- Massachusetts' newest members of Congress strong fundraisers Updated: Nov-29-15 12:56 pm
BOSTON - The three newest members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are turning out to be three of its most prolific fundraisers.
- Michigan's straight-ticket voting option may be eliminated Updated: Nov-29-15 4:10 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan voters who with a single mark can vote Democratic or Republican for every partisan office on the ballot may no longer have the option in 2016.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
- GOP Utah governor candidate to debate Democratic lawmaker Updated: Nov-25-15 10:47 am
SALT LAKE CITY - A Republican candidate for governor says he's debating a Democratic lawmaker because Gov. Gary Herbert won't debate him this year ahead of the 2016 election.
- Rubio finesses abortion stance criticized by Democrats Updated: Nov-25-15 3:17 am
WASHINGTON - When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio staked out a hard-line position on abortion in the first GOP debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton took notice.
- House Democrats push campaign finance reform, ethics board Updated: Nov-24-15 7:12 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - House Democratic leaders on Tuesday rolled out their proposals for reforming New Mexico's scandal-plagued campaign finance reporting system and creating a statewide ethics commission - measures they say would help restore voters' faith in government.
- The Latest: Louisiana chose hope, says Edwards after win Updated: Nov-21-15 11:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest news in the 2015 Louisiana election (all times local):
- Democrats push to prevent gun sales to those on terror list Updated: Nov-20-15 10:23 pm
WASHINGTON - People on the U.S. government's terrorist watch list often can't board commercial airliners, but they can walk into a gun store and legally buy pistols and powerful military-style rifles.
- By luck of the 'straw', Democrat wins Mississippi House race Updated: Nov-20-15 5:09 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Republicans drew the short straw Friday in Mississippi. Seriously.
- The Latest: Democrat picks green straw, wins tie election Updated: Nov-20-15 3:43 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on a Mississippi state House election that was decided by drawing straws (all times local):
- House OK of GOP Syrian refugee curbs is just start of fight Updated: Nov-20-15 10:00 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans have embarrassed President Barack Obama by winning veto-proof House approval of legislation blocking Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the U.S., but from here the effort may take a different turn in Congress.
- Democratic Kentucky House member switching parties Updated: Nov-19-15 6:05 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A Kentucky state lawmaker has switched parties to become a Republican, moving the GOP closer to seizing control of the only legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats.
- Analysis: Obama refugee argument fails as Democrats desert Updated: Nov-19-15 5:02 pm
MANILA, Philippines - As anxiety about Syrian refugees entering the U.S. took hold this week, President Barack Obama was having none of it. Halfway across the globe, he scolded politicians questioning his plan to take in 10,000 Syrians in light of the Paris attacks, dismissing them as fear-mongers scoring political points.
- 3 Democrat women nominated to fill open Arizona House seat Updated: Nov-19-15 12:46 pm
PHOENIX - Democrats in Legislative District 26 have nominated an all-women slate of three candidates to fill the Arizona House seat vacated by recently appointed state Sen. Andrew Sherwood, a Tempe Democrat.
- GOP attorney general candidates fight over Democratic votes Updated: Nov-18-15 12:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - For the two Republican candidates in the Louisiana attorney general's race, it's all about the Democrats.
- Democrat announces plans to challenge Rob Bishop next year Updated: Nov-18-15 10:57 am
OGDEN, Utah - An Ogden doctor says he will once again try to challenge U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop in the race for Utah's 1st Congressional District.
- Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-18-15 9:40 am
WASHINGTON - Republicans urged an immediate closure of America's borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from President Barack Obama and other Democrats and igniting an emotional debate about U.S. values in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks.
- Northam announces bid to win Democratic nod for governor Updated: Nov-17-15 5:28 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam has officially announced his run for the Democratic nomination for governor.
- NY Assembly Democrats return for 'training camp' Updated: Nov-17-15 4:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - The Democratic legislators who control the New York state Assembly have returned to the state Capitol two months before the start of their 2016 session.
- Democratic energy consultant Chris Brooks runs for Assembly Updated: Nov-17-15 3:49 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Democratic energy consultant Chris Brooks has announced he's running for a Las Vegas Assembly seat.
- Cincinnati Democrat says he'd be tough on guns in US Senate Updated: Nov-17-15 3:40 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld portrayed himself Tuesday as the only Ohio candidate in the closely watched 2016 race who would support significant gun restrictions if elected, a position that failed to ruffle the feathers of his better known rivals.
- Senate Democrats back Dayton's special session call Updated: Nov-17-15 11:51 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The Senate's top Democrat says he's open to holding a special legislative session to provide more money for laid-off steelworkers.
- Wisconsin Assembly passes campaign finance overhaul bill Updated: Nov-16-15 6:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly gave final approval Monday to a pair of Republican-backed bills that would significantly alter the flow of money into Wisconsin political campaigns and dramatically change oversight of elections, campaign finance and ethics laws.
- Democrats formalize plans to open primaries to independents Updated: Nov-16-15 4:57 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Democratic Party filed paperwork on Monday that paves the way for registered independents to vote in Democratic primaries beginning in 2016, including the presidential preferential primary on March 1.
- GOP Assemblywoman concedes close race to Princeton physicist Updated: Nov-16-15 3:17 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey Republicans will not pursue a recount in a close Assembly election contest, giving the seat for a district that includes Princeton to a plasma physicist and increasing Democrats' edge in the Legislature.