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The Latest: Democrats giddy after Illinois primary showing

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:45:11 GMT2018-03-21T22:45:11Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on Illinois' primary and the November governor's race (all times local):...

Democrats giddy about odds of retaking Illinois' top job

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:43:28 GMT2018-03-21T22:43:28Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Democrats are giddy following Illinois' primary about their chances of reclaiming the governor's office from a GOP incumbent who barely survived his own nomination fight....

Takeaways from Illinois primary: Big money, party splits

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:28:12 GMT2018-03-21T15:28:12Z

Illinois voters added their voices to the 2018 primary season, with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner surviving an unexpectedly stiff primary challenge from the right and a suburban Chicago congressman, Dan Lipinski, narrowly dispatching a Democratic challenger fueled by the party's liberal wing....

Rep. Lipinski of Illinois narrowly wins Democratic primary

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:19:29 GMT2018-03-21T06:19:29Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rep. Dan Lipinski of Illinois, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress, narrowly won a primary Tuesday over a progressive newcomer who argued the congressman's views no longer reflect the Chicago-area district he has represented for seven terms....

The Latest: Bennett wins Illinois GOP House primary

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:51:15 GMT2018-03-21T05:51:15Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on primary elections in Illinois (all times local):...

Democrats turn out in big numbers for Illinois primary

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 05:37:48 GMT2018-03-21T05:37:48Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Democrats turned out for Illinois' primary in higher numbers than the left-leaning state has seen for a midterm election in more than a decade, deciding several hotly contested races and signaling the November election could be even tougher-than-usual for the GOP....

Early voting for Illinois primary far exceeds last midterm

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:27:28 GMT2018-03-19T20:27:28Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The number of voters casting early ballots for the Illinois primary has far exceeded the number who voted early four years ago....

Pawlenty files campaign committee for Minnesota governor run

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 19:39:40 GMT2018-03-19T19:39:40Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Monday he created a campaign committee to run for his old job, the most concrete step yet after months of speculation whether the Republican would return to politics following his short-lived 2012 presidential campaign....

North Dakota Sen. Heitkamp: Democratic Party far from dead

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:52:22 GMT2018-03-17T18:52:22Z

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is telling fellow Democrats in her home state of North Dakota to have hope for their party....

$20M Democratic ad buy targets 4 states key to redistricting

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:25:19 GMT2018-03-16T18:25:19Z

The Democratic Governors Association announced Friday that it is spending $20 million on fall TV ads in four states where newly elected governors will play a key role in the next round of congressional redistricting....