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Election 2022: Pennsylvania, North Carolina hold key races

May. 17, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans as voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina decide whether to rally around his hand-picked choices for critical U.S. Senate seats. ...

Indiana legislative race with 6-vote margin going to recount

May. 17, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A recount will be held in a Republican primary race for a suburban Indianapolis legislative seat where the top two candidates are separated by six votes. The recount announced Tuesday follows local election officials certifying results showing Hamilton County...

Idaho governor faces Trump-backed candidate in GOP primary

May. 17, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. Brad Little is fighting back a primary challenge on Tuesday from his lieutenant governor, Janice McGeachin, a Donald Trump-backed candidate who twice attempted a power grab last year when Little was out of state on business. The intraparty...

Wardlow running in primary after losing GOP backing for AG

May. 17, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow announced Tuesday that he'll run in the August primary after losing the Republican endorsement to business attorney Jim Schultz at the party's convention last weekend. Wardlow, who was the party’s nominee in 2018, is...

Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary

May. 16, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the...

Biden's leadership of Democrats faces test in next primaries

May. 16, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his telling, President Joe Biden's political philosophy is rooted in Pennsylvania, where the son of Scranton grew up watching families struggle to make ends meet. But as Democrats in the president's home state choose a nominee on Tuesday for a critical U.S....

Wisconsin Republicans look to unite amid internal feuds

May. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans gathering for their annual convention this week are trying to unite to defeat Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and reelect U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, in two of the most hotly contested races nationwide this year. But instead of spending the past...

Dr. Scott Jensen wins GOP endorsement for Minnesota governor

May. 14, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government's response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP's endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. ...

Trump backs Mastriano in Pennsylvania GOP governor primary

May. 14, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked doggedly to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential...

Democrats aim to follow retiring NC Reps Price, Butterfield

May. 14, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's retirements of two veteran Democratic congressmen in North Carolina have opened the way for robust primaries within their party as Democrats, Republicans or both hold contests Tuesday in all but one of the state's 14 U.S. House districts. At stake...