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UP lawmaker announces bid for Michigan secretary of state

Oct. 04, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Upper Peninsula state Rep. Beau LaFave is running for Michigan secretary of state in 2022. The third-term Iron Mountain Republican announced his campaign on social media Monday, saying current Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's handling...

Mayor, state party chief pitch Vegas for 2024 GOP convention

Sep. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mayor of Las Vegas and the head of the Nevada state Republican party are pitching the idea of the city hosting the GOP National Convention ahead of the November 2024 presidential election. Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Monday issued a statement saying...

GOP's Leonard again running for Michigan attorney general

Sep. 24, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Tom Leonard announced his candidacy for Michigan attorney general on Friday, again seeking the Republican nomination he won in 2018 before losing to Democrat Dana Nessel in the general election. Leonard, a DeWitt lawyer,...

Sununu to speak at California Republican Party convention

Sep. 22, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is heading to California to deliver a keynote address to fellow Republicans. Sununu will speak Friday night at the California Republican Party's fall convention, which takes place Friday through Sunday in San Diego....

Trump endorses election fraud lawyer for Michigan AG

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who has made false claims about vote-counting machines in Michigan's 2020 election has won former President Donald Trump's endorsement for state attorney general. Matthew DePerno secured Trump's support Wednesday night. It could prove...

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...