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Midterm updates | Ettinger wins Dem nod for Minn. House seat

May. 24, 2022 23:25 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Former Hormel Foods CEO Jeffrey Ettinger has won a Democratic primary to finish the term of a Minnesota congressman who died in office. Ettinger, a political newcomer who had far outraised several rivals, easily prevailed Tuesday in a field that included Richard...

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger faces Trump ally

May. 24, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is facing a tough primary challenge Tuesday, nearly two years after he drew the wrath of former President Donald Trump for refusing to try to overturn Trump's loss to Democrat Joe Biden in the state. Trump was...

Georgia US Senate race will pit Warnock against Walker

May. 24, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker wasted little time exchanging attacks Tuesday after both handily defeated primary challengers to set up a historic, high-stakes showdown for a coveted Senate seat in Georgia. Walker,...

Marshall wins GOP nod for Alabama AG, others races undecided

May. 24, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

The Republican nominations for four statewide races were on the ballot Tuesday, along with a constitutional amendment to fund improvements at state parks and historical sites. Here is a rundown on key races: ATTORNEY GENERAL Alabama Attorney General...

Kemp wins Georgia GOP gov's race in stinging rebuke of Trump

May. 24, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey...

Takeaways: Trump's big primary defeat; scandals for the win

May. 24, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered a devastating blow on Tuesday after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp won his primary despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to overturn his 2020 election defeat in the state. Voters also demonstrated an openness to embracing...

Georgia primary running smoothly despite new election law

May. 24, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, Georgia's high-stakes primary election appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday with no reports of major problems in one of the nation's most important battleground states. A record number of ballots cast during...

$2.3 million stolen from Wisconsin Republicans is recovered

May. 24, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — All of the $2.3 million stolen from the Wisconsin Republican Party by hackers just before the 2020 presidential election has been recovered, including nearly $600,000 obtained by the FBI and given back to the party last month, the state party executive director said Tuesday....

2022 midterms: What to watch in Georgia, Texas, elsewhere

May. 24, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia takes center stage in Tuesday's primary elections as Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger try to fight back challengers endorsed by former President Donald Trump, who is seeking revenge for his 2020 election defeat in the state. U.S. Rep....

Pence push for Kemp caps end of Georgia primary campaign

May. 23, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence made an in-person push for Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection a day before the Republican incumbent faces his biggest challenge from a GOP candidate backed by Pence's old boss. Pence rallied with Kemp in suburban Atlanta on Monday...