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NC election bills unlikely to become laws after Senate votes

Jun. 16, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed a trio of election measures through their chamber on Wednesday, including one that would prohibit counting mail-in absentee ballots that aren't received by local officials by Election Day. But unlike other...

Former state senator to seek 4th District congressional seat

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is the first candidate to announce a run for the U.S. House seat that will become open with Rep. Vicky Hartzler's decision to run for the U.S. Senate. The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that former...

Arizona audit of 2020 election hits hand-count milestone

Jun. 14, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-led hand recount of ballots cast in Arizona’s most populous county hit a major milestone Monday when counters finished tallying all the regular ballots cast in November's presidential and U.S. Senate election, the Arizona Senate's liaison said. ...

N. Carolina rights groups say GOP bills impede voting access

Jun. 14, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil and voting rights groups Monday blasted election bills written by North Carolina Republicans and expected on the Senate floor this week, calling them another GOP attempt at voter suppression, especially of minority groups. Senate GOP leaders...

Shelby endorses Britt in Alabama Senate race

Jun. 11, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby endorsed Katie Britt, his former chief of staff, in the GOP primary for his Senate seat, calling her the “best-qualified candidate to come along in a long time.” Shelby is retiring at the end of his term, igniting a...

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich enters US Senate race

Jun. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly. Brnovich, who is in his second term as the state's top...

Brooks sends fundraising emails over lawsuit service

Jun. 10, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is attempting to raise cash for his Senate race with a fundraising email detailing how his wife was served with papers notifying the congressman of a lawsuit accusing him of inciting the crowd that stormed the U.S. Capitol. ...

Missouri GOP Rep. Hartzler officially joins Senate race

Jun. 10, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler, who represents a very conservative and mostly rural area of central and western Missouri in Congress, officially entered the crowded race Thursday for the Senate seat fellow conservative Roy Blunt is giving up once his term ends. ...

2 winners of May special elections sworn in to state Senate

Jun. 09, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Newly elected state senators from Lebanon and Scranton took their oaths of office Wednesday, less than a month after the two won separate special elections to fill vacancies. Sen. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, was most recently a state...

Florida's Val Demings launches bid to oust Rubio from Senate

Jun. 09, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Val Demings launched a bid for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, raising hope among Democrats of ousting Florida's Republican Sen. Marco Rubio from the evenly divided chamber. With the Senate now split 50-50 between Democrats and...