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Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 09, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

Brunswick News. June 1, 2021. Editorial: Politics should be kept out of crime rates discussion When state lawmakers begin studying rising crime rates in Atlanta and elsewhere around Georgia, they must use a clear magnifying glass, one not fogged by...

Trump to GOP: Support candidates who 'stand for our values'

Jun. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

Donald Trump on Saturday pushed Republicans to support candidates who are loyal to him in next year's midterm elections as the former president launched a new more active phase of his post presidency. Trump, 74, teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own...

Wisconsin Democrats focus on beating Johnson, helping Evers

Jun. 05, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats focused their virtual state party convention Saturday on the importance of beating Republican U.S. Senate Ron Johnson and reelecting Gov. Tony Evers in 2022, two high-profile races that will once again put the battleground state in the national...

In Trump's shadow, Ga's. Kemp draws boos from GOP faithful

Jun. 05, 2021 21:39 PM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Georgia (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp drew jeers and boos at his state party’s annual convention Saturday, laying bare the bitterness that remains among Republicans over his role in certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race. ...

Trump speaking at NC GOP meeting; Dems plan "Day of Action"

Jun. 05, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump is coming to the Republican Party's annual convention in North Carolina, a state whose electoral votes he won in 2016 and 2020. The former president was scheduled to address convention-goers Saturday in Greenville. The speech to...

State Sen. Bruce Thompson begins bid for labor commissioner

Jun. 04, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Georgia state Sen. Bruce Thompson is beginning his campaign for commissioner of the Georgia Department of Labor. The Republican from White, Georgia, made the announcement Friday at the Georgia Republican Party state convention in Jekyll Island....

In last debate, McAuliffe's opponents say he won't inspire

Jun. 01, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe's opponents in the Democratic nomination contest for Virginia governor sought to make the case during a debate Tuesday that he won’t energize voters in November, while the frontrunning former governor focused on his record and GOP nominee Glenn...

Georgia's Lt. Governor won't run again after taking on Trump

May. 17, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's lieutenant governor, one of the most prominent Republicans to openly contradict false claims about fraud in the November presidential election, confirmed Monday as expected that he won't seek reelection in 2022. Republican Geoff Duncan was among...

Trump to speak at North Carolina GOP convention on June 5

May. 17, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will speak at North Carolina’s annual state Republican Party convention next month, party officials announced Monday. The former president will speak in person at the June 5 convention dinner in Greenville. Trump...

Virginia GOP nominee's independence from Trump up for debate

May. 15, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — If Glenn Youngkin was looking to pivot back to the political center after winning the GOP's nomination for governor in Virginia, Donald Trump made it a little tougher by giving the nominee a big bearhug of an endorsement. “Glenn is...