State elections

Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a restaurant in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, March 21, 2019. O'Rourke announced last week that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 23, 2019 - 11:43 am
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke leaves room for voters to decide for themselves what he is and what he could be. He's Bobby Kennedy and Barack Obama. He's nothing new. He'd be a great vice president. He's a man whose candidacy will be a melted candle in a matter of months. He's exactly what...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a rally in Santa Monica, Calif. By the time California's presidential primary finally arrived in 2016, Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed. Sanders arrives in California this week for rallies in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco with the state's vast trove of delegates in play for 2020, no front-runner in a crowded Democratic presidential field and a left-leaning electorate looking favorably on his signature proposals. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
March 22, 2019 - 9:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time California's presidential primary election arrived in 2016, Bernie Sanders was a beaten man. This time around, everything has changed. The senator from Vermont was an insurgent outsider three years ago in a head-to-head race against Hillary Clinton, the former first...
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Democrat Beto O'Rourke address a crowd of several hundred at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., on Friday, March 22, 2019. The former Texas congressman is making his first visit as a presidential candidate to South Carolina, home of the first primary in the South. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
March 22, 2019 - 7:41 pm
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — In the first primary state where Democratic presidential hopefuls can test their mettle before a mostly black audience, Beto O'Rourke took on issues of race Friday, telling South Carolina voters that he might not know their struggles firsthand but wants to be a president who...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019 photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the International Association of Firefighters at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington. As the former vice president inches closer toward a third White House run, several moments in his long career loom as immediate political liabilities should he decide to join a Democratic primary already stocked with more than a dozen candidates. From his vote for the Iraq war to his key role in passing a bill that made bankruptcy harder to declare for debt-ridden Americans, Biden would have multiple fronts on which to reconcile his past with the future of a party that’s moved leftward even since he left former President Barack Obama’s administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 22, 2019 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Representatives for Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams say that rumors the former vice president planned to choose the onetime Georgia gubernatorial candidate as his 2020 running mate are "false" and that there was "no grand plan hatched." Biden spokesman Bill Russo tweeted Friday that...
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In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., talks with Deanna Miller Berry in Denmark, S.C. Several Democratic presidential candidates are trying to make a play for rural voters. Booker has traveled to small towns in South Carolina and New Hampshire and told voters that he hears some of the same concerns from them that he hears in his hometown of Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Barrow
March 22, 2019 - 6:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the early-voting state of South Carolina. State Rep. John King tells The Associated Press that he's backing the senator from New Jersey in part because he feels Booker's...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke addresses a gathering during a campaign stop at a restaurant in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, March 21, 2019. O'Rourke announced last week that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 21, 2019 - 4:43 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities serve in leadership positions, both in his campaign and, if he wins, in his administration. The former congressman from Texas was asked Thursday in New Hampshire how...
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FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virginia to discuss the need for nonpartisan and transparent redistricting reform during this year's General Assembly session. In Vermont, a commission submits plans for state House and Senate districts to the state Legislature, which can approve or change them. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File)
March 21, 2019 - 3:44 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Frustrated by partisan gerrymandering, voters in a growing number of states have taken the pen and computer away from lawmakers who have traditionally drawn U.S. House and state legislative districts and instead entrusted that responsibility to others. In the past decade...
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President Donald Trump takes a tour of the Lima Army Tank Plant, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Lima, Ohio. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 20, 2019 - 6:38 pm
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is attending a re-election campaign fundraiser in northeast Ohio. Trump is participating in a round-table event with supporters before delivering remarks at a reception...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters in Atlanta. Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor’s race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star. It’s a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair Fight Action, a nonprofit she founded to promote voting rights. They can accept unlimited sums of money, which could be a problem if she runs for office again. There is no proof of illegal activity. But donation limits could be applied retroactively to the group’s spending if she runs for federal office. (AP Photo/John Amis)
March 20, 2019 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender. It's a dramatic rise often fueled by the promotional spending of Fair...
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke makes a point during a campaign stop at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. O'Rourke announced last week that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
March 20, 2019 - 2:23 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke is making the first visit of his presidential campaign to South Carolina, where he'll be able to test his message in front of a largely black electorate. O'Rourke's campaign tells The Associated Press that the Texan's two-day trip to the state begins...
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