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  • 5 things to know about Wyoming's primary elections

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Five things to know about Wyoming's midterm elections on Nov. 4: ___ GOVERNOR: Republican Gov. Matt Mead is seeking a second term against Democrat Pete Gosar. Mead touts his fiscal conservatism and promotion of Wyoming's coal industry. Gosar criticizes Mead's...

  • Native American politics heat up in Wyoming

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — American Indians in Wyoming increasingly are asserting themselves, fighting for more say on environmental issues and fielding more candidates in state and local elections. The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes share the Wind River Indian Reservation, a...

  • Candidates culled from Nevada political elites

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's attorney general candidates start with three priceless political ingredients — presidential good looks, law degrees and a pedigree in state politics. Democrat Ross Miller's father was Nevada's longest-serving governor. Republican Adam Laxalt's grandfather was...

  • 5 things to know about Nevada's midterm elections

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — With no senators up for re-election and a Gov. Brian Sandoval all but guaranteed a second term, Nevada's upcoming midterm elections promise to be a bit of a snooze. But a swing congressional district and a contentious tax proposal that would fund schools promise to add...

  • Democrat King lags in New Mexico governor's race

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — After a summer of bruising television ads in New Mexico's race for governor, Democrat Gary King remains optimistic he can close the gap in an uphill challenge against Republican incumbent Susana Martinez. The two-term attorney general trailed Martinez by 9...

  • DC mayoral candidates must overcome voter apathy

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city's history — at least, a few of them will. Seeking to lead a local government that's been tainted by corruption and still operates under the thumb of Congress, the candidates for the...

  • 5 things to know in Nov. 4 Tenn. general election

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five things to know about the Nov. 4 general election and other ballot issues in Tennessee: ___ 1. U.S. SENATE RACE Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is strongly favored to win re-election in November. In the August primary, Alexander fended off a tea...

  • Tenn. tea party supporters take heart from vote

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the elder statesman of Tennessee politics, a primary challenge by a little-known tea party opponent was supposed to be little more than a glorified victory lap around the state. Instead, the former governor and two-time...

  • 5 things to know about New Mexico's elections

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico voters will be choosing a lot more than a governor this November. They will also be electing a new attorney general and deciding whether Democrats will retain control of the state U.S. Senate seats and the statehouse. Here are five things to know...

  • In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state...

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