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Incumbents in Georgia beat primary opponents down the ballot

May. 25, 2022 02:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials overcame challengers from within their own parties in primary elections decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both defeated fellow...

Gunman kills 19 children in Texas school rampage

May. 25, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of...

School massacre continues Texas' grim run of mass shootings

May. 25, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Once again, one of America's deadliest mass shootings happened in Texas. Past shootings targeted worshippers during a Sunday sermon, shoppers at a Walmart, students on a high school campus and drivers on a highway. Among the latest victims were 19 children in...

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger beats Trump ally

May. 25, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who was a top target of former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican primary as he seeks reelection. Raffensperger beat three challengers, including Trump-endorsed U.S. Rep. Jody Hice, who had criticized his...

Sen. John Boozman clinches Republican nomination in Arkansas

May. 25, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sen. John Boozman won the Republican primary in Arkansas on Tuesday, fending off challengers on the right after relying heavily on his endorsement from Donald Trump, conservative groups and the state’s top GOP figures. Boozman's race was a test of the...

Zeigler, Allen in GOP runoff for secretary of state

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

The Republican nominations for four statewide races were on the ballot Tuesday, along with a constitutional amendment to fund improvements at state parks and historical sites. Here is a rundown on key races: SECRETARY OF STATE Outgoing State Auditor Jim...

Trump rebuked with stinging losses in Georgia GOP contests

May. 25, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey...

Rep. Cuellar, Cisneros locked in tight race in Texas runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:04 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate voters in...

Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state. It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest. They are Floyd Griffin, a state senator and former mayor...

Ettinger wins Dem nod for Hagedorn seat; Finstad, Munson vie

May. 25, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Hormel Foods executive Jeff Ettinger cruised to victory Tuesday in a Democratic primary to finish the term of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, while Republicans Brad Finstad and Jeremy Munson were locked in a close battle late into the evening. Finstad, a...