California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

Nov. 16, 2018 9:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were "coming for all of us." She was right. The congresswoman's stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a...

Pelosi unfazed as unhappy Dems claim votes to block her rise

Nov. 14, 2018 8:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a steadfast Rep. Nancy Pelosi all but dared potential rivals for the gavel to come forward, a group of restive House Democrats vowed Wednesday to produce enough votes to block her from becoming the House's new speaker. For two days now, disgruntled Democrats have claimed they have 17...

Democrat Harder upsets California GOP US Rep. Denham

Nov. 14, 2018 1:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California's farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California. Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham's vote against the...

The Latest: Democrat Harder ousts California GOP Rep. Denham

Nov. 13, 2018 10:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Democrat Josh Harder defeating U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham in California's farm belt and other congressional races in the state. (all times local): 7 p.m. As ballot-counting continues, Democrats gained ground in two undecided House races in the one-time Republican stronghold of...

Democrat Josh Harder wins U.S. House seat in California farm belt, defeats 4-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham

Nov. 13, 2018 9:21 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrat Josh Harder wins U.S. House seat in California farm belt, defeats 4-term Republican Rep. Jeff Denham.

Longtime California GOP congressman loses seat to executive

Nov. 11, 2018 12:30 AM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and voters'...

The Latest: Several House races remain too close to call

Nov. 10, 2018 10:32 PM EST

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California House race (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Several undecided U.S. House races in California remain too close to call, as ballots continue to be counted. All of those districts are held by Republicans, and they were targeted by Democrats after...

Democrats gain ground in California US House battles

Nov. 9, 2018 11:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several Democrats gained ground Friday against Republican incumbents in closely contested U.S. House races in California, where votes continue to be counted. Fifteen-term U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher fell farther behind Democrat Harley Rouda, a real estate executive, in Orange County's...