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Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Jun. 19, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months, giving him a large financial edge on his Republican opponent in the Utah primary, records show. The ex-presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor also spent $1.4 million in the...

Illinois candidate apologies for decade-old blackface photo

Jun. 19, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A candidate for the Illinois Senate has apologized for a decade-old photo from a Halloween party that depicts him dressed in blackface as a rapper. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton told The Belleville News-Democrat that most rappers at the time were black and he didn't intend the...

Collection, count go on after ranked-choice voting in Maine

Jun. 18, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Collection and tabulation of ballots from Maine's Democratic primary election have stretched into a second week in the state's first test of ranked-choice voting. Private couriers were retrieving remaining ballots from less than a dozen of Maine's nearly 500 municipalities on Monday,...

Billionaire Kochs won't back GOP nominee for Virginia Senate

Jun. 18, 2018 7:29 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tea party group backed by billionaire conservatives plans to sit out the U.S. Senate race in Virginia. News outlets report that Americans for Prosperity has announced it won't support Republican nominee Corey Stewart as he tries to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. The...

In DC primary, minimum wage is the main topic of discussion

Jun. 18, 2018 1:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mayor and congressional delegate may top the ballot in Washington, D.C.'s primary on Tuesday, but the real drama for voters has to do with waiters, waitresses, bartenders and busboys. Incumbent Mayor Muriel Bowser is expected to glide through to the nomination with no significant...

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

Jun. 17, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country. Whoever...

Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice tabulations get underway

Jun. 17, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nearly a week after Maine's primary elections, the state's ranked-choice voting experiment is getting real as it becomes a game of mathematical survival. Ballots from nearly 500 municipalities across the state have been shipped to the state capital and scanned into computers in two...

Secret recording, unpaid loan stir race for Georgia governor

Jun. 16, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Accusations of ethical lapses and incompetence are raising the temperature of Georgia's heated race for the Republican nomination for governor. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle faces Secretary of State Brian Kemp in a GOP primary runoff July 24. Allegations questioning Cagle's ethics and Kemp's...

Brownsville man is Independent Party's gubernatorial nominee

Jun. 15, 2018 4:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A cabinet maker from Brownsville is the Independent Party of Oregon's candidate for governor in the upcoming election, the Secretary of State's office announced Thursday. Patrick Starnes narrowly won the Independent Party's nomination with 6,030 votes. Republican state Rep. Knute...

Maine ballots are being collected for ranked-choice voting

Jun. 14, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Private courier drivers fanned across Maine on Thursday to collect ballots and return them to the state capital for additional tabulations to determine winners in the Democratic primary. Memory sticks containing election tallies and boxes of hand-counted ballots were being delivered...