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Rep. Cuellar, Cisneros locked in tight race in Texas runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate voters in...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says she's engaged to longtime partner

May. 19, 2022 21:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday she's engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University. The pair got engaged last month in her family's hometown in...

Primary takeaways: Trump passes test as kingmaker in Ohio

May. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

The primary elections in Ohio and Indiana on Tuesday stood as the first real test of former President Donald Trump's status as the Republican Party kingmaker — and he passed. Takeaways from the races: TRUMP'S CLOUT Trump's chosen candidate,...

Live updates l Midterm results show strong Trump influence

May. 03, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

The midterm election season began in earnest Tuesday with primaries in Indiana and Ohio. Ohio's hotly contested Republican Senate race tested the enduring power of former President Donald Trump's influence, as his endorsed candidate, JD Vance, defeated six others for the GOP nomination for the seat...

Amazon, union face off in a rematch election in New York

May. 01, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon and the nascent group that successfully organized the company’s first-ever U.S. union are headed for a rematch Monday, when a federal labor board will tally votes cast by warehouse workers in yet another election on Staten Island. A second labor win could...

Dems hone populist appeal with proposed stock trading ban

Apr. 30, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Abigail Spanberger first introduced a bill banning stock trading by members of Congress and their families, the Virginia Democrat managed to get only eight co-sponsors. So far this session, 62 — or about one out of every seven House members — have signed on. ...

'Soft on crime' attacks target Republicans who favor changes

Apr. 25, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With violent crime increasing in many parts of the U.S., Republicans see a winning strategy in portraying Democrats as soft on crime ahead of this year's elections. In ads, campaign appearances and interviews, the GOP has ripped liberal policies and blamed Democratic...

Iowa Supreme Court: Finkenauer qualifies for Senate ballot

Apr. 15, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that Democratic Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer qualifies for the primary ballot, rejecting a lower court decision and allowing her to continue her campaign for the nomination and the chance to face longtime Republican Sen. Charles...

Pelosi pushes to show united Democrats ahead of midterms

Mar. 14, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi teamed up with one of the emerging progressives in Congress on Monday for a town hall in New York, showing a united Democratic front months ahead of the midterm elections. Pelosi appeared with freshman Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a rising...

Democrats say Spirit-Frontier merger could boost airfares

Mar. 11, 2022 19:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Democrats are warning that the proposed combination of Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines would reduce competition among low-cost carriers and drive up fares during a time of inflation. The lawmakers said previous mergers have hurt...