- 5 statewide incumbents win GOP primaries in Mississippi Updated: Aug-05-15 12:18 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Five statewide Republican incumbents defeated challengers Tuesday as Mississippi voters narrowed the list of candidates for the November general election.
- The Latest: Stone beats fellow incumbent Hale in Senate race Updated: Aug-04-15 11:56 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on Mississippi primary elections (all times local):
- In Kentucky, local governments test limits of labor laws Updated: Aug-04-15 8:02 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The battle over whether a company can force its workers to pay union dues landed in a Kentucky federal courthouse Tuesday as a handful of labor unions sought to persuade a judge to throw out a series of local laws designed to end closed shops.
- Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors Updated: Aug-04-15 6:02 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state's gay marriage law in 2009.
- 2 years out, the race for next governor coming into view Updated: Aug-04-15 12:42 pm
Gov. Chris Christie is not the only New Jersey politician thinking about his next job.
- Democrat Katie McGinty to run for US Senate in Pennsylvania Updated: Aug-04-15 10:53 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The former top aide to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf says she is seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate next year.
- Special elections in central and southeast Pennsylvania Updated: Aug-04-15 3:05 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - It's election day in parts of south-central and southeastern Pennsylvania.
- Voters in 12 Ohio counties to vote in special elections Updated: Aug-04-15 3:05 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters in 12 counties will have the chance to weigh in on certain local issues during a special election on Tuesday.
- State police blast Cranston mayor for interference Updated: Aug-03-15 8:29 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A scathing report by state police accuses the mayor of Cranston of interfering with the city's police department amid his run for governor last year by publicly supporting disciplinary action against a city police captain, then working behind the scenes to reduce the discipline and delay announcing it until after the election.
- Race to replace convicted NY state senator's seat firms up Updated: Aug-03-15 3:41 pm
ALBANY, New York - Candidates from each of the major parties have emerged to campaign for a state Senate seat representing New York's Southern Tier after its previous occupant was convicted of lying to the FBI.
- Correction: Political Parties-Money story Updated: Aug-02-15 3:20 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - In a story published Aug. 1 about the fundraising of Missouri's political parties, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Missouri Republican Party had raised only roughly $122,000 as of June 30. The party had about $122,000 raised for its state account, with more raised for its federal account.
- Newsom has $5.5 million for 2018 California governor's race Updated: Jul-31-15 9:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom reports that he has already banked nearly $5.5 million for a possible run for governor that's still more than three years away.
- Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law Updated: Jul-31-15 8:01 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.
- McCrory behind Cooper in 2015 fundraising for NC governor Updated: Jul-31-15 5:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper outpaced incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in fundraising this year as the two gear up for the 2016 North Carolina gubernatorial race, according to campaign reports released Friday.
- North Carolina elections official faces removal over posts Updated: Jul-31-15 12:25 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Republican elections official in North Carolina will face removal over racially tinged Facebook posts praising the Confederacy and suggesting black protestors aren't "productive good citizens" with jobs, like whites.
- Michigan officials seek to replace election equipment Updated: Jul-31-15 6:32 am
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan has taken the first steps toward replacing election equipment used in the state's 4,800 voting precincts that is more than 10 years old.
- South Carolina senator backs Mark Kirk's re-election bid Updated: Jul-31-15 6:23 am
CHICAGO - South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham brought his Republican presidential campaign to Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood, where he voiced his support of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk's bid for re-election.
- Oklahoma, advocacy groups reach agreement on voter rights Updated: Jul-30-15 6:05 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma residents who seek public assistance from various state agencies will be provided more opportunities to register to vote under the terms of a settlement agreement announced Thursday that would stave off a potential lawsuit over the state's compliance with federal voting laws.
- Board OKs business tax, sick day, mail-in voting proposals Updated: Jul-30-15 5:47 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan's election board approved petition forms Thursday for ballot drives to increase business taxes for road improvements, require paid sick days and implement a mail-in voting system - bringing to eight the number of proposals for which supporters are gathering signatures.
- New Mexico Dems eye changes after historic losses in 2014 Updated: Jul-30-15 4:22 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Eight months ago, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez won re-election by a wide margin and the GOP took control of the New Mexico House for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president.
- GOP leaders rally around Kirk after fundraiser's criticism Updated: Jul-29-15 10:58 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Republicans rallied around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday after a top fundraiser briefly suggested that the moderate elected to Barack Obama's former seat should abandon his re-election bid due to a recent series of public gaffes.
- As petition looms, Wyoming panel begins look at legal pot Updated: Jul-29-15 7:16 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming's anti-pot governor has a warning for a task force he's named to study the effects of legal marijuana: It CAN happen here.
- Governor sets special election to fill open Assembly seat Updated: Jul-29-15 6:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in September to fill a vacant southeastern Wisconsin state Assembly seat.
- Conviction for voting in 2 states' 2010 elections tossed Updated: Jul-29-15 9:13 am
PHOENIX - An Arizona appeals court has overturned the conviction of a woman who voted in two states during the 2010 general election.
- Resigned elections official held 2012 fundraiser for McCrory Updated: Jul-28-15 9:37 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A month before he won election, Gov. Pat McCrory attended a fundraiser hosted by an appointee to the state Board of Elections who resigned amid questions about his ties to an Internet sweepstakes magnate targeted by a campaign finance investigation.