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Poll: Voters feel disconnect

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election.

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Trump campaign way behind Clinton on voter data use

PHILADELPHIA — Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say.

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Obama defends nuclear record

SHIMA, Japan — On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

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Savchenko’s return heralds new turmoil

MOSCOW — After being freed from a Russian jail, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko stands to emerge as a wild new force in Ukraine’s already volatile politics.

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GOP leaders find good news in runoff results

AUSTIN — Texas’ top two legislative leaders each had something to smile about after Tuesday’s Republican runoff primaries.

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Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit

SHIMA, Japan — Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Hiroshima later this week.

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Stucky gets GOP House nod

Lynn Stucky’s march to Austin continues into November’s general election.

Runoff election races set for today

Today is the day to settle a handful of runoff election races.

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Ray to face Hammond in Lake Dallas runoff

LAKE DALLAS — The June 18 runoff slate for the Place 1 City Council seat in Lake Dallas is set.

Republican Polling Sites

Democratic Polling Sites

Locals picked for GOP National Convention

Rafael Cruz, father of former presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, Dianne Edmondson, retiring chairwoman of the Denton County Republican Party, and state Rep. Pat Fallon are among 10 Denton County Republicans selected last weekend as delegates or alternates to the GOP National Convention, set for July 17-22 in Cleveland.

Early Voting Locations

Early voting for the May 24 state runoff elections begins today and continues through Friday. Voters can vote at any polling site during the early voting period. On May 24, voters must go to the voting location for their party’s precinct.

Crownover backs Stucky in District 64 battle

As she is on her way out after 16 years, state Rep. Myra Crownover wants Denton County voters to pass the political torch to Sanger veterinarian Lynn Stucky for her District 64 seat in the Texas House of Representatives.

District 64 runoff debate doesn’t occur

A debate between state House District 64 runoff candidates Read King and Lynn Stucky did not happen Tuesday night. King and Stucky are facing off for the Republican nomination in the May 24 runoff.

Campaign reports in

Mike Cheves made a large enough loan to his Denton City Council campaign that it’s getting second looks from his opponents in the Place 5 race.

Lake Dallas mayor’s contest draws two

Two candidates are vying for the chance to succeed Mike McCaleb as mayor of Lake Dallas on Saturday.

Lake Dallas voters set to name new council members in election

Residents in Lake Dallas will vote for three new council members when casting ballots on Saturday.

PACs inject $24,000 into city races

Two political action committees have spent a bit more than $24,000 between them to help Denton City Council incumbents stay in office.

Early voting

Early voting for the May 7 city and school elections begins today and continues through May 3. Voters can vote at any polling site during the early voting period. On May 7, voters must go to the voting location for their party’s precinct.

Hawkins responds to recall criticism

Three City Council seats are up for election on May 7, but the hottest item on the ballot is Joey Hawkins’ recall.

Controversial flier stirs concerns

A slick, four-color political mailer landed in the mailboxes of many Denton voters over the weekend asking whether they knew who was really behind the curtain of local politics.

Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe: Hopefuls weather hail of queries

April in Denton means bluebonnets, severe weather and the occasional political storm, too.

Personal city financial statements submitted

Mayor Chris Watts’ real estate portfolio has grown a bit since he was first elected two years ago.

City of Denton Mayor, Council Candidates Finance Reports

Coffers deeper for incumbents

Denton City Council incumbents lead the pack in campaign fundraising for the May 7 election.

Place 5 rivals vow to listen

Perhaps it’s the character of Denton’s north- and east-side neighborhoods that produces such stalwart public servants for Place 5 on the City Council.

Business at heart of Place 6 race

For more than a decade now, a prominent local business leader has held the Place 6 seat on the Denton City Council.

Likely voters fill City Hall at candidate forum

Voter interest in Denton’s upcoming election isn’t waning, if attendance at yet another City Council candidate forum is any indication.

Burgess: Athletes should skip Olympics due to Zika

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess urged American athletes Friday to skip the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of concerns over the Zika virus.

Two seats up for grabs on Aubrey board

Aubrey ISD will host an election this May for two seats on the school board, but all applicants agree sthe hiring of a new superintendent will be first up on the agenda if elected.

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Hopefuls questioned on recent campaign stop

Many candidates for local, state and federal office added a campaign stop at the University of North Texas on Thursday night, speaking to about two dozen members of the Mean Green chapter of League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC.

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City Council member Greg Johnson named in lawsuit

A lawsuit filed in a Denton County district court alleges Denton City Council member Greg Johnson and several business associates sold a problem-riddled property to a Collin County investor last year.

Forum at Robson nets big turnout as Denton City Council hopefuls mull ethics ordinance

This year’s streak of well-attended candidate forums continued Wednesday night as Denton City Council hopefuls took questions from residents of Robson Ranch retirement community.

Growth top of mind as Argyle ISD vote nears

In the midst of staggering growth and the construction of a new middle school, the Argyle ISD school board will get some new members this election season. Five candidates will vie for two at-large seats on the board.

Firefighters endorse Watts, Johnson

Denton firefighters endorsed two incumbents seeking re-election this spring: Mayor Chris Watts and Place 6 council member Greg Johnson.

Libertarian, Green parties field hopefuls

The Libertarian and Green parties have announced their candidates running for offices this November in Denton County and for state and congressional seats representing the county.

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Local ballots take shape for May 7

Voters have more choices to make May 7, when area schools, cities and special districts have elections for officeholders and propositions.

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Murphree likely next sheriff

It appears local law enforcement got their man. As each ballot box arrived Tuesday night, Tracy Murphree widened his lead over the incumbent, Will Travis, for the Republican nomination for Denton County sheriff.

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Lingering lines keep poll sites open late

Long lines at polling stations stretched well into Tuesday night and returns trickled into the county elections office as a result.

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King, Stucky in runoff for House

There’s one more election to go on the Republican ballot for Texas House District 64.Lynn Stucky and Read King will square off again in a runoff May 24 to decide which of them gets a chance to replace...

Republican Primary Results

Democratic Primary Results

County yields few surprises

With voters standing in line past the 7 p.m. cutoff time, primaries in Denton County wrapped up with precincts reporting few surprises and many familiar faces.

Hendrickson leads Sayre for GOP chair

Lisa Hendrickson led Kelly Sayre on Tuesday night in the race to replace Dianne Edmondson as the Denton County Republican Party chairwoman.

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Coleman fends off challenge

Hugh Coleman won the Republican nomination for Denton County Commissioners Court Precinct 1 after beating his only opponent, Brett Larson of Frisco, on Tuesday.

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Busy day at polls expected

Friday was a busy day for polling stations in Denton County. More than a quarter of voters who cast their primary ballots early waited until the last day of the 11-day early voting period, according to the county elections office.

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