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Kemp and Walker look to victory in Georgia as primaries near

May. 21, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two Republican frontrunners are hoping to clinch primary majorities as candidates make their final pitches to Georgia voters on Saturday ahead of Tuesday's election. Gov. Brian Kemp and former football star Herschel Walker hope to win GOP majorities and...

Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 13, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican candidate for the Senate in...

Pence to rally with Kemp in Georgia in break with Trump

May. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence will campaign with Georgia's incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp the day before this month's GOP primary in his most significant political break with former President Donald Trump to date. Kemp's campaign announced Friday morning...

Nebraska GOP strains to unite after Trump's candidate loses

May. 11, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans struggled to put the bruising campaign for governor behind them on Wednesday as a rally that was intended to highlight party unity instead showed division following the first major loss for a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump in this year’s midterm...

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

May. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be...

Nebraska likely to wait for final ruling in abortion case

May. 03, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts likely won’t decide whether to call a special legislative session focused on abortion until the U.S. Supreme Court releases its official opinion on the issue, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Republican governor has said Nebraska...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 02, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

Lincoln Journal-Star. April 30, 2022. Editorial: Measured start is the way to approach gaming As it should be, Nebraska’s first casinos will be built in connection with the state’s six existing racetracks. That decision to allow the “racinos” in...

Trump endorsement divides Republicans in deep-red Nebraska

Apr. 29, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In one of the nation's most overwhelmingly Republican states, the party is entering the final stretch of a bruising primary campaign deeply divided over who should become the nominee for governor. Nearly all of Nebraska's GOP establishment leaders are lining up...