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Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 24, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials battled to keep their offices in primary elections being decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both faced fellow Republicans...

Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia's GOP primary

May. 24, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams will be crowned the Democratic Party's nominee after running unopposed. More than 850,000...

Trump’s bid to reshape GOP faces biggest hurdles in Georgia

May. 24, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to avoid a stinging defeat in the Georgia governor's race on Tuesday as Republican primary voters decide the fate of the former president's hand-picked candidate to lead one of the most competitive political battlegrounds in the U.S. In all, five...

GOP hopefuls face off in Alabama Senate primary

May. 24, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

The Republican primary for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby in Alabama has become a bitter, high-dollar race as candidates jockey for the nomination. The three highest-profile candidates in Tuesday’s primary are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who won — and then...

Alabama GOP voters decide secretary of state, other nominees

May. 24, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Republican voters in Alabama will decide their party's nominees in four statewide races Tuesday after campaigns in which many of the candidates touted their devotion to faith, former President Donald Trump and guns. A statewide constitutional amendment to fund park improvements also is on the...

Tough GOP race for Shelby seat in Alabama closes with flurry

May. 23, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE. Ala. (AP) — Republican Senate hopefuls made last-minute pitches to primary voters Monday in the tight race for the GOP nomination for seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, appeared at a Huntsville rally with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as he...

GOP Sen. John Boozman fending off rivals in Arkansas primary

May. 23, 2022 23:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Sen. John Boozman hopes to fend off three challengers in Arkansas' primary Tuesday who are trying to paint him as not conservative enough, despite his support from former President Donald Trump, groups such as the National Rifle Association and the state's top...

Effort to ban ballot drop boxes fails in Arizona Senate

May. 23, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An impassioned effort by some Arizona Senate Republicans to ban the use of ballot drop boxes failed Monday. Scottsdale Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita’s efforts to change a proposal requiring drop boxes to have video monitoring was blocked by fellow GOP senators who...

Embattled Texas AG Paxton faces George P. Bush in GOP runoff

May. 23, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put his job and ability to withstand legal troubles on the line Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff against George P. Bush, whose own family record was at stake. The outcome in America's biggest red state will test how much...

Primary problem: Michigan GOP governor candidates short sigs

May. 23, 2022 22:36 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. The stunning recommendations...