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Ex-Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper says he's running for Senate

Aug. 22, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to challenge Republican incumbent Cory Gardner. He made his announcement via a video message in which he blasted...

Hip hop festival joins open-air market in New Bedford

Aug. 20, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — If you were walking through Downtown New Bedford on Saturday, you might have been confused by what you saw. 3rd EyE Open Hip Hop Festival not only had break dancers, but also everything from graffiti artists giving demonstrations to farmers selling sunflowers to families playing...

Turkey removes 3 pro-Kurdish mayors from office

Aug. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a new government crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party, Turkey on Monday removed from office the elected mayors of three cities in the mostly Kurdish-populated southeast region over their alleged links to rebels, replacing them with government appointees. The mayors of the cities of...

Judge disqualifies mayoral candidate over residence issues

Aug. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TALLULAH, La. (AP) — A judge is ruling that a man can't run for mayor in northeast Louisiana because he hasn't proved that he meets residency qualifications. KNOE-TV reports a Madison Parish judge on Friday disqualified Antonio Wilson from running for mayor of Tallulah in the October election. Resident...

Luz Escamilla moves forward in Salt Lake City mayoral race

Aug. 15, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Latina state senator and a pollution-fighting city councilwoman will face off in November for the Salt Lake City mayor's seat. Ballot results released Thursday show Sen. Luz Escamilla ahead of former state Sen. Jim Dabakis by about 400 votes. The outspoken, gay former state senator...

Clarification: Bloomington-Mayoral Candidate story

Aug. 15, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — In a story March 28, The Associated Press reported that Amanda Barge, Monroe County commissioner, had suspended her campaign for Bloomington, Indiana mayor following a sexual harassment accusation. The story failed to note that the accusation was first reported by the Indiana Daily...

Gay politician, Latina senator vie for Salt Lake City mayor

Aug. 14, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An outspoken gay politician and a Latina state senator remained in a tight race Wednesday to see who might face off against a pollution-fighting councilwoman for the Salt Lake City mayor's seat. City councilwoman Erin Mendenhall came out on top in the crowded primary race on Tuesday,...

Democratic mayoral candidate kicked off Indiana city ballot

Aug. 14, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

DECATUR, Ind. (AP) — A Republican-controlled election board has kicked a Democratic mayoral candidate off the ballot in northeastern Indiana. The Adams County Election Board voted 2-1 along party lines Tuesday to disqualify Daniel Rickord as the Democratic nominee for mayor of Decatur. That decision leaves...

Wichita had slight uptick in voter turnout with mayor's race

Aug. 12, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law aimed at increasing voter turnout by moving local elections from the spring to the fall got its first real test in Tuesday's election for Wichita mayor. The Wichita Eagle reports that turnout in this year's mayoral primary in Wichita, the state's largest city, was 10%. That is...

Coffman sets apparent fundraising record in Aurora race

Aug. 10, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman apparently has set a fundraising record in his campaign for Aurora mayor. Sentinel Colorado reports that Coffman had raised nearly $440,000, according to campaign finance reports due Aug. 7. Coffman entered the Aurora race after losing to Democrat Jason...