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Paul-Booker fall matchup set in Kentucky Senate race

May. 17, 2022 21:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul looked past his fall opponent Tuesday to slam national Democrats, while his Democratic challenger doubled down on his progressive message and vowed to take the fight to the incumbent after Kentucky voters set up the matchup featuring...

Democrat McGarvey wins Louisville-area congressional primary

May. 17, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Morgan McGarvey has won the Democratic nomination in the Louisville-area U.S. House district, advancing to a fall matchup in which he shoulders his party’s hopes for maintaining its lone seat in Kentucky’s Republican-dominated congressional delegation. ...

Midterm updates | McGarvey wins Dem nod for US House in Ky.

May. 17, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky state Sen. Morgan McGarvey has won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth. McGarvey defeated Rep. Attica Scott on Tuesday in the primary for the 3rd Congressional District in Louisville. ...

Printing errors mar mailed ballots in Oregon, Pennsylvania

May. 17, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday's primaries. In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and U.S....

Election 2022: Fetterman easily wins Democratic Senate race

May. 17, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump was facing the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans on Tuesday night, as voters rallied around one of his hand-picked choices for a critical U.S. Senate seat and were considering another. In...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...

Idaho governor faces Trump-backed candidate in GOP primary

May. 17, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little is fighting back a primary challenge on Tuesday from his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Donald Trump-backed candidate who twice attempted a power grab last year when Little was out of state on business. The intraparty...

Georgia election officials dispute film's voter fraud claims

May. 17, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican head of Georgia’s election board said Tuesday a recently released film alleging ballots were illegally collected and dropped off during the 2020 presidential election falsely suggests there were tens of thousands of illegitimate votes in the state. ...

Moderate, progressive face off in Oregon governor primary

May. 17, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic primary for Oregon governor in Tuesday's midterm elections will serve as a test between the party's moderate and progressive wings at a time when voters remain frustrated over the handling of the pandemic, the homelessness crisis, a lack of affordable housing...

Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won't punish Trump

May. 16, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has decided not to take action against former President Donald Trump after commissioners deadlocked over whether his campaign broke the law by masking how it was spending cash during the 2020 campaign. In a letter on Monday, the FEC...