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No Trump endorsement? Senate hopeful enlists other GOP stars

Jan. 25, 2022 19:32 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With former President Donald Trump holding off on making a new endorsement in Pennsylvania’s closely watched Republican primary for U.S. Senate, former hedge fund CEO David McCormick is turning to other influencers in the party in hopes of generating conservative...

GOP map ties 'woke' Kansas enclave to Trump-loving areas

Jan. 25, 2022 17:19 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature are close to passing a congressional redistricting plan that marries an eastern Kansas community proud of its “woke” politics to Trump-loving small towns and farms five hours west by car on the expansive and stark plains....

EXPLAINER: How Alaska's unique new election system works

Jan. 25, 2022 11:49 AM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections will be held for the first time this year under a unique new system that scraps party primaries and uses ranked choice voting in general elections. The Alaska Supreme Court last week upheld the system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020. ...

Germany: Party picks conservative leader for post-Merkel era

Jan. 22, 2022 08:58 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Delegates from the party of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed prominent conservative Friedrich Merz as the Christian Democratic Union's new leader Saturday as the center-right party seeks to redefine itself. Merz received 94.6% of the vote...

As 2024 nears, Pence to speak at SC pregnancy center dinner

Jan. 21, 2022 08:48 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As he positions himself for a possible White House bid, former Vice President Mike Pence is returning to the early-voting state of South Carolina, slated to give the keynote address at a fundraising banquet for a Christian pregnancy center that's become a regular stop for...

AG Maura Healey announces run for Massachusetts governor

Jan. 20, 2022 11:28 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that she's running for governor, transforming the year’s top political contest by stepping into the race as the presumptive front-runner on the Democratic side. Healey has the highest profile of any...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jan. 19, 2022 17:17 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. January 13, 2022. Editorial: DeSantis plays fast and loose with COVID facts to justify expired tests After Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried claimed that Florida might allow nearly one million COVID-19 tests to expire, a spokesman for...

Sen. Tim Scott memoir 'America' coming out in August

Jan. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott has a memoir out this summer that he says will explain the two words that have shaped his life: hope and redemption. “No matter how great the darkness, these truths always light the way home,” the South Carolina Republican said in a statement...

Some in GOP begin testing party's lockstep loyalty to Trump

Jan. 15, 2022 23:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump stepped up his election-year effort to dominate the Republican Party, holding a rally in Arizona on Saturday in which he castigated anyone who dares to question his lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen, including the state’s GOP...

NC Rep. Cawthorn: Candidacy challenge against me will fail

Jan. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina congressman said an effort by voters to block his candidacy by citing a constitutional amendment preventing insurrectionists from serving will fail and is part of a scheme to target “America First patriots” who backed former President Donald Trump. ...