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Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...

House votes to move up state primary from September to June

Apr. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved a bill Thursday to move the date of the state primary from September to June and allow an earlier filing period, giving more time for a prevailing candidate to raise money and campaign. The bill, which passed the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 6 The Vicksburg Post on voter turnout: We’ve written this editorial before so it would be far too easy to simply cut, paste and change a few numbers....

Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders

Apr. 07, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks over any other Republican contenders in Alabama's 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who whipped up the crowd before the Capitol riot in January. Trump announced his...

Incumbent Stothert likely to face Neary for Omaha mayor

Apr. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s current mayor, Republican Jean Stothert, appears likely to face Democratic challenger and commercial real estate broker RJ Neary in the May 11 general election for Omaha mayor. Stothert held a commanding lead in the five-person primary...

Mississippi cities hold primaries for mayor, other offices

Apr. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Mississippi cities were holding party primaries Tuesday to choose nominees for mayor and other offices. Tupelo and Moss Point are among the places where the incumbent mayor did not seek reelection for a four-year term that begins July 1. ...

Lamont order will allow absentee voting in spring elections

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order Tuesday that will allow people to use the continuing COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to vote by absentee in any election, primary or referendum held before May 20. The Democrat's latest order related to the...

Georgia voting fight sets the stage for Kemp's 2022 run

Apr. 07, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A controversial new election law may help Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp rebuild his relationship with a broad swath of Republicans as he prepares to run for a second term next year. The governor was narrowly elected in 2018 as a strong conservative and staunch...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 07, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Indiana bill is pushback on necessary election changes made during a pandemic Last year, in the midst of a public health crisis, Indiana officials came together in a bipartisan fashion to change the date...

A chance to 'rise': St. Louis elects 1st Black female mayor

Apr. 06, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the criminal justice system’s “arrest and incarcerate” model, won election Tuesday and will take over as the first Black female mayor in a city beset by yet another wave of violent crime. ...