Special elections

This undated photo provided by Washington County, Minn., shows Democratic candidate for Minnesota Senate Karla Bigham. Bigham is running in a special election in Senate District 54 on Feb. 12, 2018, to succeed Democrat Dan Schoen, who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. (Tomy O'Brien/Washington County, Minn. via AP)
February 12, 2018 - 11:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats in Minnesota held on to a state Senate seat in a rare Monday special election, preserving their hopes of retaking the chamber later this year. But there was little evidence of Democratic backlash against President Donald Trump and his party that spurred a series of...
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February 12, 2018 - 11:20 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota voters were choosing successors Monday for two state legislators who resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, as Democrats sought to remain in striking distance of taking back the state Senate and add a solidly Republican state House seat to their list of upsets...
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February 11, 2018 - 1:09 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, legislators in Albany are wrapping up a long series of hearings on Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $168 billion state budget proposal. Only three more hearings are scheduled on the budget proposal, which lawmakers and Cuomo hope to approve by...
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February 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats have picked up a Missouri House seat previously held by Republicans in a district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016. Democrat Mike Revis of Fenton defeated Republican David Linton in a close race Tuesday to win a suburban St. Louis...
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In this Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, photo, Kelly Burke poses for a photo outside her home next to a sign supporting Oregon's Measure 101 in Portland, Ore. Burke has volunteered for phone banks to garner support for the measure that goes before Oregon voters on Tuesday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
January 22, 2018 - 1:29 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters will soon decide whether to fund the state's expansion of Medicaid and other rising health care costs with taxes on hospitals and health insurers. Experts say the special election Tuesday is the only instance where voters -- instead of lawmakers -- will decide...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota state Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, he won't run for U.S. Senate, depriving Republicans of the candidate many saw as the party's best chance to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
January 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota state Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, he won't run for U.S. Senate, depriving Republicans of the candidate many saw as the party's best chance to unseat vulnerable Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
January 11, 2018 - 3:15 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular...
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In this Sept. 21, 2017 photo, Republican Bob Thomas, left, and Democrat Joshua Cole, candidates for the 28th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, shake hands following their debate at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. A federal judge is set to hear arguments Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in a federal lawsuit challenging the results of a House race after numerous voters were assigned to the wrong district and thus given the wrong ballots. Democrat Joshua Cole lost the Fredericksburg-area seat to Republican Bob Thomas by 73 votes in a race that went to a recount. (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star)
January 05, 2018 - 8:36 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected a request for a new election that might have forced a 50-50 split in Virginia's House of Delegates, calling ballot mistakes cited by Democrats a "garden-variety" problem that doesn't merit federal intervention. Democrats had hoped a new...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, administers the Senate oath of office during a mock swearing in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., second from left, with his wife Louise Jones, second from right, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. They are joined at far left by their son Christopher Jones, and son Carson Jones, center. Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore in a special election to take the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 03, 2018 - 3:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama was sworn into office Wednesday, shrinking the Senate's Republican majority and leading lawmakers of both parties to plead for more bipartisanship as Congress tackles pressing issues in advance of the 2018 midterm elections. Vice President Mike Pence...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, then-Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones speaks at a news conference in Dolomite, Ala. Jones, the first Alabama Democrat elected to the Senate in a quarter century, is one of two new members who will take the oath of office on the Senate floor at noon on Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
January 03, 2018 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority and complicating efforts by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to advance the White House's legislative agenda before the midterm elections in November. Doug Jones, the first Alabama...
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