National elections

FILE - This combination of March 8, 2018, photos shows California gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, left, a Democrat and Republican businessman John Cox in Sacramento, Calif. Cox and Newsom is debating Monday morning, Oct. 8, at San Francisco public radio station KQED. The hour-long session will not be televised but will be offered to radio stations to broadcast around the state. (AP Photos/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 08, 2018 - 11:14 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The two men hoping to be California's next governor said during a Monday debate that the cost of living is the top issue facing the state. Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom squared off at San Francisco public radio station KQED — their only face-off ahead of the...
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Supporters of presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party, gather in gather at Paulista avenue waiting for the results of the vote count, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Bolsonaro, a far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship took a strong lead in its presidential election Sunday, rallying voters to his promises to rid Latin America's largest nation of rampant corruption, crime and moral rot. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
October 07, 2018 - 7:52 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Gerald Alckmin, the former governor of the state of Sao Paulo who came in fourth on Sunday, told well-wishers that he respected the outcome of Sunday's presidential election. Alckmin who got just 4.77 percent of the...
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Presidential frontrunner Jair Bolsonaro, of the Social Liberal Party, flashes victory hand signs to supporters after voting at a polling station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades. If no one gets a majority in the first round, the top two candidates will compete in a runoff. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
October 07, 2018 - 7:08 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of Brazil's presidential race Sunday, doing far better than polls predicted and coming just shy of an outright victory. In the weeks ahead of an Oct. 28 runoff against former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, Bolsonaro's...
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A boy waves a Brazilian flag during a celebration by supporters of Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. Official results showed that Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party will face Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right congressman in a second-round vote. (AP Photo/Ricardo Borges)
October 07, 2018 - 6:30 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A far-right former army captain who expresses nostalgia for Brazil's military dictatorship won its presidential election by a surprisingly large margin Sunday but fell just short of getting enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff against a leftist rival. Jair Bolsonaro, whose...
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Vice President Mike Pence announces the result of the vote for the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in Washington. The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that could swing the court rightward for a generation after a battle that rubbed raw the country's cultural, gender and political divides. (AP Photo/APTN)
October 07, 2018 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate's majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won't be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While Sen. Mitch...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, Bosnian people pass by a poster with the images of Milorad Dodik and Zelka Cvijanovic of the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD) in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo. An election in Bosnia on Sunday could cement the ethnic divisions drawn in a brutal 1992-95 war as a pro-Russian nationalist runs for the country’s three-member presidency and politicians seeking other posts campaign on war wounds instead of reforms that could shake the country out of its post-war paralysis. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
October 05, 2018 - 1:19 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Elections in Bosnia on Sunday risk cementing the ethnic divisions of the country's brutal war, as a pro-Russian nationalist runs for the three-member presidency and politicians seeking other posts campaign on war wounds rather than reforms. Some 3.3 million...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, Minn. Trump was kicking off an 8-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates entering the midterm campaign's final weekend. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 04, 2018 - 9:12 pm
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall. Speaking before a cheering crowd at a...
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In this Sept. 26, 2018 photo, independent candidate for governor, economic consultant Alan Caron talks to voters at a farmers market in Portland, Maine. Caron will face Democrat Janet Mills, Republican Shawn Moody and independent candidate Terry Hayes in the November general election. (AP Photo/Marina Villeneuve)
October 04, 2018 - 6:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's outgoing firebrand Republican governor has railed against his perceived opponents with fury and gusto over an eight-year term marked by profanity-laced controversy and a failed impeachment attempt. The four candidates running to succeed the governor who calls himself "...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., waves to the crowd during a parade in Overland Park, Kan. Yoder has never been in this much political trouble in his eastern Kansas congressional seat. Yoder is seeking his fifth term and is one of 25 GOP incumbents running for re-election in a district that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. He’s facing a unique opponent in Democrat Sharice Davids. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel File)
October 03, 2018 - 9:13 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in this much political trouble in his eastern Kansas congressional seat. Yoder is seeking his fifth term and is one of 25 GOP incumbents running for re-election in a district that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. He trailed his...
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October 03, 2018 - 1:57 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's appearance Thursday at a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, marks his second stop to friendly territory in the otherwise traditionally blue state, where other Republicans in competitive congressional races aren't as anxious to receive him. Trump's...
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