Trump urges Roy Moore not to run for US Senate in Alabama

Politics 05/29/19, 08:44

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the "consequences will be devastating" for his party and policies if Alabama Republican Roy Moore seeks a U.S. Senate seat again in 2020 after his last campaign was battered by allegations of long-ago sexual harassment of teenagers. Moore lost in the once-reliably red state in a ...

GOP’s Keller wins Pennsylvania’s special US House election

U.S. 05/21/19, 21:57

Republican Fred Keller, a conservative state lawmaker, won the special election for Congress on Tuesday in a heavily Republican district that sprawls across areas of central and northern Pennsylvania that are a stronghold for President Donald Trump. Keller, of Snyder County, will replace Republican Tom Marino, who resigned in January after ...

Trump: ‘We don’t want more people here. Our country is full’

Politics 05/21/19, 05:11

President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win a repeat victory in Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a fresh swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate. Trump's Pennsylvania visit, intended to ...

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 ...

North Carolina ‘bathroom bill’ sponsor bidding for US House

U.S. 05/11/19, 08:45

A North Carolina legislator best known as the architect of the state's so-called bathroom bill three years ago is racking up contributions and endorsements as he runs in the repeat of a congressional race marred by a ballot fraud scandal .State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte is a leading contender ...

Physicians seeking Walter Jones seat advance to GOP runoff

Politics 05/01/19, 00:42

Two physicians advanced Tuesday to a Republican runoff in the special election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. The last candidate standing from the 17-member GOP field ultimately will take on a former North Carolina mayor who won the Democratic primary. State Rep. Greg Murphy of Greenville and ...

Special elections aim to fill 2 California Senate seats

U.S. 03/26/19, 00:23

Voters in two California legislative districts are picking new senators to fill vacancies created by last fall's statewide election.The special primary elections Tuesday aim to fill the seats formerly held by Democrat Ricardo Lara, who was elected insurance commissioner, and Republican Ted Gaines, who won a seat on the Board ...

Bathroom bill sponsor leads GOP field in NC election re-do

Politics 03/15/19, 15:24

Republicans are heading for a lively and rapid-fire faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked the former Republican candidate's presumed victory in November. Nine Republicans filed by Friday's deadline to run for their party's nomination in the 9th ...

Beto O’Rourke plans first Iowa visit amid 2020 speculation

U.S. 03/11/19, 20:41

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making his first trip to Iowa of the 2020 campaign, visiting the state that kicks off presidential voting amid intense speculation that he'll enter the race for the White House.A spokesman says O'Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign ...

Jumaane Williams wins race for NYC public advocate

New York 02/26/19, 22:40

Democratic City Council member Jumaane Williams won a special election Tuesday to serve as New York City's public advocate, a position that holds little authority but offers access to a bully pulpit that can be used to scold more powerful officeholders.Williams defeated 16 other candidates to fill a vacancy created ...

New York pols vie to become city’s official ‘loudmouth’

New York 01/27/19, 09:35

A New York City special election for the position of public advocate next month features 22 people running for a job that has little power but is seen as a handy springboard to higher office.The Feb. 26 special election candidates include current members of the City Council and the New ...

Kyle Ardoin wins election for Louisiana secretary of state

Politics 12/08/18, 22:38

Republican Kyle Ardoin will retain the Louisiana secretary of state's job he's been performing since May, winning a special election Saturday that was set in motion when his former boss stepped down in a sexual harassment scandal. Ardoin defeated Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup, a little-known candidate who significantly lagged in fundraising, to ...

Scanlon is first woman in Pennsylvania delegation since 2014

U.S. 11/14/18, 09:39

Democrat Mary Gay Scanlon has become the first woman in Pennsylvania's congressional delegation since 2014.Scanlon was sworn in Tuesday to an open congressional seat in southeastern Pennsylvania left vacant after Republican Pat Meehan resigned in April.Scanlon last week she won a special election to fill the remaining seven weeks of ...

Gianforte’s fortunes tied to Trump in Montana House race

U.S. 11/04/18, 15:10

U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will give him some of the credit. Gianforte has tied his political fortunes to Trump as he seeks his first full term ...

Update: Trump heads to Philly to promote trade, economy

U.S. 10/02/18, 12:36

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):12:20 p.m.President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in Johnson City, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)President Donald Trump is set to promote his new North American trade agreement and the nation's economic performance in Philadelphia on Tuesday, a day ...

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