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Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 22, 2022 00:28 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus. January 19, 2022. Editorial: Reset We agree with the way Gov. Phil Scott framed his budget address on Tuesday. The state has significant challenges that have prevented it from moving forward. This is a...

2022 shaping up to be banner year for Massachusetts politics

Jan. 21, 2022 13:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — 2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for Massachusetts politics, with a crowded race for governor, a wide-open contest for attorney general, a number of spirited district attorney elections, and a handful of thorny ballot questions. The contests also reflect the...

In Georgia, GOP upheaval over elections continues into 2022

Jan. 20, 2022 18:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The storm over how Georgia’s elections are run is far from abating, as Republicans echoing former President Donald Trump’s falsehoods about a stolen 2020 election make new proposals atop last year's state law that set a benchmark for restrictive GOP voting changes nationwide. ...

Sisolak starts 2022 with cash advantage over GOP challengers

Jan. 19, 2022 20:45 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The long list of Republican gubernatorial candidates immersed in the bruising primary battle underway in Nevada began 2022 with millions of dollars less in campaign cash than incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. Though Republicans expect to make gains...

McSwain lands endorsement of big GOP campaign donor

Jan. 19, 2022 19:21 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill McSwain, the chief federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under former President Donald Trump, received the endorsement a major Republican campaign donor on Wednesday in a big field of GOP candidates seeking the party's nomination for governor. McSwain got...

Gurvich retains Louisiana GOP chairmanship with 101-90 vote

Jan. 19, 2022 13:12 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louis Gurvich has been re-elected chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party, fending off a challenge from party secretary Michael Bayham. Gurvich won re-election Saturday with a 101-90 vote of the Republican State Central Committee, The Advocate reported....

Sanders raises $1.6M more in bid for Arkansas governor

Jan. 18, 2022 19:07 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders raised $1.6 million in the final three months of last year in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Tuesday. Sanders' campaign said that with the latest contributions she's raised $12.8 million...

Ricketts endorses fellow Republican Jim Pillen for governor

Jan. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen scored a big endorsement Tuesday from Gov. Pete Ricketts, a fellow Republican who backed the University of Nebraska regent to be his successor. Ricketts picked Pillen out of a crowded GOP field ahead of the party's...

Millions of dollars pour early into Texas governor's race

Jan. 18, 2022 11:30 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Money is pouring fast into the Texas governor's race headlined by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Democrat Beto O'Rourke, who both reported massive early fundraising hauls Monday that puts the campaign on an accelerated track to become one of the nation's most expensive in...

Dan Rayfield likely to be Oregon’s next House speaker

Jan. 17, 2022 11:30 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — State Rep. Dan Rayfield is poised to be the next Oregon House Speaker after being officially nominated by Democratic representatives for the post. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Rayfield, of Corvallis, prevailed Sunday in a contested race to replace...