State legislature

November 03, 2018 - 1:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Republican Walker Stapleton has warned Colorado residents about his "socialist" opponent for governor, U.S. Rep. Jared Polis. Stapleton's criticism underscores Republican fears that the party could lose control of the state Senate in Tuesday's election. The Senate has acted as a check...
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In this Oct. 17 2018 photo actor Jeff Bridges smiles during an appearance at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont., where Bridges urged the crowd to vote for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester. The actor, known for his portrayal of a character nicknamed "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski," is arguably the biggest name to appear on Tester's behalf this election season as the candidate seeks to distance himself from the Democratic Party mainstream. (Rachel Leathe /Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 5:05 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Senate candidate Matt Rosendale may not be a household name, but he's surrounded on the campaign trail by President Donald Trump and other big-name Republicans like Vice President Mike Pence, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul. His opponent, Democratic Sen. Jon Tester...
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In this Oct.. 11, 2018 photo, Jennifer Krauel, left, Gary Larson, center, and Doug Kronaizl, right, go door knocking in support of a South Dakota government ethics amendment in Brookings, S.D. Supporters of the ethics ballot question are counting on lingering frustration over state lawmakers' repeal of a similar measure last year to help pass the November initiative.(AP Photo/James Nord)
November 02, 2018 - 1:50 pm
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — After watching South Dakota Republicans undo government ethics rules that voters had just imposed, Jennifer Krauel was angry enough to volunteer for a new anti-corruption ballot measure that lawmakers couldn't overturn. In a college town north of Sioux Falls, Krauel reminded...
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FILE - In this combination of Oct. 21, 2018 file photos Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis speak during a CNN debate in Tampa, Fla. Races for governor, legislative seats and other state-level offices have attracted more than $2 billion in campaign contributions this year. That nearly matches contributions to congressional elections, the highest profile political events this year. The top states this year for reported contributions to candidates are, in order, Illinois, California, Texas, Florida, New York, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Polls have consistently shown a tight race in Florida between DeSantis, a loyalist to President Donald Trump, and Tallahassee Mayor Gillum. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, Files)
November 01, 2018 - 4:17 pm
The story of money in politics doesn't stop with spending on races for Congress. Candidates for governor, legislature and other state offices this year have brought in $2.2 billion in campaign contributions — nearly matching the combined total of $2.4 billion for candidates for the U.S. House and...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2018, file photo, Abigail Spanberger gestures during a debate with Virginia Congressman Dave Brat, R-Va., at Germanna Community College in Culpeper, Va. A woman working for a conservative group that creates undercover "sting" videos tried to infiltrate the campaign of Spanberger, a Democratic former CIA agent who is running for Congress in Virginia, campaign officials said. A campaign manager for Spanberger confronted the woman Wednesday, Oct. 31, and asked her to leave, a video released by the campaign shows. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 31, 2018 - 9:18 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman working for a conservative group that creates undercover "sting" videos infiltrated the campaign of a Democratic former CIA agent who is running for Congress in Virginia, campaign officials said. A campaign manager for Abigail Spanberger confronted the woman Wednesday...
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October 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm
HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King is keeping a low profile in the closing days of a re-election campaign that has suddenly turned competitive. King has been engulfed in controversy for his past support of white supremacist groups and leaders in light of Saturday's massacre at a...
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In this Oct. 23, 2018 photo Senate candidate Matt Rosendale of Montana makes a speech during a rally in Helena, Mont. Rosendale is in a tight race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.(AP Photo/Matt Volz)
October 31, 2018 - 7:19 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Libertarian candidate in Montana's U.S. Senate race threw his support behind his Republican opponent Wednesday in a surprise move that came in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed at undermining Rosendale's support among conservatives...
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In this Sept. 15, 2018, photo, Democratic candidate for Georgia Secretary of State John Barrow greets people outside Sanford Stadium on the University of Georgia campus before an NCAA college football game between Georgia and Middle Tennessee in Athens, Ga. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams is gaining national attention for her potential to become America’s first black female governor. Barrow’s campaign for secretary of state is notable for a different reason. He’s the most prominent white man running as a Democrat in Georgia this year. And it’s a tricky balancing act. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
October 28, 2018 - 9:05 pm
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — At the annual fundraising gala for Bulloch County Democrats, one orator after another roused the crowd with criticism of President Donald Trump and tributes to the most diverse, liberal ticket the Georgia Democratic Party has ever assembled for a statewide election. "We're...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin. The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government as the central region of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 28, 2018 - 1:06 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany's local election the central state of Hesse (all times local): 6 p.m. Exit polls show Chancellor Angela Merkel's party leading in a state election in the central German region of Hesse, but a significant drop in support for both her conservatives and their center...
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FILE - This combination of Oct. 8, 2018, file photos show Indiana U.S. Senate candidates, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, and former Republican state Rep. Mike Braun during a debate in Westville, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 27, 2018 - 11:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly regularly channels President Donald Trump on the campaign trail by bashing socialists, ridiculing the "radical left" and calling for a border wall with Mexico. Donnelly is among a handful of red-state Senate Democrats who are desperately...
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