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Kelly criticizes Biden, Masters backtracks in Senate debate

Oct. 07, 2022 00:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly distanced himself from President Joe Biden on Thursday, calling the U.S.-Mexico border “a mess” and saying his party doesn't understand border issues during his first and only debate against his Republican challenger Blake Masters. ...

Arizona woman seeks leniency in ballot harvesting case

Oct. 06, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A parade of character witnesses provided a judge Thursday with glowing reports about a southern Arizona woman who admitted collecting four voted early ballots in the 2020 primary election, as her lawyer seeks leniency and prosecutors urge him to send her to prison for a year. ...

Wisconsin judge blocks absentee ballot spoiling

Oct. 06, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is prohibiting voters from canceling their original absentee ballot and casting a new one, siding with a conservative group created by prominent Republicans that said the practice known as ballot spoiling is illegal. The ruling Wednesday from...

Judge temporarily blocks search of slain reporter’s devices

Oct. 06, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order that bars authorities from immediately searching the personal devices of slain investigative reporter Jeff German. The Las Vegas Review-Journal filed a request for the emergency order earlier this week, after...

Public official accused of Vegas killing facing job ouster

Oct. 05, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that a local public official accused of killing a Las Vegas journalist last month can be removed from his job as a Clark County public administrator. Robert Telles has been jailed without bail on a murder charge since Sept. 7, five days...

Rural New Mexico county seeks removal of elections clerk

Oct. 04, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A county commission in rural New Mexico that has been roiled by election conspiracies is trying to oust its election director just five weeks before Election Day for improperly certifying ballot-counting equipment. Torrance County is repeating the...

Both candidates courting veterans in big Nevada Senate race

Oct. 04, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Common sense more than any campaign strategy dictated that Adam Laxalt not trumpet his own military service in Nevada’s sometimes-heated Republican Senate primary. After all, the ex-attorney general, who served as a Navy judge advocate general in Iraq, was...

GOP front-runner lies low in open US House race in Nashville

Oct. 04, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly two months after far-right conservative Andy Ogles secured the Republican nomination in a reconfigured congressional district that cuts into left-leaning Nashville, the former rural county mayor has largely vanished from the public arena. In August,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Larry Householder starts pre-trial legal joust Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is in the process of carving out a new role in state politics, as an educator on federal corruption law. Mr....

Booker brands GOP Sen. Rand Paul as 'barrier' to progress

Oct. 03, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

Democrat Charles Booker railed against Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as a “barrier” to progress Monday night as he made a pitch to Kentucky voters in a solo appearance on statewide television. Booker, a former state lawmaker, touted his plans to expand health care access,...