Too Close To Call But Dem Lamb Claims Win In Pennsylvania

By BILL BARROW, MARC LEVY and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump’s sway in a GOP stronghold. Lamb claimed…

Josh Hawley Kicks Off Campaign For His U.S. Senate Bid

Chesterfield, MO  (KTRS)  Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate is officially underway. The Missouri Republican launched his run with a three stop tour in the state on Tuesday. The Missouri Attorney General’s last stop was in Chesterfield. Speaking to over 100 supporters, Hawley attacked incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. “I know that Missouri is…

Western Pennsylvania’s Hold Special Election In 18th Congressional District:

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) —  Polls are open in western Pennsylvania as voters settle a high profile special congressional race being watched for clues to the upcoming midterm elections. Republican Rick Saccone is trying to stave off an upset by Democrat Conor Lamb in a Pittsburgh-area district that backed President Donald Trump by 20 percentage points…

Illinois Governor Candidates At Odds On Marijuana Use

SARAH ZIMMERMAN, Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democratic candidates for governor say it’s time for the state to legalize recreational marijuana, while Republican candidates oppose the idea. Nine states and Washington, D.C, have already legalized recreational marijuana. Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for governor say it’s time the state follow suit, arguing the move…

Student Walkout Over Guns Poses Balancing Act For Schools

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not disrupting school and not pulling administrators into…