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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...

Texas Attorney General Paxton defeats Bush in GOP runoff

May. 24, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won his Republican runoff election against Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Tuesday despite facing a slew of legal problems, including an FBI investigation and a trial on securities fraud charges. Bush is the only...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wins GOP nomination for reelection while still under indictment, FBI investigation

May. 24, 2022 21:32 PM EDT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton wins GOP nomination for reelection while still under indictment, FBI investigation.

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 24, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

May. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 23, 2022 00:32 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....

Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal woes an 'embarrassment'

May. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas on Thursday blasted one of his party's top leaders back home, calling the mounting pile of accusations and legal woes Attorney General Ken Paxton faces an “embarrassment" just days before a primary runoff election. ...

Texas AG says bar is suing him over 2020 election challenge

May. 06, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Friday that the state bar association plans to sue him over his failed efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election based on bogus claims of fraud, raising yet another legal danger as the embattled Republican is locked in a primary...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 18, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. April 14, 2022. Editorial: Republicans must fix the mail-in voting mess they created Texas Democrats and civil rights advocates warned that sweeping voter restrictions approved by the Republican-controlled legislature last year would...

Indiana attorney general bills state $2,300 for border trip

Mar. 14, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office spent at least $2,300 for his trip the U.S-Mexican border in January that included a stop at a Donald Trump rally along the way, state records show. The costs include flight, gas, rental car and hotel expenses for...