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Democrats kept the Senate this year, but 2024 may be harder

Nov. 28, 2022 05:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S. Senate this year will soon confront a 2024 campaign that could prove more challenging. The party enters the next cycle defending 23 seats, including two held by independents who caucus with...

Democratic U.S. Rep. Gomez triumphs in California district

Nov. 19, 2022 20:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez defeated rival Democrat David Kim on Saturday in a Los Angeles district after a battle on the party’s progressive flank. With nearly all the ballots counted, Gomez had 51.3% to 48.7% for Kim, or a margin of about 3,000 votes. ...

Across the US, a return to democratic order. Will it last?

Nov. 14, 2022 09:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There was no violence. Many candidates who denied the legitimacy of previous elections lost and quietly conceded. And few listened when former President Donald Trump tried to stoke baseless allegations of electoral fraud. For a moment, at least, there's a sense of...

Nevada Democrats sweep 3 key House seats in close battles

Nov. 11, 2022 22:51 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Incumbent Democrats completed a sweep Friday of three key swing seats in the western battleground state of Nevada that Republicans had targeted in their bid to take control of the U.S. House. Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee all held off GOP...

Midterms full of firsts for female, Black, LGBTQ candidates

Nov. 09, 2022 17:57 PM EST

A Massachusetts Democrat is the country’s first openly lesbian candidate to be elected to the office of governor. In Maryland, voters elected the state's first Black governor. Vermont will finally send a woman to Congress, after being the only state never to have had female representation in the...

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by Ashraf Khalil, Annie Ma, Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Mallika Sen and AP journalists around the country. ...

Democrat Balint will be Vermont’s 1st woman in Congress

Nov. 08, 2022 23:37 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Becca Balint on Tuesday won the race for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House, becoming the first woman and first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. Balint, the president of the Vermont state Senate and a former middle-school...

Welch moves from House to Senate to succeed Leahy in Vermont

Nov. 08, 2022 20:56 PM EST

Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch easily defeated a little-known Republican challenger to win the Senate seat being vacated by Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving member of the upper chamber. Welch, who was elected to the House in 2006 and won reelection with lopsided votes every two...

Wisconsin candidates make final push ahead of Election Day

Nov. 07, 2022 18:34 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes rallied Monday with union members as part of a final push to get out Democratic voters, while Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson continued to blanket the state on the last...

6 things to watch ahead of high-stakes midterm elections

Nov. 07, 2022 15:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of primaries, campaign events and fundraising pleas, the midterm elections that will determine the balance of power in Washington and state capitals are finally here. Republicans are predicting a massive red wave as anxious Democrats defend their...