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Cherfilus-McCormick preps for Congress following primary win

Nov. 28, 2021 03:14 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — After three campaigns spanning close to four years, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is about to become South Florida’s newest member of Congress, after besting a slew of prominent elected officials. She’s wasting no time. On Nov. 17, the day...

Chris Christie aims to shape future for GOP and for himself

Nov. 27, 2021 08:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie is everywhere. The former New Jersey governor and onetime Republican presidential candidate denounced “conspiracy theorists” during a September appearance at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. He followed up with a speech this...

GOP field in Pennsylvania's Senate race heads for reshuffle

Nov. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is...

Youngkin announces lawmakers, others helping with transition

Nov. 24, 2021 20:17 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday he had assembled groups including lawmakers, law enforcement officials, business owners and others to coordinate transition work with outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam's administration. ...

Maui mayor recall signatures under review

Nov. 24, 2021 14:06 PM EST

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Officials are reviewing signatures from people seeking to recall Maui's mayor over COVID-19 mandates, affordable housing, water rights and other issues. Lead organizer Sheila Walker declined to divulge to The Maui News the number of signatures...

Federal judge tells lawyers to pay in US election fraud case

Nov. 24, 2021 13:27 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge has ordered two lawyers who filed a class action lawsuit alleging the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump to pay more than $180,000 in attorney’s fees for defendants Dominion Voting Systems, Facebook and others, saying the lawsuit was...

Nicaragua drops visa requirements for Cubans

Nov. 23, 2021 21:15 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The Nicaraguan government has dropped visa requirements for Cuban citizens, a move that may spark an increase in Cubans travelling there in a bid to reach the United States. Nicaragua’s Interior Ministry posted a statement on its web page...

GOP candidate for state court seat concedes after recount

Nov. 23, 2021 13:48 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican candidate trailing in a statewide recount for an open seat on Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court conceded the race on Tuesday to Democrat Lori Dumas. On Twitter, Drew Crompton congratulated Dumas and the other winners in the...

Trump endorses Cox's bid for GOP nomination for governor

Nov. 23, 2021 13:07 PM EST

Former president Donald Trump has endorsed Maryland Del. Daniel Cox’s bid for the Republican nomination for governor. Trump’s endorsement Monday described Cox as a “tough lawyer and smart businessman” who “fought against the Rigged Presidential Election every...

Erica Smith ends US Senate bid, moves to replace Butterfield

Nov. 23, 2021 08:12 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic former state Sen. Erica Smith announced Tuesday that she has ended her candidacy for U.S. Senate and will now launch a congressional bid to replace Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield. She will compete against state Rep. James Gailliard, who...