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  • new storyDemocrats win NY state Senate seat vacated by ex-GOP leader 
    Updated: May-02-16 8:42 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Democrat Todd Kaminsky was declared the official winner Monday of a close New York state Senate race for the convicted former GOP majority leader's Long Island seat, handing the Democrats a majority of seats in the chamber.

  • Indiana primary draws record early voting with top races 
    Updated: May-02-16 6:45 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana voters cast record numbers of ballots ahead of a Tuesday primary that has put the state in the national spotlight because of spirited Republican and Democratic presidential races.

  • Indiana GOP to choose confrontation or pragmatism for Senate story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 6:14 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Republicans will choose a U.S. Senate nominee on Tuesday from two congressmen who rode the tea party wave to Washington in 2010 but now offer voters a stark style choice of confrontation or pragmatism.

  • Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-02-16 4:20 pm

    OSCEOLA, Indiana - Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

  • Bill Clinton stumps for wife in southern West Virginia 
    Updated: May-01-16 4:30 pm

    LOGAN, West Virginia - Former President Bill Clinton drew boos and shouts from the crowd as he made a campaign stop in West Virginia coal country ahead of the state's May 10 presidential primary.

  • TV attack ads start fast in Pennsylvania Senate race 
    Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey before TV attack ads began flying in a general election contest that could tilt political control of the U.S. Senate.

  • Winners announced in 2016 KAPB contest 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 9:31 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Winners of the Kentucky Associated Press Broadcasters contest were announced April 30 in Louisville. The KAPB awards recognize outstanding performance in broadcast journalism. The KAPB college competition recognizes outstanding performance in college broadcast journalism.

  • Trump campaign chairman in Virginia to run for governor 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 7:59 pm

    HARRISONBURG, Virginia - The chairman of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign in Virginia says he plans to run for governor in 2017.

  • Many Missouri Trump delegates aren't his supporters 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 7:21 pm

    BALLWIN, Missouri - Donald Trump earned 37 of Missouri's 52 delegates to the Republican National Convention when he won the March 15 primary, but as the state party began selecting delegates on Saturday, the New York businessman can't count on that level of support unless he clinches a first-ballot nomination.

  • Massachusetts Republicans elect 27 delegates for convention 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 6:58 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Republicans on Saturday selected 27 of the state's 42 delegates to the GOP National Convention, where rivals of presidential candidate Donald Trump hope he will fail to get the required number of delegate-votes needed to win the nomination.

  • The Latest: Massachusetts Republicans elect 27 delegates 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 6:12 pm

    BOSTON - The Latest on Massachusetts Republicans selecting delegates at nine caucuses (all times local):

  • The Latest: Many Missouri Trump delegates aren't supporters 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 5:42 pm

    BALLWIN, Missouri - The Latest on Missouri's congressional district Republican conventions (all times local):

  • Cuccinelli says he won't run for governor in 2017 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:41 pm

    HARRISONBURG, Virginia - Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says he won't run for governor in 2017.

  • The Latest: 5 politicians compete for secretary of state job 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 2:32 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - The Latest on the race for Oregon secretary of state (all times local):

  • Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws story has photos
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.

  • Ex-Rendell aide pleading guilty in FBI campaign cash sting 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 8:22 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A onetime chief of staff to ex-Gov. Ed Rendell agreed in a court document filed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for pocketing thousands of dollars in supposed campaign contributions from a fake company set up by the FBI to investigate public corruption in the state.

  • NY congressional candidate says rival falsified petitions 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:19 pm

    NEW YORK - A New York congressional candidate is accusing one of his rivals of submitting "fraudulent signatures" on nominating petitions required to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary.

  • Sanders campaign drops lawsuit after Ohio young-voter ruling 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 7:10 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' campaign says it is dismissing its federal complaint against Ohio's elections chief over a policy related to the state's youngest primary voters.

  • West Virginia billionaire spends $2M for governor primary 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 5:32 pm

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - In his bid for governor, West Virginia billionaire businessman Jim Justice has spent more than $2 million before the May 10 Democratic primary.

  • Web crash delays California campaign spending disclosure 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:55 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California's top elections officer is giving campaigns and politicians an extra day to file mandatory spending reports after a website crash.

  • Stutzman, Young near end of biting GOP Senate campaign story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 2:08 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The farmer versus the U.S. Marine - those are the wholesome self-portraits the two candidates seeking Indiana's Republican nomination for U.S. Senate have tried their best to paint for voters ahead of Tuesday's primary election.

  • Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal to stop Texas from enforcing its challenged voter ID law. But the court said it could revisit the issue as the November elections approach.

  • NYC mayor says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:32 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.

  • Iran votes in parliamentary runoff as rare shooting wounds 4 story has photos
    Updated: Apr-29-16 12:05 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, a key poll that will decide how much power allies of moderate President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature after the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

  • New Virginia voter registration form wins approval 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 8:51 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The State Board of Elections has voted to overhaul Virginia's voter registration form to make it easier for residents to vote.