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Democrat O'Rourke winning the Hispanic vote in Texas - but it's not enough

Oct 18 2018

SAN ANTONIO In a packed Texas convention center, Democrat Beto O'Rourke drew cheers last weekend with a blistering critique of Republican rival Ted Cruz's support for deporting young undocumented immigrants, part of a stump speech aimed at inspiring Hispanic voters in the country's most expensive and closely watched Senate race.

Nevada brothel owner, dubbed 'Trump from Pahrump,' dies: sheriff

Oct 17 2018

The brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican Nevada state legislature candidate who nicknamed himself the "Trump from Pahrump," died on Tuesday, a local sheriff's office said. | Video

Special Report: The Trump trap - Republicans duck president in key House races

Oct 16 2018

STOCKTON, N.J. Leonard Lance is a Republican congressman seeking re-election in a Republican district. But he has little to say about the Republican president. | Video

Texas Democrat O'Rourke raises record $38 million in U.S. Senate race

Oct 12 2018

SAN ANTONIO, Texas Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke's bid to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz got a major financial boost in the third quarter when he said he raised $38.1 million, a record for any U.S. Senate race. | Video

In North Dakota, Kavanaugh debate tests Democratic wave - and #MeToo

Oct 03 2018

FARGO, N.D. Heidi Heitkamp has faced seemingly unwinnable odds before. In the 1990s, as a state attorney general, she stared down the tobacco industry, leading efforts to broker a multi-billion dollar settlement. In the 2000s, she beat back breast cancer.

Some gun-toting Texans embrace Democrat's call for tougher firearm laws

Sep 19 2018

CARRIZO SPRINGS/KATY, Texas Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6. | Video

Democrats face 'almost impossible map' to retake U.S. Senate

Aug 24 2018

CHICAGO One political analyst calls it "an almost impossible map." Others are even less optimistic.

Georgia candidates decry plan to close voting sites in mostly black county

Aug 21 2018

WASHINGTON A plan to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county ahead of November’s elections is drawing opposition from the state's gubernatorial candidates and voting rights activists, who deem it blatant voter suppression. | Video

Democratic candidates embrace gun control despite political risks

Jul 30 2018

WEST ORANGE, N.J./NORTH AVONDALE, Ohio Aftab Pureval, a Democrat seeking to unseat a Republican congressman in Ohio, knows the political risks in calling for gun restrictions – and taking on the powerful National Rifle Association, which has spent more than $115,000 supporting his opponent over the years. | Video

Citing Trump, some Republican women to vote Democratic in Ohio election

Jul 27 2018

DUBLIN, Ohio Becky von Zastrow often votes Republican in her affluent central Ohio suburb - but her dissatisfaction with U.S. President Donald Trump has convinced her to back the Democrat in a special-election test for both parties next month.

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