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Atlanta mayoral runoff: Moore hopes to stave off Dickens

Nov. 30, 2021 14:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta voters were deciding Tuesday's mayoral runoff between one candidate who is comfortable as a lone wolf and another who has acquired a bunch of new friends. Current City Council President Felicia Moore proclaims her independence as a virtue, and a...

Florida U.S. House candidate sues to get primary loss erased

Nov. 30, 2021 13:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic Florida congressional candidate who lost a special election primary by five votes has filed two lawsuits asking that the result be thrown out, alleging his opponent's support of a universal income plan amounted to bribing voters. ...

Honduras leftist leader could present opportunities for US

Nov. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EST

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — If Xiomara Castro’s wide lead in Honduras’ presidential election holds, her leftist government could present challenges, but also opportunities for a Biden administration that has struggled with how to work on the country’s problems while keeping current...

Conservative freshman lawmaker enters Alaska governor's race

Nov. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservative freshman state legislator announced plans Monday to run for governor in Alaska, joining a field that includes Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a former governor and a former state lawmaker. Rep. Christopher Kurka, a Wasilla Republican,...

Former US Rep. Carrie Meek remembered as trailblazer

Nov. 29, 2021 14:19 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Carrie Meek, who died Sunday, is being remembered as a trailblazer, a descendent of a slave who became one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since Reconstruction. But the late Congressman John Lewis had another way of describing her. ...

In the Hatch, Andy Nuñez wraps up 21 years in politics

Nov. 28, 2021 11:10 AM EST

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Andy Nuñez, the 85-year-old mayor of Hatch, made no bones about not wearing a mask in the village offices, despite New Mexico’s indoor masking mandate for public spaces. “I never wore the damn thing — unless I had...

Absentee request deadline trips voters under new Georgia law

Nov. 28, 2021 10:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — More than half of absentee ballot applications rejected in Georgia in advance of the Nov. 2 elections were turned down because they came in after a deadline created in Georgia's new voting law. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...

Cherfilus-McCormick preps for Congress following primary win

Nov. 28, 2021 03:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After three campaigns spanning close to four years, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is about to become South Florida’s newest member of Congress, after besting a slew of prominent elected officials. She’s wasting no time. On Nov. 17, the day...

Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself

Nov. 27, 2021 08:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie is everywhere. The former New Jersey governor and onetime Republican presidential candidate denounced “conspiracy theorists” during a September appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. He followed up with a speech this...

GOP field in Pennsylvania's Senate race heads for reshuffle

Nov. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is...