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Mayor pardoned by Trump wins another term in Illinois town

Apr. 09, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

METTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Voters in a small Illinois town reelected a mayor who ran a write-in campaign after President Donald Trump pardoned him in a gambling investigation. Casey Urlacher, the brother of former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher, defeated Jess Ray in...

Caitlyn Jenner considers run for California governor

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has been an Olympic hero, a reality TV personality and a transgender rights activist. Her next step could be candidate for California governor. The 71-year-old longtime Republican has been consulting with GOP advisers as she considers...

House votes to move up state primary from September to June

Apr. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved a bill Thursday to move the date of the state primary from September to June and allow an earlier filing period, giving more time for a prevailing candidate to raise money and campaign. The bill, which passed the...

Kelly raises $4.4 million for Senate re-election bid

Apr. 07, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly said Tuesday he raised nearly $4.4 million for his re-election campaign during the first quarter of 2021. The formidable haul gives the Arizona senator a head start against Republicans looking to challenge him in 2022, when...

Democrats see Nebraska's 2nd District as competitive in 2022

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats are once again eyeing Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District as a possible pickup in the next general election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named the district Tuesday as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Apr. 07, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. April 2, 2021. Editorial: The lead in Illinois’ drinking water U.S. senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen safe drinking water protections in...

McAuliffe takes jabs from fellow Democrats in debate

Apr. 06, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted his record Tuesday evening while his opponents made their case that the Commonwealth needs new leadership during the first televised debate among Democrats in this year's governor's race. McAuliffe, former...

McConnell warns biz off political speech, says it's 'stupid'

Apr. 06, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it's "quite stupid” for corporations to speak out against the Georgia voting law, intensifying his warnings for big business to stand down as Congress delves into President Joe Biden's infrastructure package and other...

Husband of high court candidate begins prison sentence

Apr. 06, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The husband of a Pennsylvania appellate judge who is running for the state's highest court began serving a prison sentence Tuesday in a long-running case involving taking money from an elderly woman's trust fund to benefit several political campaigns and a charity...

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Jackson raises about $1.3 million

Apr. 05, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic senate candidate Jeff Jackson raised nearly $1.3 million since entering the race in January, his campaign announced on Monday. The campaign said it received contributions through the end of March from more than 14,000...