House seats

LOS ANGELES | Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Democrat Gil Cisneros has captured a Republican-held U.S. House seat in Southern California, capping a Democratic rout in which the party picked up six state congressional seats. Cisneros had been in a tight battle with Republican Young Kim for the seat held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce. The 47-year-old Navy veteran … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Democrat Cisneros nabs GOP House seat in Southern California

Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump’s grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and more diverse slate of candidates … Continue reading Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

DETROIT | Michigan Democrats vie for House seats, including Conyers’

DETROIT  — Heavy voter turnout and delays in counting ballots Tuesday made it difficult to determine who would fill the congressional seat that retired Democratic Rep. John Conyers held for more than five decades. The only thing for certain was that it would be a Democrat. The 13th District covers a much of Detroit and … Continue reading DETROIT | Michigan Democrats vie for House seats, including Conyers’

AUSTIN, Texas | School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at his Santa Fe High School near Houston. That sent shockwaves through Texas and the nation. But it’s unlikely to be a major factor in Tuesday’s balloting, which will decide 34 … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday