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Abortion vote in Kansas sparks new hope for Dems in midterms

Aug. 03, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats displayed a newfound sense of optimism about the election-year political climate Wednesday after voters in traditionally conservative Kansas overwhelmingly backed a measure protecting abortion rights. At the White House, President Joe Biden hailed the vote...

Walker accepts debate invite, but not one that Warnock chose

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Herschel Walker has accepted an invitation in his U.S. Senate race to debate Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock, but it's not one of the three debate invitations Warnock earlier accepted, leaving it unclear whether the two will actually clash in person before...

Former Georgia star, NFL RB Lars Tate dies of cancer at 56

Aug. 02, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Lars Tate, part of a long line of Georgia running back greats who went on to play three seasons in the NFL with Tampa Bay and Chicago, has died, the school announced Tuesday. He was 56. Tate died late Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, about a month after being...

Sen. Warnock cites 'bipartisanship,' avoids Biden in Georgia

Jul. 31, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats in Georgia predict dire outcomes should Sen. Raphael Warnock lose to challenger Herschel Walker this fall and Republicans regain control of Capitol Hill. “They’re going to take away our democratic rights one after another,” longtime state lawmaker Nan...

Kemp assails national economy while touting Georgia record

Jul. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday took aim at the “Biden recession" and tacked the blame on Democrat Stacey Abrams, becoming one of many Republicans to seek to weigh down their rivals with voters' worries about the economy. How voters see the economy will be...

In Georgia, Democrats look to abortion rights to lure votes

Jul. 28, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — If it was up to Mary Paris, Georgia’s 2022 elections would be a referendum on abortion. As she watched her grandchildren play in a park in an upscale Atlanta suburb, the nurse practitioner said forcing women to give birth to unwanted children is...

Walker aims to pivot focus back to Dems in tight Ga. race

Jul. 23, 2022 16:48 PM EDT

ALTO, Georgia (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate nominee Herschel Walker commiserated as north Georgia farmers bemoaned environmental regulations and rising costs of doing business. Minutes before, the former football star and political newcomer volleyed with journalists on issues ranging from gas...

Commission says Georgia congressman didn't violate laws

Jul. 22, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Federal Election Commission rejected a complaint filed by Democrats that accused a Republican Georgia congressman of violating campaign finance laws. The commission sent a letter Wednesday to Rep. Buddy Carter stating he acted legally last year when he...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 21, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Appeals court allows Georgia abortion law to take effect

Jul. 20, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling and allowed Georgia’s restrictive 2019 abortion law to take effect immediately Wednesday. The decision was expected after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month that there is no constitutional right to an abortion. ...