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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 4:22 p.m.

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

A campaign urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has generated more than $1 million in pledges, money that would go to her opponent …


Brazilian candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

Jair Bolsonaro, a leading presidential candidate in Brazil, was stabbed on Thursday during a campaign event, though officials and his son said the injury is not life-threatening.


14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive.


Police: Idaho Senate candidate confronted officers with knife before his arrest

Meridian police arrested an Idaho Senate hopeful last week after he allegedly interfered with their efforts to serve a narcotics warrant at his home, according to court documents.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:37 a.m.

GOP Senate candidate joins Gov. Walker in conga line

Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir.


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Gun by her side, GOP U.S. Senate candidate talks of threats

With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand …


UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

Gov. Scott poised to jump into Florida’s race for U.S. Senate

Republican Gov. Rick Scott appears ready to jump into Florida’s Senate race, setting up a high-profile showdown against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.


Pragmatic candidate livens up Venezuela’s presidential race

In another year, Henri Falcon might be just another middle-of-the-pack presidential candidate in Venezuela. He’s far from the most popular opposition leader. He’s a dull speechmaker. The parties that back …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 4:10 p.m.

Russian presidential candidate Sobchak is doused with water

Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak’s campaign office says she was doused with water and knocked to the ground in an assault on Sunday.


Venezuelan politician to challenge President Maduro

A prominent Venezuelan politician appeared to be breaking ranks on Tuesday with the opposition coalition by challenging leader Nicolas Maduro in the upcoming presidential election.


State assembly candidate assassinated in Mexico

Officials in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero say a state assembly candidate has been killed just days after another office seeker was shot to death in the same city.


Trump pledges ‘total support’ for Pa. House candidate

President Donald Trump is pledging “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in the Republican column in the first congressional race of the year.


Catalan separatists agree deal to re-elect Puigdemont

Catalonia’s main separatist parties said Wednesday they have agreed to re-elect fugitive Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month, although how to make that legally possible is …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 10:49 a.m.

Oprah in 2020? Allies send mixed messages on her future

As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5 p.m.

Roy Moore campaign manager seeks Alabama congressional seat

The man who ran Roy Moore’s failed campaign for the U.S. Senate is running for Congress in Alabama.


Candidate for John Conyers’ seat sues Gov. Snyder over special election date

A candidate who wants to replace U.S. Rep. John Conyers in Congress has filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, alleging the 11-month delay in holding a special …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 8:05 a.m.

Hawaii attorney general announces run for U.S. Congress

Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who has been fighting President Trump’s travel ban, has announced he will run for U.S. Congress.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:17 a.m.

Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

President Donald Trump is trying to push embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore across the finish line in Tuesday’s election in Alabama by contending the Democratic nominee would oppose “what …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Special election announced to fill for Conyers’ seat

Michigan’s Republican governor announced Friday that Democrat John Conyers’ congressional seat won’t be filled until the regularly scheduled November election, leaving it vacant for nearly a year.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 4:22 p.m.

Egypt presidential hopeful returns home, whereabouts unclear

There has been no official word yet as of Sunday evening on the whereabouts of an Egyptian presidential hopeful who flew home from the United Arab Emirates 24 hours ago.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

Officials: Presidential hopeful arrives in Egypt from UAE

An Egyptian presidential hopeful living in the United Arab Emirates arrived in Cairo on Saturday, airport officials said, just days after he announced his plans to run for president in …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

Harassment case puts U.S. Senate candidate under spotlight

News that a sitting California senator is being investigated for sexual harassment against a young female employee has put a fresh spotlight on a legislative leader this week as he …


No joke: Political humorist Jimmy Tingle running for office

Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief.


Brazil presidential hopeful says he can win on $315,000

In an hour-long interview at Bloomberg headquarters in New York, Bolsonaro, the firebrand, former army captain who’s soaring in polls 12 months ahead of Brazil’s presidential election, reels off any …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Montana mayoral candidate needs only 1 vote – his – to win

There’s one person running for mayor of Manhattan, Montana, and he only needs to vote for himself to win.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:19 a.m.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate kicks off 44-county tour

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist laid out his political agenda Thursday to hundreds of supporters in Meridian while kicking off his statewide tour to visit all of Idaho’s 44 counties …


Sheriff: Former Idaho candidate’s wife died of dehydration

Authorities say the wife of a southwestern Idaho man whose fringe run for Idaho governor resulted in a Republican primary debate that drew national attention died due to dehydration.


UPDATED: Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Reporter alleges Montana GOP House candidate ‘body-slammed’ him

A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana’s sole congressional seat “body-slammed” him Wednesday, the day before the special election.


Canadian on Bonner County ballot gets 250 votes even with name blacked out

North Idaho election workers were forced to cross out the name of a hospital trustee candidate on roughly 13,000 ballots after discovering the woman was Canadian.


Spin Control: Our 8 simple rules for running for office

Filing for office this week? Spin Control offers its eight simple rules for surviving as a candidate.