Primary elections - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Primary elections California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats' SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic activists loyal to the Sen. Bernie Sanders aren't ready to give up after their favored candidate came tantalizingly close but fell short of taking control of the California Democratic Party. "Berniecrats" and like-minded Democrats looking to shake up their party leadership refused Sunday to accept election results and ... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:46:00 GMT 2017-05-21T20:46:00Z Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in HELENA, Mont. (AP) — When Donald Trump visited Montana last year ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary, technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte was running on the GOP ticket for governor and made it a point to avoid his party's likely presidential nominee. Gianforte later reluctantly pledged support for Trump, but tried to distance himself from him during an un... Sun, 21 May 2017 02:29:00 GMT 2017-05-21T02:29:00Z GOP runoff to replace SC Rep. Mulvaney will go to recount COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest of margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state legislator Tommy Pope was less than 1 percent meaning a re... Wed, 17 May 2017 14:44:00 GMT 2017-05-17T14:44:00Z GOP runoff to replace SC's Mulvaney too close to call COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina's 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state legislator Tommy Pope was less than 1 percent, meaning a r... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-05-17T05:17:00Z Justices reject challenge to Hawaii, Montana open primaries WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away challenges to open primaries in Hawaii and Montana that allow voters to take part in party primary elections regardless of their political affiliations. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place rulings by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the states' open primaries. Democrats... Mon, 15 May 2017 13:54:00 GMT 2017-05-15T13:54:00Z Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election. Two-term Rep. Evan Jenkins on Monday announced his bid against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia's... Tue, 09 May 2017 07:31:00 GMT 2017-05-09T07:31:00Z GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins to challenge Democratic Sen. Manchin CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican congressman Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he will challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in next year's midterm election. Jenkins' candidacy ensures the West Virginia race will be one of the top Senate contests of 2018 as Manchin tries to hang onto his seat in a deeply red state. ... Mon, 08 May 2017 22:11:00 GMT 2017-05-08T22:11:00Z Republican super PAC plans $2.6 million ad buy for Strange MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Senate Leadership Fund on Monday reserved a $2.6 million television ad buy on behalf of U.S. Sen. Luther Strange of Alabama, bidding to ward off challengers for the seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The super political action committee, which has ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, made the sho... Mon, 08 May 2017 21:34:00 GMT 2017-05-08T21:34:00Z California lawmakers vote for earlier primary elections SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may hold its presidential primary elections three months earlier after lawmakers passed bills Thursday to increase the influence of the nation's most populous and diverse state. Supporters of the bills say the state's June primary doesn't give California voters enough say in who becomes president because it occurs so l... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:41:00 GMT 2017-05-04T22:41:00Z 'SNL' alum Joe Piscopo won't run for New Jersey governor PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and Donald Trump backer Joe Piscopo said Wednesday that he will not launch an independent campaign to succeed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Piscopo announced the decision during his radio show, telling a live audience at an event in Paramus that he doesn't want to be a divider. He the... Wed, 03 May 2017 19:11:00 GMT 2017-05-03T19:11:00Z Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Trump, the first sitting president to address the group's annual convention in more than 30 years, assured the audience ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-04-29T00:00:00Z 1 person dies in Kenya's primary elections NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday. Both opposition and ruling party primaries started on April 13 and have experienced chaotic scenes and accusations of rigging. The ruling Jubilee Party had to postpone the start of its primaries because of a s... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:23:00 GMT 2017-04-26T15:23:00Z The senior Sanders backs party youth to remake Democrats OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party. It may not seem the most likely role for the slightly stooped, white-haired, 75-year-old Vermont senator... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:59:00 GMT 2017-04-21T02:59:00Z The Latest: Georgia congressional race heads to runoff DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's 6th Congressional District election. (all times local): 1 a.m. Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff will meet in a runoff for a greater Atlanta congressional seat with national implications. Ossoff harnessed opposition to President Donald Trump to lead an 18-cand... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:03:00 GMT 2017-04-19T05:03:00Z Lawmakers across US move to include young people in voting SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists during his presidential campaign angered Heidi Sainz, whose family is from Mexico and who has close friends who are immigrants. She was also upset that she couldn't do anything about it at the ballot box because she was a year shy of being able to vote. ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-04-17T00:30:00Z Vulgar video surfaces of candidate who was on 'Apprentice' NORTH WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A former "Apprentice" contestant who was caught on video using a vulgarity to proposition a woman says he won't end his bid for a New Jersey Assembly seat. Republican Brian McDowell says he was joking around and didn't intend to be degrading when he was filmed telling a woman she should have sex with him. He says he has known the woman for 10 year... