Latest State elections News

Conservative group sues Ohio elections board over video ban

Jul. 23, 2019 5:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A conservative group known for its use of undercover sting videos has sued Ohio's election board, alleging it enforced an unconstitutional state law banning the use of such videos in campaigns. At issue are videos that the group, Project Veritas, says it made by secretly recording...

NC special election candidate to offer ideas on health care

Jul. 23, 2019 5:29 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a U.S. House special election is proposing ways he thinks the government could improve access and affordability in the country's health care system. Dan McCready is expected to argue Tuesday for keeping the Affordable Care Act in place to protect people...

3 GOP candidates for Mississippi governor set to debate

Jul. 23, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Republicans running for Mississippi governor are having their only debate before the party primary. The one-hour program begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the WJTV television studio in Jackson, and will air on statewide TV and radio and online. Two of the candidates — former...

Former House Speaker O'Brien seeking US Senate seat

Jul. 23, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A former Republican New Hampshire House Speaker is seeking the U.S. Senate seat held by Democratic incumbent Jeanne Shaheen. Bill O'Brien is planning to announce his candidacy Tuesday afternoon at the American Legion hall in Manchester. O'Brien would be the second Republican seeking...

O'Rourke announces 1st campaign hires in early voting Nevada

Jul. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is announcing his first campaign staff hires in the early voting state of Nevada. The five staffers announced Monday by the former Texas congressman come months after other candidates in the packed Democratic presidential field announced...

Rural Oklahoma Democrat won't seek re-election to House

Jul. 22, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One of the last remaining Democrats from a rural district in the Oklahoma Legislature says he won't seek re-election in 2020. Chickasha Democrat Rep. David Perryman announced Monday that he won't seek a fifth-consecutive term for House District 56. The southwest Oklahoma district...

Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Colorado

Jul. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is in Colorado to campaign for his and President Donald Trump's re-election, as well as for Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Pence arrived at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland Monday. He was scheduled to appear at a luncheon for Gardner in Aurora....

Senate candidate reads Mueller report aloud from kitchen

Jul. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic contender for U.S. Senate in New Mexico staged a live-broadcast reading on social media Monday of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, highlighting her support for immediate impeachment proceedings against President Trump....

Young mayor announces challenge to longtime congressman

Jul. 22, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A mayor first elected at age 22 launched a Democratic primary challenge Monday to the longest-serving member of the Massachusetts congressional delegation, one of the most powerful members of the U.S. House. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, who was first elected in 2011 and is now in his...

Democrat Wendy Davis of Texas running for Congress in 2020

Jul. 22, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Wendy Davis said Monday she is running for Congress, five years after badly losing a bid for governor that was propelled by her 13-hour filibuster of an anti-abortion bill in the state Capitol. She will challenge freshman Republican Rep. Chip Roy, one of the most...