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Mississippi voters deciding tough GOP Senate race

06/24/2014 6:50am
Mississippi voters are choosing a Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, ending one of the state's hardest fought and most expensive races in decades.

Romney set to endorse Scott Brown in Senate race

06/24/2014 8:40am
Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, is coming to New Hampshire to endorse Scott Brown's bid for U.S. Senate.

Mississippi voters choose GOP Senate candidate

06/24/2014 11:31am
Mississippi State Sen. Chris McDaniel is vowing to "reclaim Washington, D.C., one race at a time." He spoke as he voted today in his hometown of Ellisville, in his Senate primary runoff against six-term incumbent Republican Thad Cochran.

Bipartisan group offers proposal to end gridlock

06/24/2014 11:32am
A national congressional primary date, more young people in public service and five-day workweeks for Congress were among dozens of recommendations released Tuesday by a bipartisan group of leaders including former Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe that hopes to eliminate government dysfunction and gridlock.

Innis concedes House race, abandons recount effort

06/24/2014 11:41am
A Nevada congressional candidate who came in second place in the Republican primary earlier this month conceded the race Monday and abandoned a bid for a recount.

A year past Texas filibuster, backer momentum ebbs

06/24/2014 12:21pm
One year after a filibuster attracted national attention and gave them a rare but brief Texas victory, abortion-rights supporters have struggled to recapture momentum in a conservative state where political battles usually don't go their way.

GOP lawmakers urge U.S. House to pass immigration reform

06/24/2014 1:34pm
The nation cannot afford to wait any longer for immigration reform, state legislative leaders wrote in a letter to Utah Reps. Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Chris Stewart and Jim Matheson that urges action.

Buffett gives $100K to Nebraska governor candidate

06/24/2014 5:31pm
Warren Buffett has contributed $100,000 to the Democratic candidate for governor in the billionaire investor's home state of Nebraska, in what may be his largest donation to a single candidate at one time.

Lankford wins Republican nomination outright in race for Oklahoma's open US Senate seat

06/24/2014 7:30pm
Lankford wins Republican nomination outright in race for Oklahoma's open US Senate seat.

GOP picks Lankford for open Oklahoma Senate seat

06/24/2014 8:10pm
Two-term U.S. Rep. James Lankford emerged from a crowded primary field Tuesday to win the Republican nomination for Oklahoma's open U.S. Senate seat, avoiding a runoff despite a well-funded challenge from a tea party-backed candidate.

Several local races up for grabs in Utah primary

06/24/2014 9:01pm
In a story June 23 about Utah's primary election, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson was being challenged by Bob Yeaman in Tuesday's primary. That race was decided in April at the party convention, where party delegates nominated Richardson.

US Sen. Thad Cochran defeats tea party-backed challenger in heated GOP runoff in Mississippi

06/24/2014 9:10pm
US Sen. Thad Cochran defeats tea party-backed challenger in heated GOP runoff in Mississippi.

US Sen. Cochran defeats challenger in Miss. runoff

06/24/2014 9:22pm
Six-term Sen. Thad Cochran has defeated challenger Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's Republican primary runoff.

Fallin coasts to win; Oklahoma schools chief loses

06/24/2014 9:41pm
Gov. Mary Fallin easily won the Republican primary Tuesday for a second term as Oklahoma's chief executive, but Superintendent of Education Janet Barresi lost the GOP primary badly in her bid for re-election as schools chief.


06/24/2014 10:01pm
Raymond Ward, GOP, nominated State House, District 19, Utah.

Cochran wins in Mississippi

06/24/2014 10:11pm
Tea party hopefuls have suffered two major defeats in Tuesday's primary voting.


06/24/2014 10:22pm
Chrystal Butterfield, Dem, nominated State House, District 38, Utah.


06/24/2014 10:41pm
Bradley Daw, GOP, nominated State House, District 60, Utah.

Incumbent Utah County Attorney wins primary

06/24/2014 10:42pm
Election results show that incumbent Jeff Buhman has held off a challenger in Tuesday's Republican primary race for Utah County Attorney.

Cochran wins Miss. runoff, edges tea partyer

06/24/2014 11:00pm
In a remarkable political turnaround, six-term Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi edged out tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel Tuesday night in a bruising, costly Republican runoff that pitted Washington clout against insistence on conservative purity.


06/24/2014 11:01pm
John Westwood, GOP, nominated State House, District 72, Utah.


06/24/2014 11:01pm
Jacquie Nielsen, GOP, nominated State Senate, District 2, Utah.


06/24/2014 11:01pm
Evan Vickers, GOP, nominated State Senate, District 28, Utah.

Cochran holds off tea party challenge

06/24/2014 11:20pm
Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in six states, plus a runoff in Mississippi. Highlights:

3 incumbents win Utah primaries, another loses

06/24/2014 11:21pm
Three Utah legislators have fended off challengers in Tuesday's primary election while a third incumbent has lost.

Former Rep. Brad Daw beats incumbent Rep. Dana Layton in GOP primary

06/24/2014 11:24pm
Former Rep. Brad Daw beat incumbent Rep. Dana Layton, R-Orem, in Tuesday's primary for the seat she won from him two years ago in a race that saw attack ads that have been tied to the John Swallow scandal.