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  • Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

    Registration will allow you to post comments on newstimes.com and create a newstimes.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Andrew Gillum the Democrat candidate for governor speaks at a news conference on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla.

  • Critics rebuke Mississippi senator's 'public hanging' remark

    Mike Espy who is seeking to unseat appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons, speaks to a crowded ballroom of supporters following his speech in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2018. Espy will face Hyde-Smith in a runoff on Nov. 27. less Mike Espy who is seeking to unseat appointed Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and serve the last two years of the six-year term vacated when Republican Thad Cochran retired for health reasons, speaks to a ... more JACKSON, Miss.

  • Florida election recount off to bumpy start

    The recount of Florida's razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races got off to a bumpy start with some mishaps and litigation Sunday, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco. In Democratic-leaning Broward County, the start of the recount was delayed because of a problem with one of the tabulation machines.

  • Schumer: Dems set to push Mueller shield bill over Whitaker

    Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker does not recuse himself from oversight of the probe. "If he stays there, he will create a constitutional crisis by inhibiting Mueller or firing Mueller .

  • Democrats make surprising inroads in GOP's Fairfield County

    J.R. Romano, Connecticut GOP Chairman, calls it a night at 1:35 a.m. with no decision in the Connecticut gubernatorial race at the Bob Stefanowski campaign gathering Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 in Rocky Hill, Conn. J.R. Romano, Connecticut GOP Chairman, calls it a night at 1:35 a.m. with no decision in the Connecticut gubernatorial race at the Bob Stefanowski campaign gathering Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 in Rocky Hill, Conn.

  • Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

    A possible recount looms in a tight Florida governor, Senate and agriculture commission race. . Susan Bucher, second right, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections and Judge August Bonavita, seated at center left, look at provisional ballots in Riviera Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

  • In Georgia, black voters see echoes of voter suppression

    Republican Brian Kemp, right, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal hold a news conference in the Governor's ceremonial office at the Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Ga. Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia's secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he's captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival's refusal to concede.

  • Kemp pushes Abrams to concede in Georgia gubernatorial race

    This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta. Democrats and Republicans nationwide will have to wait a bit longer to see if Georgia elects the first black woman governor in American history or doubles down on the Deep South's GOP tendencies with an acolyte of President Donald Trump less This combination of May 20, 2018, photos shows Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp in Atlanta.

  • Longtime California GOP congressman loses seat to executive

    Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a one-time speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan who later became Russia's leading defender on Capitol Hill and an outspoken advocate for legalized marijuana, was defeated Saturday, a victim of California's Democratic tilt and voters' distaste for President Donald Trump. Rohrabacher, 71, was beaten by real estate executive Harley Rouda, 56, a Republican-turned-Democrat who pilloried the congressman for his skepticism over climate change and depicted him as an out-of-touch abettor in Washington gridlock.

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