Special elections

Malaysia's reformist icon Anwar Ibrahim, left, arrive with his wife Wan Azizah, right, at a rally in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Anwar has been freed from custody after receiving a pardon from the king, paving the way for a political comeback following his alliance's stunning election victory. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
May 17, 2018 - 4:47 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pardoned Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim said Thursday that decades-old affirmative action policies for the country's Malay majority must be discarded in favor of a new program to help the poor regardless of race. In an interview with The Associated Press, the prime...
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U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., Republican primary candidate for U.S. Senate, talks to supporters during an election night results party, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Hazleton, Pa. Barletta, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who first got national notice as a small-city mayor for his attempted crackdown on illegal immigration, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 16, 2018 - 8:56 am
President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. The primaries began to settle swing state Pennsylvania's chaotic congressional landscape after a court fight ended with redrawn districts just...
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, speaks during the Polk County Democrats Spring Dinner, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 07, 2018 - 12:03 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that House Democrats have the fundraising, the issues and the political atmosphere on their side to win back the majority in November. These factors, and an activated party base that's helped Democrats win in special elections...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, a resident looks at debris piled in front of her home in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 01, 2018 - 9:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Officials in the Texas county hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey voted on Tuesday to request that an August special election be set for a bond referendum in which residents could be asked to approve as much as $2.5 billion to finance critical flood-control projects. The proposed Aug. 25...
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Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Debbie Lesko, right, celebrates her win with former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at her home, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Lesko ran against Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni for Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 2:48 pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. Tuesday's narrow victory by...
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Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Debbie Lesko, right, celebrates her win with former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer at her home, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Peoria, Ariz. Lesko ran against Democratic candidate Hiral Tipirneni for Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Arizona. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 25, 2018 - 12:58 am
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Debbie Lesko won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, keeping the U.S. House seat in GOP control but by a much narrower margin than expected. The former state senator defeated Hiral Tipirneni, a former emergency room physician...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. Lesko is running against Hiral Tipirneni in a special election, Tuesday, April 24, to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Republican Rep. Trent Franks. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 23, 2018 - 6:25 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and a cancer research...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Almost 18 months have passed since Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government or in her political party. And she is not expected to run for office ever again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Dent said in a Tuesday, April 17, 2018, statement that he'll resign from Congress in the coming weeks but didn't give a precise departure date, after the seven-term lawmaker and leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates announced Sept. 7, 2017, he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, a leader of an influential caucus of GOP moderates and a critic of President Donald Trump, said Tuesday that he will resign from Congress in May, after announcing last year he would not seek re-election. Dent's announcement...
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Wisconsin candidate Judge Rebecca Dallet greets supporters as they watch returns on election night at Good City Brewing in Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Dallet is facing conservative Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock. The winner will be elected to a 10-year term on a court currently controlled 5-2 by conservatives. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
April 04, 2018 - 3:45 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The dominating victory by a liberal candidate in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race emboldened Democrats deflated by years of defeats, pushing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to issue a series of warnings Wednesday about a possible "blue wave" in the red state. Democrats heralded...
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