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8 Democrats seek to challenge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:17pm

The eight Democrats running for governor in Wisconsin have largely kept their focus on Republican Gov. Scott Walker ahead of Tuesday's primary, while Walker has repeatedly warned his supporters of a possible "blue wave."

Jimmy Carter backs Democrat in Georgia governor's race

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:51pm

Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in on the contest.

Midwest primaries test Trump appeal against 'blue wave'

Steve Peoples and Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 12:33pm

Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump's appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond.

Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 11:35am

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach slightly widened his lead Tuesday over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the tight Republican race for governor after the state's second largest county released its count of provisional ballots.

The Latest: Kobach widens lead in Kansas GOP primary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 10:47am

The Latest on the counting of provisional ballots in the tight Republican primary for Kansas governor (all times local):

Minnesota retirements open battles for 3 open US House seats

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:37am

Decisions by three Minnesota Democrats to leave Congress sparked rowdy primary fights Tuesday for their open seats, with two districts shaping up as high-intensity November battlegrounds and a Somali-American legislator hoping to make history in the third.

Sen. Nelson: "Foolish" to deny Russian election penetration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:10am

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson isn't backing down from comments that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems ahead of this year's crucial election.

Ryan's retirement fuels Democrats' hopes of picking up seat

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 6:07am

House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement creates an opening in his southeastern Wisconsin congressional district for the first time in 20 years, fueling hopes among Democrats that they can pick up the seat that leans Republican.

Favorites for Franken's Minnesota seat reflect #MeToo's rise

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 5:41am

The sudden downfall of Sen. Al Franken amid the rise of the #MeToo movement set the course for what could be a two-woman race to finish his term, part of an unusual primary Tuesday featuring both of Minnesota's Senate seats on the same ballot.

Prosecution rests in Manafort tax evasion and fraud trial

Chad Day, Stephen Braun and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 8:29pm

Prosecutors on Monday rested their tax evasion and bank fraud case in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, closing two weeks of testimony that depicted him as using millions of dollars hidden in offshore accounts to fund a luxurious lifestyle — and later obtaining millions more in bank loans under false pretenses.

Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 7:09pm

Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday as the two candidates in the state's tight GOP primary for governor appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out.

Democrat Schrier advances in Washington's 8th District

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 7:07pm

An open congressional seat in Washington state officially has its November matchup: Democrat Kim Schrier has advanced to the general election to face Republican Dino Rossi in the race for the 8th Congressional District.

The Latest: Kobach hangs on to narrow lead as count begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:54pm

The Latest on the Republican gubernatorial primary race between Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach (all times local):

Trump signs bill named for Sen. McCain, doesn't mention him

Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:40pm

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain but included no mention in his remarks of the Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer at home in Arizona.

Rep. Love, medical tech pros urge Senate to permanently repeal medical device tax

Ben Lockhart, KSL  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:13pm

Flanked by medical technology sector professionals at Merit Medical Systems headquarters on Monday, Rep. Mia Love called on the U.S. Senate to move quickly to repeal the Affordable Care Act's medical device tax.

APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 1:12pm

Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump.

Michigan officials to appeal straight-party voting ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:56am

Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting.

Reports of election site hacking rankle Florida officials

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 6:32pm

Child's play or a signs of a serious security problem in one of the nation's swing states?

Woman behind Ellison allegations won't release alleged video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 13th - 4:02pm

The woman who accused Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of once abusing her while they were dating says she won't share alleged video footage of the incident.