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Trump ally takes on Walker protégé in Wis. governor's race

Aug. 05, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican hopes to reclaim a crucial governor’s seat in swing-state Wisconsin this year long appeared to rest on Rebecca Kleefisch, a former TV news anchor who spent eight years as former Gov. Scott Walker’s heir apparent and vowed to continue his sharply conservative...

Trump, Pence campaign for rivals in Ariz. governor's race

Jul. 23, 2022 01:20 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his estranged vice president, Mike Pence, held rival campaign events in Arizona on Friday, turning the governor's race into a broader referendum on the Republican Party's future. Trump and Pence both talked up the successes of...

GOP establishment steps up push to block Trump ally in Ariz.

Jul. 18, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has already helped block one of former President Donald Trump’s allies from winning the Republican nomination for governor in a crucial battleground state. Now he’s hoping for a repeat in his own backyard. Ducey is part of a...

Parroting Trump, GOP primary losers cast doubt on elections

Jul. 16, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — It was no shock that state Rep. Ron Hanks and Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters handily lost their recent Republican primaries in Colorado for U.S. Senate and secretary of state. Hanks was outspent 14-to-1 by his rival. Peters, who was vying to become Colorado's top...

Georgia's Abrams raises $22M in 2 months, far outpacing Kemp

Jul. 08, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams’ fundraising continues to accelerate, swamping Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and pushing close to $50 million raised in the seven months since the Georgia Democrat announced her campaign in December. Abrams announced Friday that her direct campaign and...

Georgia's Brian Kemp raises $3.8M for reelection bid

Jul. 06, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Wednesday that his main campaign committee raised $3.8 million in the two months ended June 30, but heavy spending leading up to the Republican's blowout primary win meant that Kemp's total amount of cash on hand continued to decline. ...

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

New Georgia laws aim at schools; some laws already in effect

Jun. 30, 2022 01:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's a strange July 1 for new Georgia laws. Friday, the first day of the month, is when most new laws passed by the General Assembly customarily take effect. But this year, many of the most important measures either became law as soon as Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed them,...

GOP unity? Some aim for reconciliation after tough primaries

Jun. 24, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Two days after losing a bitter primary to a rival she once deemed a “sellout” for occasionally working with Democrats, Katie Arrington appeared at a “unity rally” to urge South Carolina Republicans to come together and back Rep. Nancy Mace in the fall general...

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Jun. 21, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent...