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FILE- This June 24, 2020 file photo shows House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaking during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. After mail-in ballots were counted, Nadler was chosen by Democrats in his district to seek another term in the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool, File)

Clarke, Nadler hold off challengers in Democratic primary

Jul. 1, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two members of Congress representing New York City, Yvette Clarke and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, have prevailed in the state's Democratic primary. Thousands of votes cast by mail in the primary that concluded June 23 have yet to be counted, but an AP analysis of...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jul. 1, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: John Roberts Is No Pro-Choice Hero The New York Times June 29 The Supreme Court upheld abortion rights on Monday, with Chief Justice John Roberts concurring with the liberals on the court to strike down a Louisiana...

File-This May 10, 2018, file photo shows Kendra Horn speaking during a forum for Oklahoma 5th congressional district seat Democratic candidates for the group Edmond Democratic Women in Edmond, Okla. Nine Republicans are vying for the seat held by first-term U.S. Rep. Horn, the only Democrat in the state’s delegation. The 44-year-old attorney pulled one of the nation’s biggest congressional upsets in 2018 when she won a seat that had been in Republican hands for four decades. Horn herself also faces a primary opponent in perennial candidate Tom Guild, a retired professor from Edmond. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Horn handily captures Democratic nod in closely watched race

Jul. 1, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn easily dispatched her lone opponent Tuesday to capture the Democratic nomination in Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District, while Republicans pared down a crowded field seeking to reclaim the seat the GOP lost in one of the biggest congressional upsets in 2018. In...

Businesswoman Lauren Boebert defeats five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd District Republican primary

Jun. 30, 2020 11:31 PM EDT
DENVER (AP) — Businesswoman Lauren Boebert defeats five-term U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado's 3rd District Republican primary.
FILE—In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Democrat Andrew Romanoff makes point during taped debate in Denber with Republican incumbent Mike Coffman in the race for Colorado's 6th Congressional District. Romanoff is facing Colorado's former governor, John Hickenlooper, in the Democratic primary Tuesday, June 30, for the right to face incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner in the November general election. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado voters decide Sen. Gardner's challenger in primary

Jun. 30, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters on Tuesday will pick between ex-Gov. John Hickenlooper and former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff as the Democratic nominee to take on Sen. Cory Gardner, one of the most vulnerable Republicans up for election this year with control of the Senate at stake. The Democratic...

In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana's 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Among them is Lake, who is challenging Rep. Greg Pence, the vice president's brother, in a deeply conservative Indiana district.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

Jun. 28, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — It was a scene Jeannine Lee Lake never would have imagined when she first ran against Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s brother, for a rural Indiana congressional seat two years ago: an almost entirely white crowd of more than 100 people marching silently in the Pences'...

In this June 4, 2020, photo, Republican Bill Clifford, an eye surgeon, US Air Force veteran and Finney County commissioner poses at Scuttlebutt's Coffee in Hutchinson, Kan. Clifford, is facing former Kansas Lt. Gov Tracey Mann, in the the state's 1st Congressional District primary. The GOP race in the 1st District is likely to come down to which of the two main candidates is more well-known in western Kansas, experts say. Mann, and Clifford, are anti-abortion, pro-gun and plan to support President Donald Trump's policies. (Alice Mannette/The Hutchinson News via AP)

Farm issues key in Kansas Republican congressional race

Jun. 27, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A commercial real estate broker from Salina who ran for Congress 10 years ago and an eye surgeon from Finney County are trying to draw attention to themselves and distinctions from one another ahead of an August Republican primary that's likely to decide who will win Kansas' 1st...

In this Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb is about to introduce Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Omaha, Neb. Kleeb published a book in 2020 about how her party could return from relative irrelevance in rural America and once again win elections, but the last few months have shown just how difficult that task can be. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democrats fight for relevance in red-state Nebraska

Jun. 26, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's never been easy to be a Democrat in Nebraska, but somehow it keeps getting even harder. The 29% of Nebraska voters registered as Democrats is the smallest in at least 50 years, and that’s only one indication of the party’s problems. Just in the last week, the party...

In this March 2018 photo, Cameron Webb teaches during a section of a health policy class at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Webb, a political newcomer, says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer who is the director of health policy and equity at the University of Virginia. “I feel like the moment is one that my campaign is literally built for,

Convincing win in Virginia shows strength of Black vote

Jun. 24, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Cameron Webb says he didn't plan it this way, but his campaign was made for these unprecedented times. With the country gripped by a pandemic and racial unrest, Webb is a Black doctor and lawyer from Charlottesville who is the director of health policy and equity at...

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D, New York, center, meets a cluster of media beside a campaign truck plastered with her promotional material in Astoria, Queens, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, on primary election day in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Ocasio-Cortez wins primary in NY, other races undecided

Jun. 24, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her Democratic primary Tuesday, but election night ended with uncertainty over the outcomes of several other New York congressional races featuring other young insurgents. The coronavirus pandemic that moved campaigning from the streets to...