Latest State elections News

US House: Boebert primary, runoffs, incumbent vs. incumbent

Jun. 28, 2022 05:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Colorado, Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, one of the most polarizing members of Congress, is trying to beat back a challenge from a more mainstream Republican in her primary Tuesday. Two Republican House incumbents from Mississippi are facing primary runoffs to...

Election 2022: Abortion central in first post-Roe primaries

Jun. 28, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The midterm primary season enters a new, more volatile phase on Tuesday as voters participate in the first elections since the U.S. Supreme Court's decision revoking a woman's constitutional right to an abortion jolted the nation's politics. In Colorado's Republican...

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Cuomo, faces Democrats

Jun. 28, 2022 02:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the governor’s...

GOP runoff to choose challenger of US Rep. Bennie Thompson

Jun. 28, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two military veterans are competing in a Republican primary runoff in a western Mississippi congressional district. The 2nd District race is between Ronald Eller and Brian Flowers. The winner will advance to the November general election to face Democratic...

South Carolina runoffs have showdown in GOP education race

Jun. 28, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's primaries end Tuesday with only two statewide runoffs, one for each party. Republicans will choose their candidate for the open Education Superintendent office, while Democrats choose their nominee for U.S. Senate to take on incumbent Sen. Tim...

GOP race for Colorado elections head features indicted clerk

Jun. 28, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in Colorado will decide Tuesday whether to nominate -- as their candidate for the state’s top election official -- a county elections clerk who is under indictment for a security breach spurred by conspiracy theories related to the 2020 presidential election. ...

Focus is on GOP as Colorado holds party primaries Tuesday

Jun. 28, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top Republican primary contests Tuesday — for U.S. Senate, secretary of state and governor — will show if right-wing candidates have made inroads in the party’s quest to break a Democratic stranglehold on the state’s top offices. Voters also are...

Utah's GOP congressional delegation face primary challengers

Jun. 28, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — All four members of the U.S. House from Utah are facing Republican primary challengers Tuesday while the Democratic challengers they’ll face in November are running uncontested. It is the first primary election since the GOP-controlled state Legislature...

In Utah, a loyal Trump ally faces GOP primary challengers

Jun. 28, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee faces his first test of 2022 in Utah's Republican primary on Tuesday, where he's being challenged by two well-funded opponents in a race that should offer insight into whether loyalty to former President Donald Trump remains a litmus test for Republican voters....

Oklahoma voters to cast ballots for 2 US Senate seats

Jun. 28, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the announcement earlier this year that longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe plans to step down from office early, Oklahoma voters have the rare opportunity to cast ballots on Tuesday for candidates for both of the state's U.S. Senate seats, although Republicans will...