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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....

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...

Kentucky governor signs bipartisan early voting measure

Apr. 07, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Wednesday expanding early voting in Kentucky, a rare display of bipartisan cooperation in the heart of Trump country at a time of national conflict over restrictive election measures. The Democratic governor...

Mississippi primaries narrow fields for municipal offices

Apr. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayors of Mississippi's two largest cities easily won party primaries Tuesday and will advance to the general election as they seek another four years in office. Chokwe Antar Lumumba defeated two candidates in the Democratic primary in Jackson....

Democrats see Nebraska's 2nd District as competitive in 2022

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats are once again eyeing Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District as a possible pickup in the next general election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named the district Tuesday as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are...

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. ...

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey announces candidacy for office

Apr. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey officially announced Tuesday that she will be a candidate for the job full time in the fall election. “The work to address the challenges we face from COVID-19 and the racial inequalities that have been inherited from...

County clerk: I won't count May primary ballots by hand

Apr. 05, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — The chief election officer in a northern Michigan county said she won't count paper ballots by hand in the May 4 primary, despite the wishes of commissioners. Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy said an electronic voting system “must be used in all...