Primary elections

FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, de Leon. He won the party nod Saturday, July 14 after a vote of the party's roughly 360-member executive board made up of local officials and party activists. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 15, 2018 - 1:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive...
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July 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's June primary saw the highest percentage of voter turnout in a midterm primary election since 1998. More than 37 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the primary. That's up more than 12 percent from the previous midterm primary in 2014, when turnout hit...
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President Donald Trump announces Brett Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 9, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 10, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In calls from the Oval Office, from Air Force One, and from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump returned over and over to the same question as he mulled his next Supreme Court nomination: "Who's the best here?" His final answer was hardly a surprise: Trump landed on...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Republican candidate for Georgia Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters in Gainesville, Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Cagle beat out three other opponents in the May 22 primary after a five-man race in which they were slammed by opponents for being late to the Trump train. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
July 09, 2018 - 3:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for...
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July 08, 2018 - 4:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — In a story July 7 about an Idaho gubernatorial candidate, The Associated Press reported erroneously the religious affiliation of former Democratic Gov. Cecil Andrus. Andrus was not Mormon. The Associated Press also erroneously reported that the top two gubernatorial candidates...
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In this June 27, 2018 photo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is photographed while being interviewed in Rockefeller Center in New York. Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation of Democrats is making its way to Washington. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 01, 2018 - 8:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. They are. Or that many are women entering...
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2016, file photo, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate collects ballots during Iowa's Electoral College vote at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Nearly 1 percent of voters in Iowa's largest counties did not show identifications during the June 5 primary, an early sign that the new voter ID law could have some impact when it takes full effect next year. As part of a gradual rollout of the ID requirements, voters without them in 2018 are being allowed to sign an "Oath of Identification" attesting that they are who they say they are. Pate has argued that the identification requirements will improve the integrity of elections. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 28, 2018 - 2:37 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nearly 1 percent of the electorate in Iowa's largest counties did not show identifications during the June 5 primary, prompting critics to warn that the requirement could disenfranchise some voters in elections beginning next year. Figures provided by the 10 counties with the...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, elementary school principal Sherrie Conley, who is running for state representative in District 20, places up a campaign sign on a road in Goldsby, Okla. Conley is part of a wave of about 100 educators, including dozens of Republicans, who are running for office in the aftermath of a teacher walk-out that shut down public schools for two weeks this spring and opened an unusually bitter chasm in the state’s ruling party. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 27, 2018 - 7:32 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dozens of schoolteachers running for seats in the Oklahoma Legislature passed their first test in the state's primary election, flexing political muscles that knocked incumbents out of office and could lead to more surprising victories in the months ahead. Oklahoma's primary...
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This May 6, 2018 photo provided by the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Campaign shows candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right, during a Bengali community outreach in New York. Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political novice running on a low budget and an unabashedly liberal platform, upset longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in New York. (Corey Torpie/Courtesy Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Campaign via AP)
June 27, 2018 - 8:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political novice running on a low budget and an unabashedly liberal platform, upset longtime U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in New York. The surprise victory by the community organizer in a district...
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President Donald Trump greets Gov. Henry McMaster during a rally to show support for the governor at Airport High School, Monday, June 25, 2018, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
June 27, 2018 - 3:52 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's earliest and most loyal supporters won a key runoff Tuesday, as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster fended off a challenge from a self-made millionaire to secure the Republican gubernatorial nomination. "Be proud of South Carolina," McMaster told...
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