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Abortion-rights group leader lends support to NC candidates

Sep. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of a national political action committee working to elect women who support abortion rights visited North Carolina on Tuesday, joining candidates she says must win this fall to block Republican attempts to enact more restrictions. Democratic Gov. Roy...

Governors races take on new prominence, with higher stakes

Sep. 22, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Governors races often are overshadowed by the fight for control of Congress during midterm elections. But this fall, which candidate wins a state’s top executive post could be pivotal for the nation’s political future. With abortion rights, immigration...

US Senate candidates in Louisiana release new campaign ads

Sep. 20, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With midterm elections just weeks away, Louisiana's likely front-runners in this year's U.S. Senate race — Republican Sen. John Kennedy and former Navy fighter pilot Luke Mixon, a moderate Democrat — released TV ads Tuesday seeking to get more supporters to the polls...

Senate hopeful Barnes removes 2 law enforcement endorsements

Sep. 20, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes’ campaign has removed the names of two law enforcement officers from the list of endorsements, including one who did not, in fact, back Barnes. Barnes' campaign on Thursday released the list of nine endorsements...

GOP's election-year standing with independents at risk

Sep. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Motiff has voted for Sen. Ron Johnson every time his name appeared on the ballot, starting in 2010 when the Wisconsin Republican was first elected as part of the tea party wave. Fond of his tough views on spending, she began the year planning to support his reelection...

GOP candidates in Georgia split over Trump's election lies

Sep. 12, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When asked about his decision to rebuff Donald Trump and certify Joe Biden's narrow victory in his state, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says he has no option but to defend his actions. “We are all held accountable by the voters,” the Republican...

What to watch in last multistate primaries of midterm season

Sep. 12, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware will host the final multistate primary elections of the 2022 midterm season Tuesday, with contests to select candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and the U.S. House. Because of their late primaries, the winners of Tuesday's races will have a...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 11, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Texas’ cautious approach to marijuana use has been the correct path As support grows for cannabis, following scientific research make more sense. A leading medical marijuana retailer just opened its...

Hogan donors give nearly 4 times as much to Moore as Cox

Sep. 09, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, R, has distanced himself from Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox since Maryland’s primary elections in July. Now, so are some of Hogan’s former campaign donors. Democratic nominee Wes Moore has received nearly four times as...

Support of false election claims runs deep in 2022 GOP field

Sep. 08, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

Nearly 1 in 3 Republican candidates for statewide offices that play a role in overseeing, certifying or defending elections supported overturning the results of the 2020 presidential race, according to an Associated Press review. They include contenders from one end of the country to...