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What you should know about North Carolina's race for governor

May. 22, 2024 08:17 AM EDT

North Carolina has been an underappreciated political battleground recently and not gotten the same attention as nearby Georgia or Florida or the traditional campaign hotbeds of the Rust Belt. That is changing in 2024, partly because of a potentially historic governor’s race that...

GOP candidate for NC governor blasts public spending as his family nonprofit rakes in taxpayer funds

May. 22, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his bid to become North Carolina’s first Black governor, Republican Mark Robinson assails government safety net spending as a “plantation of welfare and victimhood" that has mired generations of Black people in “dependency” and poverty. But the...

Detroit could be without Black representation in Congress again with top candidate off the ballot

May. 21, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit Democrat will not appear on the ballot after building significant support within the party in his attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar in Michigan's August primary, after election officials determined that he had not submitted enough valid signatures. ...

'Top two' primary election measure makes South Dakota's November ballot

May. 21, 2024 17:18 PM EDT

Voters in Republican-majority South Dakota will decide this fall whether to abandon partisan primaries and make contests open to all candidates regardless of party affiliation. The top two vote-getters in each race would then face off in general elections. Secretary of State Monae...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 21, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. May 17, 2024. Editorial: Abortion law provisions for doctor punishments could lead to fewer OB-GYNs Earlier this month, an anti-abortion group filed suit in Marion County Superior Court to regain access to abortion records no longer...

In Oregon's Democratic primaries, progressive and establishment wings battle for US House seats

May. 19, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two Democratic primaries for U.S. House seats in Oregon could help reveal whether the party’s voters are leaning more toward progressive or establishment factions in a critical presidential election year. The state’s 3rd Congressional District, which...

The Senate filibuster is a hurdle to any national abortion bill. Democrats are campaigning on it

May. 19, 2024 07:46 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sen. Tammy Baldwin, facing a tough reelection fight in one of the races that will determine control of Congress, has made protecting reproductive rights a cornerstone of her campaign, and she's willing to back that up by pledging to change the Senate filibuster rules if Democrats...

After blaming his 2020 loss on mail balloting, Trump tries to make GOP voters believe it’s OK now

May. 17, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

Marta Moehring voted the way she prefers in Nebraska's Republican primary Tuesday — in person, at her west Omaha polling place. She didn’t even consider taking advantage of the state’s no-excuse mail-in ballot process. In fact, she would prefer to do away with mail-in voting...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Oregon's primaries

May. 17, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oregon has multiple hotly contested primaries on Tuesday, as well as some that will set the stage for high-profile races in November. Oregon's 5th Congressional District is home to one of the top Democratic primaries in the country. It pits Jamie McLeod-Skinner...

An Arizona judge helped revive an 1864 abortion law. His lawmaker wife joined Democrats to repeal it

May. 15, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

When it was Shawnna Bolick’s turn to speak, the words tumbled out of her. The conservative lawmaker was in the middle of a heated debate in the Republican-led Arizona Senate on a bill to repeal an 1864 law banning nearly all abortions, and Democrats needed at least one more vote...