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Border towns key in close US House races amid wall talk

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:12pm

Democrats seeking to flip a key Republican U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico are vying to win over fiercely independent voters along border communities.

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:36am

The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local):

PAC won't pull ad suggesting 'lynching' if Democrats win

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:28am

A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month.

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:53pm

Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a potential presidential contender.

Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 11:19pm

Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star — even if she hasn't yet won an election.

GOP veteran struggles to adjust as seat suddenly isn't safe

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 10:12pm

After more than a decade representing a reliably Republican suburban Chicago district, Rep. Peter Roskam is suddenly among the most endangered House Republicans seeking re-election.

From Medicaid to medical marijuana: Here's everything you need to know about election initiatives

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Oct 18th - 9:00pm

If your mail-in ballot has been sitting on the kitchen counter while you hem and haw and tell yourself you’ll research the issues in your non-existent free time, you’re not alone.

The Latest: Texas' O'Rourke doubles down on impeaching Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:47pm

The Latest on Beto O'Rourke's town hall on CNN (all times local):

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:51pm

Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon.

Kobach lawyer seeks to delay release of video in Kansas case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:31pm

An attorney for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is seeking to delay the release of a video of Kobach being questioned in a federal voting-rights lawsuit to avoid hurting his campaign for governor.

Kamala Harris blasts GOP in South Carolina political debut

Bill Barrow and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:58pm

Kamala Harris is in South Carolina to talk about the midterms. But many voters wanted to talk to her about her role in the battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, and try to get a hint about her next political moves.

Trump again attacks O'Rourke, tweets he's 'a lightweight'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:16pm

President Donald Trump is again attacking Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke ahead of his Houston rally supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

Arkansas Supreme Court disqualifies term limits proposal

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:42am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday ordered election officials to not count votes cast for a ballot measure that would have imposed the strictest term limits in the country on state legislators.

Judges pick expert to help in redistricting of Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:20am

Federal judges have appointed a special expert to help redraw Virginia's state legislative districts for future elections.

Pilot gives $1m to McConnell-linked PAC aiding Blackburn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:19am

The gas station chain founded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's family has donated $1 million to a political committee supporting Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn's Senate bid.

South Carolina's Graham to campaign for GOP in 12 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:53pm

Sen. Lindsey Graham is hitting the campaign trail to stump for Republicans in U.S. House and Senate races across the country as the party tries to maintain control of both chambers.

Candidate: Many Alabama voters removed, labeled inactive

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:00pm

Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan said Thursday that a worrisome number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter lists, prompting her to create a committee to assist people who encounter problems before and on Election Day.

The Latest: Rivals downplay talk of deal in Alaska race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:22pm

The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):

Trump's Texas campaign rally to be held in bigger venue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:48pm

President Donald Trump's rally in Houston next week with Sen. Ted Cruz and other top Republicans is moving to a larger venue, though it's still not the biggest stadium in Texas.