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Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 24, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials battled to keep their offices in primary elections being decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both faced fellow Republicans...

GOP takes Oz's side in Pa. Senate race vote-counting lawsuit

May. 24, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The national Republican Party is taking the side of celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for U.S. Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help former hedge fund CEO David McCormick close the gap in votes. ...

Greene seat, 2 Democratic primaries among top US House races

May. 24, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last anti-abortion Democrats in Congress is in a primary runoff in Texas to hold on to his seat. In suburban Atlanta, two Democratic congresswomen are vying for the same House seat after Georgia's Republican-dominated Legislature tinkered with their...

Georgia Senate primaries will set up high-stakes showdown

May. 24, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker have six challengers between them in Tuesday’s primaries, but the two are already looking ahead to the general election as the GOP tries to take back the seat Warnock won last year, helping Democrats squeak out a...

Kemp, Perdue duel could end with Georgia's GOP primary

May. 24, 2022 00:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican gubernatorial primary Tuesday could spell an end to the faceoff between Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former U.S. Sen. David Perdue, while Stacey Abrams will be crowned the Democratic Party's nominee after running unopposed. More than 850,000...

Trump’s bid to reshape GOP faces biggest hurdles in Georgia

May. 24, 2022 00:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump hopes to avoid a stinging defeat in the Georgia governor's race on Tuesday as Republican primary voters decide the fate of the former president's hand-picked candidate to lead one of the most competitive political battlegrounds in the U.S. In all, five...

Georgia voters navigate rules passed after 2020 election

May. 24, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday's election in Georgia marks the biggest test yet of new voting restrictions enacted by Republicans in one of the nation's most important battleground states as voters decide hotly contested primary races for governor and the U.S. Senate. Election officials,...

Greene's divisive politics face test in Republican primary

May. 24, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

With millions raised to defend her seat in Congress and five fellow Republicans running to take it, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene faced her first reelection vote Tuesday in a GOP primary race that tests how her conservative Georgia constituents judge her turbulent freshman term. ...

Alabama Gov. Ivey seeking to avoid runoff in crowded primary

May. 24, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Facing eight challengers in Alabama’s Republican primary, Gov. Kay Ivey repeated former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election theft. Then, the white-haired, 77-year-old Ivey sat at her office desk and pulled three things out of her purse for a campaign...

GOP hopefuls face off in Alabama Senate primary

May. 24, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

The Republican primary for the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby in Alabama has become a bitter, high-dollar race as candidates jockey for the nomination. The three highest-profile candidates in Tuesday’s primary are U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, who won — and then...