Warnock, Walker: Starkly different choices for Black votersDecember 5, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier for one of the original 13 states with a special election victory in January 2021, almost 245 years after the nation’s founding.
Republican kicked out of caucus running for Wis. SenateDecember 5, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin state Rep. Janel Brandtjen, who was kicked out of the Assembly GOP caucus by fellow Republicans who said they lost trust in her after she pushed election conspiracy theories, is running for an open state Senate seat.
UK opposition wins special election in blow to Sunak’s partyDecember 2, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s opposition Labour Party has handily won a special election for a northwest England seat in Parliament, the first test of voter sentiment since Conservative Prime Minister Rishi Sunak took office in October.
‘A joke’: Man charged after fake ad draws calls to candidateDecember 1, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man is accused of posting a fake Craigslist ad for a free trailer with a legislative candidate's number on the day of the election, later telling investigators he meant it to be a joke after a flood of unwanted calls and texts jammed up the candidate's cellphone.
Georgia speaker’s widow enters race to fill state House seatNovember 30, 2022 GMT
BLUE RIDGE, Ga. (AP) — The widow of former Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is running to fill his vacant legislative seat.
Sheree Ralston announced Wednesday that she was running for election in the 7th House District, which covers Fannin and Gilmer counties and part of Dawson County.
Special election scheduled for late Pennsylvania rep’s seatNovember 30, 2022 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A special election will be held to replace a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who died several weeks before voters elected him to another term, marking the first of several special elections to come in a nearly evenly split state House of Representatives.
Peltola, 1st Alaska Native in Congress, wins full termNovember 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola has been elected to a full term in the House, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep.
Longtime GOP Sen. Alberta Darling says she’ll step downNovember 23, 2022 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Sen. Alberta Darling announced Wednesday she will retire after a 32-year career in the Wisconsin Legislature.
Darling, a River Hills Republican, will step down Dec. 1.
Dispute averted over special election to fill Kiggans’ seatNovember 16, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and a leader of the Democratic-controlled state Senate announced an agreement Tuesday to hold a special election in January to fill the seat of GOP state Sen.
Democrat Pat Ryan reelected to Congress in New YorkNovember 11, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Pat Ryan has won a full term representing part of New York’s Hudson Valley in Congress, becoming one of just a few Democrats in the suburbs around New York City to hold off Republican opponents in the midterm election.
Coyotes’ proposed new arena in Tempe sent to public voteNovember 11, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A proposed deal for the Arizona Coyotes' new arena will go to a public vote.
The Tempe city council voted unanimously on Thursday night to send a proposed arena and entertainment district to referendum in May.
Late Pennsylvania rep was on ballot due to law, not fraudNovember 10, 2022 GMT
CLAIM: Pennsylvania reelected state Rep. Tony DeLuca, who is dead, which is suggestive of shoddy elections or cheating.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context. DeLuca, 85, died a month before Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Sen. Mark Kelly takes early lead in battleground ArizonaNovember 9, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly led his Republican rival, venture capitalist Blake Masters, but the race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate was too early to call.
Kelly's 2020 special election victory gave Democrats both of Arizona's Senate seats for the first time in 70 years.
Nevada GOP Rep. Mark Amodei easily reelected to 7th termNovember 9, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six-term Republican Rep. Mark Amodei has defeated Elizabeth Mercedes Krause, as expected, in Nevada’s rural northern district where no Democrat has ever won.
The 2nd Congressional District was considered the only safe seat for either party among the four in the western battleground of Nevada, where three incumbent Democrats faced stiff challenges.
Peltola holds early lead in Alaska House raceNovember 9, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola led in early first-choice returns in Tuesday's ranked choice election for Alaska's only House seat, leading Republicans Sarah Palin and Nick Begich.
EXPLAINER: How ranked choice voting works in AlaskaNovember 9, 2022 GMT
One voter, one ballot. Sure. But in Alaska this year, that's not the whole story.
In a sort of poll within a poll, Alaskans rank their choices as part of a new system that kicked off earlier this year.
De La Cruz wins US House seat; Cuellar, Gonzalez reelectedNovember 9, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Border Democrats in Texas held the line in two key House races on Tuesday night, but Republicans didn't come away empty handed, gaining one seat after an aggressive play to remake the U.S.-Mexico border into a midterm battleground.
Sen. Mark Kelly takes early lead in battleground ArizonaNovember 9, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly has been fighting to hold on to the seat he won for Democrats two years ago, but he faced a vastly different political environment heading into Tuesday's election against Republican venture capitalist Blake Masters.
