State governments

Rick Colyer holds a sticker after placing his vote at the Durham County Library North Regional in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. North Carolina voters are choosing their parties' nominees Tuesday in dozens of legislative and congressional primary races congested with contestants who were spurred by strong feelings about President Donald Trump or their state's redistricting struggles. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
May 09, 2018 - 1:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Republican voters have rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. West Virginia...
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Greg Pence addresses supporters during the Bartholomew County Republican Party election results watch party at the Hamilton Community Center & Ice Arena in Columbus, Ind., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Pence won the Republican nomination for the 6th Congressional District. (Mike Wolanin/The Republic via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 11:39 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of Vice President Mike Pence capitalized on his famous name and backing from other top Republicans to win an Indiana congressional primary Tuesday against an entrepreneur who mostly self-funded his campaign. Columbus businessman Greg Pence has never held a public...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and his running mate Betty Sutton greet a crowd of supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state’s best-known politicians, and Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 08, 2018 - 11:33 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed in their primaries on Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed...
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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship walks out of the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse in Charleston, W.Va. West Virginia gave Trump his widest margin of any state in 2016, a 42-percentage point pounding of Democrat Hillary Clinton that had Republicans giddy over their chance to defeat Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin this November. Now Republicans are faced with the prospects of nominating ex-federal convict Don Blankenship, prompting warnings from Washington that they could hand Manchin a pass. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)
May 08, 2018 - 10:56 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, left, and his running mate Betty Sutton greet a crowd of supporters during an election night event Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state’s best-known politicians, and Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 08, 2018 - 10:39 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed the federal consumer protection bureau under President Barack Obama, prevailed Tuesday to head into a fall faceoff to succeed Republican Gov. John...
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Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Braun faced Todd Rokita and Luke Messer in the Republican primary race. Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe Donnelly, who is considered one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 08, 2018 - 10:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone. Republican Mike Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump smiles during a roundtable discussion on tax policy, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., with U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., left, and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. Voters in the heart of Trump country are ready to decide the fate of West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship, a brash businessman and GOP outsider with a checkered past who is testing the success of President Donald Trump’s playbook in one of the nation’s premiere Senate contests. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
May 08, 2018 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primaries in four states (all times local): 10:20 p.m. State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has won a contentious Republican primary for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, beating convicted ex-coal executive Don Blankenship. Morrisey also outdistanced...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference in New York. Schneiderman, who had taken on high-profile roles as an advocate for women's issues and an antagonist to the policies of President Donald Trump, announced late Monday, May 7, 2018, that he would be resigning from office hours after four women he was romantically involved with accused him of physical violence in accounts published by The New Yorker. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 08, 2018 - 8:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman following accusations of physical abuse from four women (all times local): 8 p.m. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWO'-moh) has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of abuse by New York...
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Election judge Karen McMichael, left, talks with Indiana 6th District congressional candidate Greg Pence, right, before he votes in the Indiana primary election at The Commons in Columbus, Ind., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (Mike Wolanin /The Republic via AP)
May 08, 2018 - 8:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of Vice President Mike Pence capitalized on his famous name and backing from other top Republicans to win an Indiana congressional primary Tuesday against an entrepreneur who mostly self-funded his campaign. Columbus businessman Greg Pence has never held a public...
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This combination of file photos shows candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to run for Ohio governor in 2018 including, clockwise from left to right, former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio; Richard Cordray, former federal consumer protection chief; William O'Neill, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice; and Ohio state Sen. Joe Schiavoni. Early voting began Tuesday, April 10, 2018, to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for the Nov. 6, 2018, general election to succeed second-term Republican Gov. John Kasich. (AP Photo, File)
May 08, 2018 - 8:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, one of the state's best-known politicians, and Democrat Richard Cordray, who headed a federal consumer protection agency in the Obama administration, are headed into their third career match-up this fall after a raucous roller-...
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