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Election 2022: Pennsylvania, North Carolina hold key races

May. 17, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans as voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina decide whether to rally around his hand-picked choices for critical U.S. Senate seats. ...

North Carolina voters whittle down candidates in primaries

May. 17, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in North Carolina whittled down candidates seeking to serve on Capitol Hill, in the General Assembly and on the judicial bench as they chose Democratic and Republican party nominees Tuesday. The top-line race on party ballots was for U.S. Senate, where...

Republican Senate candidates promote 'replacement' theory

May. 17, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several mainstream Republican Senate candidates are drawing on the “great replacement” conspiracy theory once confined to the far-right fringes of U.S. politics to court voters this campaign season, promoting the baseless notion that there is a plot to diminish the influence...

2022 midterms: What to watch in primaries in 5 states

May. 17, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's winning streak in U.S. Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and...

Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Lasry delays filing

May. 17, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Millionaire Wisconsin Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Lasry will not have to report his financial assets until after the Aug. 9 primary, winning a delay to submitting the form that was due Monday. Lasry, who is on leave from his job as an executive with...

A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky

May. 17, 2022 01:32 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE In his pursuit of a third Senate term, Rand Paul has made a name for himself as a national...

Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary

May. 16, 2022 20:15 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the...

Biden's leadership of Democrats faces test in next primaries

May. 16, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his telling, President Joe Biden's political philosophy is rooted in Pennsylvania, where the son of Scranton grew up watching families struggle to make ends meet. But as Democrats in the president's home state choose a nominee on Tuesday for a critical U.S....

EXPLAINER: What do we know about John Fetterman's diagnosis?

May. 15, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a top Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is recovering from a stroke he said was caused by a heart condition called atrial fibrillation. Fetterman said in a statement Sunday that doctors believe he's...

Pennsylvania Senate hopeful Fetterman recovering from stroke

May. 15, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state’s high-profile Senate contest, suffered a stroke just days before the primary election but was on his way to a “full recovery,” his campaign said on Sunday. The 52-year-old...