Tim Scott heading back to US Senate as bigger ambitions loomNovember 9, 2022 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott won reelection Tuesday to what he has said is a final six-year term from South Carolina, but the only Black Republican in the Senate may have bigger future political ambitions.
Peltola faces Palin, Begich, Bye in Alaska House debateOctober 27, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola in a televised debate Wednesday called partisanship a threat to the country as the Democrat sought to make the case for reelection to the seat she's held since September against challengers including Republican Sarah Palin.
Peltola leads House challengers in new fundraising reportsOctober 17, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, of Alaska, reported raising $2.3 million in just over three weeks in September, leaving the Democrat with a large cash advantage over Republican rivals Sarah Palin and Nick Begich heading into the Nov.
Oklahoma court: Weed question won’t make November ballotSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposed state question on whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Oklahoma won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, dealing a blow to Democrats who hoped the question would energize liberal voters.
Affordable housing plan to go before Seattle votersSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Next year people in Seattle will decide whether the city should set up a public developer to create affordable housing.
The Seattle Times reports the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday to allow King County Elections to put the proposed Initiative 135 on the ballot of a special election on Feb.
Mark Keam, longtime Democratic Virginia delegate, resignsSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Mark Keam, a long-serving Democratic member of the House of Delegates from northern Virginia, has resigned his seat, a move that will set up a special election to fill the vacancy in the blue-leaning district.
Alaska Natives celebrate Peltola’s historic House electionSeptember 2, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bernadette Demientieff said she cried when she learned of Democrat Mary Peltola's win in Alaska's U.S.
Peltola beats Palin, wins Alaska House special electionSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democrat Mary Peltola won the special election for Alaska’s only U.S. House seat on Wednesday, besting a field that included Republican Sarah Palin, who was seeking a political comeback in the state where she was once governor.
Indiana Democrats confirm candidate to replace Rep. WalorskiAugust 24, 2022 GMT
LAKEVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Democrat Paul Steury has been confirmed as the party’s candidate for the special election to complete the congressional term of Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski following her death in a northern Indiana highway crash.
Early voting begins in NY congressional primaryAugust 13, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Early, in-person voting began Saturday in New York’s congressional party primaries, which will set the final field for a slew of competitive contests in the general election this autumn.
Rep. Walorski’s Indiana seat will stay vacant until NovemberAugust 9, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A northern Indiana congressional seat will remain vacant until the November election following the death last week of Republican Rep.
Alaska House candidates talk ranked voting ahead of electionAugust 1, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin on Monday said the state's ranked choice voting system “needs to be changed,” though Alaska has yet to conduct an election under the system.
Write-in votes to decide SC town council winnerJuly 30, 2022 GMT
CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A deadline to qualify for an open seat on a South Carolina town's council ended without any candidates filing to have their names placed on the ballot.
A Sept. 13 special election has been set to replace outgoing Chapin Councilwoman Kay Hollis, who resigned from the five-person town council last month.
Hulum wins special election for Mississippi House seatJuly 20, 2022 GMT
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters in south Mississippi have filled an empty seat in the state House of Representatives.
Military veteran Jeffrey Hulum III won a special election Tuesday in House District 119 in Harrison County.
Nebraska Republican Mike Flood to take House seat on TuesdayJuly 7, 2022 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican state Sen. Mike Flood will officially join the U.S. House on Tuesday when he's sworn in to fill the seat of disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.
Boris Johnson reached the top but was felled by his flawsJuly 7, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wanted to be like his hero Winston Churchill: a larger-than-life character who led Britain through a time of crisis. He was felled by crises of his own making, as a trickle of ethics allegations became a flood that engulfed his government and turned his own party against him.
Ducey signs 47 bills, vetoes 3, as deadline for action loomsJuly 7, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed 47 bills from the Legislation session that ended nearly two weeks ago but vetoed three, including a measure that would have asked voters in Maricopa County to extend a sales tax that funds transportation projects.
Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning NebraskaJune 29, 2022 GMT
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S.
Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seatJune 29, 2022 GMT
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won a special election Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents.
22 candidates running in Alaska US House regular primaryJune 27, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Twenty-two candidates are running in the August regular primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat, after nine dropped out by last weekend's withdrawal deadline.
The three candidates in the August special election for the seat are running in the regular primary.
Alaska Supreme Court ruling keeps Sweeney off House ballotJune 26, 2022 GMT
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a lower court’s ruling that will keep Republican Tara Sweeney off the ballot for the August special election in Alaska’s U.S. House race.
Defiant Johnson says he won’t change despite election woesJune 25, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — A defiant British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in a stubborn standoff with his frustrated Conservative Party on Saturday, after two thumping special election defeats renewed calls for a major change of government direction.
