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NC GOP leaders send new budget-bargaining offer to Cooper

Oct. 19, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders sent another negotiating offer to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday as top government officials still attempt to enact a long-overdue two year budget. The offices of Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim...

Warnock raises $9M as cash flows in 2022 Georgia Senate race

Oct. 19, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock raised an eye-popping $7.2 million this spring. For his encore in the three months ended Sept. 30, he opened the firehose a little wider. Warnock raised more than $9 million during the quarter, leaving him with $17.2...

Ex-Republican senator leaving party, still challenging Stitt

Oct. 19, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first Republican candidate to challenge Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he’s leaving the party and will run against Stitt as an independent. Former state Sen. Ervin Yen, an Oklahoma City physician, said in a statement he disagrees with...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 19, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

Terre Haute Tribune-Star. Oct. 14, 2021. Editorial: Rokita discovers new way to stir the pot Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita isn’t shy about stirring the stew of America’s boiling culture war. This week, he dragged the...

Wisconsin GOP leader defends keeping election records secret

Oct. 19, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Tuesday defended not releasing documents related to an ongoing investigation he ordered into the 2020 election, saying putting them out now would be like police revealing details of a murder probe. ...

GOP firebrand Michelle Fiore enters Nevada governor's race

Oct. 19, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas City Councilwoman who rose to national prominence for her support of self-styled anti-government militiamen who clashed with federal law enforcement in multiple armed standoffs last decade is running for governor of Nevada. ...

Big Virginia abortion test: Can it energize Democratic base

Oct. 19, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — When Planned Parenthood canvassers stopped by Megan Ortiz's house, the 32-year-old therapist was getting ready to head out and too distracted to talk for long. But after they left, she thought better of it. She jumped in her minivan and drove the...

District attorneys refuse to prosecute some GOP-led laws

Oct. 19, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Republican lawmakers in Tennessee blocked a policy to ease up on low-level marijuana cases, Nashville's top prosecutor decided on a workaround: He just didn't charge anyone with the crime. Meanwhile, in Georgia, the Gwinnett County...

Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota

Oct. 19, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and revive the economy. “Peggy and I asked Minnesotans to come...

Texas lawmakers pass new congressional maps bolstering GOP

Oct. 19, 2021 05:50 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans approved redrawn U.S. House maps that favor incumbents and decrease political representation for growing minority communities, even as Latinos drive much of the growth in the nation’s largest red state. The maps were approved...