Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 13:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party. Official results announced early Friday showed Netanyahu capturing 72% of the votes, compared with 28% for challenger Gideon Saar. Earlier, Netanyahu had declared a “huge victory.” A Likud party member sits by ...

Update: Bishop wins GOP primary in NC special election

U.S. 05/14/19, 19:58

The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local):8:50 p.m.Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party's nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot fraud scandal marred last year's race.Voters on Tuesday selected Bishop ...

Pennsylvania primary features a couple high-profile matchups

U.S. 05/12/19, 09:14

Pennsylvania's primary election will decide nominees or officeholders for several high-profile offices, including mayor of the nation's sixth largest city and one of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House. Pennsylvania's primary election is May 21. It features primary elections for Philadelphia mayor and two statewide appellate court seats. It also ...

Gillibrand wants to give voters $600 to donate to campaigns

2020 Campaign 05/01/19, 09:24

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has announced a plan to give every voter up to $600 in vouchers to donate to a spate of federal candidates. But those candidates accepting such contributions would have to forgo contributions larger than $200 per donor. The New York senator's "Democracy dollars" would provide every eligible ...

Field set for runoff elections in 2 California Senate races

U.S. 04/05/19, 15:19

California's secretary of state says two Republican state Assemblymen will face off in June to fill one of two vacancies in the state Senate.Secretary of State Alex Padilla says final results from last month's special primary election show Brian Dahle of Bieber and Kevin Kiley of Rocklin are the top ...

Sanders aims for strong showing in delegate-rich California

U.S. 03/21/19, 23:25

By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed.The senator from Vermont was an insurgent outsider three years ago in a head-to-head race against Hillary Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state whose ...

Feds flag Arizona senator for excessive campaign donations

Politics 01/31/19, 16:10

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, whose fundraising practices have drawn scrutiny in the past, appears to have accepted more than $270,000 in excessive campaign contributions during the recent midterm campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission. Federal candidates can collect $2,700 from a single donor during a primary election, followed by an ...

After fraud probe, new primary may replace GOP candidate

U.S. 12/16/18, 10:16

Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina's lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations."I think (legislators are) worried that Mark Harris might be damaged goods and they want to have the opportunity to have ...

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on weakening governor’s power

Politics 12/04/18, 02:36

Wisconsin Republicans, just weeks away from losing control of both the governor and attorney general's offices, planned dramatic lame-duck votes Tuesday on a sweeping attempt to limit the powers of incoming Democrats, a move that opponents decried as a last-gasp power grab and attempt to invalidate the election.Another Republican proposal ...

Update: Ige: Primary fight won’t harm second term

Tech 12/03/18, 18:51

The Latest on Hawaii Gov. David Ige's inauguration (all times local):1:45 p.m.Hawaii Gov. David Ige doesn't believe he will have a harder time during his second term because so many legislative leaders sided with his opponent during the Democratic Party's primary election.Ige told reporters on Monday after taking the oath ...

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