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Alabama State Capitol shortly before Roy Moore campaign press conference, 11/17/17

Five Things to Watch for on Election Day in Alabama

OZARK, Alabama – Now that the fat lady is finally warming up to sing the finale in what has been the never-ending saga of Alabama’s U.S. Senate special election cycle, there are a few things spectators can watch for before

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Seven Trump State Delegates Endorse Mo Brooks for Alabama Senate Seat

Seven Alabama delegates for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election have endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) for the Senate seat now held by Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), including Alabama State Representative Ed Henry, who was the chairman of Trump’s campaign in that state.

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Korean American Falls Short as Jimmy Gomez Wins Becerra Seat

California State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles) won a runoff election Tuesday to replace former Rep. Xavier Becerra as the U.S. Representative for the 34th congressional district, defeating an effort by attorney Robert Lee Ahn to become the first Korean-American member of Congress.

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Republican Wins Special Congressional Election in Kansas

Republican Ron Estes won Tuesday’s special election in the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas to replace the district’s former representative, Mike Pompeo, who was named earlier this year by President Trump to serve as Director of the CIA, the Associated Press reported late Tuesday.

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Ted Cruz Campaigns for Republican in Kansas, Paul Ryan Vacations at Universal Studios

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “rallied Monday afternoon with about 200 [Ron] Estes supporters in a hangar stop near Eisenhower National Airport, the last major campaign event leading up to Tuesday’s election,” the Wichita Eagle reported in the closely watched battle to replace CIA Director Mike Pompeo in the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas.

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CA Unions Lose Big in East Bay Special Election

California’s powerful unions lost a key special election this week in an all-Democrat race for State Senate in the East Bay that pitted a reformist candidate, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, against a reliable Big Labor vote, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla. The race took place on what was nominally Republican turf, after State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier resigned. Heavy spending by independent groups on both sides–and the state’s new “jungle” primary–helped Glazer win 55%-45%.

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Vietnamese Votes Beat Latino No-Shows in OC Supervisor Race

It turns out that who isn’t voting may have just as much, or more, to do with who wins an election that who does vote. Certainly that was the case in the recent special election in Orange County to fill the vacated First District Supervisor seat, created when Supervisor Janet Nguyen was elected last November to the California State Senate, vacating her county position.

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Abbott Sets Special Election Date for Menéndez’s House Seat

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced an expedited schedule on Wednesday evening for the special election to fill the recently vacated seat for Texas House District 124. The election will be on March 31, 2015. The district primarily represents western portions of San Antonio and Bexar County.

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Texas Special Election Results Settle Four Legislative Seats

Special elections were held on Tuesday for four seats in the Texas Legislature: Senate District 26, where Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer (D-San Antonio) faces Rep. Jose Menendez (D-San Antonio); House District 13, where Carolyn Bilski (R) faces Leighton Schubert (R); House District 17, where John Cyrier (R) faces Brent Golemon (R), and House District 123, where Diego Bernal (D) faces Nunzio Previtera (R).

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Texas Democrat State Rep. Attacks Dan Patrick in New Ad

The new ad from State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer (R-San Antonio) in his quest to succeed State Senator Leticia Van de Putte touts Fischer’s prowess “fighting” with Republicans and ends with a promise that “some fights you can’t back down from — Dan Patrick’s gonna learn that.”