Primary elections

FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta. More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. That’s setting a record and paving the way for battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 19, 2018 - 1:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti talks to the media in Houston. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
August 19, 2018 - 9:21 am
GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, is attending a New Hampshire picnic held by local Democrats as he weighs a bid for the White House. Avenatti is scheduled to attend the Hillsborough County Democrats...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018 file photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., right speaks with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, after a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dave Dodson, a political newcomer and businessman little known in Wyoming, has made a bold Republican primary bid to tap anger over Barrasso’s corporate donations and Washington ties. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)
August 18, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career. Through 16 years in office, including two...
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This Nov. 2, 2016, photo shows Alaska Division of Elections Director Josie Bahnke at her office in Juneau, Alaska. The division will not say how many of 100,000 voters who received notices about discrepancies in their addresses on voting records cleared them up and how many may have to vote questioned ballots in the Alaska Primary on Aug. 21, 2018, which could delay election results. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
August 17, 2018 - 9:16 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's elections director said she's confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday's primary. The issue stems from the implementation of a 2016...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018 photo, Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, poses with Gary Malcik following a campaign stop in Temple, Texas. Cruz says he wouldn't be surprised if President Donald Trump comes to Texas to campaign for top Republicans like himself, who are running for re-election in November, potentially creating the latest twist in an on-again, off-again Trump-Cruz relationship that has made the two a political odd couple. (AP Photo/Will Weissert)
August 17, 2018 - 10:33 am
TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz. It was a far cry from the waning weeks of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, when Donald Trump supporters repeatedly heckled the Texas senator at campaign events, and...
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Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 9:32 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling...
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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrates with her children after her Congressional 5th District primary victory, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 7:11 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, left, alongside Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, addresses the media at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kan., a day after his primary race against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Colyer conceded late Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 10:31 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat Tuesday...
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Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, center, a transgender woman and former utility executive, is greeted by her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 15, 2018 - 10:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a night of firsts, Democrats in Vermont's primary chose the nation's first transgender gubernatorial nominee. In Minnesota, they picked a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. Connecticut Democrats nominated a candidate who could become the first...
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Tony Evers, with his wife, Kathy, speaks after his win in Wisconsin's Democratic gubernatorial primary election during an event at Best Western Premier Park Hotel in Madison, Wis., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 8:40 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker will have to defeat Wisconsin's top education official to win a third term, while U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin faces a longtime state legislator as she tries to keep the seat under Democratic control. Both Republicans are closely tied to President Donald...
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