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Nebraska governor spokesman Taylor Gage leaving for GOP job

Dec. 03, 2021 17:08 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A longtime spokesman for Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is leaving his post to take a new job as executive director of the state Republican Party. Taylor Gage, the governor's strategic communications director, will assume his new role on Monday. ...

Youngkin put $20 million of his own money into campaign

Dec. 03, 2021 16:33 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Republican Glenn Youngkin's trend-reversing victory in Virginia's gubernatorial race cost him $20 million out of his own pocket, according to new campaign finance reports. The reports filed Thursday with the State Board of Elections show that...

Bundy: Campaigning counts as court-ordered community service

Dec. 03, 2021 13:51 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Far-right activist Ammon Bundy says time he has spent campaigning to become the next governor of Idaho should count toward the community service he was ordered to perform after being convicted of obstructing police during his trespassing arrest at the state Capitol. ...

Pappas seeking 3rd term in New Hampshire's 1st District

Dec. 03, 2021 10:01 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, a Democrat, announced his reelection campaign Friday for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District and the start of a 14-community road trip across the state this weekend. Pappas is seeking a third term in the House. ...

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Dec. 03, 2021 06:43 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88. Awa Diack, niece of the...

Trump tested COVID-positive pre-debate, ex-aide says in book

Dec. 01, 2021 22:42 PM EST

Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19 three days before his first presidential debate in September 2020 with Joe Biden, according to a new book by Trump's former chief of staff. In “The Chief's Chief,” obtained by The Guardian before its Dec. 7 release, Mark...

Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

Dec. 01, 2021 21:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat and leading voting rights activist, said Wednesday that she will launch another campaign to become the nation's first Black woman governor. Without serious competition in a Democratic primary, the announcement could...

Fischer launches campaign for Kentucky Supreme Court seat

Dec. 01, 2021 19:06 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Joseph Fischer, a mainstay in legislative efforts to restrict abortion, launched his campaign Wednesday for a seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court. Fischer, an attorney who has served in the state House for more than two...

NC state legislators Davis, Edwards begin US House bids

Dec. 01, 2021 18:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More current North Carolina elected officials have thrown their hat into the ring to run for Congress next year, including two sitting members of the General Assembly. Democratic state Sen. Don Davis of Pitt County kicked off his campaign Wednesday...

Center of 'rape email' denies knowledge of alleged coverup

Dec. 01, 2021 18:05 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The ex-campaign worker for Gov. J.B. Pritzker who is at the center of an email in which a one-time Statehouse lobbyist alleged government coverups of a rape and illegal state hiring says he's completely unaware of the purported incidents that have dogged him since...