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United States

Grant Smith

Non-stop ads and robocalls: welcome to America's costliest election

Nov 04 2018

PALMDALE, Calif. Wendy Burke has had enough. Campaign advertisements bombard her favorite TV shows. Dozens of election pamphlets fill her mailbox. Every day, she gets several political calls on her cell phone and more on her landline. Strangers knock at her door seeking her vote.

Coal union boosts giving to Democrats as hopes dim for industry revival

Oct 29 2018

WASHINGTON The top U.S. coal miners union has put a larger share of its campaign donations behind Democrats ahead of the Nov. 6 elections than in 2016, as dimming hopes for a coal industry revival led by President Donald Trump reinforce fears about the safety of worker pensions.

Anti-Waffen-Lobby in den USA bei Wahlkampfspenden vorn

Oct 29 2018

New York Erstmals seit mindestens zwei Jahrzehnten haben die Befürworter von strengeren Waffengesetzen im US-Wahlkampf mehr Geld ausgegeben als die Waffenlobby um die National Rifle Association (NRA).

U.S. gun-control groups outspending pro-gun forces on election

Oct 26 2018

NEW YORK U.S. gun-control advocates have outspent by more than 40 percent gun-rights groups on next month's congressional elections, reversing the National Rifle Association's longstanding dominance in spending on gun politics.

Americans' anger may help Democrats in Nov. 6 vote: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Oct 25 2018

NEW YORK Ben Chico, 67, a Republican in California, says his annoyance with Democrats morphed into full-blown outrage when he heard they might try to impeach President Donald Trump after the Nov. 6 elections. | Video

Americans' anger may help Democrats in November 6 vote - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Oct 24 2018

NEW YORK Ben Chico, 67, a Republican in California, says his annoyance with Democrats morphed into full-blown outrage when he heard they might try to impeach President Donald Trump after the Nov. 6 elections. | Video

Heated U.S. congressional races on pace to break fundraising records

Oct 16 2018

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON This year's U.S. congressional campaign season is on pace to break fundraising records, driven in part by unprecedented hauls by at least five candidates from both major parties, according to a Reuters analysis of campaign finance disclosures.

Democrats fight for their future in tough statehouse races

Jun 13 2018

TAMPA, Fla./NEW YORK Democrats are making an all-out push to retake control of state legislatures across the United States this fall. But in the states most crucial to the party's future, they face grim odds, a Reuters analysis of election data has found.

Ahead of November election, old voting machines stir concerns among U.S. officials

May 31 2018

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania U.S. election officials responsible for managing more than a dozen close races this November share a fear: Outdated voting machines in their districts could undermine confidence in election results that will determine which party controls the U.S. Congress. | Video

Democrats outraising Republicans in key House races

Apr 16 2018

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Democrats have a $10.5 million fundraising advantage over Republicans in the 25 most competitive races for seats the U.S. House of Representatives ahead of the November elections, according to an analysis by Reuters.

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