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Former Sen. Shafer elected chairman of Georgia GOP

May. 19, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former state senator and executive director of the state Republican Party David Shafer has been elected chairman of the Georgia GOP. Shafer was elected Saturday at the party's state convention in Savannah. His victory comes just months after losing a bruising runoff for lieutenant...

Jobs, corruption top issues as Malawi votes for president

May. 19, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) — Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the country's main opposition party. The need to protect people with albinism...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Danica Roem uses spotlight to boost other Virginia Democrats

May. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Del. Danica A. Roem sought in 2017 to become the country's first openly transgender state lawmaker, the Republican Party of Virginia funded a political flier that referred to her as a man and speculated that she would teach "transgenderism" to kindergartners. This year, the GOP...

Group pulls TV ad attacking Beshear in Democratic race

May. 16, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A well-funded group backing Adam Edelen shook up Kentucky's Democratic gubernatorial primary on Thursday, running a short-lived TV ad denouncing rival Andy Beshear's private legal work for the Boy Scouts of America in a sexual abuse case years ago. Edelen's campaign repudiated the...

Lawmaker runs underdog campaign against Kentucky governor

May. 16, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Undaunted by his status as a political underdog, state Rep. Robert Goforth has logged more than 10,000 miles in his pickup truck and invested at least $750,000 of his own money into challenging Kentucky's governor in the state's Republican primary. Along the way, he's tried to incite...

Russian boxing powerbroker says govt not backing $16M offer

May. 16, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian boxing powerbroker behind a $16 million offer aimed at keeping the sport in the Olympics has denied the government is funding his campaign. Umar Kremlev is due to present his offer when the International Boxing Association's executive committee meets on Saturday, four days before...

North Carolina candidates on the attack in election redo

May. 15, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The candidates running for a North Carolina congressional seat left empty after allegations of ballot fraud launched their campaigns on Wednesday deflecting questions about controversial policies and refusing to rule out a bid for higher office in the near future. The 9th...

Want a bridge? Trump blurs line between governing, campaign

May. 15, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was an Oprah-worthy moment: President Donald Trump stood before a Louisiana crowd at an official taxpayer-funded event and tossed out an enticing promise. "If we win this election, which is just 16 months away, we're giving you a brand new I-10 bridge." Trump's commitment during a...

The Latest: House speaker asks lawmaker to resign

May. 15, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a Michigan lawmaker charged with seeking to sell votes on an issue important to unions in exchange for campaign contributions (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The leader of the Michigan House has asked a lawmaker to resign from office after he was charged with seeking...