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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Gay man, ex-single mom highlight New Hampshire primary wins

New Hampshire Democrats on Tuesday nominated a former state senator who emphasized her single-mom background as governor and a gay man who worked his way up through local politics as …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


Winners of Hawaii’s Democratic primaries favored in November

The winners of most of the Democratic Party’s primary races in Hawaii this weekend will be the favorites to win the general election in November. The most hotly contested matches …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 10:13 p.m.

Democrats hope for big push from 8-state primary night

For all their talk of a “blue wave,” Democrats needed a good day Tuesday in California to have much hope of seizing the House majority this fall.


Idaho primary attracts competitive, crowded races

Idaho voters will narrow the candidates in each primary race Tuesday after being subjected to lengthy and expensive campaigning efforts that have taken a negative turn.


Dan Sullivan wins Alaska’s GOP US Senate primary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to …


Florida’s Crist may run again; GOP says its ready

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old job. “I will …


Crist considers run as a Dem; GOP says bring it on

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old seat. “I will …


Seemingly endless Wis. election cycle eases to end

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Candidates approving this message have been at it for two years in Wisconsin, along with the robocalls, angry commercials, emails begging for campaign donations and glossy political …


McGovern’s political career only part of legacy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern never slowed down, never stopped working — not even after losing the 1972 presidential race in a historic landslide that would have politically …


George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential bid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was …


McGovern an unwavering, often unrequited, liberal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — George McGovern was an unwavering, often unrequited advocate for liberal Democratic causes. He pursued those goals in plainspoken, usually understated, Midwestern style. He was a …


Longtime GOP Senate moderate Arlen Specter dies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with …


Lawmakers divided on counterterror effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the heat on the Obama administration to justify the …


Christie’s blunt style tested in convention speech

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — With a rowdy fist-pump, blunt and brash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie lit a fire Tuesday night under the Republican National Convention, labeling Democratic President Barack …


GOP convention gets rowdy in rift over Ron Paul

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Feeling slighted, supporters of Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s presidential bid chanted and booed Tuesday after Republican convention delegates adopted new rules that could impede insurgent candidates …


Voter choices abundant on lengthy primary ballot

Washington’s Aug. 7 primary offers voters a long ballot, with some familiar names and even more that most won’t recognize. All voters have nine choices for governor, eight for U.S. …