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Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. Signing the law is a gamble. ...

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich enters US Senate race

Jun. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly. Brnovich, who is in his second term as the state's top...

Murphy runs on record, Ciattarelli asks are you better off?

Jun. 09, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's gubernatorial election came into focus Wednesday, with Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy defending his progressive record and Republican Jack Ciattarelli homing in on affordability and taxes. Ciattarelli emerged Tuesday as the winner in a...

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...

Herring, Ayala win Democratic down-ballot races in Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fended off a strong primary challenge, while Del. Hala Ayala emerged from a field of six candidates to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Tuesday's primary election. Herring and Ayala will...

Several Virginia House incumbents ousted in primary

Jun. 08, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Challengers from across the ideological spectrum ousted or appeared close to defeating a handful of incumbents in the Virginia House of Delegates, including a Republican and several Democrats, in Tuesday’s primary election. The nomination contests...

Iran debate puts problems on one man: the outgoing president

Jun. 08, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seven presidential candidates on Tuesday put all the problems of the Islamic Republic squarely on the shoulders of the one man who wasn't there to defend himself: Outgoing President Hassan Rouhani. After a raucous first debate, the aspirants...

Montana Democrats expand Native American voice in party

Jun. 08, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Democrats say they're taking a first-of-its kind approach to include more Native Americans in party decisions. The state party voted last week to establish tribal committees, like county central committees, whose delegates vote on the...

GOP chair expects former Nevada AG Laxalt to run for Senate

Jun. 07, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The head of the Senate Republican political arm says he expects former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt to challenge Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada next year. Florida Sen. Rick Scott, the chair of the National Republican Senate...

Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...