NEW YORK — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to Republicans. Salazar, a 27-year-old first-time candidate, handily defeated eight-term incumbent Sen. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Democratic socialist Salazar wins; voters oust splinter Dems
NEW YORK— Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state’s underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump. “This campaign was really never about me, or … Continue reading NEW YORK | Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general
NEW YORK— The Latest on New York’s Democratic primary (all times local): 11 p.m. Incumbent Kathy Hochul (HOH’-kuhl) has defeated Jumaane (joo-MAH’-nee) Williams in the New York Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Hochul, a former congresswoman from Buffalo, now moves on to the November general election as the running mate of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: James wins New York attorney general Dem primary
NEW YORK — Religion’s role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Just 25 percent … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren’t very religious
CHICAGO — The Democratic Party has begun conversations with television networks about a series of presidential primary debates in 2019, a top party official has told The Associated Press. The talks are “in the very early stages,” according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of … Continue reading CHICAGO | APNewsBreak: DNC, TV networks discuss presidential debates
KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s electoral commission has rejected former Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba, a top opposition contender, as a candidate in this year’s presidential election because of a pending case at the International Criminal Court. The overnight announcement came as the commission announced the eligible candidates for the long-delayed vote now set for December. President … Continue reading KINSHASA, Congo | Congo says former VP Bemba cannot run for president
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz — It was five days before ballots will be counted in his bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, and former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio had no idea what he was doing. The final days of a campaign are usually frantic, with candidates’ every moment scheduled to ensure they meet as … Continue reading FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz | Joe Arpaio’s long goodbye: Redemption or ‘kamikaze’ mission?
MONTPELIER, Vt — Vermont’s Republican Party is working on getting candidates to run for five statewide offices, including the U.S. House, after a perennial candidate secured the GOP nominations in last week’s primary to preserve the slots for alternative nominees. H. Brooke Paige has earned the party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate and House, … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt | One man holds place for 5 candidates for Vermont ‘s GOP