General elections

FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds as she reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount in Hampton, Va. A three judge panel on Wednesday, Jan., 3, 2018, has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling in an election recount between Republican incumbent state Del. David Yancey and Simonds, that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House of Delegates. State elections officials plan to meet Thursday, Jan. 4, to randomly pick a winner in the contest. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 12:13 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia legislative election in which the winner's name is drawn out of a bowl (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The leader of Virginia House Republicans says the victory by a GOP legislative candidate who won after his name was drawn from a bowl has cemented...
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FILE - In this photo taken Saturday, Nov 26, 2016, Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi and 5-Star Movement leader Beppe Grillo attend a political rally in Rome. Rome's mayor is seeking to delay the start of her trial on charges that she lied about a City Hall appointment until after Italy's March 4 general election, where Raggi's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is hoping to wrest control of the Italian government for the first time. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
January 03, 2018 - 10:02 am
ROME (AP) — Rome's mayor is seeking to delay the start of her trial on charges that she lied about a City Hall appointment. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Mayor Virginia Raggi said she was innocent. She said she was opting for the "immediate judgment" procedure, which allows her to skip the Jan. 9...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, Minnesota Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks to attendees at the North Star Ball in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Lt. Gov. Smith. Dayton was expected to make the appointment Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, nearly a week after Franken announced his plan to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 3:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's next senator, Tina Smith, could face a clear path to the 2018 unexpected general election, with support pouring in from nearly every corner of the state's Democratic party and a top potential primary challenger announcing he won't run against her. Within minutes...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2017, file photo, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franks says he is resigning Jan. 31 amid a House Ethics Committee investigation of possible sexual harassment. Franks says in a statement that he never physically intimidated, coerced or attempted to have any sexual contact with any member of his congressional staff. Instead, he says, the dispute resulted from a discussion of surrogacy. Franks and his wife have 3-year-old twins who were conceived through surrogacy. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
December 11, 2017 - 5:33 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona governor on Monday set the dates for special elections to fill the vacancy created when U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigned over sexual misconduct allegations, setting off a Republican scramble to win a rare open congressional seat. Two Republicans immediately announced they...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2011file photo, John Conyers, III poses with his father Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., in Detroit. John Conyers' resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he's held for more than a half-century. The 88-year-old endorsed his son, political neophyte John Conyers III. Coleman Young II son of Detroit's first black mayor Coleman A. Young, plans Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, to announce his candidacy for the 13th Congressional District office vacated this week by Conyers. (Ricardo Thomas /Detroit News via AP File)
December 08, 2017 - 3:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan's governor announced Friday that John Conyers' congressional seat will not be filled until the regularly scheduled election, and a legislator who is the son of Detroit's first black mayor prepared to join the growing field of candidates. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder decided...
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In this Dec. 5, 2017, photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. Moore has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. But on the ground in Alabama, some believe the Republican Senate candidate is poised to win the state’s special election on Tuesday in a race that features extraordinary parallels with President Donald Trump’s White House run one year ago. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
December 08, 2017 - 11:28 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics. He speaks unscripted. He skimps on fundraising. He undervalues get-out-the-vote efforts. And he attacks the leaders of his own political party without mercy. A year ago, that was presidential nominee Donald Trump. This...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore's U.S. Senate campaign has been punctuated by tense moments and long stretches without public appearances. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 4:28 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Having declared war on the Republican establishment, populist firebrand Steve Bannon will rally Alabama voters Tuesday night alongside GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore even as new evidence of sexual misconduct surfaces against the nominee. The former White House chief...
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Doug Jones, left, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, walks in a Christmas parade Saturday, Dec, 2, 2017, in Selma, Ala. Jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his U.S. Senate race against Republican Roy Moore by appealing for an end to the divisiveness that has long been part of the state's politics. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
December 02, 2017 - 4:29 pm
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Speaking at the scene of the one of the climactic confrontations of the civil rights movement, Alabama Democrat Doug Jones on Saturday again made his pitch that Alabama's black and white voters have unified concerns that he can best represent. "They face more issues in common,"...
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Doug Jones, second from left, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, waves to a supporter as he walks in a Christmas parade, Saturday, Dec, 2, 2017, in Selma, Ala. Jones is trying to shore up support among black voters in his U.S. Senate race against Republican Roy Moore by appealing for an end to the divisiveness that has long been part of the state's politics. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)
December 02, 2017 - 2:38 pm
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate Race in Alabama (all times local): ___ 2:30 p.m. Alabama Democrat Doug Jones is continuing his outreach to black voters in his U.S. Senate race against Republican Roy Moore. Jones on Saturday marched in the Christmas parade in Selma, where events in...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Dora, Ala. Federal fundraising reports released Friday, Dec. 1, reveal that Moore is losing the battle for campaign cash to Democrat Doug Jones. And he's losing badly. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 02, 2017 - 2:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore is fighting to raise campaign money for the final-weeks sprint to Election Day. The Senate candidate's allies say traditional GOP donors have rejected appeals for cash in recent weeks, as Moore has been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct...
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