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Arizona Republican governor and Democrat rival debate again

Sep. 26, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Gov. Doug Ducey largely emphasized border security and his Democratic rival David Garcia focused mostly on public education Tuesday in the second of two debates in the run up to November's election. The evening debate in Tucson was broadcast and streamed online live by Arizona...

The Latest: Arizona governor and rival hold second debate

Sep. 25, 2018 11:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a second debate between Republican Gov. Doug Ducey and Democratic candidate David Garcia (all times local): 8 p.m. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has largely emphasized border security and his Democratic rival David Garcia has focused mostly on public education in the second of two...

Democratic ad accuses Schuette of ignoring Flint crisis

Sep. 25, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats launched a TV ad on Tuesday that accuses Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Schuette of ignoring Flint residents' complaints about their water long before he opened an investigation into the city's lead contamination crisis. The 30-second ad , authorized by Schuette's...

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Sep. 25, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative...

GOP congressman attacks foe's family ties in Oregon district

Sep. 25, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Republican incumbent of a conservative U.S. House district in Oregon, whose forefathers trekked to what was then a territory over 170 years ago, is attacking the pioneer credentials of his Democratic opponent.  Rep. Greg Walden's online ad targeted Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner...

Montana Senate candidate dropped penalties against donors

Sep. 25, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's Republican U.S. Senate candidate used $10,000 in donations earmarked for past campaign debt to instead boost his 2016 campaign for state auditor, then dropped the penalties that the donors' company was facing after he took office, according to agency and campaign records....

Walker outraises Evers in August, has more money on hand

Sep. 25, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Gov. Scott Walker has outraised opponent Tony Evers in August, despite an influx of cash for the Democrat after his primary victory. Walker reported Tuesday raising $2.3 million for the month compared with $1.9 million for Evers. Walker also had more than twice as much cash...

Trump holding Mississippi rally for Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Sep. 25, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in northern Mississippi, urging voters to support an appointed Republican senator who is on the ballot in November. The Trump campaign says Tuesday that the "Make America Great Again" rally is scheduled Oct. 2 in Southaven, a heavily...

Lamont calls for more rail service, Wi-Fi in commuter trains

Sep. 25, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont on Tuesday proposed more frequent trains on Connecticut's commuter rail lines, Wi-Fi service on the new Hartford Line commuter rail system and increased bus service to Bradley International Airport. The Greenwich businessman also called...

Oregon governor race most expensive yet

Sep. 25, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The 2018 race for governor is the most expensive in Oregon history, and there's still six weeks until the books will be closed. The Bulletin newspaper in Bend reports that Gov. Kate Brown has raised about $11.3 million. Her Republican opponent, state Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, has raised...