State elections

European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, reaches out to shake hands with British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Virginia Mayo)
March 19, 2018 - 6:05 pm
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Supporters of U.S. Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 07, 2018 - 1:36 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on primary elections in Texas (all times CST): 10 a.m. Democratic turnout for Texas' primary has exceeded primary midterm vote totals not seen since 1994, when the party was beginning its slide into the political wilderness in a state that had for decades been a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017, file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Texas Democrats have turned out in force ahead of their state's first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday, March 6 2018, even though their party remains a longshot to win much. Democratic early voting across Texas most-populous counties more than doubled the last non-presidential cycle in 2014. But the party hasn't won Texas statewide office since 1994. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 06, 2018 - 12:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrats turned out in force ahead of the first-in-the-nation primary Tuesday in what could be an early hint of a midterm election backlash against President Donald Trump, though their party remains a longshot to make much of a dent in Republican political dominance of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Bangalore, India. Modi's Hindu nationalist party appears likely to end the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeast Indian state and consolidate its position in two other states in provincial elections. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, FIle)
March 03, 2018 - 12:51 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party on Saturday ended the 25-year uninterrupted rule of a communist party in a northeastern state and consolidated its position in two other states in key provincial elections. An impressive win is expected to boost the...
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Linda Belcher, left, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 49th District speaks with a supporter during a rally, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Shepherdsville, Ky. Belcher, a former representative for the district is running in a special election being held Tuesday, to fill the seat that is now vacant following the suicide of the former representative, Dan Johnson, following his suicide in 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 20, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a special election to complete the remaining term of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost a special...
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Linda Belcher, left, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 49th District speaks with a supporter during a rally, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Shepherdsville, Ky. Belcher, a former representative for the district is running in a special election being held Tuesday, to fill the seat that is now vacant following the suicide of the former representative, Dan Johnson, following his suicide in 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 20, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. Dan Johnson killed himself in December after adamantly denying the sexual...
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February 17, 2018 - 8:20 am
MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburb will soon choose a successor for a Republican state lawmaker who killed himself last year after a woman publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his basement when she was a teenager and he was her pastor. Dan Johnson...
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February 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic win in a Florida statehouse district that's firmly Republican is being called a bellwether for national politics, a referendum of sorts on President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda. On Tuesday, in Florida's House District 72 — a district that...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Attilio Fontana arrives for a news conference at the Palazzo ex Stelline, in Milan, Italy. Fontana, running for governor in the affluent Lombardy region and backed by a center-right alliance, sparked outrage Monday Jan. 15, 2018, including from political opponents and Jewish leaders who recalled anti-Jewish racial laws enacted by Benito Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship, after he said to a local radio on Sunday that Italy must decide “if our white race, our society, must continue to exist or be canceled out.” (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
January 15, 2018 - 6:05 pm
ROME (AP) — The head of an anti-migrant party who is running to be Italy's premier came to the defense Monday of an Italian gubernatorial candidate who advocated for clamping down on immigrants' numbers to preserve "our white race." While political opponents condemned the comment by Attilio Fontana...
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January 14, 2018 - 3:04 am
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi, who comes from Iraq's Shiite majority, assumed office in 2014, weeks after IS stormed...
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