Latest State elections News

Soup for 3: Democratic hopefuls mingle with voters at church

Feb. 23, 2019 10:47 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Was it the black bean soup that drew them? If not, maybe the carrot ginger soup. Or was it the chance to mingle with not one, not two, but three Democratic presidential hopefuls in one spot? The Story County Democratic Party's annual soup supper drew an estimated 300 activists to the...

Democratic candidates make pitches to party leaders

Feb. 23, 2019 6:19 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three prominent Democrats took turns Saturday pitching their credentials as the strongest challenger to Republican Gov. Matt Bevin as they appeared before party leaders hungry to win back the governor's mansion. Attorney General Andy Beshear recounted his record of beating Bevin in...

The Latest: Nigerian army says 6 'hoodlums' killed

Feb. 23, 2019 4:46 PM EST

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Nigeria's army says it killed six people it describes as "political hoodlums" in Rivers state in the deadliest reported confrontation on election day. Spokesman Sagir Musa said in a statement that a lieutenant also was...

Lathan re-elected as GOP party chairwoman

Feb. 23, 2019 2:53 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republicans have re-elected Terry Lathan of Mobile as state chairwoman. Lathan was re-elected Saturday as the leader of the Alabama Republican Party. Leadership elections occurred during the party's winter meeting in Birmingham. Lathan was first elected chairwoman in 2015....

Michigan Republicans elect former lawmaker Cox state chair

Feb. 23, 2019 2:15 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former state Rep. Laura Cox of Livonia will lead the Michigan Republican Party while it seeks to re-elect President Donald Trump in 2020. Cox, who has been endorsed by Trump's campaign manager and top Michigan Republicans, also is a former Wayne County commissioner and customs agent....

Republicans now sizing up North Carolina congressional seat

Feb. 22, 2019 8:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election being called in a disputed North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Several Republicans are now looking closely at whether they want to run in a new election for a North Carolina congressional seat. A current state senator and a...

Criminal charges possible in North Carolina's US House fight

Feb. 22, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With a new election ordered in North Carolina's disputed congressional race, a key question remains unanswered: Who could face criminal charges after a state elections board hearing exposed evidence of ballot fraud? Among those in potential legal trouble are the central figure in the...

Bill to increase Idaho election finance transparency fails

Feb. 22, 2019 5:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation intended to make more public who is donating to candidates and political causes in Idaho has been put on hold after a diverse array of nonprofit groups on Friday complained it would force them to reveal donors who wished to remain anonymous. The Senate State Affairs...

Canyon County to consider ditching "English only" rule

Feb. 22, 2019 5:33 PM EST

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Canyon County Commissioners have known for six years that a resolution banning county communication was "constitutionally infirm," records show. County legal staff made the warning in a memorandum dated Oct. 24, 2013 that was shared with the Idaho Press last week. The Nampa-based...

Hickenlooper hires Iowa organizer as he considers 2020 bid

Feb. 22, 2019 5:17 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has hired an Iowa organizer as he considers a 2020 Democratic presidential bid. Hickenlooper's Leadership PAC hired Ferguson Yacyshyn (yah-SIHSH'-ihn) as an adviser. If Hickenlooper runs, Yacyshyn would likely become the campaign's caucus director....