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Stories with subject: Primary elections
  • Lawmakers aim to complete work on time 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 4:52 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - Several major pieces of legislation remained in play as lawmakers aimed to finish their work on time.

  • It's mayor, grad student vs. machine in NJ race 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:29 am
  • LOGAN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Two of the Democrats running for Congress in New Jersey's 1st District say they're in the race largely because they feared no one else would take on the third, a state senator and brother of a non-elected powerbroker.

  • Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:07 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.

  • Registration deadline to vote in primary near 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:04 am
  • ATLANTA - Georgians have just a few days left to register if they want to vote in next month's primary election.

  • Students can volunteer for Neb. primary election 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:08 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale is encouraging students too young to vote to show up at the polls for the state's May 13 primary.

  • Illinois Democrats plan organizational meeting 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:05 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Democratic Party is planning to hold an organizational meeting for the state central committee.

  • Baucus casts wide shadow over Montana Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:08 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Max Baucus' decision not to seek re-election to the Senate after 35 years opened the door for Republicans to pick up one of the six Democratic seats they need to recapture control of the Senate. But his early resignation after being named U.S. ambassador to China may have bolstered Democratic prospects of retaining the seat they've held for a century, thanks to the value of incumbency.

  • 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.

  • Hutchison ad slams Lowden for Reid donations 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Mark Hutchison's campaign for Nevada lieutenant governor is taking on Republican primary opponent Sue Lowden for donating to Harry Reid in previous elections.

  • 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.

  • Iowa Senate race suddenly more competitive 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:30 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.

  • Candidates try to stand out in crowded GOP field 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:44 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Most of the money funneling into the Republican primary for Montana's open U.S. House seat is going to one candidate, leaving the others to look for ways to stand out and get their message heard in a crowded field.

  • Challengers show ability to compete for dollars 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:30 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Some of the challengers in California's most competitive congressional races are showing strong fundraising for the first three months of the year, reinforcing how much an independent redistricting process has changed the political landscape and turned a handful of congressional seats into battlegrounds between the two parties.

  • Thousands using new Ga. online voter registration 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:26 pm
  • ATLANTA - State officials say thousands of voters have used Georgia's new Web-based programs to register ahead of the May 20 primary.

  • DeMarco has raised the most in 6th District race 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:16 pm
  • MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Rep. Paul DeMarco has the fundraising lead in the crowded GOP primary for Alabama's 6th Congressional District seat.

  • Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:04 pm
  • HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court.

  • Monica Wehby airs first ads of GOP Senate primary 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:05 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Monica Wehby (WEHB'-ee) is launching the first television ads in the Republican primary campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • Cochran tops McDaniel in 2014 campaign fundraising 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:35 pm
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has raised more than three times as much campaign cash this year as Chris McDaniel, his challenger in the June 3 Republican primary.

  • Almost 32,000 Ohioans have voted in May 6 primary 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:07 am
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Almost 32,000 Ohioans have cast ballots so far in the state's primary election next month.

  • Santorum: Security a key issue leading up to 2016 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 3:05 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday that foreign affairs, including the situation in the Ukraine, will be a key issue for the nation in the run up to the 2016 presidential election.

  • 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.

  • Nevada GOP removes social issues from platform 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:04 am
  • LAS VEGAS - The Nevada Republican Party stripped opposition to abortion and gay marriage from its platform Saturday as state convention delegates instead focused on judging fellow Republicans on their worthiness to serve in office and adherence to GOP values.

  • Colorado Republicans whittle candidates 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:38 pm
  • BOULDER, Colorado - Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner won't have a primary before taking on Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

  • Crowded field seeks GOP nod in 6th District 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:46 pm
  • BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - On the campus of Samford University, seven Republican hopefuls took the stage at a candidate forum to explain why voters should send them to the U.S. Congress.

  • Hastings chapter helps register young voters 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 12:07 pm
  • HASTINGS, Nebraska - Members of the Hastings chapter of the League of Women Voters attest that the greatest obstacle to getting youths to the polls is taking the initial plunge.