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Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:39pm

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid shortly after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:10pm

An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as a foreign agent.

Super PAC ad against Mia Love continues to air with some changes

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:27pm

"It sounds like it's still false," Love's attorney, Matt Sanderson, said, noting he had not seen the revised ad.

Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:57pm

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman.

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are'

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

Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box.

Candid candidate voluntarily airs dirty laundry

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:07pm

Virginia Del. Lee Carter wants you to know that he is in the midst of his third divorce, can't hold a job, lobbed homophobic insults when he was young, and may even have explicit photos of himself floating around on the internet.

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 end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

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

A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections.

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, KSL.com  |  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.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid, three days after his lieutenant governor resigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 4:50pm

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid, three days after his lieutenant governor resigned.

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.