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U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz., who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 15, 2018 - 10:17 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Rep. Martha McSally accused her Democratic opponent, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, of supporting "treason," citing a 15-year-old radio interview -- a charge that Sinema dismissed as part of a "ridiculous" negative campaign during Monday's debate in the race for Arizona's open...
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October 13, 2018 - 5:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle rigged with explosives detonated at an election rally in northeastern Afghanistan on Saturday killing at least 14 people, including civilians and security forces, officials said. Khalil Aser, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Takhar province, said...
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This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos show Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. O'Rourke says there's still work to do after being asked about Hispanic outreach in his race against Cruz. O'Rourke needs a broad electorate in November to have a chance at pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the 2018 midterms. His path to victory includes getting more Latinos to the polls, which Texas Democrats have struggled to do for decades. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
October 12, 2018 - 7:32 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Friday that he raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in the last three months, more than tripling the haul of his Republican opponent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, in a Texas race that's become one of the country's hottest — if not its closest. O'Rourke said...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017 file photo, Richard Linklater, director/co-writer of "Last Flag Flying," poses at the premiere of the film at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2018 - 10:49 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused" director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz...
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Afghans inspect the site of a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. A suicide bomber on Tuesday struck the home of a candidate in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, that are to be held later this month, killing the candidate and seven other people, a provincial official said. (AP Photo/Abdul Khaliq)
October 09, 2018 - 6:07 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber on Tuesday struck the home of a candidate in Afghanistan's parliamentary elections later this month, killing the candidate and seven other people, a provincial official said. The candidate, Saleh Mohammad Achekzai, was holding a meeting at the time of the...
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October 02, 2018 - 3:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an unexpected twist in one of the most competitive House races in the country, a woman who accused a Southern California Democratic congressional candidate of sexual harassment withdrew the accusation, saying it was a misunderstanding. The announcement Monday by Democrat Gil...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson speaks to reporters at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Goodson is being challenged by David Sterling, the chief counsel for the Department of Human Services, for the nonpartisan state Supreme Court seat. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
October 02, 2018 - 9:55 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — It's not just the U.S. Supreme Court. The bitterly partisan fight over President Donald Trump's nominee for the nation's highest court, and the questions it has raised about the judiciary's independence, mirror what voters around the country are seeing in state supreme...
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Afghan Security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack in the Kama district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The suicide bomber struck an election rally on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 30, a provincial official said. (AP Photo)
October 02, 2018 - 9:15 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck an election rally in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people and wounding around 40, a provincial official said. The attack, the first since campaigning began last week ahead of elections for the lower house...
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This screen shot from a campaign ad posted on YouTube posted by western New York Congressional candidate Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, features his Democratic opponent Nate McMurray speaking in Korean while captions from the Collins campaign accuse McMurray of working to send jobs to China and Korea. It is among several attack ads raising critiques of how race and ethnicity are being injected into some of this election cycle's races, also including the New York governor's race, where accusations of anti-Semitism were invoked. (YouTube via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Several political campaigns in New York have come under criticism over campaign messaging deemed by some to have been designed to exploit voters' racial biases or xenophobia. In the latest skirmish, a Democratic congressman in California assailed a New York Republican colleague over...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2018, file photo, Randy Bryce, a Wisconsin Democratic candidate for the U.S. House, answers a question during a debate in Lake Geneva, Wis. Bryce's mother, Nancy Bryce, is calling for an attack ad featuring Randy's brother James to be taken off the air. The ad was unveiled Tuesday, Sept. 18 by a Republican super PAC linked to House Speaker Paul Ryan. Bryce is running against Republican Bryan Steil to replace Ryan in the southeast Wisconsin congressional district. (Angela Major /The Janesville Gazette via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 12:15 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mother of a Wisconsin congressional candidate Randy Bryce doesn't like to see her sons fight. Nancy Bryce, in an open letter Wednesday, called for an attack ad featuring Randy's brother James to be taken off the air. "My family deserves better than this," she wrote. "All...
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