Mayoral elections

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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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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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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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. President Trump told South Korea's National Assembly that he wants "peace through strength." The U.S. president addressed South Korean lawmakers on the second day of his visit. He noted that the U.S. is rebuilding its military and spending heavily on the newest and finest military equipment. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, Pool)
November 08, 2017 - 7:05 am
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Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 08, 2017 - 1:43 am
Democrats swept Virginia and New Jersey's governor's races, incumbents came out on top in several big-city mayoral races and voters in Maine said they wanted to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. A rundown of the top races around the country on Tuesday: TWO...
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In a Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan addresses a ceremony honoring 15 Detroit entrepreneurs in Detroit. Duggan is facing Coleman Young II in Tuesday, Nov. 7 mayoral election. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 07, 2017 - 11:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Incumbent Mike Duggan will serve a second term as Detroit's mayor after defeating state Sen. Coleman Young II in Tuesday's election. Young, the son of Detroit's first black mayor Coleman A. Young, conceded the race as Duggan held a commanding lead with nearly all of the precincts...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Boston City Councilman Tito Jackson, left, during a Boston council meeting on Jan. 13, 2016, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, right, during a news conference on July 11, 2017. Jackson is challenging Walsh for the mayor's seat in the Nov. 7, 2017, election. (AP Photos, File)
November 07, 2017 - 8:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Voters in Boston have re-elected Marty Walsh to a second term as mayor. Walsh defeated City Councilor Tito Jackson on Tuesday after a low-key campaign. Election officials reported relatively light voter turnout in most of the city's precincts in the nonpartisan contest. Walsh's first...
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Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles answers a question during a mayoral debate on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Lyles is opposed by Charlotte City Councilman Kenny Smith in the general election. (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
November 05, 2017 - 9:27 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest city and its capital are preparing for mayoral elections; whoever is elected will most likely have to wrestle with the sensitive issue of gay and transgender rights. Charlotte will elect Tuesday a new mayor to replace Jennifer Roberts. She lost the...
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