Alaska judge rules Sweeney won’t advance to special electionJune 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge ruled Friday that Alaska elections officials do not need to put the fifth-place finisher in this month's U.S. House special primary on the upcoming special election ballot in place of a candidate who withdrew.
Lawsuit says Sweeney should advance in Alaska US House raceJune 24, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge on Thursday said he was tentatively inclined to agree with the state elections office that the fifth-place finisher in a special primary for Alaska’s U.S. House seat cannot replace in the upcoming special election a candidate who abruptly dropped out.
UK’s Johnson faces test in 2 special parliamentary electionsJune 23, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Polls opened Thursday in Britain for two special elections that could deliver a new blow to scandal-tainted Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Sweeney does not plan suit over Alaska House ballot decisionJune 22, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Tara Sweeney's campaign does not plan to sue over a finding released by Alaska elections officials that Sweeney cannot advance to the special election for U.S. House following the withdrawal of another candidate, Sweeney's campaign manager said Wednesday.
Gross withdrawal scrambles Alaska US House raceJune 22, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A top Alaska elections official said Tuesday that the fifth-place finisher in the special primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat will not advance to an August special election following the withdrawal of independent Al Gross, who was in third place.
Independent Al Gross says he’s ending Alaska House bidJune 21, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross, an independent running for Alaska's only U.S. House seat, said late Monday that he is ending his campaign after a top finish in this month's special primary.
Gross in a statement said it was “with great hope for Alaska’s future” that he has decided to end his campaign.
Race for Alaska’s US House seat taking shapeJune 18, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The race for Alaska's U.S. House seat is taking shape, with Republican Sarah Palin seeking a return to elected office 13 years after she resigned as governor and two of her rivals, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross, trying to paint her run as unserious and self-serving.
Ex-legislator advances to Alaska’s special US House electionJune 17, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Mary Peltola, a former state lawmaker and one of the few Democrats in a massive field of candidates seeking Alaska's only U.S. House seat, has advanced to an August special election, where she will face former Gov.
Mississippi Rep. Wright, a longtime educator, dies at 69June 17, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A longtime educator who won a special election to the Mississippi House in 2020 died Friday.
Constant plans to withdraw as House candidate, back PeltolaJune 16, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Christopher Constant plans to withdraw as a candidate for the August primary for Alaska's U.S. House seat and support fellow Democrat Mary Peltola, a spokesperson for Constant said Thursday.
Palin, Begich, Gross advance in Alaska US House raceJune 16, 2022 GMT
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state's only U.S. House seat.
Palin, Begich and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates in last Saturday's special primary for the seat, which was left vacant following the death in March of Republican Rep.
2 Mississippi congressmen heading to GOP primary runoffsJune 8, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two incumbent congressmen in Mississippi won party primaries Tuesday, and two are headed to June 28 runoffs.
Florida sheriff retires after moving outside of countyJune 2, 2022 GMT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff announced his retirement amid criticism that he moved outside the Jacksonville area despite a county charter requiring that he live there.
In a statement, Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Thursday that he did not want to deal with a court battle over his move a year ago to neighboring Nassau County.
Finstad, Ettinger head to special election for Hagedorn seatMay 25, 2022 GMT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican former U.S Department of Agriculture official Brad Finstad will face Democratic former Hormel Foods chief executive Jeff Ettinger in an August special election to finish the term of the late Minnesota GOP U.S.
Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primaryMay 25, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state.
It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest.
Ex-White House press secretary Jen Psaki hired by MSNBCMay 24, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially landed at MSNBC, where she is expected to make appearances on the network's cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show.
Next New York lieutenant governor to be sworn in WednesdayMay 23, 2022 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado will be sworn in Wednesday as New York's next lieutenant governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced.
Hochul said Monday she will issue a proclamation for a special election to fill her fellow Democrat's seat in upstate New York once he resigns.
Reeves sets special election to fill House vacancyMay 20, 2022 GMT
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday set a special election to fill a state House seat vacated by Democratic Rep.
Dem flips Michigan seat after GOP candidate’s rape commentsMay 5, 2022 GMT
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Democratic legislative candidate in Michigan won a special election for a heavily Republican seat over a GOP opponent who made controversial comments about rape, Russia’s war in Ukraine and other issues, narrowing Republicans’ state House majority.
Brown wins Ohio rematch with progressive activist TurnerMay 4, 2022 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Shontel Brown beat former state Sen. Nina Turner for the second time since last summer, easily prevailing in an Ohio primary billed nationally as a key showdown between the party’s more moderate establishment and its activist progressive wing.