State governments

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the GOP's gubernatorial candidate, speaks at a rally in a warehouse in Reno on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, before the headliner, Donald Trump Jr. Trump Jr. said his father, President Donald Trump, is counting on Republicans like Laxalt and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. Laxalt said he feels "great" about his race against Democrat Steve Sisolak. He said, "This is the final push." (AP Photo/Scott Sonner).
November 03, 2018 - 9:09 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican from a political dynasty and a powerful Las Vegas-area politician hoping to become Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades are in a tight race for the state's top office Tuesday. Like many races in the battleground state of 3 million people, the contest...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp participates in a debate in Atlanta. Former President Jimmy Carter is wading into the final days of a Georgia governor's race that's rife with charges and countercharges of attempted voter fraud and attempted voter suppression. In a letter Carter asked Republican nominee Kemp to resign from his post as Georgia secretary of state. Kemp is locked in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams, whom Carter has endorsed. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
November 02, 2018 - 7:51 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats and voting rights groups in Georgia are staging massive voter protection operations. They say it is needed because the state's chief elections officer, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has a history of suppressing votes and can't impartially...
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Former President Barack Obama arrives for a campaign rally in support of Democratic candidates, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 02, 2018 - 5:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is urging Georgia voters to elect Stacey Abrams governor in Tuesday's midterms as a way to counter divisive politics. Obama told a capacity crowd at the gymnasium of Atlanta's historically black Morehouse College that voting for Abrams is a way to choose...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018 file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan poses for a photograph after an interview with The Associated Press in his office at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Hogan is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Ben Jealous. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 02, 2018 - 4:20 pm
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland's popular Republican governor is earning enough support from Democrats and black voters in the state's largest jurisdictions to narrow the pathway to an upset sought by a challenger who led the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Democratic challenger Ben...
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The Pittsfield, Mass., City Hall is packed with voters on the last day of early voting in Massachusetts, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump's term. At least 28 states have...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park, in Marietta, Ga. Long lines, broken voting machines and poll worker confusion are all common at polling places across the country on Election Day. With more people voting early, some of these issues are already popping up in this year’s midterm election. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
November 02, 2018 - 2:13 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas' high-profile U.S. Senate race. McElrath had voted a straight ticket for Democrats, but the machine had...
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In this Oct. 22, 2018 photo former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign rally for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, left, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. In the past, Florida's top races were tug-of-wars over taxes and education and insurance. This time around the governor's race is a proxy battle between President Donald Trump, who brought GOP gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis to prominence, and Democrats who oppose him. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 02, 2018 - 12:16 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is emerging as an epicenter of the nation's polarizing politics in the final days of the 2018 campaign. In the closely contested campaign for governor, President Donald Trump and GOP nominee Ron DeSantis have used what has been called racially coded language to slam...
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FILE -- In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo Public Policy Institute of California CEO and debate monitor Mark Baldassare, center, applauds at the end of the debate between California Sen. Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, left, and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in San Francisco. De Leon received the California Democratic Party's endorsement in his bid to unseat Feinstein, but she remains the favorite heading into Election Day. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, file)
November 02, 2018 - 11:37 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin de Leon has tried to capitalize on his endorsement from the California Democratic Party for U.S. Senate over incumbent Dianne Feinstein. But the former state Senate leader never parlayed the endorsement into significant campaign cash to boost his name recognition...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church is shown and includes 26 white chairs, each painted with a cross and and rose, and is displayed in the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The anniversary of the deadliest church shooting in the nation's history _ when a gunman killed 25 people in the rural church near San Antonio _ is the day before the Texas Senate election between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and rising Democratic star Beto O'Rourke. But you wouldn't know it spending time with either campaign. That massacre in Sutherland Springs, and another Texas mass shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston about six months later, aren't the race's top issues. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 02, 2018 - 10:11 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Senate candidates are seldom heard on the campaign trail referencing the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history, which marks its one-year anniversary on the eve of next week's election. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz frequently criticizes Democrat Beto O'Rourke as being...
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Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema talks to volunteers at a get-out-the-vote phone bank in Phoenix, Ariz., alongside members of the "Veterans for Sinema" group in this Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 photo. Both major parties are worrying about so-called “spoilers” as election day nears. In tight races, third party candidates can make the difference by drawing away voters who’d otherwise support the Democrat or Republican. (AP Photo/Bob Christie)
November 02, 2018 - 6:38 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party candidate who...
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