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Georgia GOP primary race centers on guns and immigration

May. 19, 2018 2:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Never mind cutting taxes, creating jobs and other pocketbook mainstays of past Republican campaigns. Amid fierce competition in the GOP primary race for Georgia governor, the five remaining candidates are battling it out over who loves guns the most, who would prove toughest on people in the...

Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

May. 18, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox in hopes of maximizing Republican chances of securing a spot on the ballot this November. In a Friday tweet Trump says, "John Cox is the man - he'll be the best Governor...

New Kansas law allows agencies to refuse LGBT adoptions

May. 18, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed legislation Friday granting legal protections to faith-based adoption agencies that cite their religious beliefs for not placing children in LGBT homes, an action that quickly became an issue as he runs this year to keep his office. The Republican governor...

Kim Davis challenger: Man whose marriage license she denied

May. 18, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Shelly Phillips works in an office at the First United Methodist Church in Laramie, Wyoming, and rarely donates to political candidates. But in December, she sent a small donation to David Ermold, who wants to be the next clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, about 1,200 miles (1,900...

Cases against bikers struggle 3 years after Waco shootout

May. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors who have failed to convict a single person in the three years since a Waco shooting left nine bikers dead are trying a new tack of targeting fewer cases, but attorneys for the bikers say the evidence is so shaky and the lead prosecutor's credibility so damaged that it...

Running mate takes place of deceased gubernatorial candidate

May. 17, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The running mate of a Maryland gubernatorial candidate who died suddenly last week announced shortly before a Thursday deadline that she will run for governor in his place. Valerie Ervin had three options: Run herself in a crowded Democratic primary, choose someone else to lead the...

Lack of paper trail a concern amid fears of election hacking

May. 17, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be casting ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes. That worries voting and cybersecurity experts, who say lack of a hard copy makes it difficult to...

The Latest: Candidate's 'deportation bus' breaks down

May. 17, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's race for governor and one candidate's "deportation bus." (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A spokesman for a candidate in Georgia's race for governor says the politician's "deportation bus" broke down during its tour to promote a tough stance on immigration. GOP...

Liberal wins in primaries cheer some Democrats, worry others

May. 17, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is already celebrating. Democratic primary voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of...

Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary gets tough on immigration

May. 16, 2018 11:14 PM EDT

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is shaping up as a contest over who's toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a "deportation bus," a pickup truck for do-it-yourself immigrant roundups, and lots of tough talk about "criminal illegal aliens." The themes...