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In Colorado, a GOP rarity: An abortion rights candidate

Jun. 23, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe O’Dea stood before hundreds of social conservatives and uttered words they were unaccustomed to hearing from a Republican candidate, let alone someone running for the U.S. Senate: “I know my position on abortion isn’t the same as all of yours.” O'Dea, a...

Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says

Jun. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he's “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court...

Lawyer leaving 1/6 panel amid talk of Missouri Senate run

Jun. 22, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

An attorney working as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will leave the post amid calls urging him to run for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. John F. Wood's resignation is effective Friday. The resignation was...

Wisconsin Democrats face hard road in Senate, governor races

Jun. 22, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats gathering for their annual state convention this weekend are focused on reelecting Gov. Tony Evers and defeating Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, but also know that history is against them in the midterm year and voters face high inflation, rising gas prices...

Scott: Texas GOP platform not 'inclusive' on homosexuality

Jun. 22, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott, chair of the GOP’s Senate elections committee, on Wednesday criticized the Texas Republican Party’s new platform for not being “inclusive” when it described homosexuality as “an abnormal lifestyle choice.” Scott spoke to...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 22, 2022 10:34 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 20, 2022. Editorial: Hunting humans: Ludicrous Eric Greitens hits a new low targeting fellow Republicans Missourians have long been accustomed to boorish behavior from Eric Greitens, the disgraced former governor credibly accused of tying up and...

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Jun. 21, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent...

Katie Britt wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama primary election.

Jun. 21, 2022 21:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Katie Britt wins Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alabama primary election.

EXPLAINER: How platforms dealt with 'RINO hunting' video

Jun. 21, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

Washington (AP) — When a GOP Missouri U.S. Senate candidate released a video Monday in which he cocked a gun after calling for a hunt of fellow Republicans who he believes are “RINOs,” or Republicans in Name Only, Facebook scraped it off its platform within a few hours. But...

US Senate race promises to be fight for nonpartisan voters

Jun. 21, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The attack ads already are airing and campaign fundraising emails are flooding into inboxes as one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in the country gets rolling in Nevada, where candidates will be juggling voters' concerns about a volatile economy and inflation that is...