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Albuquerque mayoral hopefuls face off at Black voters' forum

Sep. 28, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s struggle with violent crime and escalating homelessness took center stage Monday as the three candidates running for mayor in New Mexico’s largest city faced off during a forum sponsored by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative. ...

Nebraska Secretary of State Evnen positive for COVID-19

Sep. 28, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Secretary of State Bob Evnen tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, one day before he was scheduled to announce his re-election bid, his office confirmed Tuesday. A spokeswoman said Evnen has been been fully vaccinated against the...

Murphy, Ciattarelli to clash in New Jersey governor debate

Sep. 28, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy and Republican Jack Ciattarelli will meet Tuesday in the first of two debates in this year's campaign for governor. It'll be the first head-to-head matchup between the two and comes with mail-in ballots...

McAuliffe, Youngkin to meet for debate in northern Virginia

Sep. 28, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin were set to meet Tuesday evening for the second and final debate in Virginia's closely watched gubernatorial election. Five weeks from Election Day and with early voting already underway,...

Treasurer Tobias Read launches campaign for OR governor

Sep. 27, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read on Monday launched his campaign for governor. The Beaverton Democrat said he would focus on Oregon’s kids as governor, making Pre-K more accessible, extending the school year, expanding career and technical training and...

Ballot drive: Join Michigan with national popular vote pact

Sep. 27, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would award its 15 electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote if enough other states also join the pact under a 2022 ballot initiative announced Monday by former top leaders in both major political parties. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Detroit News. Sept. 22, 2021. Editorial: Courts should check Whitmer’s fundraising scam Mackinac Island — Michigan Republicans are mounting a court challenge against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s move to blow past campaign fundraising laws and raise...

Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock

Sep. 25, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year's...

Santa Fe mayor attacks rival for 'no' vote on mask ordinance

Sep. 24, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Recriminations about face-mask mandates are creating new tension between Democratic candidates in the election campaign for mayor in Santa Fe. In a flier distributed by mail Friday, incumbent Mayor Alan Webber highlighted a dissenting vote by...

Contenders tout credentials in close vote to replace Merkel

Sep. 24, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The contenders to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor sought to mobilize voters Friday as the election campaign neared its close, touting their credentials to lead Europe's biggest economy into a new era as it grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic...