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In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, photo, Lyla June Johnston appears during a weeklong fast outside the New Mexico Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M., to protest for action on climate change. Johnston is campaigning for the Democratic primary nomination to the state House against Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe. Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on gun safety, recreational marijuana and pension reform. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

Elections loom over Democrats on guns, marijuana, pensions

Jan. 25, 2020 6:39 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative elections and ideological divisions among Democrats are looming over major initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham — from new gun restrictions to recreational marijuana legalization and pension reform — during a second straight year of unified...

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump, right, meets with Rep. Jeff Van Drew in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is coming next week to the Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment and is expected to attract a crowd and headlines. But Van Drew has also been crisscrossing the district to secure support from local GOP  that he spent years fighting. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

With Trump's help, NJ's Van Drew courts former foes

Jan. 25, 2020 9:21 AM EST

President Donald Trump is expected to draw a crowd — and headlines — Tuesday when he comes to the New Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew with a rally for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment. Despite the boost from the president, Van Drew has also been...

In this Jan. 11, 2020 photo, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the Mid Alabama Republican Club in Vestavia Hills, AL. Sessions is stressing his loyalty to President Donald Trump as he seeks to regain the Alabama Senate seat he held for 20 years. (AP Photo/Kim Chandler)

Jeff Sessions stresses Trump loyalty in Alabama Senate race

Jan. 25, 2020 9:20 AM EST

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, giving a recent campaign speech to a suburban Republican club, recalled his 2016 decision to endorse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a time when many party members were uncertain about the bellicose outsider. “'Jeff, are...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 24, 2020 3:25 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT New Haven Register Connecticut needs a viable Republican Party Jan. 23 The unsettling saga of Robert Hyde, a Connecticut resident who may or may not have been involved in a plot against a U.S. ambassador, has raised questions about the president and his...

Lewis supports Minnesota county's vote to limit refugees

Jan. 24, 2020 12:02 PM EST

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis told an audience in Minnesota's Beltrami County that elected officials did the right thing when they voted to ban resettlement of refugees earlier this month. The northern Minnesota county became the first in the state to ban refugee resettlement....

GOP commentator drops US Senate bid to run for Kansas Senate

Jan. 24, 2020 11:19 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A conservative Republican commentator in Kansas has abandoned his campaign for the U.S. Senate to run for the state Legislature instead. Bryan Pruitt said Friday that he would seek the GOP nomination for the state Senate in the Manhattan-area 22nd District. The seat is currently held...

Bill would proclaim 'Granny D Day' on Jan. 24

Jan. 24, 2020 1:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire state senator has introduced a bill that would proclaim Jan. 24 as “Granny D Day." Doris “Granny D" Haddock, of Dublin, New Hampshire, was a political activist who drew attention to the need for campaign finance reform. She died at age 100 in 2010. Her...

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Democrat looking to unseat Sen. Collins wins key endorsement

Jan. 23, 2020 4:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A national organization devoted to getting LGBTQ candidates elected to public office is endorsing for the U.S. Senate in Maine former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse, a Democrat who wants an opportunity to unseat GOP Sen. Susan Collins. The Victory Fund announced Thursday its...

Bill would ease process for post-primary party switches

Jan. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EST

Associated Press (AP) — New Hampshire voters who want to switch political parties after voting in a primary election would have an easier path under a bill before a Senate committee Wednesday. Currently, the deadline to change parties before a primary is the day before the filing period opens for...

U.S. President Donald Trump flashes a thumbs-up as he arrives at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. The 50th annual meeting of the forum is taking place in Davos from Jan. 21 until Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Trump says he's open to witnesses as trial rules are set

Jan. 22, 2020 9:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting for now Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s...