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Past defeats on police reform bedevil newly divided Congress

Feb. 01, 2023 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before President Joe Biden made his first address to Congress in 2021, a graphic video was released of a Black man being killed at the hands of police. The country watched the now hauntingly familiar scene play out across its screens. Family members...

In Iowa, potential 2024 GOP Trump challengers quiet for now

Jan. 31, 2023 00:41 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — By this time four years ago, at least a dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls eager to make their case against Donald Trump had either visited Iowa or announced plans to soon visit the leadoff voting state ahead of the 2020 election. Iowa’s campaign...

Warnock, Walker: Starkly different choices for Black voters

Dec. 05, 2022 15:57 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Raphael Warnock is the first Black U.S. senator from Georgia, having broken the color barrier for one of the original 13 states with a special election victory in January 2021, almost 245 years after the nation’s founding. Now he hopes to add another distinction by...

South Carolina gives GOP a ruby-red bright spot in midterms

Nov. 12, 2022 07:07 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The crowd at South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s election night party chanted along with the Republican incumbent as he closed his victory speech with a Tim McGraw lyric: “I like it, I love it, I want some more of it.” It was a fitting tune for the...

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by Ashraf Khalil, Annie Ma, Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Mallika Sen and AP journalists around the country. ...

Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet reelected to US Senate

Nov. 09, 2022 01:37 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrat Michael Bennet won reelection to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, besting businessman and first-time challenger Joe O’Dea, the rare Republican candidate to run on his support of Roe v. Wade. Bennet won his third race on his pledge to protect abortion...

Tim Scott heading back to US Senate as bigger ambitions loom

Nov. 09, 2022 00:11 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott won reelection Tuesday to what he has said is a final six-year term from South Carolina, but the only Black Republican in the Senate may have bigger future political ambitions. Scott beat Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews for a second...

Republican Tim Scott wins reelection to U.S. Senate from South Carolina

Nov. 08, 2022 19:06 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Tim Scott wins reelection to U.S. Senate from South Carolina.

Democrats in SC trying to win 1st statewide race in 16 years

Nov. 05, 2022 13:35 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrats in South Carolina get another shot at loosening the firm grasp Republicans have on statewide politics as voting ends Tuesday for the 2022 midterm elections. But it's likely to be a tough fight. Democrats haven't won a statewide race in 16 years, have...