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Legal change could be slow for controversial SC memorials

Jul. 13, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — For 17 hours, crowds of Charlestonians waited for the John C. Calhoun statue to be removed from its 115-foot-high perch in Marion Square. Many stayed through the night and into a sun-drenched day because they felt it was a historic moment. Largely overlooked and unseen was the Wade...

David Richter poses for a photo July 31, 2019. The former Hill International CEO defeated former Burlington County freeholder Kate Gibbs in New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District primary. (Philip W. Scott/David Richter for Congress via AP)

District 3 race set between Richter, Kim; Mehta faces Booker

Jul. 10, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two two high-profile races that remained uncalled days after the primary now have winners. In the GOP Senate primary, Rik Mehta, a business executive with a law degree and a doctorate in pharmacy, emerged victorious over Hirsh Singh, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2017;...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Kansas, Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas' open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale. They're hoping to push western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

GOP establishment boosting Kansas congressman's Senate bid

Jul. 8, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Establishment Republicans who'd been coy for months about the GOP primary for Kansas’ open Senate seat are increasingly putting their thumbs on the scale, hoping to push Rep. Roger Marshall to victory over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. A new GOP super-PAC this week...

Utah Republican gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox greets supporters arriving at an election night event in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Cox has won the Republican nomination in the Utah governor's race Monday, July 6, 2020, giving him a heavy advantage in the conservative state's general election. The competitive four-way contest was conducted entirely by mail during the coronavirus pandemic, which also shaped the campaign. (Trent Nelson /The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Cox bests ex-ambassador Huntsman in Utah governor race

Jul. 6, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Spencer Cox won the Republican nomination for Utah governor on Monday, as the lieutenant governor successfully staved off a comeback attempt by former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. Cox’s primary win gives him a heavy advantage in the conservative state’s general...

FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, Donald Trump Jr., right, walks with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after traveling to Florida with President Donald Trump. The wife and running mate of Republican governor candidate Greg Gianforte, as well as several other top GOP officials, were exposed to the coronavirus after attending an event with Guilfoyle, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. Guilfoyle was diagnosed with the coronavirus on July 3, the New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

GOP-ers possibly exposed to virus by Trump Jr. girlfriend

Jul. 4, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

BOZEMAN,Mont. (AP) — The wife and the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte, as well as several other top GOP officials, were possibly exposed to the coronavirus after attending an event with the girlfriend of President Donald Trump's oldest son, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump participates in a briefing about Hurricane Dorian with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, aboard Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, N.C. President Trump endorsed Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest on Thursday night, July 2, 2020, in a move to unseat Democratic Gov. Cooper. Meanwhile, Cooper expressed support for Trump's competitor, former Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump backs Dan Forest in North Carolina governor's race

Jul. 3, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed the Republican who is aiming to deny Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper another term. Trump said via Twitter late Thursday that he was supporting Lt. Gov. Dan Forest to unseat Cooper in the November election. Trump blames Cooper for scuttling the Republican...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate Great Falls lawyer Kristen Juras are seen during an event at the Pub Station in Billings, Mont. Gianforte on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, released tax returns showing he reported income of $184 million over a 10-year period. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)

Tax returns: Republican Gianforte made $184M over 10 years

Jul. 1, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte reported income of $184 million and paid $30.5 million in state and federal taxes over a 10-year period ending in 2018, according to tax returns released by his campaign Wednesday. Gianforte, a former technology entrepreneur...

Kansas City mayor slams GOP depiction of 'defund police'

Jul. 1, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's mayor slammed the Missouri Republican Party for telling what he described as a “bald-face lie” by connecting the push for local control of the city's police department with national calls to defund police. Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Jean...

Indiana delays lifting capacity limits on restaurants, bars

Jul. 1, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will keep capacity limits in place for restaurants, bars and entertainment venues because of worries about a possible increase in coronavirus cases across the state, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday. The state’s reopening plan had called for those restrictions to be...

Poll worker Seth Ahlers checks on a voter's registration as people line up at one of 12 drive-up voting assistance centers in Salt Lake County, Utah, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, to get ballots to replace lost ones or get help for unaffiliated voters registering Republican to be able to vote in the primary. Utah was one of a handful of states that decided not to open any in-person polling places this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.(Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Utah GOP governor's race still tight between Cox, Huntsman

Jul. 1, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the Republican race for the first open Utah governor’s seat in more than a decade, well-known former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. on Wednesday was running narrowly behind Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, who helped run the state’s coronavirus response. The...