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ND governor targets fellow Republicans to mixed results

Jun. 15, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum’s expensive effort to influence the GOP primary and reshape the Legislature with more people who support his spending and policy goals was a mixed bag, with one of his main political foes ousted but some others winning their races....

Republican intraparty duels feature in North Dakota primary

Jun. 14, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An unusually large number of Republican races for legislative seats in North Dakota's primary on Tuesday may help lure voters for an election where turnout has typically been anemic. Ninety-eight of the Legislature's 141 seats are on the ballot due in part to...

National groups flooding local prosecutor races with money

Jun. 10, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest. A super PAC funded by George Soros, the...

California legislative races feature intraparty struggles

Jun. 08, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democrats in deep blue California have a virtual lock on overwhelming majorities in the state Legislature for the foreseeable future. But there still was election drama Tuesday as voters chose among candidates for 100 legislative seats in a primary...

South Dakota’s Noem, Thune repel GOP challenges from right

Jun. 08, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who has elevated her national prominence through a hands-off approach to pandemic restrictions, won the Republican primary on Tuesday against a former legislative leader who accused her of using the office to mount a 2024 White House bid. ...

GOP governor hopeful Pillen endorsed by Nebraska Cattlemen

Jun. 02, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Republican governor hopeful Jim Pillen scored the endorsement Thursday of the Nebraska Cattlemen, a top advocacy group for the state's ranchers. Pillen, a veterinarian and the owner of a hog farm operation, is running to replace current Gov. Pete Ricketts, a...

Weaver tallies up GOP endorsements in SC Education race

May. 25, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In her pursuit of South Carolina's top education job, Republican Ellen Weaver has received endorsements from a number of party leaders across the state, as well a political action committee led by one of the state's top GOP newcomers. In a statement to The...

North Dakota governor's own funds target fellow Republicans

May. 16, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota GOP Gov. Doug Burgum has shelled out nearly $1 million ahead of the state’s primary election largely to a political action campaign that historically has focused on defeating Republican far-right candidates or those who do not agree with his spending...

Democrats aim to follow retiring NC Reps Price, Butterfield

May. 14, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — This year's retirements of two veteran Democratic congressmen in North Carolina have opened the way for robust primaries within their party as Democrats, Republicans or both hold contests Tuesday in all but one of the state's 14 U.S. House districts. At stake...

Crypto comes to Washington. Will the millions buy influence?

May. 12, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month in her highly competitive southern Indiana congressional race. Houchin assumed she would face a negative blitz, like the one that crushed her in 2016...