Local elections

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky. Elwood Caudill says he plans to run for county clerk against Davis, who caused an uproar in 2015 when she refused to issue marriage licenses because of her opposition to same-sex marriage. Caudill ran against Davis in 2014 in the Democratic primary, but lost by 23 votes. In 2018, Caudill will run as a Democrat while Davis has switched parties to become a Republican. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
November 16, 2017 - 12:36 pm
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The last place Lincoln Caudill expected to see his eastern Kentucky hometown was on a television in a Philadelphia restaurant, yet there it was in the summer of 2015, flickering back at him from a newscast about a defiant county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay...
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November 16, 2017 - 9:57 am
BOLTON, Conn. (AP) — An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss. The Journal-Inquirer reports that Republican Michael Eremita on Tuesday kept his seat on Bolton's five-member Board of Selectmen with a coin-toss win over Democratic challenger Kim...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Republican John Curtis, walks on stage during Utah's 3rd Congressional District debate, in a race to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives, in Sandy, Utah. Congress gets its newest member on Monday as House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to swear in Republican John Curtis of Utah amid an intense push by GOP leadership to score a major legislative victory before the end of the year. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 13, 2017 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican John Curtis of Utah became the newest member of Congress late Monday when he took the oath of office amid an intense push by GOP leadership to score a major legislative victory before the end of the year. Curtis, 57, was the mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo when...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, president incumbent Borut Pahor looks at his counter-candidates ahead of a televised debate at Slovenia's public TV, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Slovenia is holding a runoff presidential election on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, that is pitting President Borut Pahor against a challenger Marjan Sarec, a former actor. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
November 12, 2017 - 4:45 pm
BLED, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's President Borut Pahor was re-elected to a second term Sunday after winning a runoff election against a former comedian who currently serves as the mayor of a northern town. Pahor, 54, a veteran politician known as the "King of Instagram" for his frequent use of...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 file photo, a cyclist rides past a campaign poster of Slovenia's president incumbent Borut Pahor, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Slovenia is holding a runoff presidential election on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 that is pitting President Borut Pahor against a challenger Marjan Sarec, a former actor. The slogan on the poster reads: Pahor/together. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, FILE)
November 10, 2017 - 6:30 am
BLED, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is holding a runoff presidential election on Sunday that is pitting President Borut Pahor against challenger Marjan Sarec, a former actor who is the mayor of the northern town of Kamnik. Pahor, a veteran politician, has been favored to win after leading the vote by a...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 file photo, Wilmot Collins, newly elected Helena, Mont. mayor, speaks with the press in his Helena, Mont. home. Fifty years to the date after the nation’s first black mayor was elected to lead a large American city, voters in more than a half-dozen large and small cities chose African-American candidates as mayors on Tuesday. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP, File)
November 08, 2017 - 7:17 pm
DETROIT (AP) — When Wilmot Collins knocked on doors across Helena, Montana, residents wanted to know what he would do to address homelessness, affordable housing and other municipal issues. "They didn't once ask me if you think a black person can win a race in this town," the Liberian immigrant...
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FILE - This May 10, 2017 file photo shows a street in downtown Blanding, Utah. One of Utah's last "dry" communities will keep its prohibition on alcohol sales. The southeastern city of Blanding has voted to keep an eight-decade prohibition on alcohol sales, rejecting a measure that Blanding residents said might broaden the town's appeal to tourists but could threaten the city's way of life., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Michelle L. Price, File)
November 08, 2017 - 7:04 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of Utah's last "dry" communities appeared Wednesday on track to maintain its eight-decade prohibition on alcohol sales after voters rejected a measure to allow sales that proponents said would boost tourism and opponents said would threaten the small city's way of life...
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Andrea Jenkins hugs a supporter as she won the Minneapolis Ward 8: Council Member race in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)
November 08, 2017 - 5:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minneapolis has elected two black transgender representatives to its City Council, adding to what advocacy groups have described as a banner election for transgender people in public office. Andrea Jenkins easily won the race Tuesday night for an open seat in south...
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November 08, 2017 - 5:30 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor-elect of North Carolina's largest city says she was upset by negative campaign ads used by her opponent and the groups that backed him. The Charlotte Observer reports Democrat Vi Lyles told a news conference on Wednesday following her election as Charlotte's new...
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November 08, 2017 - 4:15 pm
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Three Asian-American political candidates targeted by racist campaign attacks won New Jersey elections, including one who will become the city's first Sikh mayor. Ravi Bhalla was elected mayor Tuesday, and Jerry Shi and Falguni Patel won seats on the school board in Edison...
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