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Democrats see lesson from Alabama win: Compete everywhere

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:14:38 GMT2017-12-14T00:14:38Z

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Democrats are celebrating an upset Senate victory in Alabama as proof of momentum heading into the 2018 midterm elections....

Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug Jones

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:34:34 GMT2017-12-13T13:34:34Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. senator....

Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:24:38 GMT2017-12-13T03:24:38Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP's majority in the Senate to two seats. The state's former U.S. attorney beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court whose campaign was upended by allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls amid a natio...

Not Real News: Alabama Senate race spurs false reports

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:52:24 GMT2017-12-11T16:52:24Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth - or shattering it to pieces - in the campaign's final stretch....

'I'm not in charge': Illinois governor's words may haunt bid

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:18:24 GMT2017-12-09T15:18:24Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner raised eyebrows, then questions about whether he misspoke after he declared "I am not in charge" of the state....

Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:03:05 GMT2017-12-08T18:03:05Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats are considering a plan that would limit - but not abandon - the influence of "superdelegates" in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders' supporters that the system was rigged....

Franken's exit hands Dems another 2018 electoral headache

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:48:44 GMT2017-12-07T21:48:44Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Sen. Al Franken's announcement Thursday that he will resign sets off a scramble toward a special election in 2018 to finish the Minnesota Democrat's term, with former governor and one-time presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty seen as a top possibility for Republicans to cash in an unforeseen pickup chance....

The Latest: Dayton: Franken replacement within 2 days

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:41:43 GMT2017-12-07T17:41:43Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Latest on efforts to replace Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, who resigned Thursday over allegations of improper conduct (all times local):...

Son of ex-Rep. Conyers not prosecuted in domestic abuse case

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 03:04:29 GMT2017-12-07T03:04:29Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The son of former Democratic Rep. John Conyers who's a possible candidate for his father's vacated U.S. House seat was arrested in February in Los Angeles after his girlfriend told police he body-slammed and then stabbed her during an argument, but prosecutors declined to bring charges....

In awkward situation, Kansas seems to have 2 governors

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:57:37 GMT2017-12-06T23:57:37Z

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- After Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination this summer to an ambassador's post, the fellow Republican destined to succeed him as governor ducked policy questions by declaring, "There's one governor at a time."...