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  • As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 6:35 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead.

  • Despite litigation, North Carolina voter ID begins March 3 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:34 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The future of voter ID in North Carolina ultimately will be resolved by the courts as lawsuits claiming racial discrimination are pending, but the litigation hasn't changed the fact the photo identification mandate will begin statewide in three weeks.

  • Groups decry US election official acting on citizenship rule 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 4:07 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - More than 30 advocacy groups are asking a federal elections official to withdraw changes made to a national form requiring residents of Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote.

  • Election board rejects early voting at Winston-Salem school 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 7:58 am

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The North Carolina State Board of Elections is supporting an early voting plan that excludes the campus of Winston-Salem State University.

  • FDLE investigates possible hack into county website 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 3:01 am

    FORT MYERS, Florida - State investigators are looking at a man who explained in an online video how he breached a Lee Supervisor of Elections computer server without permission.

  • Court's stay on EPA rules gives governor temporary reprieve 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 8:25 pm

    HELENA, Montana - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to temporarily freeze the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan gives Montana Gov. Steve Bullock breathing room in his campaign for a second term.

  • Idaho panel backs proposal to move school board elections 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 6:02 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - An Idaho panel has introduced a legislative proposal that would move school board elections from May in odd years to November in even years.

  • Candidates barred from targeting public workers' emails 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 2:58 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana candidates for political office are barred from distributing unsolicited campaign material to public employees' email addresses, the state commissioner of political practices said Wednesday.

  • Wednesday is registration deadline for Massachusetts primary 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 9:26 am

    BOSTON - The deadline has arrived for Massachusetts residents who are eligible to vote in the state's presidential primary.

  • Bush, Carson, Cruz, Rubio expected for SC faith forum 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 3:55 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Four Republican presidential hopefuls are among those expected at a discussion on faith issues in South Carolina, a week before the state's first primary election.

  • Special election held for 2 vacancies in Legislature 
    Updated: Feb-10-16 1:52 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Unofficial election results show voters in the Twin Cities suburbs have picked two Republicans to fill vacancies at the Minnesota Legislature.

  • Exit of California Senate candidate could help ailing GOP 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 8:05 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The sudden withdrawal of one of the Republican candidates in California's U.S. Senate race could help a party that's been battered in recent statewide elections, although Democrats remain favorites to hold the seat now occupied by Sen. Barbara Boxer.

  • Indiana's Pence changes running mate before election story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 7:41 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann said Tuesday she is stepping aside as Gov. Mike Pence's running mate in an unusual move that allows a former state Republican Party chairman to join the ticket with the governor for a tough re-election campaign.

  • North Carolina takes map delay request to US Supreme Court 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 7:25 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The federal court that struck down two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina refused Tuesday to delay its order demanding that new boundaries be drawn in barely a week's time.

  • Gov. Bullock takes aim at filling health care jobs 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:51 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, hoping to promote his record on producing high-wage jobs, convened a round-table discussion at Montana Tech on Tuesday to address the state's growing need for more health care workers.

  • 3 running for vacant seat in Mississippi Senate 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:00 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Three candidates are running for a Mississippi Senate seat in parts of Hinds and Madison counties.

  • The Latest: Top Indiana lawmakers backing Holcomb selection story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 3:49 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's pick to become the state's new lieutenant governor (all times local):

  • New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary story has photos
    Updated: Feb-09-16 1:41 pm

    New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid.

  • Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:22 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.

  • GOP state Sen. Brower to resign Reno-area seat this month 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 6:10 pm

    RENO, Nevada - Republican state Sen. Greg Brower is formally resigning his northern Nevada seat after announcing months ago that he wouldn't seek re-election.

  • Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 4:29 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters.

  • House Finance Chairman fined for misreported contributions 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:43 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Board of Elections has fined House Finance Chairman Raymond Gallison for misreporting $18,850 in campaign contributions.

  • Champ Edmunds exits auditor's race 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:29 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Former state Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula has announced he is ending his campaign for state auditor and is endorsing fellow Republican Matt Rosendale from Glendive.

  • Utah residents to use caucus system for presidential primary 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:33 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah voters will select their preferred presidential nominees using a caucus system rather than a traditional primary election.

  • GOP's Gibson moves closer to governor's run with committee 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 12:26 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Republican Rep. Chris Gibson is moving closer to a run for New York governor with the formation of a committee that allows him to raise money for a possible campaign.