Political debates

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, Republican candidate for Kansas Governor, Kris Kobach waves at people during the Overland Park fall festival parade in Overland Park, Kan. A new television ad in the Kansas gubernatorial race hits Republican Kris Kobach for his past comments on state school funding. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel File)
October 01, 2018 - 6:13 pm
A new television ad in the Kansas gubernatorial race hits Republican Kris Kobach for his past comments on state school funding. Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly is running against Kobach, a fiery conservative backed by President Donald Trump, who says he will cut both spending and taxes and...
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Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez pauses from writing notes to familiarize herself with the timekeeper's position before a gubernatorial debate against Gov. Greg Abbott prior to a debate at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 10:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday defended more security on the U.S.-Mexico border while Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez sought to breathe life into her flailing campaign at their only debate of a race overshadowed by the state's unexpectedly intense U.S. Senate...
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Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, shake hands following their first debate for the Texas U.S. Senate in Dallas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
September 21, 2018 - 9:10 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash.. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years but as she seeks her fourth-term this November, she is facing her most recognizable opponent, Republican Susan Hutchison. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
September 21, 2018 - 4:28 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Beto O'Rourke speaks during the general session at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. O'Rourke will have the first of three scheduled debates Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Dallas against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)
September 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke's mother is typically asked how her son got his name or if he was a troublemaker. But in a rural county Donald Trump overwhelmingly won in 2016, a supporter brings up different family history: Accusations her son pushed a project that would benefit his...
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August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For months they've circled each other, the liberal actress and activist looking to knock off the state's consummate political insider, a two-term incumbent and possible presidential candidate. Now, Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo will square off Wednesday in their only scheduled...
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August 25, 2018 - 7:02 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic Party is talking to television networks about a series of presidential primary debates in 2019. It's an early start to the process, but party officials say it's part of their emphasis on ensuring the 2020 presidential nominating process is viewed as being fair for all...
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