- Legislative primaries to set stage for November Updated: May-30-16 11:14 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Two key Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate face surprise challengers from their own party as the Legislature's Aug. 9 primary looms.
- In governor's race, dash for cash is on - but hard to track Updated: May-29-16 11:26 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The dash for campaign cash in the New Hampshire governor's race is at its peak as an early June filing deadline looms, bringing with it dramatic reductions in how much money candidates can raise from individuals and political committees.
- Election-year politics dim hopes of Illinois budget deal Updated: May-29-16 10:30 am
CHICAGO - The emails started arriving as heads were still spinning in the state Capitol over Democrats ramming through a state budget proposal. The missives from Republicans on Wednesday accused the majority party of approving a plan that's out of balance by $7 billion.
- California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats Updated: May-28-16 4:10 pm
LOS ANGELES - California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, from the race for the state's open U.S. Senate seat.
- Up in smoke: group ends Ohio medical marijuana ballot drive Updated: May-28-16 12:45 pm
CINCINNATI - A group Saturday ended its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on Ohio's general election ballot.
- Ohio bill sets rules for last-minute orders on voting hours Updated: May-28-16 11:58 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A bill headed to Ohio's governor could make it harder for people to get a court order to keep polling places open late on Election Day in the key swing state.
- With retention idea blocked, Supreme Court primary goes on Updated: May-28-16 11:09 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - There will be one race on every ballot in North Carolina's previously unscheduled June 7 primary because the state Supreme Court couldn't agree whether a law that led a colleague to seek re-election through a new method complied with the state constitution.
- The Latest: California predictable work schedule bill dies Updated: May-27-16 7:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on action by the California Legislature (all times local):
- GOP donor again backs Kinder in run for Missouri governor Updated: May-27-16 4:36 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A prominent GOP political donor is again supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder as he runs for Missouri governor.
- State says primary turnout was around 20 percent in Georgia Updated: May-27-16 11:23 am
ATLANTA - State officials say about 20 percent of Georgia's registered voters turned out for this week's primary elections.
- Edwards names 3 to LSU Board of Supervisors Updated: May-27-16 9:31 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards has named two new faces to the LSU Board of Supervisors who will replace members appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal and reappointed another.
- Former US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa begins run for Congress Updated: May-26-16 11:08 pm
HONOLULU - Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has begun the process in Hawaii to run for the congressional seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. Mark Takai.
- After focus on social issues, Pence facing tough re-election Updated: May-26-16 9:38 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn.
- The Latest: Trump holds rally before cheering Montana crowd Updated: May-26-16 7:44 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Billings (all times local):
- Group says ID mandate in primary portend November problems Updated: May-26-16 5:25 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An election reform group opposed to North Carolina's 2013 voting law says problems implementing its photo identification mandate the first time in the March primary portend major problems for November's election.
- Sanders accepts Kentucky results, making Clinton the winner Updated: May-26-16 3:27 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has accepted Kentucky's primary election results, moving front-runner Hillary Clinton one delegate closer to securing the nomination.
- The Latest: Sanders still behind after Kentucky recanvas Updated: May-26-16 1:20 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Latest on the recanvas of Kentucky's Democratic presidential primary votes (all times local):
- Ohio attorney general inadvertently reveals run for governor Updated: May-26-16 12:56 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Mike DeWine, the state attorney general and a former U.S. senator, confirmed Thursday what political prognosticators have reported for months: He's running for governor.
- Baltimore officials recertify April primary election results Updated: May-26-16 12:11 pm
BALTIMORE - Elections officials have recertified the results of Baltimore's primary election after the state review, starting the clock for any recount requests or court challenges.
- Judge says voting rules won't change for August election Updated: May-26-16 9:31 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal judge hearing challenges to Wisconsin's voter identification law says the rules for the August primary election will be the same as they were for the April presidential primary.
- With 1 delegate at stake, Kentucky re-examines its vote Updated: May-26-16 7:25 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - State election officials will re-examine vote totals from the Democratic presidential primary at the request of Bernie Sanders' campaign.
- Early in-person voting starts Thursday for June 7 primary Updated: May-26-16 3:43 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina registered voters can now cast ballots in person for next month's primary elections for Congress, a state Supreme Court seat and a few other local positions.
- The Latest: Bill on voting hours heads to Ohio governor Updated: May-25-16 11:08 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest on legislative activity at the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers seek to wrap up work before their summer break (all times local):
- Congressional panel releases critical Cover Oregon report Updated: May-25-16 5:27 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Republicans on a U.S. House committee have found former Gov. John Kitzhaber and a federal agency mishandled the creation of Oregon's health insurance enrollment website, with the Democratic governor's political advisers making decisions based on his re-election campaign.
- Elections board addressing automatic registration concerns Updated: May-25-16 4:48 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois State Board of Elections officials say they're working with legislators to address logistical concerns raised in an automatic voter registration proposal.