Latest Special elections News

Council president voted out of office in residency dispute

Feb. 21, 2020 2:33 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The city council president in an east Mississippi city has been removed from office after fellow council members determined he didn't live in his district. The Meridian Star reports that Meridian City Council President Tyrone Johnson was ousted in a special meeting Friday. Other...

FILE- In this March 23, 2016 file photo, U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver addresses a news conference in Savannah, Ga.  The former federal prosecutor who served under President Barack Obama says he plans to run for the seat of newly sworn-in Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.  Tarver of Augusta confirmed Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 that he plans to announce soon his campaign for the seat vacated by GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson. (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News via AP)

Democrat Tarver formally launches Senate campaign in Georgia

Feb. 20, 2020 10:27 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor appointed by President Barack Obama formally launched his campaign Thursday in the crowded race to take on Georgia's newest U.S. senator. Democrat Ed Tarver, 60, of Augusta is the third Democrat to officially announce he's challenging newly appointed...

This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone, left, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, center, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 voters will narrow the field from three to two for the general election in April. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Kelly, Karofsky win court primary; Tiffany takes 7th race

Feb. 18, 2020 11:25 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Incumbent Justice Dan Kelly and Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky emerged from a three-way state Supreme Court primary Tuesday, besting Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone to advance to the April general election. The top two vote-getters earned the right to appear on...

Senator, school leader win Wisconsin congressional primary

Feb. 18, 2020 11:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state lawmaker and a school board president won primaries Tuesday to earn the right to run for an open seat in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District once held by a reality TV star. State Sen. Tom Tiffany defeated retired Army Capt. Jason Church in the Republican primary....

Tiffany takes GOP primary for Duffy seat

Feb. 18, 2020 10:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary election in Wisconsin (all times local): 9:35 p.m. State Sen. Tom Tiffany has won a Republican primary in the race to replace U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. Tiffany defeated retired Army Capt. Jason Church in...

GA special elections may get primaries, but not this year

Feb. 18, 2020 6:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposed change to Georgia election law to require party primaries before certain special elections has been amended so it wouldn’t take effect until 2021, assuring a special U.S. Senate election this year won't be affected if it passes. That’s good news for recently...

South Carolina county gets new sheriff from special election

Feb. 16, 2020 12:07 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has sworn in its new sheriff. Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver took the oath of office Thursday after winning a special election to fill the term of Sheriff A. Lane Cribb. Cribb died in September, and Weaver was appointed interim sheriff. He had been...

FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2020 file photo, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., smiles before a re-enactment of her swearing-in, by Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington. An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 that her initial concerns were based on information

Anti-abortion group flips views on new Georgia senator

Feb. 14, 2020 6:05 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — An influential anti-abortion group is backing Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia in her November special election, only months after opposing her appointment to the post. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Friday that her initial concerns were based on...

Special election set for a south Mississippi House seat

Feb. 13, 2020 6:38 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves has set a nonpartisan special election to fill a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The race will be in District 88 in parts of Jasper and Jones counties. Republican Rep. Ramona Blackledge of Laurel resigned Jan. 31, less than a month after the start of...

Physician wins special election to become Pascagoula mayor

Feb. 12, 2020 2:09 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A family physician has been elected mayor of a city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Dr. Steve Demetropoulos defeated two candidates Tuesday in a nonpartisan special election in Pascagoula, news outlets reported. He will be sworn in Feb. 18 and to finish a four-year term that ends...