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Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state. It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest. They are Floyd Griffin, a state senator and former mayor...

Trump press secretary Sanders wins GOP Arkansas governor nod

May. 25, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in Arkansas on Tuesday, putting her on a clear path to lead a solidly red state where Donald Trump’s popularity has overshadowed questions about his administration’s credibility that she faced during her time as...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 24, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 23, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....

Arkansas governor is odd man out in his own state's primary

May. 22, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday's primary election in Arkansas, it's obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton's making the case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 20, 2022 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — White House COVID-⁠19 response coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha; retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — To be announced. __ CBS’...

In abortion fight, conservatives push to end all exceptions

May. 06, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Angela Housley was halfway through her pregnancy when she learned the fetus was developing without parts of its brain and skull and would likely die within hours or days of birth, if it survived that long. The news came during her 20-week ultrasound. ...

Arkansas governor names interim health secretary, director

May. 05, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday named an interim secretary of health and a new director of the state Health Department. Hutchinson named Renee Mallory as interim secretary, replacing outgoing Secretary Dr. Jose Romero. Romero announced last month...

Finance office: Arkansas budget surplus nearing $1 billion

May. 03, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has accumulated a nearly $1 billion budget surplus for the fiscal year more quickly than expected, state finance officials said Tuesday. The Department of Finance and Administration said the state's net available revenue for the fiscal year, which...

GOP Gov Hutchinson says 2024 presidential bid 'on the table'

May. 01, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday he is weighing a presidential run in 2024 and his decision won't be affected by whether former President Donald Trump decides to join the race. Hutchinson, a two-term Republican governor who is restricted under Arkansas law...