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Kentucky Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel, left, chats with fellow Sen. Damon Thayer during a State and Local Government Committee meeting at the state capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The legislative panel gave initial approval Wednesday to a proposed constitutional amendment to put limits on a governor's power to grant pardons or commute sentences. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Panel advances proposal to limit gubernatorial pardon powers

Feb. 19, 2020 7:25 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to an outcry over some of the previous governor's pardons, a Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposal to put limits on the pardon powers of his successors. The measure cleared the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday. It would amend...

FILE - In this May 29, 2018, file photo, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens announces his resignation during a news conference in Jefferson City. An ethics investigation has found that Greitens' campaign cooperated with a political action committee during his successful bid for governor. Missouri Ethics Commission findings released on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, say there's

Ex-Missouri governor's campaign fined $178K in ethics review

Feb. 13, 2020 6:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An ethics investigation found “probable cause” Thursday that disgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' campaign broke the law by not reporting that it cooperated with a political action committee during his successful 2016 bid for the state's top office. The Missouri...

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, right, joins Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage after introducing him at a campaign event Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rhode Island governor backs Michael Bloomberg for president

Feb. 5, 2020 1:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Billionaire presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg snagged his first gubernatorial endorsement Wednesday, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo called him the right leader to take on President Donald Trump. Raimondo, a longtime political ally of...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters at a caucus night campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Online conspiracy theories flourish after Iowa caucus fiasco

Feb. 5, 2020 12:17 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Monday night could not have gone better for online troublemakers who have spent years propagating false or misleading conspiracy theories on the internet that the U.S. election is rigged or vulnerable to tampering. The delayed election results from the Iowa caucuses revealed some Democratic...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan governor to take national stage to rebut Trump

Feb. 3, 2020 11:07 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats are putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan on the national stage Tuesday to rebut President Donald Trump, elevating a fresh face and casting an election-year spotlight on a swing state in the Midwest as the party looks to win back states Trump narrowly captured. The...

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, left, a Republican candidate, speaks during a debate for GOP candidates at a statewide Republican convention, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Olathe, Kan. Also participating are Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, center, of Wichita, and U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, of western Kansas. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas Senate rivals try to minimize Kobach's ties to Trump

Feb. 1, 2020 4:50 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Hardline conservative Kris Kobach tried Saturday to reassure his fellow Kansas Republicans that if they nominate him for the U.S. Senate, they wouldn't have to worry that he'd lose to a Democrat again because no one is closer than he is to President Donald Trump in a state that Trump is...

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, right, speaks during a press conference after Confederate flags were found on the church's premises in Atlanta. Warnock announced his campaign for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 challenging recently appointed Republican Kelly Loeffler. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Ebenezer pastor Raphael Warnock enters US Senate race

Jan. 30, 2020 5:35 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, challenging recently appointed Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. With his influential pulpit at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Warnock immediately...

Chasten Buttigieg, center, the husband of Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, jokes with a member of the audience during a commercial break at a FOX News Channel Town Hall at the River Center, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Organization becomes critical in final week before Iowa vote

Jan. 27, 2020 1:06 AM EST

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — At nearly nine p.m. on Saturday, Samy Amkieh was about to head back to his office after braving 20 degree temperatures to knock on doors for three hours in East Des Moines. But the 20-year-old field organizer knocked on one more door and was rewarded by convincing the resident to be a...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 file photo, Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway speaks in Jefferson City, Mo. Abortion is expected to play a key role in Missouri's 2020 gubernatorial race. Republican Gov. Mike Parson is seeking to keep his seat. Galloway wants to replace him. Parson has a big advantage over Galloway in the Republican-dominated state. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP,  File)

Abortion among key issues in Missouri 2020 governor's race

Jan. 26, 2020 9:54 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Abortion is expected to play a key role in Missouri's 2020 governor’s race, when voters will decide whether to stick with a Republican who signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. or go with the only Democrat who holds statewide office. Republican Gov....

Former representative to fill Kentucky state Senate seat

Jan. 15, 2020 6:23 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former state representative in Kentucky has won a special election to fill an open seat in the state Senate. Republican Mike Nemes won the election Tuesday night for the district that covers southern Jefferson County and all of Bullitt County, news outlets reported. Preliminary...