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In Pennsylvania, Shapiro's low-key style poses test for Dems

Sep. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, is perhaps best known as an election denier who was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. John Fetterman, the Democrat hoping to flip the state's Senate seat, has revolutionized how campaigns use social media....

Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency

Sep. 22, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded...

NC prison commissioner lured back to run new Cabinet agency

Sep. 22, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's prison operations during the COVID-19 pandemic is Gov. Roy Cooper's choice to become secretary of a new standalone Cabinet-level agency tasked with adult corrections. Cooper announced on Thursday that Todd Ishee, who was named...

2022 could be a political watershed for Massachusetts women

Sep. 19, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Just 20 years ago, Massachusetts voters had yet to elect a woman as governor, attorney general, U.S. senator or mayor of its largest city. This year, Democratic women won five of six statewide primary contests. 2022 is shaping up to be a watershed year for women...

Biden nominates US attorney for Florida Mar-a-Lago district

Sep. 15, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a Miami litigator and longtime government lawyer to serve as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the office currently involved in the Justice Department's investigation of classified records at former President Donald Trump's...

Rhode Island Gov. McKee narrowly wins Democratic primary

Sep. 13, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office. McKee, the former lieutenant governor who became the state’s chief...

Craft touts UN role in promoting bid for Kentucky governor

Sep. 13, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) — Touting her time as United Nations ambassador for Donald Trump, Republican Kelly Craft told a hometown crowd Tuesday that her work on the world stage showed she's tough enough to “fight for Kentucky values” as she kicked off her 2023 campaign for governor. ...

GOP candidates in Georgia split over Trump's election lies

Sep. 12, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When asked about his decision to rebuff Donald Trump and certify Joe Biden's narrow victory in his state, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he has no option but to defend his actions. “We are all held accountable by the voters,” the Republican...

Special prosecutor to investigate Michigan GOP candidate

Sep. 08, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A special prosecutor in Michigan has been appointed to investigate whether the Republican candidate for attorney general and others should be criminally charged for their attempts to gain access to voting machines after the 2020 election. The office of...

Support of false election claims runs deep in 2022 GOP field

Sep. 08, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

Nearly 1 in 3 Republican candidates for statewide offices that play a role in overseeing, certifying or defending elections supported overturning the results of the 2020 presidential race, according to an Associated Press review. They include contenders from one end of the country to...