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Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

Trump, emboldened after Ohio victory, faces challenges ahead

May. 09, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a victory in the first real test of his power as GOP kingmaker, former President Donald Trump enters the next stretch of the midterm campaign emboldened — and facing new risks. Trump's late-stage endorsement of JD Vance in Ohio's GOP Senate primary...

Greitens to access ex-wife's phone records for custody fight

May. 05, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens will be able to access his ex-wife's phone records as part of a custody dispute, a judge has ruled. But the mid-Missouri family court judge denied the Republican's subpoena requests...

Grand jurors: St. Louis prosecutor's actions 'reprehensible'

May. 05, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Members of a grand jury that indicted an investigator in the criminal case against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens urged a state disciplinary board to take stronger action against St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, calling her conduct “reprehensible.” ...

Oregon governor's clemency of murderer unleashes criticism

Apr. 27, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — In 1994, Kyle Hedquist led a teenager down a remote logging road, then shot her in the back of the head because he feared she might tell police about burglaries he'd committed. This month, Oregon. Gov. Kate Brown granted clemency to Hedquist, who was serving a...

Greitens undeterred by abuse allegations in GOP Senate race

Apr. 18, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eric Greitens stepped aside as Missouri's governor in 2018 amid a scandal involving accusations of blackmail, bondage and sexual assault. As he attempts a political comeback this year with a U.S. Senate bid, his ex-wife has said Greitens physically abused her and one of their...

St. Louis prosecutor, disciplinary panel reach agreement

Apr. 11, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has reached an agreement with the Missouri Office of Disciplinary Counsel in which she acknowledges mistakes in her handling of the prosecution of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens but won't face severe penalties for those mistakes. ...

Ex-wife: Greitens 'unhinged;' candidate calls claims ‘lies’

Apr. 05, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

The ex-wife of Eric Greitens said in a sworn statement that the former Missouri governor and current U.S. Senate candidate has become erratic and unhinged since she accused him of abuse in an earlier court filing. Sheena and Eric Greitens have been trading accusations in a child...

Busch beer heiress enters Missouri US Senate race

Mar. 29, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

Anheuser-Busch beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine on Tuesday announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate, shaking up what has been a low-profile Democratic primary in a solidly red state. Busch Valentine's announcement comes amid widespread calls from Republicans for Eric Greitens to...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Mar. 29, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 28, 2022. Editorial: As Holocaust teaching expands in Missouri, racial discussion is being muzzled Abill requiring that Missouri teach its school children about the Holocaust is moving through the Legislature with strong bipartisan...