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Benson runs for governor; Gazelka signals he may be next in

Sep. 01, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Michelle Benson launched her campaign for Minnesota governor on Wednesday, attacking Democratic Gov. Tim Walz for his handling of the pandemic and public safety. “The left is defunding the police, crime rates are...

Parnell gets Trump endorsement in Pennsylvania Senate race

Sep. 01, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday gave an endorsement in Pennsylvania's crowded U.S. Senate field, backing Republican Sean Parnell in what is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive Senate contests in next year’s election. ...

Kansas GOP official says chair blocked her from House vote

Aug. 07, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican Party official in Wichita is accusing her county's GOP chairman of breaking state law by preventing her from voting on filling a Kansas House vacancy. Precinct Committeewoman Cindy Miles said Segwick County Chairman David Thorne blocked...

Gableman will get $44K to lead GOP's election investigation

Jul. 02, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Speaker Robin Vos plans to pay former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman $44,000 to lead a probe of 2020 presidential election results in Wisconsin. Vos announced in May that he plans to hire three retired police officers to...

US Sen. Ron Johnson: Liberals feel America isn't good enough

Jun. 26, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Saturday that America is making progress on racism but liberals feel it's not good enough and they want to impose their agenda on everyone else. Johnson made the remarks at the state Republican convention at a Wisconsin...

Today in History

Jun. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 23, the 174th day of 2021. There are 191 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX barring discrimination on the...