Latest State elections News

McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Oct. 16, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath hauled in more than $10.7 million since launching her bid to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. McGrath has outpaced the powerful Republican lawmaker in fundraising since...

Complaint could make up to 234K Wisconsin voters ineligible

Oct. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than a quarter-million voters in Wisconsin identified as having moved could be made ineligible to vote before next year's presidential primary election if a complaint filed Wednesday by a conservative law firm is successful. The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty argues that...

Kansas lawmaker who left GOP running for Senate as Democrat

Oct. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One of four Kansas legislators who made headlines last year by defecting from the Republican Party is running for the U.S. Senate as a "pragmatic" Democrat, entering a race in which some GOP leaders are worried about immigration hardliner Kris Kobach 's chances should he win their...

Race for Oregon secretary of state heats up

Oct. 16, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The race to become Oregon's next secretary of state has heated up with former House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson announcing her candidacy. The Democratic state representative said Wednesday her priorities, if she wins, would be to keep elections free and fair and protect them from...

2 Oregon counties offer vote-by-mobile to overseas voters

Oct. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon counties are offering the opportunity for U.S. military members, their dependents and others living overseas to vote in special elections this November with smartphones, officials announced Wednesday. While some technology experts have warned that such systems could be...

George Conway donates to Trump's GOP primary challenger

Oct. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has donated to one of President Donald Trump's Republican primary challengers. According to Federal Election Commission filings, George Conway donated $5,600 to former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh's 2020 run on Aug. 30. Conway,...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

Oct. 15, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South...

Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

Oct. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky. Trump points to Bevin's support for gun rights and says the governor is "strong on crime and the border." Trump says Bevin has...

Wheeler announces bid for second term as Portland mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ted Wheeler has announced he will run for re-election as the mayor of Portland, Oregon, trying to become the first person elected to a second term running the state's largest city in 16 years. KOIN reports the 57-year-old Wheeler kicked off his re-election campaign Monday evening....

GOP efforts to recall Oregon's Democratic governor fail

Oct. 14, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A pair of recall efforts by Republicans to oust Oregon's Democratic governor failed on Monday, with officials saying one lacked the necessary number of signatures and the other failing to submit any signatures to election officials. "Since the deadline for submission of signatures for...