Jenkins faces tea party challenger in Kansas 2nd

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Kansas congresswoman Lynn Jenkins faces a Republican primary tea party challenger who accuses her voting to allow the indefinite detention of American citizens.

Stroebel gives campaign another financial boost

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

State Rep. Duey Stroebel has taken the fundraising lead among Republicans vying to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, but the vast majority of his contributions came from his own pocket, according to campaign finance reports released this week.

Ex-lawmaker says right-to-farm grew from his idea

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A former Missouri House member says he came up with the idea for a farming-rights proposal while riding a tractor several years ago.

Dems, GOP looking for black, minority turnout

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

With control of the House and Senate up for grabs, Democrats are looking to minority voters — especially black voters who heavily supported President Barack Obama — to turn out and help them forestall a Republican takeover of Congress this November.

Democrat Dillard running for secretary of state

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Detroit attorney Godfrey Dillard is dropping his run for state attorney general to instead seek the Democratic nomination for Michigan secretary of state.

Complaint against council candidate is too late

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

The Hawaii County clerk won't evaluate a complaint that a Council candidate isn't qualified to represent the Puna district because she claimed a homeowner's property tax exemption on a Hilo home.

Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map

| |Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal.

Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Missouri election authorities are predicting about one in four voters will cast ballots in next week's primaries.

PAC says Kansas farmers funding Huelskamp attacks

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

A political action committee that has spent more than $260,000 on ads criticizing Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp says all the money is coming from concerned Kansas farmers.

Raimondo nears $5M fundraising mark in gov's race

|Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo is approaching the $5 million fundraising mark in her run for governor, putting her far ahead in the money race over two other Democratic candidates.