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Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate

Oct. 20, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor offered starkly different visions Wednesday about how to lead the nation's largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

Boston's 2 remaining mayoral hopefuls face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston’s mayoral contest. Whoever wins on Nov. 2...

Virginia attorney general candidates face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares relentlessly attacked Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the actions of the state’s parole board at a debate Wednesday, while Herring said Miyares fundamentally misunderstands the duties of the office. ...

If rival elected, it'll be bleak, Murphy, Ciattarelli say

Oct. 12, 2021 22:24 PM EDT

GLASSBORO, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's two major-party candidates for governor sketched sharply different visions for where they want to carry the state of more than 9 million people in their final debate Tuesday. New Jersey will veer away from public-sector investments in...

Former Senate candidate accused of threatening man with gun

Oct. 07, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A former U.S. Senate candidate pointed a gun at a former campaign staffer in a dispute over a cryptocurrency investment, according to court documents. The allegations are included in a protection order brought against businessman Max Linn by a...

Virginia GOP candidate tests school fight message for 2022

Oct. 06, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — When Democrat Terry McAuliffe said during the Virginia governor’s debate last week that he doesn’t believe “parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” his opponent pounced. Republican Glenn Youngkin quickly turned the footage...

Candidates for lt. gov. spar in debate, welcome Biden to NJ

Oct. 05, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Democrat and Republican running for lieutenant governor in this year's election clashed over COVID-19 vaccination requirements and a handful of other issues, but they both agreed they'd welcome President Joe Biden to the campaign trail — though for different...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Oct. 05, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. October 3, 2021. Editorial: ‘He grabs me and freakin’ kisses me’: WyCo GOP vice chair accuses JoCo GOP chair Stephanie Cashion, Wyandotte County GOP vice chair, has filed a battery report with Bonner Springs police against...

Three candidates advance in Hungary's first national primary

Oct. 01, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Three candidates aiming to unseat Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban in elections next spring have cleared the first round of a countrywide opposition primary contest that was the first in the Central European nation's history. ...