congressional race

  • President Oct 25, 2019

    Gabbard Drops Congressional Race to Focus on Presidential

    Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    5 Facts: Tulsi Gabbard

    Here are five things to know about Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard.

  • Chicago Mar 28, 2019

    Lopez Drops Out of Race to Replace Gutierrez

    Another candidate dropped out of the race to replace Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Tuesday, the second person to exit the campaign in as many days.

  • North Carolina Feb 28, 2019

    North Carolina Political Operative Charged in Election Fraud Case

    The political operative at the center of an election fraud scandal that has engulfed a North Carolina congressional race was arrested Wednesday on charges of illegal ballot handling and conspiracy. Four people working for him were also charged. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., 63, was accused of directing workers to collect and mail in other people’s absentee ballots during the 2018...

  • United States Feb 26, 2019

    Mark Harris, GOP Candidate in Disputed US House Race, Not Running Again

    The Republican candidate whose apparent victory in a North Carolina congressional race was thrown out because of suspicions of ballot fraud announced Tuesday he will not run in the newly ordered do-over election, saying he needs surgery late next month. In a statement, Mark Harris said he’s skipping the upcoming re-do election in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district for health...

  • Attorney Feb 21, 2019

    Testimony of Candidate's Son Upends Election Fraud Hearing

    A Justice Department official gave shocking testimony in an election fraud hearing into his father’s campaign for the North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. John Harris said he warned his father, Republican Mark Harris, against hiring an operative now accused of running an illegal ballot-collecting operation.

  • Congress Feb 20, 2019

    Consultant on North Carolina Race: Methods Were Surprise

    The North Carolina political consultant hired to manage the campaign of the Republican in the country’s last unsettled congressional election said Tuesday that he was surprised at how little he knew last year about an operative’s sketchy activities. Political operative Leslie McCrae Dowless conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation last year, North Carolina’s elections director testified...

  • Congress Jan 9, 2019

    North Carolina Election Fraud Probed Long Before 2018 Race

    Long before accusations of absentee ballot fraud in a small North Carolina county cast doubt on the results of a heated 2018 congressional race, a state elections investigator spent weeks probing whether the man at the center of the current scandal was among a group buying votes. That 2010 investigation was one of at least a half dozen instances over...

  • North Carolina Dec 29, 2018

    House Leader: Dems Won't Seat Candidate in Unresolved North Carolina Race

    The dissolution of North Carolina’s elections board Friday injected further uncertainty into a still-undecided congressional race as a U.S. House Democratic leader rejected the idea of filling the seat until an investigation of ballot fraud allegations is complete. Gov. Roy Cooper was met with Republican resistance after announcing he would appoint an interim Board of Elections after a three-judge state...

  • Congress Dec 20, 2018

    North Carolina Officials Previously Investigated Ballot Operative

    North Carolina officials sought criminal charges after the 2016 election against the man now at the center of absentee ballot fraud allegations, but prosecutors didn’t indict him before the now disputed 2018 congressional race, according to documents released Wednesday. The documents detail a two year investigation by the North Carolina State Board of Elections into Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. Elections...

  • Governor Dec 17, 2018

    NC GOP Moves for New Primary in Congressional Race Hit by Election Fraud Probe

    Legislation quickly passed by North Carolina’s lawmakers this week would prepare a path for Republicans to dump their nominee in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred with ballot fraud allegations. “I think (legislators are) worried that Mark Harris might be damaged goods and they want to have the opportunity to have a different Republican nominee,” said Carter Wrenn, a Republican...

  • Massachusetts Dec 12, 2018

    Democrats Focus on Voting Rights Ahead of 2020 Primary

    Democrats are trying to turn their most painful losses this year into a rallying cry they hope will electrify the 2020 presidential campaign: Every vote matters. Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They’re vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections...

  • Governor Dec 7, 2018

    North Carolina Democrat Drops Race Concession Amid Probe

    The Democrat trailing in a North Carolina congressional race withdrew his concession Thursday as state election officials investigated allegations of absentee ballot fraud. Dan McCready’s reversal came as a top leader at the state’s Republican Party said it would support a new election in the unresolved 9th Congressional District race if an investigation shows that wrongdoing swayed its...

  • Senate Nov 15, 2018

    Golden Defeats Incumbent Poliquin in Maine Congressional Race

    A Democrat who finished behind Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the first round of balloting has come from behind to flip the seat in the second of its two U.S. House races. Election officials declared Golden the winner Thursday after a federal judge denied Poliquin’s request to halt tabulations under Maine’s new voting system.

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2018

    Is Change in the Water? Candidates' Roots, Trump at Issue in Calif. Farm Country Race

    In California’s 10th Congressional District, a sprawling patchwork of farms and small cities east of San Francisco, a tight congressional race is coming down to the wire. Democrat Josh Harder, a 31-year-old venture capitalist, is returning to his native district after making millions through Silicon Valley. He is challenging Republican Jeff Denham, a local farmer and Iraq War veteran who...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    Health Care and Medicaid Loom Large in Close Maine Congressional Race

    A lack of health care hits residents especially hard in Maine, with the oldest population in the country, and so the Democratic challenger in the state’s Second Congressional District is focused on saddling the incumbent with his vote to kill “Obamacare,” following a playbook unfolding across the country. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, New England’s only Republican in the House of Representatives,...

  • Donald Trump Aug 9, 2018

    Ohio Special Election Tuesday Watched for Clues to November

    A Democrat is within striking distance of winning a congressional race in Ohio on Tuesday for an open seat that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades. Both national parties are focusing on the contest for clues to whether Democrats will retake the U.S. House in November. Republican President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have campaigned...

  • NBC Jun 26, 2018

    Retiring Rep. Gutierrez Plans Chicago-to-Puerto Rico Move

    Longtime Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez says he’ll be moving from Chicago to Puerto Rico after his term in Congress ends early next year.

  • NBC Apr 16, 2018

    16th District Letter Suggests Divide in Illinois GOP

    A letter mailed to Republicans in one Illinois district shows just how divided the state party is after the contentious primary.

  • California Mar 30, 2018

    ‘Clueless' Actress Stacey Dash Withdraws California Congressional Bid

    “Clueless” star Stacey Dash, who announced last month she was making a bid for Congress, has withdrawn from the California congressional race in a statement to Cosmopolitan magazine.

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