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Bowing to Trump? GOP brings leaders, donors to his backyard

Apr. 09, 2021 20:41 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — There will be no reckoning at the Republican National Committee. Three months after former President Donald Trump helped incite a violent attack against Congress, the GOP is bringing hundreds of donors and several future presidential prospects to...

Neary to challenge Omaha Mayor Stothert in May election

Apr. 09, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, will face Democrat RJ Neary in the May 11 mayoral election, the Douglas County Election Commission said Friday. The commission announced the results after counting 12,000 absentee ballots turned in during...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 07, 2021 21:58 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Mississippi newspapers: ___ April 6 The Vicksburg Post on voter turnout: We’ve written this editorial before so it would be far too easy to simply cut, paste and change a few numbers....

Trump endorses Mo Brooks among Alabama GOP Senate contenders

Apr. 07, 2021 21:47 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks over any other Republican contenders in Alabama's 2022 Senate race, siding with the conservative firebrand who whipped up the crowd before the Capitol riot in January. Trump announced his...

Incumbent Stothert likely to face Neary for Omaha mayor

Apr. 07, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha’s current mayor, Republican Jean Stothert, appears likely to face Democratic challenger and commercial real estate broker RJ Neary in the May 11 general election for Omaha mayor. Stothert held a commanding lead in the five-person primary...

Kentucky governor signs bipartisan early voting measure

Apr. 07, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear signed legislation Wednesday expanding early voting in Kentucky, a rare display of bipartisan cooperation in the heart of Trump country at a time of national conflict over restrictive election measures. The Democratic governor...

Mississippi primaries narrow fields for municipal offices

Apr. 07, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayors of Mississippi's two largest cities easily won party primaries Tuesday and will advance to the general election as they seek another four years in office. Chokwe Antar Lumumba defeated two candidates in the Democratic primary in Jackson....

Mississippi cities hold primaries for mayor, other offices

Apr. 07, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Many Mississippi cities were holding party primaries Tuesday to choose nominees for mayor and other offices. Tupelo and Moss Point are among the places where the incumbent mayor did not seek reelection for a four-year term that begins July 1. ...

Graham, McMaster criticize sweeping voting rights bill

Apr. 07, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham joined South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday in criticizing the sweeping voting and ethics legislation that passed the U.S. House last month along mostly partisan lines. The two Republicans insisted the bill...