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Vermont to choose candidates for Senate, US House, governor

Aug. 09, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont voters will choose candidates Tuesday to fill a seat in the U.S. Senate that has been occupied since 1975 by retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, the last of Congress's so-called Watergate babies, elected after the resignation of former President Richard...

Republicans to pick Senate candidate to challenge Blumenthal

Aug. 09, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans pick their candidate for U.S. Senate in a primary election Tuesday that could signal where the state party is headed politically after years of backing moderates. The Senate race pits former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides,...

Wisconsin primary may shape elections in key battleground

Aug. 09, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will choose a Republican nominee for Wisconsin governor on Tuesday who could reshape how elections are conducted in the marquee battleground, where former President Donald Trump is still pressing to overturn his 2020 loss and backing candidates he sees as allies. ...

Burn pits recognition for veterans took decade of struggle

Aug. 09, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosie Torres of Robstown, Texas, is no Washington lobbyist, but she’s been making the long trek to Capitol Hill for some 13 years, knocking year after year on lawmakers’ doors. Her mission: Alert them — convince them — that something awful has been happening to Iraq and...

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

Aug. 09, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a challenge from the center in her congressional primary in Minnesota on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will choose a nominee for an open U.S. House seat who will likely make history as the first woman...

Voters in 4 states to decide secretary of state nominees

Aug. 09, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

Voters in four states on Tuesday will determine their party’s nominees for the statewide office that typically oversees elections. Much of the attention will center on Wisconsin, where the secretary of state does not have any role with elections. Republicans want to change that...

Minnesota primary expected to set Walz, Jensen matchup

Aug. 08, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and Republican challenger Scott Jensen, already jousting for months in Minnesota's marquee race for governor, headed into Tuesday's primary expecting easy victories to formalize their fall matchup. Walz was seeking his second term under...

Trump House pick overtakes Rep. who voted for impeachment

Aug. 08, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican Joe Kent, who challenged incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler over her vote to impeach former President Donald Trump, has taken a narrow lead in the race for the second spot in Washington state’s top two primary. Under the state's...

Republican Oklahoma lawmakers seek hearing in death row case

Aug. 08, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 60 Oklahoma lawmakers, including many Republicans who support the death penalty, urged the state attorney general to join their request for a new evidentiary hearing in the case of death row inmate Richard Glossip. The group of 61 state legislators...

In Michigan, election denial probe looms over critical races

Aug. 08, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matthew DePerno made his political reputation on loudly and repeatedly questioning the 2020 presidential election results. It gained him the fervor of Republican delegates and the endorsement of Donald Trump in his bid for attorney general. But now the...