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Stories with subject: State elections
  • Hamton, Overly set for debate next month in Midway 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:03 am

    MIDWAY, Kentucky - Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Jenean Hampton and Democratic opponent Sannie Overly are scheduled to appear in a televised debate next month.

  • The Latest: 3 House primary runoffs too close to call 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:11 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - The latest on Mississippi primary runoff elections (all times local):

  • Coleman, Britton win party primary runoffs for commissions 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:11 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Democratic and Republican party slates are now set for statewide and regional offices in Mississippi, with voters on Tuesday deciding one primary runoff for each party for a seat on a state commission.

  • US Sen. Heitkamp says she's weighing run for governor 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:21 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she will decide "sooner rather than later" on whether she will run for North Dakota governor.

  • With Dalrymple out, speculation begins on next ND governor story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:13 pm

    BISMARCK, North Dakota - Gov. Jack Dalrymple's announcement that he won't seek a second full term sets off a potential scramble to replace him. Here's a rundown of who's who among the potential hopefuls on both the Republican and Democratic sides:

  • Finger pointing in Argentina after police break up protests story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:26 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - In a sign of increasing tension ahead of October elections, the top presidential candidates in Argentina and other government officials exchanged accusations on Tuesday after protests over alleged vote fraud in a northern province were broken up with tear gas and rubber bullets.

  • Ohio elections chief backs redistricting issue on ballot 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:25 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elections chief, a long-time advocate for changes to how the state draws its political districts, is backing a proposed overhaul of the process on the fall ballot.

  • Kansas seeks to block release of voting machine paper tapes 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 5:56 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - The top election official in Kansas has asked a Sedgwick County judge to block the release of voting machine tapes sought by a Wichita mathematician who is researching statistical anomalies favoring Republicans in counts coming from large precincts in the November 2014 general election.

  • Ruling allows use of federal money to probe voting fraud 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:53 pm

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - States are free to use federal grant money intended to improve how elections are run in order to pay for criminal investigations of potential voter fraud, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has ruled.

  • Alcohol sales vote sought in Ohio County's Beaver Dam 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:52 am

    BEAVER DAM, Kentucky - A western Kentucky man says he has nearly enough signatures to hold a special election on alcohol sales in the city of Beaver Dam.

  • Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:16 am

    WICHITA, Kansas - A Wichita State University mathematician says she's not optimistic that she'll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.

  • Kentucky GOP OKs caucus; allows Rand Paul to seek 2 offices 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 4:56 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Republican Party has agreed to hold a presidential caucus for Rand Paul - but only if he shows them the money.

  • From politics to policies, Askins tackles biggest challenge story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 2:02 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - She's been a judge, a state legislator, the head of a state agency, Oklahoma's lieutenant governor and her party's choice to serve as the state's chief executive.

  • Kane's legal woes stoke interest in 2016 election 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 12:55 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Candidates for Pennsylvania attorney general are lining up for the 2016 ballot without knowing whether they'll be running against embattled Democratic incumbent Kathleen Kane or for a vacant seat.

  • Paul, Bevin campaigns converge in central Kentucky 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 8:27 pm

    SOMERSET, Kentucky - Rand Paul and Matt Bevin were both little known businessmen with big political ambitions who decided to take on U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 12:37 pm

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20

  • Fracking foes sue Ohio elections chief over ballot ruling 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:10 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Residents in three Ohio counties contend in a lawsuit that Secretary of State Jon Husted violated their rights when he invalidated ballot proposals they offered that would have restricted development projects related to the gas-drilling technique known as fracking.

  • Ohio Democrats seek to join lawsuit over voting changes 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:07 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Democratic Party and two of its county organizations are seeking to join a federal lawsuit filed in May that alleges that election laws and rules in the political battleground state disproportionately burden Democratic-leaning voters.

  • Missouri candidates for governor gather at State Fair 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:53 pm

    SEDALIA, Missouri - Most of Missouri's potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.

  • Poll: Walker leads GOP foes, trails Clinton in Wisconsin 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:43 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker leads other Republican presidential candidates in his home state of Wisconsin but trails Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton there in a potential general election matchup, according to the first statewide poll since Walker announced his candidacy.

  • Audit finds no major problems with Wisconsin elections board 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 11:04 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - An audit released Thursday looking into how Wisconsin's nonpartisan elections and ethics board handles complaints found no major problems, leading the panel's director to say it should put to rest concerns about its operations even as Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker plan major overhauls.

  • Vitter beginning TV ad campaign in Louisiana governor's race 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 6:28 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - U.S. Sen. David Vitter, sitting on the largest campaign account in the Louisiana governor's race, is finally pumping some of the money into TV advertising.

  • Vermont Speaker Smith announces gubernatorial candidacy 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 5:02 pm

    MORRISVILLE, Vermont - Surrounded by family, friends and supporters and standing behind the former department store where he got his junior prom tuxedo, Vermont House Speaker Shap Smith on Wednesday announced he'll seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2016.

  • New Conway ad attacks Bevin over his taxes 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 1:18 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic nominee for governor Jack Conway has aired his first attack ad of the 2015 election.

  • Poll: Australian government faces backlash in by-election 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 12:19 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's beleaguered prime minister faces a political test next month with an opinion poll on Tuesday showing his center-right party faces a large swing against it in a by-election in the nation's most conservative state.