The widespread use of voter suppression laws has created a national awareness among the electorate that it is time to review and revise the conduct of national elections.
In 1983, Washington won the Democratic mayoral primary and later was elected the first African-American Mayor of Chicago, serving from 1983 until his death in 1987.
All 100 seats in the 100-member House of Delegates, lower house of the Virginia General Assembly (the state legislature) and some local offices are up for grabs.
The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.
The AFL-CIO will work for that, federation President Richard Trumka says.
As a result of November's electoral victories the New York State Assembly remained in Democratic hands, while also winning the formerly Republican-controlled state Senate.
The economy is framing everything in the post-election period - and not only for the short term. Here's why.
Pouring out in record numbers for President Barack Obama, Latinos added a strong voice to the broad labor-led, rainbow coalition that clinched the president's re-election last week.
Mitt's right. Obama won because of "gifts."
Unlike other Americans, Arizonans were not able to wake up the next morning to news of the state's election results.