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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media in Cincinnati. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say, and he has given himself until January to deliberate and size up potential competition for the Democratic nomination, according to people who have spoken to the former vice president about his decision making. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 04, 2018 - 12:20 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. "We're with you," one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the media in Cincinnati. Biden is convinced he can beat President Donald Trump, friends and advisers say, and he has given himself until January to deliberate and size up potential competition for the Democratic nomination, according to people who have spoken to the former vice president about his decision making. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
September 03, 2018 - 4:33 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run. "We're with you," one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O'Rourke, who is running for the U.S. Senate, speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. If Senate seats were decided by viral videos and fawning national media profiles, O’Rourke would win in a landslide. He’s gone viral defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem and skateboarding. So far, O’Rourke has capitalized on the hype machine. His fundraising’s strong and he’s going on “Ellen.” But problems may lurk since voters sometimes punish candidates for too much ambition, especially if they’ve not won anything yet. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 02, 2018 - 9:49 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players' right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2018, file photo, Alicia Renee Farris, front right, campaign chair of the Michigan One Fair Wage group, speaks in support of raising Michigan's minimum wage to $12 an hour in front of the Secretary of State building in Lansing, Mich. Michigan Republicans may stymie a pair of fall ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave by adopting a new tactic: pass the laws themselves, then change them later. Organizers of the ballot drives call it an underhanded effort to thwart the will of hundreds of thousands of people who signed their petitions. (AP Photo/Alice Yin, File)
September 01, 2018 - 11:12 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans may use a new tactic to stymie a pair of ballot initiatives that would raise the minimum wage and require paid sick leave: adopt the laws themselves ahead of the November election, then change those measures later. The unprecedented strategy is being...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, Cazadero firefighter struggles to protect a home from catching fire in Coffey Park, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Utility workers won protections for their jobs, salaries, benefits and pensions as part of a measure allowing California power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires. The measure is scheduled for votes in the Senate and Assembly Friday night, Aug. 31, 2018, following months of contentious negotiations. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
September 01, 2018 - 2:44 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature voted Friday to allow power companies to raise electric bills to cover the cost of lawsuits from last year's deadly wildfires amid fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., would otherwise face financial ruin. The measure is part of a wide-...
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State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, addresses the state Senate, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Assembly approved Wiener's net neutrality bill seeking to revive regulations repealed last year by the Federal Communications Commission that prevented internet companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 30, 2018 - 8:17 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Assembly voted Wednesday to enshrine net neutrality in state law, delivering a major victory to advocates looking to require an equal playing field on the internet. In the latest effort by California lawmakers to drive national policy and rebuff President...
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Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talks to campaign volunteers at a Democratic campaign office on primary election day Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Phoenix. Sinema is seeking the current U.S. Senate seat occupied by outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, and will face the Republican primary winner of the race between Rep. Martha McSally, former state Sen. Kelli Ward, and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, if Sinema wins the Democratic primary. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 29, 2018 - 10:36 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was once a member of the liberal Green Party and a self-described "Prada socialist," but now she's one of the congressional Democrats most likely to vote with President Donald Trump and a champion of moderate compromise. Though she had token opposition from the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, U.S. Senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., speaks with volunteers in Phoenix. Sinema is the democratic nominee seeking the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. in a race against U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 29, 2018 - 3:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick emerged from a competitive Democratic primary Tuesday to win the nomination for an open Arizona House seat that is seen as one of the races the national party is looking to flip as it seeks to gain control of the House of Representatives in November...
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U.S. senatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., celebrates her primary election victory, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. McSally will face U.S. Rep. Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., in the November election as they seek the seat of retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 29, 2018 - 1:29 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican nomination for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. Republicans picked the candidate backed by the party establishment and seen by analysts as the GOP's best chance at holding...
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File - In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, U.S. Senatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., laughs while touring the international border with Mexico, south of Arivaca, Ariz. In her bid to become the Republican Senate nominee, McSally is facing former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Dr. Kelli Ward for the republican nomination in Tuesday's statewide primary. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 28, 2018 - 11:44 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Arizona and Florida and a runoff election in Oklahoma (all times local): 11:43 p.m. Congresswoman Martha McSally has won the Republican primary for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat. She defeated former state Sen. Kelli Ward and former Maricopa...
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