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GOP seeks a candidate that can end its exile in Virginia

May. 07, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Few places in the country have moved as quickly toward Democrats as Virginia, where Barack Obama ended his party’s 44-year presidential losing streak just 12 years ago. Republicans have won the governor's mansion just once since then. And in...

Panel endorses popular elections for constitutional officers

May. 05, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative committee supports popular elections for attorney general, treasurer and secretary, positions that are currently elected by the Legislature. Sen. Joe Baldacci, D-Bangor, called the the change “long overdue.” The vote was 7-3 in...

GOP candidates for governor make video pitches to delegates

May. 02, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Republican candidates for governor touted plans to reopen schools and lift pandemic restrictions as they made videotaped pitches to the tens of thousands of party delegates who will choose a nominee at a May 8 convention. Pandemic...

Runoff to decide Fort Worth's first new mayor in a decade

May. 02, 2021 01:48 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The race to become Fort Worth’s first new mayor in a decade is heading to a runoff. Deborah Peoples and Mattie Parker were the top vote-getters Saturday night in a wide field of 10 candidates. Peoples is chairwoman of the Tarrant County...

Texas voters head back to polls after congressman's death

Apr. 30, 2021 23:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The widow of a Texas congressman who died after contracting COVID-19 carried Donald Trump's endorsement into a special election Saturday, while Democrats and GOP critics of the former president hoped voters would instead send a surprising message to the rest of the U.S....

Kinzinger goes to Texas in search of anti-Trump Republicans

Apr. 30, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) — Adam Kinzinger came to Texas this week to hunt unicorns. The Illinois congressman was looking for Republicans who, like him, see former President Donald Trump as a scourge on their party and a threat to democracy. Kinzinger met privately with one...

Biden and Carter, longtime allies, reconnect in Georgia

Apr. 30, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — President Joe Biden was a first-term Delaware senator in 1976 when he endorsed an upstart former Southern governor for the presidency over the party’s Northern establishment players. Biden came full circle Thursday, visiting Jimmy Carter and his...

Trump backs GOP's Susan Wright in Texas special election

Apr. 26, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday gave his endorsement in a Texas special congressional election to Republican Susan Wright, the widow of former U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who died after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Wright had already racked...

Northam, House leaders endorse Ayala for lt. governor

Apr. 26, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam and the two top leaders of the Virginia House endorsed Hala Ayala, a two-term delegate representing a district in Prince William County, in the crowded race for lieutenant governor Monday. Northam, House Speaker Eileen...

Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidates have first debate

Apr. 25, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

Four out of the seven Republicans running for governor in Virginia met Sunday in their first debate, covering topics ranging from education to law enforcement to the economy, with each promising to turn back liberal Democratic policies and end a GOP losing streak. The...