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Election deniers quiet on fraud claims after primary wins

Jun. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Nevada Republican Jim Marchant insisted there hadn't been a legitimate election in his state in more than a decade. All of Nevada's election winners since 2006, he said on a recent podcast, were “installed by the deep-state cabal.” But when Marchant won the Republican nomination...

Trump endorses Katie Britt in Alabama Senate race

Jun. 11, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Donald Trump endorsed Katie Britt on Friday in an Alabama U.S. Senate race, doubling down on the former president's decision to spurn his previous choice in the Republican primary. Trump called Britt "an incredible fighter for the people of Alabama." The...

Big Tech attacks become rallying cry for GOP candidates

Jun. 09, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Shortly after launching his campaign last year for the Republican nomination in Nevada's U.S. Senate race, Sam Brown got into a scrape with Twitter. A Purple Heart recipient who was severely burned by an IED blast in Afghanistan, Brown posted a picture of himself...

Trump backs Arizona candidate who echoes 2020 election lies

Jun. 02, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed investor Blake Masters in the crowded Republican Senate primary in Arizona, citing the candidate's strident support of Trump's lies about the 2020 election. The former president said in a statement that Masters is a “great...

'Trump is in the past': Mounting losses show limits of power

May. 25, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He's ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that...

Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

May. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. ...

Ivey, challengers race to right in Alabama GOP primary

May. 19, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

In a pair of campaign ads this GOP primary season, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey falsely declares the election was stolen from Donald Trump and accuses the federal government of “shipping illegal immigrants" to the state. “My message to Biden: No way, Jose," she says. ...

Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's influence was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...

Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 5 states

May. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...