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FILE- A photo, date not known, provided by the Amy Kennedy for Congress campaign shows candidate Amy Kennedy in Brigantine, N.J. In perhaps the highest-profile race is in New Jersey, Kennedy faces incumbent Jeff Van for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that Van Drew won as a Democrat in 2018. (Amy Kennedy for Congress via AP)

House races feature party-switcher Van Drew, Dems on defense

Sep. 19, 2020 7:15 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The presidential contest in New Jersey doesn't look competitive, with Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by double digits, but a handful of the state's dozen House districts are shaping up as competitive. New Jersey voters will be electing representatives in all 12 U.S. House districts in...

President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally at Bemidji Regional Airport, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Bemidji, Minn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Sep. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A solidly blue state for the past half century, Minnesota became an unquestioned presidential battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden fought for working-class voters in dueling events that marked the beginning of early voting. Their...

Dems allege GOP lawmaker not eligible for November ballot

Sep. 17, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former Democratic North Dakota House minority leader who lost his legislative seat to a Republican newcomer four years ago is asking the state Supreme Court to remove the lawmaker from the November ballot. Kenton Onstad, who chairs the District 4 Democratic Party, filed a petition...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident is shown in Detroit. A top lawmaker says the Trump administration is seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney said Monday, April 13, 2020 that administration officials also were asking that the timetable for releasing apportionment and redistricting data used to draw congressional and legislative districts be pushed back. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Trump appeals order blocking exclusion in district drawing

Sep. 16, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A week after a three-judge panel blocked an order from President Donald Trump seeking to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from the numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets, the Trump administration on Wednesday gave notice it intends to appeal. It...

In this May 7, 2013 photo, Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, listens to debate on Delaware's same-sex marriage bill on the floor of the State Senate in Dover, Del.  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 primary elections feature seven races in which Democratic incumbents face challengers. Among the lawmakers facing intraparty opposition is McBride, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980 after spending two years in the House. He has not had a primary challenger since 1986.(Gary Emeigh/The News Journal via AP)

Progressive newcomer defeats Delaware state Senate leader

Sep. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Black political newcomer campaigning on a progressive platform has defeated the leader of Delaware’s state Senate in a Democratic primary. Social worker Marie Pinkney garnered about 52.4% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary to defeat Senate President Pro Tem David McBride...

Arkansas judge dismisses suit over redistricting proposal

Sep. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ruled against a group that was suing the state to get a redistricting measure on November's ballot. The League of Women Voters filed the lawsuit after the state Supreme Court blocked a proposed constitutional amendment that would alter how legislative and...

Census taker Paul Trujillo takes a headcount of residents at a home on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. One member of the household hadn't filled out their decennial Census form, which can be done by mail, online, or over the phone and takes about five minutes to complete. New Mexico officials worry the coronavirus pandemic and limited internet access will lead to a severe undercount of state residents, leading to millions in lost federal funds. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Senators push for extra census time, as court prods deadline

Sep. 15, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As lawyers in a court hearing argued over what would happen if the U.S. Census Bureau blew a deadline to turn over data used for redrawing congressional districts, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill pushing the deadline into next year, even though a...

Split North Carolina appeals court retains 2 amendments

Sep. 15, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court panel overturned on Tuesday a court ruling that voided alterations to the state constitution because legislators who put referendums on the ballot were elected from racially biased districts. The challenge to actions by the Republican-dominated General...

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, the dome of the Pennsylvania Capitol is visible through the trees in Harrisburg, Pa. There are 203 House seats and 25 of 50 Senate seats up for election on Nov. 3, when voters will decide whether to extend gains Democrats made two years ago or tighten the majority hold Republicans have long held over both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Lawmakers take record before voters under new election rules

Sep. 12, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will soon issue their verdict on the legislature’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic by either extending the gains Democrats made two years ago or further tightening Republicans’ longstanding grip on both chambers. The GOP-majority General Assembly...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., asks a question on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veteran representatives facing tight reelections in include Peterson of Minnesota and Steve Chabot of Ohio. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Veteran House incumbents cling to seats as districts evolve

Sep. 11, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he logs another campaign season piloting his single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza around his vast, crimson-red Minnesota district, voters greet Rep. Collin Peterson by name. But something else is hauntingly familiar as the Democrat seeks a 16th term in Congress. “There are so many...