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Masters hopeful for McConnell support in Arizona Senate race

Aug. 19, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters said Friday he hopes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will back his close campaign in Arizona, striking a magnanimous tone toward the GOP leader he fiercely criticized during the primary. “I think he’ll come...

Democratic PAC says Laxalt violated campaign finance law

Aug. 19, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A political action committee backing Democratic candidates filed a complaint Friday alleging that Nevada Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt violated campaign finance laws by using an annual GOP cookout to promote his campaign while he was president of the PAC that organized...

Barry pursues recount in Wisconsin 2nd District GOP primary

Aug. 19, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A candidate who narrowly lost a Wisconsin Republican congressional primary by 74 votes has filed for a recount. Charity Barry said Thursday she was pursuing a recount after running second to attorney Erik Olsen in Wisconsin's 2nd District primary Aug. 9. The...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 19, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

House Democrats' campaign chief faces tough race of his own

Aug. 19, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — At a recent rally with union workers and other supporters in the downtown square of this small city on the banks of the Hudson River, New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney tried to remind Democrats of everything he thinks the party has accomplished. He touted...

GOP candidate says call for Garland's death was ‘facetious’

Aug. 18, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Congress in western New York said in a radio interview that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland “should be executed” for authorizing a search former President Donald Trump's home, before clarifying later in the show that he wasn't being...

GOP lawmaker arrested, accused of disorderly conduct at fair

Aug. 18, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

CANBY, Ore. (AP) — A state lawmaker was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer at the Clackamas County Fair in Canby, Oregon. Republican Rep. James Hieb, of Canby, was arrested Wednesday night and told The Oregonian/OregonLive...

Missouri Senate hopefuls Schmitt, Valentine campaign at fair

Aug. 18, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican and Democratic U.S. Senate nominees on Thursday framed their campaigns around their support for or opposition to policies backed by President Joe Biden as they vied for farmers' votes at the Missouri State Fair. Republican Attorney General...

Democrats blast GOP candidate's 'vote with bullets' remarks

Aug. 18, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats on Thursday accused a Republican-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Senate of condoning political violence, when he talked about the need for “voting with the ballot before we have to vote with bullets." The candidate, Stephen Lowell, countered that...

Ohio GOP misses disputed deadline for new US House map

Aug. 18, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's latest court-imposed deadline for redrawing U.S. House district boundaries came and went Thursday without a new congressional map. Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp, an influential Republican and former justice, rejected any need for lawmakers to meet a...