- Republicans gang up on Hal Heiner during radio debate Updated: May-06-15 12:01 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The Republican candidates for governor ganged up on Hal Heiner Wednesday morning during a debate on Kentucky's most popular sports talk show in this basketball-crazed state.
- New Ky. electioneering rule approved ahead of primary Updated: May-06-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky election officials have approved an emergency regulation banning electioneering within 100 feet of polling places.
- Richardson wins state Assembly seat in NY special election Updated: May-05-15 9:49 pm
NEW YORK - A Democrat running on the Working Families Party line has won the race for the 43rd state Assembly District seat.
- Governor sets special election to replace outgoing senator Updated: May-05-15 5:14 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has scheduled a special election in July to replace state Sen. Paul Farrow.
- GOP running mates test messages before statewide audience Updated: May-04-15 9:58 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The running mates in Kentucky's contentious Republican primary for governor tested their candidates' messages before a statewide television audience Monday night in the first of two pivotal debates ahead of the May 19 election.
- Kansas House panel endorses election fraud measure Updated: May-04-15 5:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' secretary of state would have the power to prosecute election fraud under a bill endorsed by a House panel.
- Indiana education board could soon face membership makeover Updated: May-04-15 4:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The State Board of Education's next meeting could be its last one before undergoing a significant membership makeover.
- Special election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats Updated: May-04-15 4:13 pm
NEW YORK - Voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn are getting another chance to make their political preferences known as a special election is held Tuesday to fill a vacancy in the state Assembly and another in Congress after a Republican's tax evasion conviction.
- Oklahoma House Democrats re-elect Inman as minority leader Updated: May-04-15 3:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma House Democrats have re-elected Rep. Scott Inman of Del City to serve a fourth term as minority leader.
- Vitter picks up backing from treasurer in governor's race Updated: May-04-15 2:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Treasurer John Kennedy, a popular state politician who once considered running for governor, is instead supporting U.S. Sen. David Vitter for the job in this fall's election.
- Nevada Legislature Week 14: Clinton visit and more tax talk Updated: May-02-15 8:43 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The pressure of passing a tax package to fund Gov. Brian Sandoval's two-year budget will continue to mount in Week 14 of the Nevada Legislature.
- Democrat Gregg to run for governor in 2016; Ritz mulls bid Updated: Apr-30-15 6:11 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg, a Democrat who narrowly lost the 2012 governor's race to Republican Mike Pence, said Thursday he will run for governor again because he thinks Pence's focus on social issues has given the state "a bad name."
- Heiner apologizes to Comer for 'un-Christian' rumors Updated: Apr-30-15 5:44 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Republican candidate for governor Hal Heiner has apologized to fellow candidate James Comer after emails surfaced in a Lexington newspaper linking a Heiner campaign associate with a blogger who has accused Comer of committing a crime while in college.
- Missouri Legislature OKs expanded rights for military voters Updated: Apr-29-15 11:56 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Military voters returning from service would have a longer window to register to vote in Missouri elections under a measure headed to the governor's desk.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court voting for new chief justice Updated: Apr-29-15 9:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Supreme Court justices moved quickly Wednesday to elect a new chief following certification of a constitutional amendment that ended seniority as the sole determinant, even as a federal lawsuit was pending seeking to delay replacing longtime Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
- Former Va. AG Ken Cuccinelli stays active in state politics Updated: Apr-29-15 4:39 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Since leaving elected office at the beginning of last year, former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has helped start an oyster farm, sued the National Security Administration, led a U.S. Senate-focused conservative political action committee and founded a law firm specializes in representing guns owners.
- Fewer than 2 of 10 possible voters cast ballots in election Updated: Apr-29-15 10:43 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Final election results show that fewer than two out of every 10 possible voters cast ballots in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race earlier this month.
- GOP candidates court conservative advocacy group in debate Updated: Apr-28-15 10:12 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Kentucky - Kentucky's leading Republican candidates for governor jockeyed to position themselves on the right side of key conservative issues during a debate Tuesday night before one of the country's major conservative advocacy groups.
- Vitter remains top fundraiser in Louisiana governor's race Updated: Apr-28-15 8:02 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The four major candidates to be Louisiana's next governor have turned in their latest campaign finance reports, and no one has been able to outpace U.S. Sen. David Vitter.
- Comer proposes earned-income tax credit Updated: Apr-27-15 3:21 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Republican gubernatorial candidate James Comer on Monday proposed an earned-income tax credit to reduce the tax burden on many Kentucky families and suggested eliminating some special-interest tax credits as a way to help pay for it.
- Legal fight over voter IDs in Wisconsin continues Updated: Apr-27-15 3:08 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - With two special elections looming next month and one to fill a vacancy in the state Senate coming later this year, opponents of Wisconsin's new voter identification law want a federal court to expand the number of IDs that voters can show at the polls.
- Nonprofit group's expensive attack ads driving GOP debate Updated: Apr-27-15 2:07 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - It's 10 seconds James Comer probably wishes he could have back.
- Former president Carter reflects before milestone mission Updated: Apr-26-15 12:07 pm
ATLANTA - Dozens of trips to monitor elections abroad have left former President Jimmy Carter hopeful about the future of many countries adopting democracy but concerned about the election process in the U.S.
- New Mexico employees accused of misusing Election Day leave Updated: Apr-25-15 4:35 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Hundreds of New Mexico state employees have been accused of not voting in November's election despite taking advantage of paid leave to do so, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration said this week.
- Arizona sheriff's re-election chances called into question Updated: Apr-24-15 9:59 pm
PHOENIX - Sheriff Joe Arpaio has remained politically invincible in his 22 years in office in Arizona, despite federal investigations and a history of legal woes that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.