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Republicans to pick Senate candidate to challenge Blumenthal

Aug. 09, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans pick their candidate for U.S. Senate in a primary election Tuesday that could signal where the state party is headed politically after years of backing moderates. The Senate race pits former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides,...

Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

Aug. 09, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. ...

Dems look ahead to Barnes in fall race against Ron Johnson

Aug. 08, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes grew up in Milwaukee with a mom who was a public school teacher and a father who worked in a factory — both union members, an important credential in a state where the labor movement is still a force. At 35, Barnes is nearly half the...

Senate Democrats push Biden's health, climate bill to passage in stunning election-year turnaround; House to vote next

Aug. 07, 2022 15:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats push Biden's health, climate bill to passage in stunning election-year turnaround; House to vote next.

Dems rally around abortion. Are they reaching Black voters?

Aug. 07, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Facing critical races for governor and U.S. Senate, Democratic hopefuls in Wisconsin are hoping that their support for abortion rights in the face of a Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade can overcome the headwinds of a midterm election long expected to favor...

Paul's wife says senator wants to subpoena Fauci records

Aug. 06, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to subpoena the records of the country’s top infectious disease expert, the senator's wife said while standing in for him at Kentucky's premier political event Saturday. Paul, a Republican, has repeatedly clashed with Dr. Anthony...

Judge: Green Party candidate belongs on N. Carolina ballot

Aug. 05, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Green Party’s U.S. Senate candidate must be placed on the November ballot, a federal judge ruled Friday, despite Democrats’ repeated attempts to block the progressive party from spoiling one of their best shots at flipping a seat in the narrowly divided...

US Senate confirms Phoenix election attorney to 9th Circuit

Aug. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a prominent Arizona election attorney for a position as a judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Roopali Desai was confirmed Thursday on a 67-29 vote, drawing bipartisan support after Arizona's two Democratic senators, Mark...

Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

Aug. 03, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats displayed a newfound sense of optimism about the election-year political climate Wednesday after voters in traditionally conservative Kansas overwhelmingly backed a measure protecting abortion rights. At the White House, President Joe Biden hailed the vote...

Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it's not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before...