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Trump taps Maine official to be in charge of Medicaid

Oct. 15, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump has tapped a Maine official who battled Medicaid expansion for a position that puts her in charge of the national program, the federal agency confirmed Monday. Mary Mayhew's role of deputy administrator and director of the U.S. Center for Medicaid and the CHIP...

Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student's phone

Oct. 14, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. Young Democratic Socialists of America's Georgia Tech chapter posted video from the phone on social...

Abrams makes historic appearance at Atlanta LGBT parade

Oct. 14, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams has become the first major-party nominee for the Georgia governorship to participate in the Atlanta Pride Parade, one of the largest LGBT parades in the Southeast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Democrat rode atop a white Jeep on Sunday afternoon during the...

In Georgia, claims of vote suppression and publicity stunts

Oct. 14, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Democrat vying for the governorship of Georgia, is ratcheting up her assertion that Republican rival Brian Kemp is effectively suppressing minority and women voters in his role as secretary of state. The Kemp campaign is returning fire with charges of a "manufactured ......

Trump praises McConnell's role in battle over Kavanaugh

Oct. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. "He's Kentucky tough," Trump...

The Latest: Governor's debate to be canceled due to storm

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The first debate between the two candidates running for Florida governor is going to be cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced Saturday on Facebook that he cannot...

Stacey Abrams' trying to mobilize Georgia's sporadic voters

Oct. 13, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...

After balking, Kansas parade won't bar Kobach's replica gun

Oct. 12, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights. The organizing committee for...

The Latest: Kansas town won't block Kobach's gun on jeep

Oct. 12, 2018 10:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the conflict between organizers of a small-town Kansas parade and Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach over his use of a jeep with a replica machine gun (all times local): 9:30 p.m. An attorney says organizers of a small-town Kansas parade won't try to stop...

Tennessee governor candidates remain cordial in final debate

Oct. 12, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No fireworks. No barbs. No swipes. That was the tone of Tennessee's third and final gubernatorial debate on Thursday. But in a race that has struggled to find air up against Tennessee's competitive and tense U.S. Senate race, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean were content...