Special Elections

Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, poses with Eric Giddens, candidate for a special election for Iowa sate Senate, in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on March 9, 2019. Giddens, the liberal candidate for next week’s Iowa state Senate special election is getting loads of attention from Democratic presidential candidates as they seek to build support among Iowa’s grassroots. Danya Rafiqi via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 4:08 am
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — A month ago, Eric Giddens was just a member of the Cedar Falls school board thinking about maybe, someday, running for higher office. Today, he feels like the most popular Democrat in Iowa. California Rep. Eric Swalwell called to congratulate him the day he won the...
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Opposition candidate for the role of Gdansk Mayor Aleksandra Dulkiewicz,second left, poses, with her daughter who casts Dulkiewicz's ballot, in a by-election, in Gdansk, Poland, Sunday, March 3, 2019. Residents in Poland's northern city of Gdansk voted Sunday in a by-election to choose the successor to late Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed during a charity event. (AP Photo/Wojciech Strozyk)
March 04, 2019 - 2:36 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Officials in northern Poland say that the deputy to slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz has won a by-election to become his successor and the first woman to hold the post. The city's electoral commission said Monday that 39-year-old lawyer Aleksandra Dulkiewicz was backed by...
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FILE - This May 4, 2016 file photo shows Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz speaking at a commemoration ceremony for late Bremen Mayor Hans Koschnick in Bremen, Germany. Residents in Poland's northern city of Gdansk are voting in a by-election Sunday, March 3, 2019 to choose the successor to late Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed during a charity event. Adamowicz's killing in January has become a platform for calls for political reconciliation but also criticism of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party. (Carmen Jaspersen/dpa via AP, file)
March 03, 2019 - 11:15 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Residents in Poland's northern city of Gdansk voted Sunday in a by-election to choose the successor to late Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was fatally stabbed during a charity event. The slaying of the liberal longtime mayor became a platform for calls for political reconciliation...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during the APEC 2018 meetings in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Morrison announced Saturday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
December 15, 2018 - 1:30 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mama Hamil's Restaurant in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 12, 2018 - 3:20 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her...
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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., campaigns Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Mama Hamil's Restaurant in Madison, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 11, 2018 - 4:08 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was "exaggerated expression of regard" for someone...
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Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., motions to the crowd at a Democratic election night party after wining a Senate seat Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 07, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Senate elections (all times local): 3:21 a.m. Democrat Jacky Rosen has defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller in a hard-fought battle for a U.S. Senate seat in Nevada, giving Democrats a key pickup in the chamber. Rosen on Tuesday ousted Heller, who has been...
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Democrat Jennifer Wexton speaks at her election night party after defeating Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Dulles, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 06, 2018 - 11:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming. The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch. True...
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Newly elected independent lawmaker Kerryn Phelps holds a doorstop at the declaration of the poll for the 2018 Wentworth by-election at the the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in Sydney, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Phelps saiid on Monday a tough policy toward asylum seekers was a major reason Australia's conservative government lost its parliamentary majority. The high-profile medical doctor and gay rights advocate will take her seat when Parliament resumes on Nov. 26. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 7:49 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A newly elected independent lawmaker said on Monday a tough policy toward asylum seekers was a major reason Australia's conservative government lost its parliamentary majority. Kerryn Phelps on Monday was declared the winner of an Oct. 20 by-election forced when former...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 photo Rep. Greg Gianforte listens during a meeting with leaders from the Montana Department of Justice and Montana Highway Patrol in Helena, Mont.. Gianforte is running against Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams to keep the congressional seat he won last year in a special election. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
November 04, 2018 - 12:09 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is pinning his third campaign in two years on Montana residents being better off economically since President Donald Trump took office and that the voters will give him some of the credit. Gianforte has tied his political fortunes to Trump as he seeks...
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