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Stories with subject: United States General Election
  • Medicaid, welfare to play big in Maine campaigns 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:18 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul welfare programs, either. But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures into successes on the campaign trail as they now return to their districts to drum up votes for the November election.

  • South Dakota begins absentee voting for primary 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:14 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota voters who live out of the state, will be travelling on Election Day or simply want to cast their vote early can do so with absentee ballots beginning Friday.

  • Early voting for May 3 election begins Saturday 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:58 am
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Early voting for the May 3 general election begins Saturday and continues through April 26, excluding Sunday.

  • President defending health law good for some Dems 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:57 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

  • Rep. Heck leads Bilbray in campaign contributions 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:33 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Republican Rep. Joe Heck was leading Democratic challenger Erin Bilbray by a 3-1 margin in campaign cash in the race for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, a seat coveted by Democrats in the fall election.

  • 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.

  • Pressler looks to restore bipartisanship to Senate 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:58 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler doesn't think his political philosophy has changed much over the years, although the descriptive phrase "moderately conservative Republican" didn't fit after he changed his party affiliation to independent.

  • Obama, Republicans compete for support among women 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

  • 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.

  • Man admits claims of Election Day threat was bogus 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:08 am
  • BENTON, Illinois - A southern Illinois man faces up to 13 years in prison after admitting he falsely told an FBI agent he knew of a plot to disrupt the 2012 general election with explosives.

  • DC could see Republican mayoral candidate 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 12:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Republican leaders are looking for candidates to run for mayor and the D.C. Council, despite having no candidates on the ballot during last week's primary.

  • GOP hopefuls for Ark. AG vow to fight federal govt 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:15 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The three Republicans running for Arkansas attorney general are all vowing to use the post to fight what they call the federal government's "overreach" on issues ranging from health care to the environment, but differ on how to do so.

  • Attorney: NC photo ID wouldn't stop 2-state voting 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:06 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Data suggesting potential voter fraud in North Carolina's 2012 elections still don't justify wide-ranging and restrictive changes approved by Republicans last year that are now the focus of court challenges, voting rights advocates said Thursday.

  • Missouri bill aids absentee voting in emergencies 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:08 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Legislation under consideration in Missouri could give emergency workers summoned to duty near Election Day a greater chance of casting absentee ballots.

  • DC mayoral nominee can't breeze to victory 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:44 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Muriel Bowser's decisive victory in the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city's eighth mayor, but she can't expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.

  • DC mayoral nominee: Democrats must come together 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 1:41 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says she's taking nothing for granted as she prepares for the general election and that the party needs to come together to ensure her victory in November.

  • Youngest female SD representative looks to Senate 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:14 pm
  • PIERRE, South Dakota - One of the youngest females ever elected to the South Dakota Legislature hopes to move to the Senate after two terms in the House.

  • Audit: Big Island '12 elections cost $1.5M 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 2:56 pm
  • KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - An audit prompted by Hawaii County's problematic 2012 primary election found inadequate oversight, communications and documentation.

  • Local races on the ballot in spring election 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:07 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Voters in Wisconsin are heading to the polls to decide local races in the spring election.

  • Obama backs Schatz over Hanabusa in Hawaii race 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 7:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Monday threw his support to Sen. Brian Schatz over Colleen Hanabusa in Hawaii's Senate race, stepping into a primary that has been divisive for voters in the state where Obama was born.

  • Colorado recall election changes clear hurdle 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:12 pm
  • DENVER - Century-old elections language sparked a fiery partisan debate in the Colorado Senate on Thursday as Democrats steered through an update to recall laws despite complaints that they're trying to change the rules in their favor.

  • Kansas voters to decade fate of charitable raffles 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas voters will decide in November whether to legalize charitable raffles.

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 3:15 pm
  • March 24, 2014

  • Women's issues could dominate Texas election 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:30 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Women's pay and health care are taking over the headlines in the Texas governor's race, and for good reason: Women comprise the majority of voters.

  • Trial date set in Ohio dispute over early voting 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 1:40 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - An August trial date has been set in a dispute over early voting in Ohio that goes back to the last presidential election.