Election Top Stories

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Feb. 5 about contributions to ballot-measure campaigns in the 2014 midterms, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. contributed $9.3 million on a North Dakota proposal that would have allowed the retail giant to open...
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans meeting in California have re-elected party chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus), a once little-known Wisconsin lawyer who supporters say has turned the GOP organization around. At the Republican National Comitttee's winter meeting at San...
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The Republican National Committee's executive committee voted to censure Michigan Republican David Agema for what it calls "harmful rhetoric" about gays and Muslims. At the outset of the RNC's winter meeting near San Diego, the panel said Michigan...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican National Committee's 168 members gather this week in San Diego for the party's annual winter meeting. It's the first formal gathering since the party's strong performance in the midterm elections, and the upcoming race for president will dominate...
Less financially secure Americans lean toward the Democratic Party, but are also less likely to vote, especially in midterm elections, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The survey released Thursday by the nonpartisan Washington-based research group looked...
The less financially secure you are the less likely you are to vote. That's the finding from a new study from the Pew Research Center. Rather than relying on income, Pew ranked people by their financial security. It used a 10-point scale that included things like whether they...
ATLANTA (AP) — Here's a look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape: _ DEMOCRATS' ELECTORAL COLLEGE BASELINE: Democrats have won the same group of states worth 242 electoral votes for every election since 1992. A Democratic nominee who holds those...
ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House...
WASHINGTON (AP) — For as often as Democrats attack the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch for their heavy spending on politics, it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash on the just completed midterm elections. At least, that is, among those...