Midterm Elections

In this Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., takes questions from reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
January 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is laying out her strategy on health care and first up is improvements to "Obamacare" and legislation to lower prescription drug costs. "Medicare for all" will get hearings. Pelosi and President Donald Trump...
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Pat Loeb
December 14, 2018 - 1:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Office of the Philadelphia City Commissioners has been crunching the numbers since Election Day to get some insight into voting patterns, and it found a promising trend among young voters. Commissioner Al Schmidt compared voting, by age, from this November...
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Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes listens to reports Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at the Broward Supervisor of Elections office in Lauderhill, Fla.
Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP
November 19, 2018 - 8:25 am
By Gary Fineout, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — This was the year Florida's Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount showed Republicans coming out on top for...
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Mary Altaffer/AP, File
November 11, 2018 - 3:37 pm
(AP) — From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on...
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Brynn Anderson/AP
November 10, 2018 - 2:18 pm
Updated: 2:32 p.m., November 11, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco. In Democratic-leaning Broward...
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November 10, 2018 - 9:40 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Flyers new mascot has become quite the sensation, and not just in Philadelphia. Forget about red and blue. This orange and black, furry creature actually received some write-in votes in Tuesday's midterm elections. According to Camden County's personal choice...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
November 10, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEWARK, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy took a look back at this week’s midterm election and likes the way it turned out — at least in the Garden State. Murphy told reporters in Newark that he approached his role as titular head of the Democratic Party the same way former DNC...
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Evan Vucci/AP
November 07, 2018 - 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting any hint of a setback, President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked members of his own party who were defeated in the midterm elections after distancing themselves from him and suggested that the Republicans' loss of a House majority could turn out to be "extremely good"...
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Voters cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield, Va., on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
November 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats were gaining ground in a district-by-district battle for control of the House Tuesday night, while setbacks in Indiana and Tennessee squeezed their already narrow path to a Senate majority. With control of Congress, statehouses and President Donald Trump's agenda at...
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Hadas Kuznits
November 06, 2018 - 10:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lisa Deeley, city commissioner chair, said they received presidential-level voter turnout for the midterm elections, which she said is unheard of. "I've been involved in Philadelphia elections for over 30 years, and if anybody would have told me we would have this...
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