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Wyoming Republican Party censures member for PAC support

Sep. 17, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Republican Party has voted to censure a member of the Natrona County delegation for her role in founding a nonpartisan political action committee that gave money to some Democratic candidates across the state. State committeewoman JoAnn True became the first person censured...

Barbara Bollier, left, the Democratic nominee for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, socially distanced reporters outside an elementary school speaks in Manhattan, Kan., on Aug. 14, 2020. Bollier argues that states and local communities need additional aid to deal with problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Ex-US Sen. Kassebaum backs Democrat in Senate race in Kansas

Sep. 17, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum has broken again with fellow Kansas Republicans to support Democrat Barbara Bollier for the seat Kassebaum once held. Kassebaum said in a statement Thursday that Bollier shares her belief in working with members of both parties and Bollier's election...

In this May 7, 2013 photo, Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, listens to debate on Delaware's same-sex marriage bill on the floor of the State Senate in Dover, Del.  Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 primary elections feature seven races in which Democratic incumbents face challengers. Among the lawmakers facing intraparty opposition is McBride, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980 after spending two years in the House. He has not had a primary challenger since 1986.(Gary Emeigh/The News Journal via AP)

Progressive newcomer defeats Delaware state Senate leader

Sep. 16, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Black political newcomer campaigning on a progressive platform has defeated the leader of Delaware’s state Senate in a Democratic primary. Social worker Marie Pinkney garnered about 52.4% of the vote in Tuesday’s primary to defeat Senate President Pro Tem David McBride...

Lauren Witzke celebrates after winning Delaware's Republican U.S. Senate primary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Dover, Del. Witzke, a political newcomer, defeated attorney James DeMartino to become the GOP nominee for the seat currently held by Democrat Chris Coons. (Andre Lamar/The News Journal via AP)

Newcomer Witzke wins GOP US Senate primary in Delaware

Sep. 16, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Political newcomer and firebrand Lauren Witzke, who campaigned on halting U.S. immigration for 10 years and has tried to distance herself from accusations that she supports a far-right conspiracy theory, won the Republican U.S. Senate primary in Delaware on Tuesday, defeating the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion with veterans, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Science mag makes first endorsement in 175 years, taps Biden

Sep. 15, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even though Scientific American had never endorsed a presidential candidate in the magazine's 175-year history, its top editor said Tuesday there was little internal debate over a decision to back Democrat Joe Biden. Editor-in-Chief Laura Helmuth said President Donald Trump's administration...

FILE - This Friday, June 12, 2020 file photo shows St. John's Episcopal Church next to a large

US election spotlight mostly bypasses mainline Protestants

Sep. 13, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The images were vivid: President Donald Trump brandishing a Bible outside an Episcopal church in Washington that had been boarded up amid racial injustice protests. Episcopal leaders reacted with outrage at what they deemed a cynical photo-op. “He didn’t say a prayer. …...

Japan's Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election candidate and Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga attends a debate ahead of the LDP's leadership election, in Tokyo Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The party plans a vote on Sept. 14 to choose Shinzo Abe's replacement as party chief. (Charly Triballeau/Pool Photo via AP)

Japan PM hopeful says he may need help from Abe on diplomacy

Sep. 12, 2020 9:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prime minister hopeful Yoshihide Suga said Saturday that he lacks the kind of diplomatic skills that outgoing leader Shinzo Abe has, including Abe's personal friendship with President Donald Trump, and that he will need his assistance if he assumes the top job. Abe in late August...

NRA backs Republican in New Mexico race for U.S. Senate

Sep. 11, 2020 12:11 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prominent lobbying group to the firearms industry has endorsed Republican candidate Mark Ronchetti for U.S. Senate in New Mexico. Ronchetti announced the National Rifle Association's endorsement on Thursday in a tweet. The former television meteorologist is running against...

Republican state House candidate Glenda Vargas of Albuquerque holds a doll representing a fetus to highlight her support for a ban on abortion procedures at a political rally in support of President Donald Trump and allied local candidates in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Republican candidates and party officials are touring the state by bus to court female voters and highlight Trump's efforts to bolster law enforcement, ban abortion procedures, improve internet access and reopen the economy. Democratic Party Chairwoman Marg Elliston said the rallies are risking lives as large groups gather largely without masks in defiance of state public health orders that requires masks in public and limits gatherings to 10 people. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Republicans, Democrats deeply divided over pandemic response

Sep. 10, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Deep political divisions over responses to the coronavirus pandemic were on display Thursday when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham told a congressional committee that New Mexico needed further federal recovery aid. Prominent state Republicans advocated for fewer restraints on returning...

Democrat gains GOP backer in Indiana attorney general race

Sep. 10, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Republican state schools superintendent is crossing party lines again to endorse the Democratic state attorney general candidate. Democrat Jonathan Weinzapfel announced the endorsement Thursday from schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick. She said in a statement that...