- Baker not planning to make another presidential endorsement Updated: Feb-13-16 3:30 pm
BOSTON - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's brief foray into presidential politics may be over for now.
- Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement Updated: Feb-13-16 2:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting an assist from a Republican super PAC founded by a top strategist to former President George W. Bush.
- Ideology not only differences for Supreme Court hopefuls Updated: Feb-13-16 1:43 pm
MILWAUKEE - The Wisconsin Supreme Court primary election arrives Tuesday with the same overt partisanship that has characterized the court itself in recent years, but a look past the campaign ads finds more differences in the candidates than just ideology.
- Democrats' US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry Updated: Feb-13-16 11:08 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening.
- Vermont a 'Super Tuesday' state in presidential primary Updated: Feb-13-16 9:19 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - With favorite son Bernie Sanders on the ballot Vermonters will get a chance to double-dip on March 1, when the state's Super Tuesday presidential primary coincides with the annual Town Meeting Day.
- Voter registration deadline ahead for March 15 primary Updated: Feb-13-16 4:10 am
CHICAGO - An important deadline for Illinois voters is a few days away. Online voter registration for the 2016 general primary will close Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. The Illinois primary election is March 15.
- Voting rights groups sue federal election official Updated: Feb-12-16 10:45 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A coalition of voting rights groups on Friday sued a federal elections official who decided that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a national form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.
- Angle mulls US Senate bid; testing waters for money, support Updated: Feb-12-16 7:44 pm
RENO, Nevada - Nevada conservative Sharron Angle says she's trying to determine if she could raise enough money to run for the U.S. Senate again, a move that could throw a wrench in Republicans' hopes to claim Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's soon-to-be-vacant seat.
- Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath reflects on first term Updated: Feb-12-16 6:23 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Chief Justice Mike McGrath stood over a short stack of file folders, some bound by rubber bands, as he talked about his court's growing caseload.
- Elections board predicts 10 percent turnout Tuesday Updated: Feb-12-16 6:02 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board is predicting about 10 percent of eligible voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the spring primary election.
- Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race Updated: Feb-12-16 5:00 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida, but Grayson angrily denounced the move and said he has no plans to follow Reid's suggestion.
- Attorney General's Office investigating voter fraud claims Updated: Feb-12-16 2:32 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office is investigating claims of voter fraud during the state's primary elections after troubling hidden camera videos surfaced.
- Tea party favorite bets Cruz, Trump coattails can beat Burr Updated: Feb-12-16 12:55 pm
CARY, North Carolina - Two years after his loss to a Republican favored by party leaders in Washington, Greg Brannon is betting the popularity of outsiders like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump can sweep him to a U.S. Senate primary upset win.
- Commission stops Faulkner County sheriff's election rumors Updated: Feb-12-16 11:31 am
CONWAY, Arkansas - The Faulkner County Election Commission has squashed rumors around a sheriff's candidate in the March 1 primary election.
- Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders appeal to SC, Nevada Updated: Feb-12-16 7:30 am
MILWAUKEE - In the first Democratic presidential debate since Bernie Sanders' sweeping victory in New Hampshire's primary, the Vermont senator sought to build upon success and introduce himself to voters who may be open to an alternative to Iowa winner Hillary Clinton.
- Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record Updated: Feb-12-16 4:12 am
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate.
- GOP Senate hopefuls optimistic ahead of Colorado caucuses Updated: Feb-11-16 10:39 pm
DENVER - A crowded slate of Colorado Republicans launched their effort to defeat Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet with a surprising tone of optimism in their first and last forum before meeting voters.
- Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities Updated: Feb-11-16 4:41 pm
DURHAM, New Hampshire - The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.
- 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.
- GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures Updated: Feb-11-16 3:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Two of Indiana's top GOP lawmakers said Thursday that they were surprised to learn Congressman Todd Young may have failed to meet a state ballot requirement in his U.S. Senate campaign, with the Republican leader of the state Senate saying it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."
- Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback Updated: Feb-11-16 2:03 pm
OKATIE, South Carolina - The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.
- Sanders, 2 Clintons visiting Colorado ahead of Super Tuesday Updated: Feb-11-16 11:14 am
DENVER - Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton and Clinton's daughter are due in Colorado with less than a month to go before the state and a dozen others weigh in on the primaries on Super Tuesday.
- 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.
- Voter registration deadline looms for presidential primaries Updated: Feb-11-16 4:01 am
PHOENIX - People wanting to cast a ballot in Arizona's upcoming presidential primaries face a Feb. 22 deadline for registering to vote.
- But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions Updated: Feb-11-16 3:38 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.