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Trump-backed Perdue challenges Kemp in Georgia GOP primary

Dec. 06, 2021 10:24 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue will challenge Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for governor, he announced Monday, setting up a bitter 2022 Republican primary fight while Democrat Stacey Abrams is likely to await the winner. Perdue had been flirting with the bid for months,...

Perdue gears up for primary brawl with Georgia GOP governor

Dec. 05, 2021 23:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who drew Donald Trump's wrath for refusing to act on his false allegations of a stolen election, is likely to face a prominent challenger for the 2022 Republican primary for governor, former Sen. David Perdue. Late Sunday, a...

2nd party approves deal for Scholz's new German government

Dec. 05, 2021 10:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's pro-business Free Democrats on Sunday approved a deal to form a new government with two center-left parties, moving Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz a step closer to taking office as the country's new leader this week. The Free Democrats reached...

2nd Stacey Abrams governor bid sees new tests, intrigues

Dec. 04, 2021 12:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams announced a long-awaited second run for Georgia governor this week, but with Democrats facing a sour national environment and Republican Gov. Brian Kemp facing challenges within his own party, the 2022 campaign will look different from 2018. ...

Scholz's party approves deal for new German coalition govt

Dec. 04, 2021 08:37 AM EST

German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz's center-left party gave its overwhelming approval Saturday to forming a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties — the first of three such decisions needed for Scholz to take office next week. Scholz's Social...

Democrats hope threat to abortion rights will rouse voters

Dec. 02, 2021 17:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Vulnerable Democrats from Nevada to New Hampshire are promising to make abortion a centerpiece of their political strategy heading into the midterm elections, betting that an intense focus on the divisive issue can rally their voters to beat back a red wave and preserve...

Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

Dec. 01, 2021 21:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could...

GOP's Baker won't seek 3rd term as Massachusetts governor

Dec. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won't seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump. Baker called the announcement “a very complicated...

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s "Dr. Oz Show" after rocketing to fame on Oprah Winfrey's show, announced Tuesday that he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. Oz, 61,...

Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself

Nov. 27, 2021 08:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie is everywhere. The former New Jersey governor and onetime Republican presidential candidate denounced “conspiracy theorists” during a September appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. He followed up with a speech this...