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  • Court revives election challenge against Democrat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court revived a lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to remove a maverick Democratic legislator from the June 3 primary election ballot.

  • Okla. House Democrats call for education funding 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:48 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Some Oklahoma public school teachers and school administrators have joined a group of House Democrats in calling for an increase in tax dollars spent on public education.

  • Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:00 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.

  • Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:16 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - A political committee supporting Democratic control of the U.S. Senate began running a TV commercial in North Carolina on Wednesday seeking to remind viewers about personnel issues that embarrassed the office of Republican Thom Tillis, speaker of the state House.

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:23 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.

  • Colorado Democrats delay abortion-rights vote 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:22 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado Democrats launched an election-year showdown over abortion rights, then delayed their own proposal Tuesday to avoid a public defeat.

  • Millions pumping through Minn. campaign stream 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:49 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

  • Iowa Senate Democrats vow more questions on hiring 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:25 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Senate Democrats said Tuesday they would ask tough questions about state hiring practices and whether the state has saved the money it forecast from turning over management of most construction projects to a private company as part of a reorganization ordered by Republican Gov. Terry Branstad in 2011.

  • House approves ethics reform 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:19 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to quell the political storm that erupted last week after the panel did not punish a former lawmaker accused of sexual harassment.

  • Half of Oklahoma House members draw no opponent 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:48 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Nearly five dozen legislative candidates can mothball their campaigns for another election cycle after failing to draw any opponents for Oklahoma's June primary or the general election in November.

  • Salt Lake County conventions choose nominees 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:01 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Republicans and Democrats have chosen their nominees for Salt Lake County seats at separate weekend conventions.

  • Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:53 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - In Terry Branstad's nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. Gray-haired, smiling and always attired in a crisp business suit, he's been a model of Midwestern stability and owner of a public approval rating over 60 percent.

  • Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va. 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:55 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina.

  • Democrat Nunn to report $2.4M haul in GA Sen. race 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:11 am
  • ATLANTA - A spokesman for Democrat Michelle Nunn says she'll report about $2.4 million in contributions for the first three months of the year, her strongest fundraising quarter to date in her bid for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.

  • Closer Look: Tough tax votes loom in Illinois 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:32 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to raise taxes to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.

  • Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism' 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said Sunday.

  • Democrat presents GOP budget plan to Rhode Island 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:52 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - U.S. Rep. David Cicilline is preparing to meet Rhode Island residents and business owners to discuss how a Republican budget plan endorsed by Congress would affect the state economy and families.

  • 2 Democrats challenge favored Hagan in NC primary 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:53 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - While many Republicans want to vote U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan out of office in November, other voters get the chance to affirm her as the Democratic Party's nominee with their votes in May.

  • Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:46 am
  • WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.

  • Okla. political hopefuls wrap up candidate filing 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:35 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's two U.S. Senate seats on the ballot in 2014 continued to draw a stream of political hopefuls on the final day of candidate filing Friday, including two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford of Edmond.

  • Democrat joins race for US 3rd District 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:28 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - A Democrat from Medford was the last to join the race for U.S. House in Oklahoma's 3rd Congressional District.

  • Independent, Democrat join race for Inhofe's seat 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 3:58 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe continues to attract opponents hoping to oust the Tulsa Republican from the post he's held for 20 years.

  • Minnesota Senate rivals tied to investment firm 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 1:49 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Democrats fighting to protect Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's seat want to replicate the last presidential campaign playbook by casting a well-funded GOP challenger as a corporate raider who put profit over people.

  • Democratic attorney general candidate raises $239K 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:51 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Democrat Hector Balderas says his campaign for attorney general has raised about $239,200 in the past six months.

  • Michigan Democrats draft furniture contract bill 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:24 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - Minority Democratic lawmakers are turning a debate over furniture into a legislative issue with bills that redistribute contract funding and increase financial disclosure requirements.