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Ex-candidate for governor seeks time to mull any plea deals

Dec. 06, 2022 15:26 PM EST

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor said Tuesday they want more time to consider possible plea deals in a case related to the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Gary Springstead made the request on behalf of Ryan Kelley, asking a...

New speaker will lead vastly different South Carolina House

Dec. 06, 2022 14:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Members of thee South Carolina House were sworn into office Tuesday with a new speaker serving his first full term and nearly a quarter of the representatives newly elected. Speaker Murrell Smith was unanimously elected along with the other chamber leaders...

Nebraska Gov. Ricketts seeks appointment to US Senate seat

Dec. 06, 2022 13:46 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Outgoing Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced his intention Tuesday to seek appointment to the state’s U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Ben Sasse, who is leaving Congress to become president of the University of Florida. Ricketts announced...

Youngkin's early shine faces test as he eyes White House bid

Dec. 06, 2022 09:10 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin swept into office as a Republican sensation with a fresh formula for victory as the GOP contemplated its future beyond Donald Trump. But one year after Youngkin became the first Republican in more than a decade to win the Virginia governorship,...

Dems move to make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st voting state

Dec. 02, 2022 16:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate. ...

Louisiana: What to expect on election night

Dec. 02, 2022 12:44 PM EST

With no statewide offices on the ballot, Louisiana’s general election on Dec. 10 features three constitutional amendments. One would restate that only U.S. citizens can vote in Louisiana, which is already part of the state constitution. The other two would give the state Senate the authority to...

AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC as 1st primary vote

Dec. 02, 2022 10:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has declared that Democrats should give up “restrictive” caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar — dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process. ...

Biden urges Democrats to move past 'restrictive' caucuses, embrace diversity in blow to Iowa's leadoff primary status

Dec. 01, 2022 19:52 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden urges Democrats to move past 'restrictive' caucuses, embrace diversity in blow to Iowa's leadoff primary status.

Kunselman to run for open seat on Pennsylvania high court

Dec. 01, 2022 12:23 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second Pennsylvania appellate court judge, Deborah Kunselman, said Thursday she will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court in next November’s election. Kunselman, a Democrat, serves on the state Superior Court. Kunselman, 55, was...

2 ex-south Louisiana officials get a year for buying votes

Dec. 01, 2022 11:58 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two former officials in south Louisiana have been sentenced to a year in prison as part of a scheme to pay voters during a federal election, authorities said. Jerry Trabona, 73, the former police chief in Amite City, and Kristian Hart, 50, a former councilmember,...