House elections

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford hugged his sons after addressing his supporters at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Sanford lost his first election ever Tuesday, beaten for the Republican nomination for another term in the coastal 1st District around Charleston by state Rep. Katie Arrington. (Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP)
June 14, 2018 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't cross President Donald Trump. That's the lesson many Republicans are drawing from Rep. Mark Sanford's surprise defeat Tuesday in his primary election in South Carolina. The victor, state Rep. Katie Arrington, repeatedly highlighted Sanford's criticism of the president. The...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2011 file photo, congressional candidate Sharron Angle, right, sings during a rally by tea party supporters in Las Vegas. Angle was trying Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to unseat the incumbent Republican in the GOP's strongest congressional district in Nevada, where two other Democrat-held open seats will be up for grabs in November. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson,File)
June 13, 2018 - 1:00 am
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Democrats in Nevada have two open congressional seats to defend in November, and Tuesday's primary voting set the stage for what could be some of the most expensive, hard-fought House races in the country. Republican Danny Tarkanian, son of legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry...
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FILE - In this May 26, 2016, file photo, North Dakota state Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D, speaks in Bismarck, N.D. Cramer, a candidate for U.S. Senate, faces Thomas O'Neill, an Air Force veteran who didn't mount a serious campaign, in the Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Republican primary. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File)
June 12, 2018 - 8:57 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer faced a little-known opponent in Tuesday's North Dakota primary as he looked ahead to a fall Senate race seen as pivotal for control of the chamber. Cramer and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp have been stockpiling millions for a race that...
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In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Clarke Tucker talks to supporters after winning the District 2 U.S. House Democratic primary at Cotham's in the City in Little Rock. Democrats typically aren’t embracing their most liberal options in House districts that’ll determine which party controls Congress after the November midterms, but candidates will test how liberal the party can go and still win among GOP-leaning voters. (Thomas Metthe/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 3:13 pm
A single-payer health care advocate in South Texas. A gun restriction supporter in Dallas. Cheerleaders in Arkansas and Iowa for public option health care. Weeks into the primary season, with five more states voting Tuesday, Democrats' midterm class is shaping up to test what liberal messages the...
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In this May 24, 2018 photo Xochitl Torres Small, a Democratic candidate for Congress, speaks to voters at a Las Cruces, N.M., event. Now that Rep. Steve Pearce, R-Hobbs, is stepping down to run for New Mexico governor, eyes are turning to southern New Mexico where the open congressional seat that in recent years has leaned Republican could determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
June 07, 2018 - 7:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Female candidates are slated to make history in November in a closely watched congressional race in New Mexico, pointing to the growing political power of women in the American Southwest and a draw of talent that is helping reshape one of the nation's poorest districts...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2016 file photo, Danny Tarkanian participates in a Republican debate for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District in Henderson, Nev. All eyes are on Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's re-election bid, but two U.S. House seats could be key to the Democrats’ effort to cut into GOP majorities in Congress. Tarkanian is expected to face wealthy Democratic philanthropist Susie Lee in Nevada's most expensive House race in November. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 07, 2018 - 3:55 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — All eyes are on Republican Sen. Dean Heller's re-election bid but hanging on to a pair of Democratic U.S. House seats up for grabs in Nevada could be key to the party's effort to cut into the GOP majorities in Congress. Rep. Jacky Rosen's departure from the 3rd District race to...
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New Mexico's Democratic nominee to U.S. Congress, Debra Haaland, left, applauds at a celebratory breakfast in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, alongside state Sen. Howie Morales, who was nominated to run for lieutenant governor in the fall general election. Haaland is trying to become the first Native American woman to serve in the House of Representatives. Tuesday's primary election upended the political landscape in New Mexico by setting up general-election showdowns between women in two open congressional seats and casting aside an incumbent Democratic state lawmaker who is embroiled sexual harassment accusations .(AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
June 07, 2018 - 2:37 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, a state with deep historical ties to American Indians whose images and symbols are rooted in everything from the state flag to town names, has moved closer to electing the first Native American woman to the U.S. House of Representatives. Deb Haaland's victory...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016 file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., listens during a forum on the future of the Democratic Party, in Denver. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, filed papers Tuesday, June 5, 2018, to run for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, also the vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, filed just hours ahead of a deadline. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:34 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress and a top official with the Democratic National Committee, filed to run for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday, saying he wanted to join the legal fight against President Donald Trump. A sixth-term lawmaker...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican newcomers stunned Washington in the 2010 midterm election, sweeping into the House majority with bold and boisterous promises to cut taxes, slash spending and rollback what many viewed as Barack Obama’s executive overreach of the federal of government. Scott, the class president, objects to the “tea party” brand he says was slapped on the group by the media and the Obama administration. It’s a label some lawmakers now would rather forget. “We weren’t who you all said we were,” Scott said.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)
June 04, 2018 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican newcomers stunned Washington back in 2010 when they seized the House majority with bold promises to cut taxes and spending and to roll back what many viewed as Barack Obama's presidential overreach. But don't call them tea party Republicans any more. Eight years...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2014 file photo, then-Rep. Michael Grimm, center, enters Brooklyn federal court before pleading guilty to a federal tax evasion charge in New York. Grimm doesn't want to talk about his time in prison. He wants your vote. Just two years out of prison he has a legitimate chance to seize the Republican nomination from sitting Congressman Dan Donovan later this month. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 04, 2018 - 12:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Grimm doesn't want to talk about his time in prison. He just wants your vote. The former Republican congressman from New York City's Staten Island is fighting his party, his president and the stigma of a felony conviction in a no-holds-barred primary June 26. Just two years...
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