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Oz releases health records to spotlight Fetterman's stroke

Sep. 23, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records as he maneuvers to keep questions about Democratic rival John Fetterman’s recovery from a stroke front and center in the hotly contested campaign. Dr. Rebecca...

Candidates for top Arizona election job spar in debate

Sep. 22, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and has former President Donald Trump’s endorsement sparred with the Democrat who helped oversee the 2020 election in Maricopa County in a debate Thursday evening as they each seek the state's top elections post. ...

Senate, governor debates canceled in Ohio after GOP opts out

Sep. 21, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An independent commission in Ohio canceled a pair of debates in the state's governor's and U.S. Senate races on Wednesday because the Republican candidates declined to participate. The Ohio Debate Commission expressed disappointment that neither GOP Gov. Mike...

Minnesota Gov. Walz agrees to 2 more debates with challenger

Sep. 17, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Democratic Gov. Tim Walz agreed Saturday to two additional debates against Scott Jensen, following complaints from the Republican challenger that Walz is ducking him. The candidates will meet for an Oct. 18 debate sponsored by a group of television...

Johnson, Barnes agree to one televised debate

Sep. 16, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, have agreed to one televised debate ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Johnson and Barnes on Friday both agreed to an Oct. 13 debate in Milwaukee hosted by WTMJ-TV. Johnson, a...

GOP candidate Schmitt a no-show at Senate debate in Missouri

Sep. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Trudy Busch Valentine called for compassion for immigrants, criticized the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade and pressed the need to address climate change during a candidate forum before a gathering of journalists on Friday —...

Candidates for top Arizona K-12 schools post spar in debate

Sep. 15, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The candidates seeking Arizona's top K-12 education post sparred in a debate over critical race theory, services for LGBTQ youth and whether students are safe and learning as they should. The at-times contentious debate featuring Republican Tom Horne and current...

NC Senate hopefuls Budd, Beasley agree to debate next month

Sep. 14, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's two major-party U.S. Senate candidates have agreed to participate in a televised debate next month. Spokespeople for the campaigns of Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd said on Wednesday they would participate in an Oct. 7 debate...

Fetterman, Oz agree to Oct. 25 debate, but feud over terms

Sep. 14, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman of Pennsylvania said Wednesday that he has agreed to an Oct. 25 televised debate against his Republican rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz, although the men feuded about its terms in what has become a flashpoint in the high-stakes campaign. ...

Debate highlights Arizona utility regulator differences

Sep. 14, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A debate among the four candidates seeking two seats on the commission that regulates Arizona utilities revealed sharp differences in their approaches to the job as the state adjusts to climate change and a shrinking water supply. The two Republicans on the November...