Elections

FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo former delegate Joe Morrissey, D-Henrico, watches the proceedings during the House of Delegates session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Morrissey launched a bid for a Richmond-area state Senate seat Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He’s facing off against incumbent Sen. Rosalyn Dance in the Democratic primary. Morrissey was jailed four years ago after a sex scandal involving a teenager, who Morrissey later married. The couple now has three children. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 04, 2019 - 9:25 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lawmaker who used to spend his days at the General Assembly and his nights in jail after being accused of having sex with his teenage secretary is launching another political campaign. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Joe Morrissey launched a bid for a...
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This combination of 2019 photos shows newly-elected Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, left; and Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Buttigieg highlights the remarkable recent progress made by gay and lesbian politicians, to the point where their sexual orientation is either an asset or a non-issue. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Jose Luis Magana)
April 03, 2019 - 10:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Mayor Pete," as he's known to his growing fan base, is running a surprisingly strong and well-funded campaign for president. Lori Lightfoot has just won a landslide victory to become Chicago's mayor. Together, the ascendance of Lightfoot and Pete Buttigieg — the two-term mayor of...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax addresses the media during a news conference in his office at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Fairfax addressed sexual misconduct allegations made by two women against him and presented the results of a polygraph test. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 03, 2019 - 6:37 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Wednesday he's asked prosecutors in Boston and North Carolina to investigate sexual assault allegations two women have made against him. Speaking at a news conference, Fairfax again said the allegations are untrue and the sexual encounters...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2017 file photo North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes speaks during the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention at the Wilmington Convention Center in Wilmington, N.C. Hayes won't seek re-election to the post after all, the former congressman announced Monday, April 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike Spencer, File)
April 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on charges that North Carolina's Republican Party chairman and a major donor sought to bribe the state's top insurance regulator to secure special treatment (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Federal bribery and conspiracy charges against a major North Carolina political...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn speaks during a debate with opponent Lisa Neubauer at the Wisconsin State Bar Center in Madison, Wis. A Republican group announced Tuesday, March 26, 2019 it is launching a seven-figure ad buy a week before the April 2 election to boost candidate Hagedorn in his race against Lisa Neubauer. The Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative said it was spending at least $1 million on the effort, which would be the most significant outside spending for Hagedorn so far. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
April 03, 2019 - 12:44 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer isn't conceding or saying whether she will seek a recount, despite being down by nearly 6,000 votes based on unofficial results. Neubauer said in a video...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015, file photo, Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, attends an event by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in St. Louis. McSpadden could soon have oversight over the Ferguson, Missouri, police department connected to her son's death. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, voters in Ferguson will select city council members in three of the St. Louis suburb's six wards. McSpadden is among three candidates running in Ward 3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:51 pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's mother was defeated Tuesday in her bid for a seat on the City Council in Ferguson, Missouri, where her son died in a police shooting that helped give rise to the national Black Lives Matter movement. Lesley McSpadden finished third in a three-way race in...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2019 file photo, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn speaks during a debate with opponent Lisa Neubauer at the Wisconsin State Bar Center in Madison, Wis. A Republican group announced Tuesday, March 26, 2019 it is launching a seven-figure ad buy a week before the April 2 election to boost candidate Hagedorn in his race against Lisa Neubauer. The Republican State Leadership Committee's Judicial Fairness Initiative said it was spending at least $1 million on the effort, which would be the most significant outside spending for Hagedorn so far. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:48 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the Wisconsin Supreme Court election (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Wisconsin's Supreme Court race is too close to call and appears likely to go to a recount. With the unofficial vote at 99 percent, conservative candidate Brian Hagedorn held a lead of about 1,600...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2010, file photo, Charles Lamb, Mayor Pro Tem and council member for the city of Edmond, Okla., answers a question at a news conference in Oklahoma City. Lamb, the late mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb, who died in December 2018, has advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Lamb's name will be on the April 2, 2019, general election ballot with former Mayor Dan O'Neil, after Lamb finished second to O'Neil in the February primary. If the late Lamb is elected, the City Council would appoint a mayor. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
April 02, 2019 - 11:41 pm
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a municipal election in an Oklahoma City suburb that includes a candidate who died in December (all times local): 9:05 p.m. A former mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond has defeated a candidate who died in December but who still advanced to the general...
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In this March 30, 2019, photo, a campaign sign for the late mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma, Charles Lamb reminds residents of the Oklahoma City suburb that the deceased mayor is still on the ballot. Lamb died Dec. 11, 2018, but after the city's deadline to remove names from the ballot. He advanced from a primary in February and will face former Mayor Dan O'Neil on Tuesday, April 2 in a general election. (AP Photo/Ken Miller)
April 02, 2019 - 11:40 pm
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A former mayor of the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond on Tuesday defeated a candidate who died in December but who still advanced to the general election following a Facebook campaign supporting him. Former Mayor Dan O'Neil defeated the late Mayor Charles Lamb, according to...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot participates in a candidate forum sponsored by One Chicago For All Alliance at Daley College in Chicago. Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, left, are competing to make history by becoming the city's first black, female mayor. On issues their positions are similar. But their resumes are not, and that may make all the difference when voters pick a new mayor on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
April 02, 2019 - 9:12 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago mayoral election (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Toni Preckwinkle says she is disappointed but not disheartened after losing her bid for Chicago mayor. Preckwinkle was defeated by former federal prosecutor and political novice Lori Lightfoot in Tuesday's...
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