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-04-13T19:59:00Z Trump, transgender and police shootings dominate elections Elections Tuesday across the U.S. featured a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Ferguson. Here are some of the key local race... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:15:00 GMT 2017-04-05T12:15:00Z National political themes prominent in local races across US Elections being held Tuesday across the U.S. feature a mayoral race with presidential overtones, a 23-person congressional primary highlighting Democratic Party rifts, a school board challenged for accommodating a transgender student, and referendums on leadership and police issues in the Missouri cities of St. Louis and Ferguson. Here are some of the key... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 03:15:00 GMT 2017-04-05T03:15:00Z Joe Biden to return to New Hampshire for Democrats' dinner MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is the first major Democrat scheduled to return to the early primary state of New Hampshire since the November election. Biden will headline the state Democratic Party's annual McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Dinner on April 30. He attended the dinner in 2011 and 1986. All four members of New Hampshire's congressional delegat... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-04-03T21:41:00Z Freedom Caucus, White House feud not dissipating WASHINGTON (AP) — A top adviser to President Donald Trump has urged the defeat of a Michigan congressman and member of a conservative group of U.S. House lawmakers who derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace the Obama-era health care law. Government ethics lawyers said the tweet by White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. vi... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 18:13:00 GMT 2017-04-02T18:13:00Z US House race offers insight into shifting Democratic Party LOS ANGELES (AP) — The crowded campaign for an open congressional seat in a strongly Democratic district in Southern California could provide a hint about the direction of the party in the age of Donald Trump. The race among nearly two dozen candidates for the vacant House seat in a district that falls mostly within Los Angeles could be viewed as a contin... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 15:25:00 GMT 2017-04-01T15:25:00Z Ex punk-rocker O'Rourke launches longshot bid against Cruz AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former punk-rocker who needed a hefty upset to win his congressional seat six years ago will have to pull off an even bigger one to unseat powerful Sen. Ted Cruz. Beto O'Rourke, a 44-year-old Democrat from the remote West Texas city of El Paso, has advocated for legalizing marijuana and preaches tolerance on the U.S.-Mexico border in defiance of Presid... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:06:00 GMT 2017-03-30T18:06:00Z Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath NEW YORK (AP) — Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his favorite biblical passage is "an eye for an eye." Many appear ready to risk it. The scheduled roll call vote for the bill backed by President Donald Trump is a crucial first test of whether Republicans ar... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:01:00 GMT 2017-03-22T22:01:00Z Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor — another instance of politicians or their allies changing headlines to suit their own purposes on that platform. Virginia's governor's race is being watched nationally as ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:55:00 GMT 2017-03-22T00:55:00Z Official: Sanders shares blame for minors voting in primary MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials on Tuesday blamed undertrained poll workers and Sen. Bernie Sanders' social media posts for dozens of instances in which 17-year-olds managed to vote in last year's state presidential primary. A commission report found that as many as 70 teenagers in nearly 30 Wisconsin counties voted illegally in the Apri... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:40:00 GMT 2017-03-14T22:40:00Z Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring's intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if they turned 18 ahead of the November general election, according to a new state report. Wisconsin Elections Commission staff examined voter fraud referrals municipal clerks ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:01:00 GMT 2017-03-13T20:01:00Z For Kentucky voters, a familiar fight: Trump vs. Paul FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Duard Rutledge voted for Donald Trump and Rand Paul for the same reason: They're not afraid of a fight. That's why the 66-year-old retired Toyota worker wasn't worried to see Kentucky's junior senator getting in the way of the Republican plan to replace Obama's health care law. "When you get two thoroughbreds, they... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:54:00 GMT 2017-03-10T18:54:00Z After harsh campaign words, Trump reaching out to ex-rivals WASHINGTON (AP) — After months rehashing the GOP primary campaign and bragging about his victory, President Donald Trump has begun reaching out to former rivals whose help he now needs. The latest on his list is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has said he has significant concerns about the health care bill Trump wants Congress to pass. The pre... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 20:49:00 GMT 2017-03-09T20:49:00Z The Latest: Ben Carson clears initial Senate test vote WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The Senate has given its initial approval to President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. Carson's actual confirmation vote is likely Thursday. Carson, a ce... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-03-01T16:31:00Z The Latest: Obama official blasts Trump transgender plans WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 7:20 p.m. The former head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division is blasting the Trump administration's plans to alter Obama-era guidance that linked access to school bathrooms to students' gender identity. Vanita Gupta says the Trump a... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:29:00 GMT 2017-02-22T00:29:00Z