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ISSAQUAH, Wash | Democrats try to flip Washington district for the first time

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Democrats are trying to flip an open U.S. House seat in Washington state that’s been in GOP hands since it was created nearly three decades ago, running a political newcomer and national party favorite against a well-known Republican in a race that could be critical to controlling the chamber. As part of … Continue reading ISSAQUAH, Wash | Democrats try to flip Washington district for the first time

DOVER, Del. | Newcomer seeks to defeat senior senator in Delaware primary

DOVER, Del.  — An upstart challenger riding an antiestablishment wave within the Democratic Party is hoping to unseat Delaware’s senior senator in the state’s primary election Thursday. Sen. Tom Carper, 71, has never lost a race in more than four decades in politics, but political newcomer and community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris, 38, is hoping … Continue reading DOVER, Del. | Newcomer seeks to defeat senior senator in Delaware primary

DOVER, Del | Carper-Harris matchup highlights Delaware primary elections

DOVER, Del. — A battle between Delaware’s senior senator and an upstart challenger riding an antiestablishment wave within the Democratic Party highlights the state’s primary elections Thursday. Sen. Tom Carper, 71, has never lost a race in more than four decades in politics. Carper’s primary challenger is political newcomer and community activist Kerri Evelyn Harris, … Continue reading DOVER, Del | Carper-Harris matchup highlights Delaware primary elections

OKLAHOMA CITY | Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY— A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma’s next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcomer, defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in Tuesday’s primary runoff after criticizing Cornett for being … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY | Mortgage company head wins GOP primary for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY  — Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt, who criticized his opponent as being inadequately supportive of President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the race to become Oklahoma’s next governor. The 45-year-old owner of Gateway Mortgage Group defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and advanced to face Democrat Drew Edmondson … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Mortgage company head wins GOP primary for Oklahoma governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo | Republican insurgent gives Wyoming senate incumbent a fight

CHEYENNE, Wyo — Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career. Through 16 years in office, including two elections for the Wyoming Senate and two for the U.S. Senate, Barrasso never … Continue reading CHEYENNE, Wyo | Republican insurgent gives Wyoming senate incumbent a fight