Mayoral elections

Seattle mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan applauds supporters as she takes to the stage at an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Seattle. Voters were picking a female mayor of the Northwest's largest city for the first time in 90 years, choosing between former U.S. attorney Durkan and community activist Cary Moon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 08, 2017 - 9:19 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The booming liberal city of Seattle will get its first woman mayor since the 1920s after former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan defeated urban planner Cary Moon for the office left open by a sex abuse scandal. Durkan maintained her 20-point lead Wednesday when a second batch of ballots...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Boston City Councilman Tito Jackson, left, during a Boston council meeting on Jan. 13, 2016, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, during a news conference on July 11, 2017. Jackson is challenging Walsh for the mayor's seat in the Nov. 7, 2017, election. (AP Photos, File)
November 07, 2017 - 8:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Voters in Boston have re-elected Marty Walsh to a second term as mayor. Walsh defeated City Councilor Tito Jackson on Tuesday after a low-key campaign. Election officials reported relatively light voter turnout in most of the city's precincts in the nonpartisan contest. Walsh's first...
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FILE- In a June 8 2016 file photo, Sen. Coleman Young II, a Detroit Democrat, speaks against legislation to bail out and restructure Detroit's school district in the Senate chamber in Lansing, Mich. Coleman has name recognition, political pedigree and the same racial heritage as about 80 percent of the people he wants to represent, yet Coleman Young II is an underdog in his bid to supplant Detroit's popular white mayor. Young, a state senator and son of Detroit's first black mayor, hopes to defeat Mike Duggan on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, but it won't be easy. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
November 04, 2017 - 11:07 am
DETROIT (AP) — Coleman Young II has name recognition, political pedigree and the same racial heritage as about 80 percent of the people he wants to represent, yet he's an underdog in his race to unseat the Detroit's popular white mayor, Mike Duggan. The state senator and son of Detroit's first...
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In this Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 photo, young girls play together in Colorado City, Ariz. The community on the Utah-Arizona border has been home for more than a century to a polygamous sect that is an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism. The community is undergoing a series of changes as the sect's control of the town slips away amid government evictions and crackdowns. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
November 03, 2017 - 3:59 am
HILDALE, Utah (AP) — A polygamous group that has controlled a remote community on the Utah-Arizona border is slowly losing its grip on power. For more than a century, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made its home among the red rocks in tiny Hildale, Utah. But...
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In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, Seattle mayoral candidates Jenny Durkan, left, and Cary Moon applaud the audience at the end of a televised debate in Seattle. After 91 years Seattle will elect its second female mayor next week. Voters will choose urban planner Moon or former U.S. attorney Durkan to lead this city dealing with the benefits and headaches of a booming economy for some more than others as e-commerce giant Amazon expands. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 01, 2017 - 3:51 am
SEATTLE (AP) — When political consultant Cathy Allen and others learned the top four vote-getters in Seattle's mayoral primary race were women, she paused to think. "When was the last time Seattle had a woman mayor?" she wondered. A few prominent women who ran unsuccessfully over the years sprang...
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October 30, 2017 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders, the Vermont U.S. senator who stoked liberal passions nationwide as a Democratic candidate in last year's presidential contest, stepped into New York politics for a day on Monday, casting first-term Mayor Bill de Blasio as the antidote to the "un-American" leadership...
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October 25, 2017 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City mayoral candidate says he's "shocked" that so little attention has been paid to his arrest for trying to hijack an airliner at gunpoint 17 years ago. In July 2000, Aaron Commey (KOH'-may) boarded a National Airlines plane in New York and ordered the pilots to fly to...
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October 23, 2017 - 10:22 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Early results show that Kosovo's right-wing governing coalition parties are leading in municipal elections held on the weekend but that runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners. Preliminary results Monday show that half of 38 mayors will still need be...
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October 16, 2017 - 2:23 pm
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected — even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Republican nominee Dave Gautreau broached the idea...
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A sanitation employee, foreground, helps homeless people with their possessions, as they perform a homeless sweep in New Orleans, in advance of approaching Hurricane Nate, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 07, 2017 - 7:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Nate (all times local): 6 p.m. Officials say they have had to rescue people from two sailboats as Hurricane Nate approaches the Gulf Coast, kicking up high waves and winds. The first rescue happened about 12 p.m. Saturday when two people had to be helped...
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