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Indiana Republicans defend speedy redistricting approval

Sep. 15, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican leaders defended their fast-track work to approve Indiana’s new congressional and legislative election districts over the next two weeks, pushing back Wednesday against critics who have argued that the public won’t have enough time to weigh in on the...

Republican Vital wins special election for state house seat

Sep. 15, 2021 09:32 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A state House seat in southeastern Tennessee will remain in Republican hands. Greg Vital, 65, a businessman from Georgetown, won the special election Tuesday for House District 29 race in northern and eastern parts of Hamilton County, according...

Bousselot wins special election to represent Ankeny in House

Sep. 14, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — Voters in the fast-growing suburb of Ankeny elected Republican Mike Bousselot to the Iowa House on Tuesday, filling a seat left vacant after the incumbent died in July. Bousselot beat Democrat Andrea Phillips by 51.5% to 48.3% for the House District...

Third candidate quits after Trump endorsement in Cheney race

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state legislator is no longer among the Republicans challenging Liz Cheney in 2022. Republicans should unite to defeat Cheney, state Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, said in a statement suspending his campaign Tuesday. ...

State House candidate facing rape allegation denies claims

Sep. 14, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A candidate for a Tennessee House seat is facing rape allegations on the heels of the special election in his race, prompting his resignation from a local Democratic Party position and a denial in which he called the relationship “consensual yet inappropriate.”...

Indiana Democrats bracing for Republican redistricting plan

Sep. 13, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s significant population shifts over the past decade mean rural areas will lose seats in the state Legislature while Indianapolis and its surrounding suburbs will gain influence. Republicans, however, can be expected to use their iron-clad...

Hassell wins election to fill vacancy in Alabama House

Sep. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Kenyatte Hassell is the newest member of Alabama's House of Representatives. Hassell won the vacant District 78 seat in an election Tuesday, garnering 1,028 votes — or 80.1% — in unofficial returns posted on the Alabama Secretary of...

Former Savannah mayor running for vacant Georgia House seat

Sep. 10, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Savannah mayor is running to fill a vacant seat in the Georgia legislature. Edna Jackson filed qualifying paperwork this week for the Nov. 2 special election for state House District 165. Jackson became the first...

Indiana Republicans may seek to bolster congressional hold

Sep. 09, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans will show next week just how far they’ll go in pushing their political control over redrawing the state’s congressional districts. The big question is whether they will focus on shoring up the suburban Indianapolis district...

Engel quits Arizona Senate to focus on congressional race

Sep. 08, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Kirsten Engel of Tucson resigned from the Legislature on Wednesday to focus on her campaign for the U.S. House. Arizona's 2nd Congressional District race will be pivotal to the Democratic Party's efforts to retain the U.S....