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Hundreds of liberal candidates, most running in state and municipal elections this fall, are streaming into Washington this week as the Democratic Party's left flank intensifies in its push to seize control of Congress, statehouses and local governments across the country. They are excited. They are angry.
... of Ryan's close friends previously told CNN that he might leave office after the 2018 midterms. Ryan said in a January interview with CBS News that re-election was a decision he and his wife were planning to make together in late spring, and in March he denied a rumor that he wouldn't seek re-election.

An Azeri man casts his ballot at a polling station during a presidential elections in Baku, Azerbaijan, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Voters in the oil-rich ... BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) -- Polls have opened in an early presidential election in the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. Voting began Wednesday in ...
(The company says the Facebook data was legally acquired, and not used in any of its 2016 election work.) The Federal Trade ... "As long as there are people sitting in Russia whose job it is to try to interfere with elections around the world, this is going to be an ongoing conflict," he said. Working with ...
And it threw the House into a leadership battle that could end up pushing Ryan aside sooner that he intended and crush any hopes for significant legislation before the election. Ryan, though, said he had no regrets after having accomplished "a heckuva lot" during his time in a job he never really wanted.
Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has cast his vote in an election that's expected to see him secure a fourth consecutive term of office. Aliyev and his wife Mehriban voted in the capital Baku. Opposition parties are boycotting the poll of 5 million eligible voters - claiming fair elections are not possible because authorities ...

National elections are decided in 12 battleground states and Connecticut isn't one of them. Maybe it seems OK not to be bothered with all the hoopla and security problems that come with presidential candidate visits, but there is a lot more at stake for those states where votes in presidential elections don't ...
Overall, outside spending on Connecticut's race for governor reached a record $18.2 million in 2014, a five-fold increase from 2010 that dwarfed the $6.5 million in public financing allotted to each of the major-party candidates for the general election. Thompson declined to say whether the RGA will be ...
We know now Russia has interfered with our 2016 presidential election, but did you know that the U.S. has meddled in over 80 elections since World War II according to one Carnegie Mellon study? This hour, we look at how our country has interfered with democratic processes around the world. How do we ...
(THE CONVERSATION) In late March, Congress passed a significant spending bill that included US$380 million in state grants to improve election infrastructure. As the U.S. ramps up for the 2018 midterm elections, that may seem like a huge amount of money, but it's really only a start at securing the ...
Cambodia's National Election Committee has warned that anyone urging voters to boycott the upcoming general election or otherwise interfere in the ... Minister Hun Sen to ensure that it prevails at the polls, after signs of softening support in the last general election in 2013 and local elections last year.
Greenwich High School Student Body President, Greg Goldstein, left, shakes hands with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut just before the start ... A detailed report, to be filed with the Federal Elections Commission, will show an in-depth breakdown of Murphy's campaign finances and who gave him ...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic governor wants legislation to let people register to vote on the day of elections and loosen the state's strict rules for absentee ballots. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday everyone who gets a license from the state Department of Transportation or signs up for a ...
Compared to the 2012 elections, Egypt's first free democratic contest, "there was real competition compared to this one," he said, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. As he spoke, loudspeakers played pro-army songs, while banners on nearby buildings displayed pro-Sissi slogans.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced last week she wanted to bolster the state's election cybersecurity. She told Connecticut Public Radio's Where We Live, the state was one of 21 that were targeted before last year's presidential elections. “What actually happened, we were scanned, apparently ...
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., had pressed the Democratic and Republican negotiators of the omnibus bill, which Trump signed Friday, to include money to help state and local officials harden their election systems against a cyber threat. “Free and fair elections are the foundation of our democracy, ...
FILE- In this March 16, 2018, file photo, Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon discusses election security issues in his office in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota's chief elections officer says he's been working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to protect the integrity of the state's balloting ...

