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2 GOP congressmen in Mississippi at risk of defeat in runoff

Jun. 26, 2022 07:54 AM EDT

MAGEE, Miss. (AP) — Congressional primary runoffs with incumbents are rare in Mississippi. This year, two of the state's Republican representatives are fighting to keep their jobs in runoffs against challengers from their own party. U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo is seeking a seventh...

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...

Democrat Chang-Díaz ends campaign for Massachusetts governor

Jun. 23, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz said Thursday that she is ending her campaign for governor of Massachusetts, leaving state Attorney General Maura Healey as the only viable Democrat still in the running. Chang-Díaz, in her announcement that came one year to the day after...

Giuliani associate seeks to avoid prison at June sentencing

Jun. 22, 2022 22:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An associate of Rudy Giuliani who was convicted of campaign finance crimes at trial and later pleaded guilty to a separate fraud charge is asking that he be spared from prison at his sentencing next week, but prosecutors on Wednesday recommended that he be ordered to spend over...

Andrew Gillum, once a Florida governor candidate, indicted

Jun. 22, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Gillum, the 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor, has been indicted on 21 federal charges including conspiracy and wire fraud for funneling donations through third parties back to himself for personal use, prosecutors said Wednesday. The U.S....

Man arrested after scuffling with deputies at board meeting

Jun. 22, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies scuffled with and arrested a man at a Kenosha County Board meeting after he spoke out against relaxing gun restrictions in county buildings and then refused to step away from a lectern. The county board was considering several agenda items...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

Jun. 20, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. The other crafts a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional...

Early voting starts in New York gubernatorial primary

Jun. 18, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers began going to the polls Saturday to cast early votes in a primary election that could determine whether Gov. Kathy Hochul keeps her job. Select polling places will be open for early votes across the state through June 26, ahead of the June 28...

Biden's optimism collides with mounting political challenges

Jun. 18, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are going to hold onto the House after November's midterm elections. They will pick up as many as four seats in the Senate, expanding their majority and overcoming internal dissent that has helped stifle their agenda. As the challenges confronting...

Iowa doors swing open for Republicans eyeing White House run

Jun. 18, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The polls were closed in Iowa for less than 48 hours when South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was shaking hands and posing for pictures with eastern Iowa Republicans at a Cedar Rapids country club last week. Scott, one of the many Republicans testing their...