Special elections

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, arrives for a House Committee on the Judiciary oversight hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A special election Saturday, June 30, 2018 will replace Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment and word that he used $84,000 from a special House fund to settle a 2014 lawsuit stemming from them. It marks the district’s third election this year, following the March 6 primary and May 22 runoff and proceeding November’s general election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 30, 2018 - 10:48 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One might forgive voters on Texas' Gulf Coast for being sick of heading to the polls. A special election Saturday will replace Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment and word that he used $84,000 from a special House...
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This photo taken May 23, 2018, shows Caleb Frostman, a Democratic candidate for Wisconsin's 1st state Senate District , posing for a photo in Green Bay, Wis. Frostman's special election win over Republican Andre Jacque on Tuesday, June, 12, 2018, leaves Democrats two seats short of the majority heading into the November election. (Adam Wesley/The Post-Crescent via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 6:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans' stranglehold on state government, a priority for Democrats nationally as another round of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015 file photo, Rep. Mark Amodei, R-NV., speaks at the 19th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit at Zephyr Cove in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The most closely-watched race in Nevada’s primary election Tuesday, June 12, 2018, is the battle for governor. Amodei is favored in their battle for the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
June 13, 2018 - 12:54 am
The Latest on primaries in five states (all times EDT): 12:32 a.m. Republican businessman Shawn Moody has won Tuesday's ranked-choice voting primary in the race to succeed Maine's firebrand Gov. Paul LePage, while no clear majority winner has emerged in the Democratic primary. The founder of a...
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, confers with Deputy Attorney General Athena Andaya, right, over state election laws during a meeting of the State Objections Board, Monday, June 11, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. The board has decided to list two candidates with the same first and last names in a Republican congressional primary as Rep. Ron Estes and Ron M. Estes. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
June 11, 2018 - 7:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Activists in both parties strongly suspect that political skullduggery led to two Kansas candidates with the same first and last name running against each other in a congressional primary, but a state board on Monday faced its own challenge: How should ballots differentiate...
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. Greitens resigned amid a widening investigation that arose from an affair with his former hairdresser. Greitens said his resignation would take effect Friday. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP)
June 04, 2018 - 3:00 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of the first Republican legislators to publicly suggest impeaching former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will face a Democrat who tried to tie him to the scandal-plagued governor in a special election, just four days after Greitens resigned amid allegations of sexual...
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FILE--In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Montana Rep.-elect Greg Gianforte responds to questions at his home in Bozeman, Mont., about an election-eve confrontation with a reporter. The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday, May 24, 2018, asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan, file)
May 24, 2018 - 1:30 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte lied to the police and the public when he assaulted a reporter last year. The request by the party's executive director, Nancy...
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Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 17, 2018 - 4:47 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, talks to supporters during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 8:56 am
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, speaks during the Polk County Democrats Spring Dinner, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 07, 2018 - 12:03 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that House Democrats have the fundraising, the issues and the political atmosphere on their side to win back the majority in November. These factors, and an activated party base that's helped Democrats win in special elections...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, a resident looks at debris piled in front of her home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 01, 2018 - 9:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects. The proposed Aug. 25...
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