J.R. Romano, the chairman of the Connecticut Republican party, said he does not read the results of the low-turnout special election as a harbinger of a blue wave in November. "Special elections are about turnout and who shows up at the polls,'' Romano said, citing figures that showed just 19 percent of ...
Scott Walker has decided to leave a number of formerly GOP-held seats vacant rather than schedule special elections his party might lose, national Republicans are pushing the panic button on an upcoming special House election in Pennsylvania, and GOP leadership is letting scandal-plagued Rep.
On Tuesday, February 27, citizens in certain districts of Kentucky, Connecticut, and New Hampshire have a chance to make their voices heard. “Special elections provide a supercharged chance to make a difference,” says Daniel Squadron, cofounder and executive director of Future Now, a group that ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Last summer, with an important Illinois election season months away, Shelby County officials in central Illinois feared that their outdated voting equipment wouldn't be approved for use by the State Board of Elections. Most of it dates to 2004, and it's becoming harder to find ...
Presidential candidate Antonio Alvarez Desanti, with National Liberation party, casts his ballot at a polling station during general elections in San ... Evangelical candidate Fabricio Alvarado continues to hold a lead in Costa Rica's presidential election but seems headed for a runoff two months from now.
The top two primary finishers compete in the state's general election regardless of party, setting up several races between the Democrats' left and .... "But these elections ultimately come down to fundamental economic realities, and I think those are the types of things we should focus on rather than labeling ...
More than 30,000 women across the country have have reached out to Emily's List expressing an interest in running for office since Election Day 2016, hundreds of them from Connecticut, said a spokesman for the group, which trains pro-choice Democratic women. The unprecedented surge has drawn the ...
Deputy Donald Morgan was fired six days after losing the primary election to Robinson. The sheriff cited campaign statements Morgan had made about deficiencies within the department for the firing. Morgan said in the lawsuit that the firing violated his First Amendment right to free speech. An arbitrator ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former members of the now-dissolved Government Accountability Board are defending the work they did in the face of an investigation by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. Eleven former judges who previously served on the GAB issued a statement Friday saying "we are ...
More than 30,000 women across the country have have reached out to Emily's List expressing an interest in running for office since Election Day 2016, hundreds of them from Connecticut, said a spokesman for the group, which trains pro-choice Democratic women. The unprecedented surge has drawn the ...
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The president of the Maldives said he's willing to hold an early presidential election to allow voters to decide who they want to lead the Indian Ocean archipelago, as political unrest continued to grow after a court ordered the release and retrial of political prisoners. Speaking publicly ...
Under that format, Cooper appointed a majority to the election panel, which can be the final arbiter in campaign finance investigations and local voting site decisions. Some Republican legislators would prefer keeping elections and ethics functions together in a retooled combined board. Writing to the ...
All Connecticut House members are forecast to win re-election. ... The five Democrats who represent Connecticut in the U.S. House are all expected to win re-election, according to analysts like the Cook Political Report. But what is a lot less ... Rose said turnout is likely to be a factor in November's elections.
WASHINGTON - Corey Lewandowski, President Trump's former campaign manager, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he will give testimony this week to a House committee probing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Lewandowski said on WABC-AM radio in New York that he ...
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — Republican State Sen. Karin Housley kicked off her U.S. Senate campaign Monday squarely focused on the November election, even as other Republicans await word from former Gov. Tim Pawlenty on a potential bid. The stakes are high in the unexpected race for the Senate ...
That raised fears of a lower turnout at the election, which would be a major embarrassment for the Kremlin. Commenting on the pollster's announcement, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday it was "unfortunate" that Levada will not be able to publish its polls but said it was a matter of following ...
Cuts that weaken the Citizens' Election program and State Elections Enforcement Commission under the current budget should be restored by the General Assembly when it returns to Hartford Feb. 7. These two programs, which allow more candidates to run for office and ensure election laws are followed ...
Since Trump's inauguration, Democrats have won state legislative elections across the country, reclaimed the Virginia governor's seat by a surprising 9-percentage-point margin and managed an upset Senate victory in GOP-dominated Alabama, albeit with the help of a Republican nominee accused of ...
STRATFORD — The special election to determine who will replace Mayor Laura Hoydick for the 120th House seat will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 27, state officials said. Hoydick, a Republican, following through on a campaign promise, resigned the seat that she's held since March 2010 on Jan. 2.
Violent protests have once again rocked the Honduran capital following the controversial re-election of incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez. The Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship claims the ballot was fraudulent. It has urged people to take to the streets and has called for a week-long national strike ...
In the days after the 2016 elections, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, without evidence, that millions of illegal voters robbed him of the popular vote. To that end, the Trump administration established the election fraud commission last year, who were tasked with finding proof of widespread voter fraud ...
“I'm remaining hopeful, if not optimistic, because I know it will happen in the next two or three years in Connecticut.'' Sen. Toni Boucher, a Wilton Republican, remains skeptical as the legislature's most outspoken opponent of legalization. With a short, three-month legislative session in an election year, ...
(AP) — Just in time for his re-election campaign, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is perhaps the most optimistic person in Pennsylvania. He sees better days ahead for the state's finances, says he's satisfied with his first-term progress and shows no frustration over battling the huge Republican majorities that ...
Connecticut's longtime State Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday she won't seek re-election to a sixth term in office, creating another open seat for a constitutional office in this year's election. The 66-year-old Democrat told reporters she wants to leave office while “on top,” noting how the ...
Edgardo Cortes, head of the state Department of Elections, said in an affidavit that 86 voters who showed up on Election Day should have been given ballots for the Cole-Thomas race but instead received ballots for other House districts. Another 61 voters who should have been assigned to other districts ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says voters will decide whether medical marijuana will be legal in the state in a June 26 election. Fallin signed a proclamation Thursday setting the election date for a ballot measure to permit the growth and sale of marijuana for medicinal purposes, ...
"At the President's direction, the Department continues to work in support of state governments who are responsible for administering elections, with efforts focused on securing elections against those who seek to undermine the election system or its integrity," DHS spokesman Tyler Houlton said in an email ...
An ex-convict who mounted a political comeback with his 2015 election as mayor of Connecticut's largest city filed paperwork Wednesday to run for the Democratic nomination for governor. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim was surrounded by media and staff as he turned in the documents at the State Elections ...
(AP) — Connecticut's longtime State Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday she won't seek re-election to a sixth term in office, creating another open seat for a ... Late last year, Democratic Attorney General George Jepsen announced that he too will not run for re-election in November.
In the four weeks after the 2016 election, 1,000 women came to the group's website to learn about running for office. ... Stephanie Schriock, President at Emily's List, says that record 22,000 women signed up to be trained to run for office after President Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential elections.
North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Election of Board of Directors ... The North Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce (NCCCC), founded in 1894 as The Thompsonville Board of Trade, recently held their Annual Meeting and Election of Board of Directors. Over 120 ...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona secretary of state's office has certified the first candidate in the special election to replace Republican Rep. Trent Franks, and it is not one of the best-known names. Republican Clair Van Steenwyk of Sun City West filed 1,200 signatures to make the ballot late last week.
He said GOP laws that made all judicial elections officially partisan and reduced the number of Court of Appeals judges demonstrate their intentions to ... The proposal would subject a governor's appointees to appeals court posts to legislative confirmation, followed by an up-or-down retention election by ...


 

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