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California governor urges overhaul of Democrats' strategy

Sep. 24, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for an overhaul of Democrats' political strategy on Saturday, saying the party is “getting crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to play defense while Republicans “dominate with illusion.” ...

Texas governor pushes back on raising gun age after Uvalde

Aug. 31, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday pushed back on calls by Uvalde families for new gun control measures in Texas, saying that raising the minimum age to purchase weapons like the one used in the Robb Elementary School massacre would be “unconstitutional." ...

Beto O'Rourke resuming campaign stops in Texas after illness

Aug. 31, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he will resume campaigning in his race for Texas governor after pausing his schedule last weekend and canceling events because of an unspecified bacterial infection. O'Rourke said he will return to the road Friday in...

Illness interrupts O'Rourke campaign for Texas governor

Aug. 28, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that he had cleared his campaign schedule after receiving treatment at a San Antonio hospital for an unspecified bacterial infection. In a statement tweeted Sunday by his campaign, O’Rourke said...

Fall books a broad mix of literary and commercial favorites

Aug. 25, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipation for one of the fall's likeliest bestsellers has been growing all year. For months, Colleen Hoover's millions of fans on TikTok, Instagram and elsewhere have been talking up and posting early excerpts from her novel “It Starts With Us." By summer, the...

Election staff abruptly quits, upending rural Texas county

Aug. 22, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG , Texas (AP) — Part of why Terry Hamilton says he abruptly left his job running elections deep in Texas wine country is by now a familiar story in America: He became fed up with the harassment that followed the 2020 election. But this was no ordinary exit. ...

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive

Aug. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke responded to a heckler at a campaign stop with an expletive after the Texas gubernatorial candidate heard a cackled laugh while criticizing the ease with which the Uvalde elementary school gunman legally purchased an AR-15-style rifle. By...

O'Rourke's campaign for Texas governor outraises Abbott

Jul. 15, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke on Friday reported raising nearly $32 million in his bid for Texas governor during the first half of 2022, more than Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and a haul that puts their race on track to smash spending records in November's midterm elections. ...