State legislature

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, Ranking Member Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks during a hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C. Political observers say a key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 stick with the president and support Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale this year. Democratic leaders and advocacy groups say women are highly motivated to vote in the Nov. 6 election with absentee ballots being mailed out on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 13, 2018 - 9:18 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is going on the attack against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale in Montana's tightening Senate race. During a debate Saturday, the Democratic incumbent accused Rosendale of wanting to sell off public lands, kick people with pre-existing conditions off...
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks to a woman who lost her daughter to gun violence after speaking at a rally at City Hall in Nashua, N.H. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
October 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday in the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible White House bid by the billionaire media company founder and gun safety advocate...
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This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. O'Rourke says there's still work to do after being asked about Hispanic outreach in his race against Cruz. O'Rourke needs a broad electorate in November to have a chance at pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 midterms. His path to victory includes getting more Latinos to the polls, which Texas Democrats have struggled to do for decades. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2018 - 10:04 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke says he raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in the past three months, more than tripling the haul of his Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas race for U.S. Senate has become one of the country's hottest, and maybe its closest. O'Rourke...
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October 12, 2018 - 9:36 am
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said. Hundreds of thousands of absentee ballots...
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Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, left, shakes hands with Republican former state Rep. Mike Braun following a U.S. Senate Debate, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Westville, Ind. Libertarian Lucy Brenton also participated in the debate. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, Pool)
October 08, 2018 - 10:58 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Republican businessman Mike Braun don't agree on much. But both conceded one point Monday night, during their first debate: they support President Donald Trump. "I go against my party all the time," Donnelly said from the debate stage in...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 photo, a body is draped under a blanket at the scene of a fatal crash in Schoharie, N.Y. (Tom Heffernan Sr. via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 5:41 pm
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The supersized limousine that crashed and killed 20 people outside a country store failed a safety inspection last month and shouldn't have been on the road, and the driver wasn't properly licensed, New York's governor said Monday. The state moved to shut down the owner,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2011 file photo, then Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell holds up a sign with the amount of the year's Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend checks during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska. For decades, Alaska residents have shared in the state’s oil wealth and eagerly anticipated the reveal of the annual check’s amount and dreamed about how they’d use their portion. More recently, the excitement has been muted as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have capped the payout in response to Alaska’s budget deficit. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
October 04, 2018 - 12:16 am
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For decades, Alaska residents have shared in the state's oil wealth. They eagerly anticipated the reveal of the annual check's amount and dreamed about how they'd use their portion. But more recently, the excitement has been muted as Gov. Bill Walker and state legislators have...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., waves to the crowd during a parade in Overland Park, Kan. Yoder has never been in this much political trouble in his eastern Kansas congressional seat. Yoder is seeking his fifth term and is one of 25 GOP incumbents running for re-election in a district that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. He’s facing a unique opponent in Democrat Sharice Davids. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel File)
October 04, 2018 - 12:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in this much political trouble in his eastern Kansas congressional seat. Yoder is seeking his fifth term and is one of 25 GOP incumbents running for re-election in a district that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. He trailed his...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo participants in #RedForEd protest march in Yuma, Ariz. Teachers have been making their mark in the U.S. midterm elections, running in what may be unprecedented numbers and empowered by the successful #RedForEd protests for higher teacher pay and increased school spending. After years of dense education debates over teacher evaluations and the Common Core standards, analysts say the teachers’ complaints about outdated textbooks and teacher shortages are resonating. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
October 03, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. This year, the political novice is gone from her...
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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, points to Republican challenger Corey Stewart after their final debate in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 02, 2018 - 10:43 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and GOP challenger Corey Stewart traded accusations of hypocrisy and bad faith Tuesday in a campaign debate heavily focused on sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and some members of Congress. In their...
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