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Stefanowski running for governor in likely expensive race

Jan. 19, 2022 15:54 PM EST

Connecticut voters face the prospect of another high-priced election with the reemergence of businessperson Bob Stefanowski, the Republican candidate for governor in 2018, who announced Wednesday he is running again and is spending at least $10 million of his own money this time. ...

Stacey Abrams: Voting rights legislation can be passed

Jan. 19, 2022 14:09 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams used a Wednesday campaign stop in Atlanta to applaud the push for voting rights in Congress and express support for President Joe Biden. Abrams was noticeably absent from Biden's visit last week to Atlanta, where he called for an end to the filibuster...

Hochul nabs biggest haul of 2022 gubernatorial field

Jan. 19, 2022 13:16 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has raised nearly $22 million for her election campaign, a huge sum that gives her a dominating advantage over a narrowing field of opponents in the Democratic primary. Hochul's haul, raised in just five months, dwarfed her closest competitors...

Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote

Jan. 19, 2022 13:13 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc's presidency for six months — yet he has been accused by rivals and critics of using the position as a springboard toward a reelection bid. ...

EXPLAINER: Why is filibuster such a barrier to voting bill?

Jan. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the fifth time in recent months, Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats’ sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic that can stop a bill in its tracks. Democrats lament — this time — that Senate rules give...

Sanders raises $1.6M more in bid for Arkansas governor

Jan. 18, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders raised $1.6 million in the final three months of last year in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Tuesday. Sanders' campaign said that with the latest contributions she's raised $12.8 million...

In ad, Senate hopeful smokes pot, slams arrest disparities

Jan. 18, 2022 18:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A political newcomer in Louisiana whose adept use of social media drew notice when he finished strong in a U.S. House race last year has posted an online video ad certain to draw more attention and, perhaps, campaign donations — it shows him smoking marijuana while decrying...

US Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska diagnosed with COVID-19

Jan. 18, 2022 17:39 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska announced Tuesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will temporarily work from home. Fortenberry said on his congressional website that he had a “moderate case” and will recuperate at home. He said he tested...

Colombia's Ingrid Betancourt announces presidential run

Jan. 18, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was held as a hostage for six years by the country's largest guerrilla group, said on Tuesday that she will be running for her country’s presidency. She enters a crowded field of candidates in which Gustavo Petro a leftist...

Maine governor outraising ex-gov in reelection drive so far

Jan. 18, 2022 14:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor is outraising her chief opponent, a Republican former governor, in her drive for reelection so far. The campaign to reelect Gov. Janet Mills said Tuesday the governor has raised more than $1.6 million. The campaign of former Gov....