Mayoral elections

ADDS ATLANTA'S TWO-PERSON MAYORAL RUNOFF ELECTION IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL. Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory during an election-night watch party Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2017 - 1:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The race for mayor in Atlanta early Wednesday was too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. The margin was razor-thin, with several hundred votes separating Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Bottoms...
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December 03, 2017 - 11:16 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In Manteo, North Carolina, population about 1,400, the vote for one town commission post was so close that it took nearly three weeks, two recounts, a drawing of straws and a coin toss to settle the election. The town in coastal Dare County is among several in North Carolina...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo provided by the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, is the front of an uncovered sphinx featuring ornate detail, including a detailed necklace in Guadalupe, Calif. Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for filming of Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments." (Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 12:27 pm
'POSSUM ON A GUM BUSH:' OPOSSUM BREAKS INTO LIQUOR STORE, GETS DRUNK AS A SKUNK FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) walks off the field after a 2010 loss to the Washington Redskins, in an NFL football game in Landover, Md. The Giants are changing quarterbacks for first time in more than 13 years. Yes, Eli Manning is not going to start. The Giants announced on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, that Geno Smith will start in place of Manning when the Giants (2-9) face the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 29, 2017 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year Award and runner-up in Most Valuable Player voting, Aaron Judge also received ballots in another election: for New York City mayor. The New York Yankees right fielder was listed on 10 ballots as a write-in candidate for mayor,...
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As her husband Jason Cantrell, left, cheers, LaToya Cantrell hugs her daughter RayAnn as she celebrates her victory in the New Orleans mayoral election during her election party at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in New Orleans. Cantrell, a City Council member who gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was the victor Saturday night in an election that will make her the first woman mayor in New Orleans' history. (Michael DeMocke/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
November 19, 2017 - 9:33 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans. The Democrat will succeed term-...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Republican John Curtis, walks on stage during Utah's 3rd Congressional District debate, in a race to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives, in Sandy, Utah. Congress gets its newest member on Monday as House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to swear in Republican John Curtis of Utah amid an intense push by GOP leadership to score a major legislative victory before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 13, 2017 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican John Curtis of Utah became the newest member of Congress late Monday when he took the oath of office amid an intense push by GOP leadership to score a major legislative victory before the end of the year. Curtis, 57, was the mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo when...
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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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