Democratic candidates

MADISON, Wis. | Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term. Evers emerged from a field of eight Democratic candidates to win the primary, which comes … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

MADISON,Wis. | ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday’s primary contests for governor, the U.S. Senate and the House … Continue reading MADISON,Wis. | ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

ATLANTA | AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA  — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November. With the special elections now concluded ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

OLYMPIA, Wash. | Cantwell, Hutchison advance in Senate race

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Democrats were celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state’s primary election, but Republicans said they were confident their party would hold on to all three seats in November. Tina Podlodowski, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, said that even though many more votes need to be counted, the early … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash. | Cantwell, Hutchison advance in Senate race

DENVER | Democratic candidates in close race for governor nomination

DENVER — The winner of the Democratic primary is an early, though far from guaranteed, favorite to become Colorado’s next governor. Colorado’s last Republican governor was Bill Owens, who served from 1999 to 2007. Republicans hold four of the state’s seven congressional seats and one of its two Senate seats. Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly defeated … Continue reading DENVER | Democratic candidates in close race for governor nomination

Under spotlight, Pennsylvania House race goes to voters

CARNEGIE, Pa.  /March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Shadowed by the Trump presidency and the potential impact of a special election in a midterm year, voters in a western Pennsylvania congressional district find themselves on an unlikely national stage. Ostensibly, they are choosing Tuesday between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb to replace Tim Murphy, who … Continue reading Under spotlight, Pennsylvania House race goes to voters

Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

WASHINGTON /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — America’s union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that could affect … Continue reading Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case