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Salmon drops out of GOP primary race for Arizona governor

Jun. 28, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for Arizona governor Tuesday, a move that comes a week before early ballots are mailed out and leaves just two top contenders in the GOP contest. Salmon was widely seen as trailing...

Campaign mailer photo draws ire of Missouri Supreme Court

Jun. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court said Friday that judges were “disappointed” that a mailer sent in support of Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s U.S. Senate campaign used a photo of Schmitt and three judges. The mailer was not from Schmitt's campaign but...

Walz maintains big money advantage in election campaign

Jun. 15, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz is maintaining a strong financial advantage over the endorsed Republican candidate, Dr. Scott Jensen, for the fall election campaign. The Walz campaign announced Tuesday that it has raised $1.8 million since Jan. 1 and has $4.5 million in...

Oil patch worker challenging U.S. Sen Hoeven in June primary

Jun. 14, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota oil patch worker is challenging U.S. Sen. John Hoeven in the Republican primary. Riley Kuntz, who earlier this month filed the paperwork to run for Senate, said on his Facebook campaign page that he supports limited government, protecting life...

Georgia Democrat Abrams proposes big boost in teacher pay

Jun. 12, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

TUCKER, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is proposing a big teacher pay raise in her run for governor, saying Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's much-touted $5,000 across-the-board increase is not enough to recruit new teachers and retain current teachers. “We are losing the...

Hawaii lawmakers pass some reforms after bribery scandal

Jun. 10, 2022 21:53 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers this year passed several bills to boost government transparency and promote better lawmaker behavior. But their critics, and some lawmakers themselves, say they still have work to do, especially after a bribery scandal sullied the state Legislature. ...

Renacci spent millions in failed bid against GOP's DeWine

Jun. 10, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Jim Renacci spent as much as $12 million in his failed primary bid against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine — only about $290,000 of it from outside donors, records show. Post-primary campaign finance reports filed Friday complete the picture of spending in...

US House races in California could shape future of Congress

Jun. 08, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. House battles took shape in heavily Democratic California that could tip the balance of power in Congress, while former Trump administration Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was in a tight match to claim the Republican nomination for a new House seat in Montana. ...

Big campaign question for Democrats: Focus on Jan. 6 or not?

Jun. 08, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As he prepares for a daunting reelection fight in the sprawling New Jersey suburbs, Democratic Rep. Tom Malinowski points to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and argues that Republican control of Congress could fuel further extremism in politics. In...

Michigan GOP governor candidates short signatures

May. 23, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary. The stunning recommendations...