State governments

Governor-elect Tony Evers, left, and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes, right, with pillows found on the tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County. State Rep-elect Shelia Stubbs (D-Madison) is right. On Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 Governor-elect Tony Evers, and Lt. Governor elect Mandela Barnes took a tour of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County in Madison, Wis. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, a string of statewide victories in Rust Belt states opened a potential path back to the White House. But President Donald...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez celebrates his re-election in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, while Gov. Phil Murphy stands at right. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 7:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Latinos serving in Congress will rise to at least 41 in the new year, and that figure most likely will increase when two undecided races are called. Thirty-three out of 44 Latino Democratic candidates won election in Tuesday's contests, while six out of 15 Latino...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp gives a thumbs-up to supporters, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 07, 2018 - 5:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Brian Kemp's campaign declared victory Wednesday in the Georgia governor's race, though Democrat Stacey Abrams insists that enough ballots remain to leave open the possibility of a runoff in a race that Kemp oversees as secretary of state. The Associated Press has not...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2018 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker attends an event to make remarks at a Foxconn facility in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. Walker faces Democrat Tony Evers in his re-election bid in the Nov. 6 election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
November 07, 2018 - 4:43 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, beloved by Republicans for pushing through a conservative revolution but so reviled by liberals that they tried to recall him from office, warned for months that he was at risk of being overwhelmed by Democratic anger. He was right. The tide that...
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A person holds a container with marijuana buds at the Far West Holistic Center dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Michigan voters have made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug and putting conservative neighboring states on notice. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 07, 2018 - 1:28 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is aiming to build a potentially lucrative industry from the ground up with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. It could do more by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest — and possibly beyond. Michigan is the first Midwestern state to...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, is pictured during an interview in Oklahoma City. Hof, who died last month after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has won a heavily GOP state legislative district. Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2018 in the race for Nevada's 36th Assembly District. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
November 07, 2018 - 12:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada brothel owner and reality TV star Dennis Hof died last month but still won a heavily GOP state legislative district after fashioning himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate. County officials will appoint a Republican to take Hof's place in the state Assembly. He...
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Voters wait in line on election day after an order issued in Fulton County Superior Court ordered the polling location to remain open until 10 p.m., a full three hours after polls closed statewide, in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. A judge has extended voting hours at more polling locations in Georgia, where some voters have complained of waiting for hours in long lines. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
November 07, 2018 - 12:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Malfunctioning voting machines, missing power cords and hourslong lines at the polls are being scrutinized by candidates and election officials in Georgia, where the governor's race is undecided while votes are still being tallied. Democrat Stacey Abrams, vying to become the nation's...
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Republican Florida Governor-elect Ron DeSantis, center, waves to the supporters with his wife, Casey, left, and Republican Lt. Governor-elect Jeanette Nunez, third right, after thanking the crowd Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. DeSantis defeated Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum. (Chris Urso/Tampa Bay Times via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 7:08 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis put his thanks squarely where it was due after declaring victory in Florida's governor election: with President Donald Trump. He said Trump's support made all the difference in his defeat of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who was...
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The Capitol is seen on the morning after Election Day as Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm ending eight years of Republican control, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
November 07, 2018 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump's Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what's left of the president's governing agenda. But the GOP added to its Senate edge and prevailed in some key...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams finishes addressing supporters during an election night watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Abrams expects a runoff with Republican opponent Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 07, 2018 - 5:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 1:54 a.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says votes remain to be counted in the tight Georgia governor's race and vows to wait for them all. Abrams told supporters at her election night party that they would "have a chance to do a do-over" in...
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