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  • Fresno mayor touts independence in controller bid

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who is regarded as the Republican Party's best hope for winning a statewide office in November, introduced herself on Tuesday as an outsider who would bring fiscal independence as California's state controller. Swearengin said during an...

  • FL-StSen-36-nominated

    BULLETIN (AP) — Oscar Braynon, Dem, nominated State Senate, District 36, Florida.

  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) — The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stumping for the Chicago Democrat's challenger, Republican Bruce Rauner. Biden and Christie waded into...

  • Election in Tampa-area House district delayed

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A judge has delayed the election for a Florida House seat in the Tampa Bay area. The race between James Grant and Miriam Steinberg in Tuesday's Republican District 64 primary will now be decided during November's general election. Judge Angela Dempsey ruled recently that a...

  • Fla. gov. race: Crist continuing to lose ground to Scott

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Expected to win his party’s nomination Tuesday, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is now running as a Democrat, will be trailing current GOP Gov. Rick Scott heading into the general election, a new poll suggests. A Saturday SurveyUSA poll shows that...

  • Voters guide for the Florida primary election

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's primary election for governor, Congress, the Legislature and other offices is Tuesday. Here are five things voters should know: GOVERNOR'S RACE: Most attention is being focused at the top of the ballot where Democrats and Republicans will chose their nominee...

  • Florida's 2 political parties raise millions

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Millions of dollars, much of it coming from the corporations that rely on Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature, have flowed into the coffers of the state's two political parties this election year. New campaign finance reports filed Friday show that the...

  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing. Two-term Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor, who is locked in...

  • Gov. Scott promises to raise school funding again

    MIAMI (AP) — Hammered by his chief rival over cuts to school budgets, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday made an election-year promise to boost money for public schools if he's re-elected. Scott vowed to recommend a roughly $700 million increase to public schools for 2015 — which would push...

  • Colorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, or DSCC, ordered $1 million in ads to run for...

  • Rich hopes voters will choose the 'real Democrat'

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Sen. Nan Rich is hoping a solid lifetime record as a Democrat, 28 months of campaigning and outreach to the hardcore grassroots of her party are enough to overcome the name recognition and millions of dollars raised by Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat...

  • Quinn, Rauner set on 3 traditional debates

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner bickered Wednesday about the number and what constituted a debate. What was clear was that both candidates locked into one of the nation's...

  • N.C. U.S. Senate race: Tillis catching up to Hagan in polls, still trailing financially

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Although he continues to trail in money raised, state Rep. Thom Tillis, the Republican challenger looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, is only trailing the Democratic incumbent by four points, the latest poll shows. North Carolina voters favor Hagan to Tillis...

  • Alaska U.S. Senate race: Former AG secures GOP nomination

    JUNEAU, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The former attorney general of Alaska secured the Republican U.S. Senate nomination Tuesday evening, earning the right to face the incumbent Democrat. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Dan Sullivan collected 40 percent of the vote. His Republican rivals,...

  • Poll: Cuomo maintains big lead in NY gov race

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a 2-to-1 advantage over his Republican challenger in New York's gubernatorial race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday gives Cuomo a 56 to 28 percent lead over Westchester County Executive Rob...



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