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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, former national security adviser John Bolton takes part in a discussion on global leadership at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tenn. Bolton’s book “What Happened In the Room,” has been delayed from May 12 to June 23 according to listings from Wednesday, April 29, 2020, on the website of publisher Simon & Schuster and booksellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

As Bolton speaks, Congress shrugs and points to election

Jun. 18, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress seems largely done with John Bolton. That's despite the stunning allegations the former national security adviser leveled against his former boss, President Donald Trump, in a new book detailing Bolton's 17 months in the White House. Bolton wrote that Trump...

FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks during a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Charlotte, N.C. Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection contest, “is looking forward to campaigning

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

Jun. 15, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is hitting the road again. And while a campaign event with a president who draws TV cameras and raucous crowds can be gold for down-ballot candidates, these days its value can be debatable. Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, facing a competitive North Carolina reelection...

Kelsey Luker reads as she waits in line to vote, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. Luker said she had been in line for almost two hours. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Primary chaos puts Georgia in race to fix voting by November

Jun. 10, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Coronavirus infections sidelined some poll workers and scared away others. New workers were trained online instead of in person. And when Election Day arrived, trouble with new voting equipment and social-distancing precautions forced voters to wait in long lines, sometimes for hours. The...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 4, 2020, file photo, Jon Ossoff speaks to the the media and supporters after he qualified to run in the Senate race against Republican Sen. David Perdue in Atlanta. Ossoff, a young Georgia media executive known for breaking fundraising records during a 2017 special election loss for a U.S. House seat, beat back a field of Democratic primary opponents to win a spot taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, according to votes tallied as of late Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Jon Ossoff wins Georgia Senate primary; will face Perdue

Jun. 10, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff, a young Georgia media executive known for breaking fundraising records during a 2017 special election loss for a U.S. House seat, beat back a field of Democratic primary opponents to win a spot taking on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November. Ossoff received about 50.7% of the...

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene speaks to a GOP women's group on March 3, 2020, in Rome, Ga. Greene is one of nine Republicans seeking her party's nomination in Georgia's 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (John Bailey/Rome News-Tribune via AP)

Runoffs set in 5 Georgia congressional primaries

Jun. 10, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's next congressional delegation was coming into clearer focus after Tuesday's voting, with Jon Ossoff winning the Democrats' Senate primary and at least five House races heading to runoffs. House incumbents won their primaries, including Rep. John Lewis, who was nominated for an 18th...

In this  Feb. 15 2017 photo, state Rep. Matt Gurtler, R-Tiger, presents HB 156 to a subcommittee of the Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee in Atlanta. State Rep. Matt Gurtler and Athens gun dealer Andrew Clyde advanced to a runoff in northeast Georgia’s 9th Congressional District from a nine-candidate field in the state's primary election Tuesday, June 9, 2020. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Runoffs set in 5 Georgia congressional primaries

Jun. 10, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jon Ossoff was leading six other Democratic contenders Tuesday in Georgia voting for a position challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Republican David Perdue. Georgia will see runoffs in at least five congressional primaries, including battles for open seats in suburban Atlanta,...

People wait in line to vote in the Georgia's primary election at Park Tavern on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia's Democratic Senate race is too close to call

Jun. 10, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Senate primary in Georgia is too early to call. In Georgia, candidates must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. With more than three-quarters of the expected vote counted as of 3:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Jon Ossoff has approximately 49% of the counted vote. He leads...

Voters wait in line to cast their ballots in the state's primary election at a polling place, Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. Some voting machines went dark and voters were left standing in long lines in humid weather as the waiting game played out. (AP Photo/Ron Harris)

The Latest: Ga. Democratic Senate primary too early to call

Jun. 10, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 primary elections (all times EDT): 1:45 a.m. The Democratic Senate primary in Georgia is too early to call. In Georgia, candidates must win more than 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. With more than half of the expected vote counted at 1:30 a.m. EDT, Jon Ossoff...

Gwinnett County elections supervisor Kristi Royston, left,  gives instructions to individuals waiting in line for early in-person voting for Georgia's primary election at the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Office in Lawrenceville, Ga., Monday, May 18, 2020. Early voting began Monday and will last three-weeks. Georgia's Election Day is Tuesday, June 9.  (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Georgia primaries: Officials prep for lines and slow results

Jun. 8, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Elections officials in Georgia are preparing for long lines and slow results in Tuesday’s primaries as poll closures and coronavirus restrictions complicate in-person voting and counties grapple with processing a huge increase in paper ballots received by mail. Georgia Secretary of...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Georgia Democrat and former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson poses for a photo in Columbus, Ga. Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff and Tomlinson, two of the top Georgia Democrats vying to take on Republican Sen. David Perdue in November, took hard swipes at each other during a virtual debate Sunday, May 3, 2020, as criticism of the official response to the coronavirus took center stage. (Mike Haskey/Ledger-Enquirer via AP, File)

Democratic Senate race headlines ballots for Georgia voters

Jun. 6, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrats will choose between seven contenders in a U.S. Senate race to challenge incumbent Republican David Perdue on Tuesday. Ballots also include 16 contested U.S. House primaries, dozens of state House and state Senate races, and two nonpartisan general elections for the state...