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Trump's sway tested in race for open mid-Ohio US House seat

Jul. 23, 2021 07:45 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The crowded Republican primary for an open U.S. House seat in central Ohio is testing the ongoing political sway of former President Donald Trump as his choice in the race, a longtime coal lobbyist, is competing against candidates backed by other conservative leaders,...

Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at...

McCrory pushes for 3 GOP primary debates in Senate race

Jul. 22, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said on Thursday that he wants to participate in three televised debates ahead of the 2022 primaries, including one in late fall and two early next year. He is competing against U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and former...

Lawsuit: Kansas altered software to hide election records

Jul. 21, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A judge is considering whether Kansas' Republican secretary of state ran afoul of the state's open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted — a...

Amodei won't decide on bid for Nevada governor until October

Jul. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Tuesday that he hasn't decided whether to run for reelection or mount a bid for Nevada governor, but appears unimpressed by the Republican primary field vying to challenge first-term Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak. ...

Ex-Detroit chief all but launches Michigan governor campaign

Jul. 21, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican ex-Detroit Police Chief James Craig all but launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, seeking to become Michigan's first Black governor with a “law-and-order” message and emphasis on leadership. Craig, the eighth Republican to...

Bragg officially declared winner in Manhattan DA primary

Jul. 20, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg, who would be Manhattan’s first Black district attorney, has officially been declared the winner of the Democratic primary race for the role. The New York City Board of Elections on Tuesday announced certified results for the June 22...

Trump: Liz Cheney opponents to meet with him pre-endorsement

Jul. 20, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Donald Trump will meet with Republicans running against Rep. Liz Cheney next week, and endorse one in the next few months, the former president said in a statement Tuesday. Trump will meet with them in Bedminster, New Jersey, home of the Trump...

Complaint alleges group funneled data from RNC to lawmakers

Jul. 20, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

Washington (AP) — A prominent conservative group funneled valuable information about Republican voters between the Republican National Committee and state lawmakers, a move that violated its nonpartisan status and tax law, according to a whistleblower complaint filed Tuesday with the...

Murkowski camp teases fundraising ahead of deadline

Jul. 14, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sen. Lisa Murkowski hasn't officially announced if she will run again next year, but her campaign released fundraising details Wednesday that an adviser says “strongly positions” the Alaska Republican for a reelection bid. Kevin Sweeney, a...