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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, Josh Harder, second from right, the Democratic candidate for the California 10th Congressional District, talks with supporters, Ceres High students Matthew Ochoa, left, and Elizabeth Lopez, second from left, in Modesto, Calif. Harder was joined by California Congressional Rep. Pete Aguilar, Southern Californian Democrat, who came to campaign with Harder in his attempt to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Jeff Denham in the November election. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 14, 2018 - 1:47 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday in California's farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California. Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham's vote against the...
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November 14, 2018 - 1:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The speaker's gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and set the tone for the new Congress. The race for minority leader is McCarthy's to lose Wednesday,...
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Employees at the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections office feed ballots through a machine as they count votes during a recount, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 14, 2018 - 12:23 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's ongoing recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don't match the signature on file with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro speaks to reporters during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Castro is meeting with potential supporters about running for president in 2020 (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall File)
November 13, 2018 - 10:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Julian Castro is meeting with potential supporters about running for president in 2020. The former housing secretary under President Barack Obama said last month that he would "likely" make a bid for the White House. The 44-year-old Castro continued moving in that...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., holds a news conference with Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., whose re-election contest against Republican Gov. Rick Scott is still undecided as a state-mandated recount is underway, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 201816. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 13, 2018 - 9:42 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida recount of its Senate and governor elections (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidate says claims of electoral fraud without evidence by President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Rick Scott were sowing seeds that...
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November 13, 2018 - 8:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustration and finger-pointing is spilling over House Republicans as they sort through the loss of their majority and begin considering new leadership for next year. Republican leader Kevin McCarthy of California is poised to take over as minority leader. But the ally of...
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Mike Espy who is seeking to unseat appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons, speaks to a crowded ballroom of supporters following his speech in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2018. Espy will face Hyde-Smith in a runoff on Nov. 27. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 13, 2018 - 8:28 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi's U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans. Democrat Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in Alabama last December after Moore was hit by accusations of sexual...
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Sen. Nikema Williams (D-Atlanta) is arrested by capitol police during a protest over election ballot counts in the rotunda of the state capitol building Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 13, 2018 - 7:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After two federal court rulings and a flurry of legal filings over a 24-hour period, uncertainty still hangs over Georgia's midterm elections, including the still undecided race for governor. Unofficial results in one of the nation's hottest midterm contests give Republican Brian...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a Moms Demand Action gun safety rally at City Hall in Nashua, N.H. Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday, Nov. 13, and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter)
November 13, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party on Tuesday and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president. "I think January, February would be...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo Brenda Snipes, left, Broward County Supervisor of Elections, looks at a ballot with Betsy Benson, canvasing board chair during a canvasing board meeting in Lauderhill, Fla. Snipes is a target for the GOP, including former Gov. Jeb Bush, who appointed her to the post in 2003. Snipes, a Democrat, has been re-elected since then, and is unapologetic about her record. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)
November 13, 2018 - 3:53 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — At the center of Florida's vote recount storm is an elections supervisor with a checkered past whose Democratic-dominated county has been the target of protests and accusations, including by President Donald Trump, that something fraudulent is afoot. Lawyers for...
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