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Harris campaigns in Virginia, calls governor's race 'tight'

Oct. 21, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

DUMFRIES, Va. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to the Washington suburbs on Thursday night to campaign for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in a Virginia governor's race that she acknowledged looks closer than once expected. “This race is tight,”...

Virginia gives Democrats a test of Black turnout before 2022

Oct. 21, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As Democrat Terry McAuliffe worked the crowd at Norfolk State University’s homecoming football game, many fans at the historically Black school were ready with answers before he could even ask for their vote. “Everybody I talked to said:...

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are" in future contests...

Jill Biden travels to Virginia, New Jersey to help Democrats

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden campaigned Friday for Democrats in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey, saying "this election will set a course for a year from now” during her first political trip of her husband's presidency. Biden spoke at an early...

Georgia college professors to face new reviews, regents say

Oct. 13, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tenured professors at Georgia's public universities will face a new set of job reviews that regents say will help them improve but that some faculty members say will undercut the job protections and freedom of expression that tenure is supposed to guarantee. ...

Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 12, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor's race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said, as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. ...

Effort to register minority citizens in N. Carolina launches

Oct. 08, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new organized effort to boost North Carolina minority voter turnout during the 2022 elections and beyond is underway. The New North Carolina Project is modeled after a similar initiative in Georgia founded by former...

Supporters of Georgia's Kemp counterattack after Trump rally

Oct. 05, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Supporters of Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp are fighting back against Donald Trump and their own party leaders, angered by a rally last month in which the former president again attacked the state's chief executive. Kemp's proponents warn that a...

Georgia rally marks debut of GOP primary 'Trump ticket'

Sep. 25, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — The rewards of an early Donald Trump endorsement were on display Saturday in Georgia when a three-man ticket of candidates he's backing in 2022 Republican primaries were featured at one of his signature rallies. But GOP opponents of Trump-backed candidates aren't folding...

Fulton board gets new chair as Georgia reviews its elections

Sep. 16, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Commissioners in Fulton County have picked a former Atlanta City Council president to lead their election board as a state panel reviews how elections are conducted in Georgia's most populous county. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted...