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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis.  The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday, July 14,  that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin Democrats raised record-high $10M over 3 months

Jul. 14, 2020 9:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Democratic Party said Tuesday that it raised more money between April and June than in any other three-month period in state party history, bolstering its bank account in this hotly contested presidential battleground state. Democrats raised $10 million over the second...

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three Democrat candidates are seeking their party's nomination in the July 14 Maine primary to challenge Collins in the November general election. (Al Drago/Pool via AP, File)

3 Democrats face off to challenge GOP Sen. Susan Collins

Jul. 14, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine voters did much of their work ahead of Tuesday's primary election, casting tens of thousands of absentee ballots as House Speaker Sara Gideon faced two other Democrats to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for control of...

Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to reporters during a campaign stop at Sweet Creek restaurant and farmers market, south of Montgomery, Ala., Monday, July 6, 2020. Sessions faces former Auburn University football Coach Tommy Tuberville in the July 14 Republican runoff. Sessions held the seat for 20 years before resigning to become President Donald Trump’s first attorney general. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Senate, House runoffs included on Alabama runoff ballot

Jul. 14, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

The Republican Senate runoff for U.S. Senate and three contests to select party nominees for two open U.S. House seats are the highlights of Tuesday's election in Alabama. Here is a look at the top races on the ballot: U.S. SENATE Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former football coach Tommy...

FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., center, speaks as House Democrats hold a news conference in Washington. Lujan is outpacing all of his GOP opponents in the money race for an open Senate seat in New Mexico at the end of 2019, federal records show. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Democrat Ben Ray Luján unveils 1st US Senate TV campaign ad

Jul. 14, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

NAMBÉ, N.M. (AP) — Democrat Ben Ray Luján has released his first television campaign ad in his bid for the U.S. Senate. The “Voices” ad scheduled to begin airing Tuesday highlights Luján’s role as an “11th generation New Mexican” and his desire to...

FILE - this April 5, 2020 file photo, shows An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. A federal judge on Thursday, May 21, 2020, agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Citing politics, Democrats wants Census appointees removed

Jul. 13, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Saying they represented the latest effort by the Trump administration to politicize the 2020 census, House Democrats on Monday asked U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to withdraw two appointees from top positions at the U.S. Census Bureau. Democrats on the Committee on Oversight and...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, Lydia Harris, a temporary worker at the Sacramento Registrar of Voters, looks over a mail-in ballot before it is sent to be counted in Sacramento, Calif. Over 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by election officials in California's March 2020 presidential primary, highlighting a glaring gap in the effort to ensure every vote is counted as a national dispute rages over the integrity of vote-by-mail elections. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California rejected 100K mail-in ballots because of mistakes

Jul. 13, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 100,000 mail-in ballots were rejected by California election officials during the March presidential primary, according to data obtained by The Associated Press that highlights a glaring gap in the state's effort to ensure every vote is counted. With the coronavirus pandemic...

Forest raises $2.4M, still behind in N.C. gov's money race

Jul. 13, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest recorded his largest fundraising haul in his gubernatorial bid, according to his latest campaign finance report. His numbers are still but a small fraction of the money Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has brought into his re-election campaign...

In this image from video, Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (House Television via AP)

Wisconsin congressman blames coughing fit on dry throat

Jul. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin congressman whose coughing fit at the state Republican Party convention drew widespread attention because masks were not required at the event was suffering from nothing more than a dry throat, his campaign said Monday. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, 65, began coughing...

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Trump was returning from a visit to nearby Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

2020 Watch: How many more Americans will die from COVID-19?

Jul. 13, 2020 5:55 AM EDT

Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to general election: 113 ___ THE NARRATIVE These are among the darkest days of President Donald Trump's presidency. Coronavirus infections are exploding, the economic recovery is in jeopardy and Trump...

Gov. Tim Walz speaks during a news conference to highlight a COVID-19 testing milestone in Minnesota in Minneapolis, Monday, June 29, 2020. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP)

Deals remain elusive as Minnesota special session approaches

Jul. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature convenes Monday for its second special session of the year with few public signs of lawmakers and the governor being close to deals on the big issues of police accountability and public construction. When Democratic Gov. Tim Walz formally called the special...