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Kobach looks for comeback in Kansas after losing 2 big races

Jul. 05, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas voters have said no to Kris Kobach twice over the past four years. But he is nonetheless betting that this can be the year he makes a political comeback. His losses, including a 2018 defeat that handed the governor's office in this Republican-leaning...

Sen. Mike Lee brushes off opponents to win Utah GOP primary

Jun. 29, 2022 01:27 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Sen. Mike Lee won Utah’s Republican primary Tuesday, brushing off attacks from two challengers who criticized him for his unwavering loyalty to former President Donald Trump and uncompromising lawmaking style. Lee’s decisive victory marked a win for...

GOP's Kathy Salvi to face Sen. Tammy Duckworth in November

Jun. 29, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Kathy Salvi, a suburban Chicago personal injury lawyer, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois on Tuesday, topping a field of seven candidates. Salvi, 63, of Mundelein, will take on first-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Duckworth in...

Utah's GOP Congressmen handily defeat primary challengers

Jun. 29, 2022 00:55 AM EDT

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — All four members of the U.S. House from Utah defeated Republican primary challengers Tuesday, advancing to the November election where they'll face Democratic challengers whose primaries were not contested. At an election night celebration in suburban Salt...

GOP's Bailey to face Pritzker in race for Illinois governor

Jun. 28, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans on Tuesday chose conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey to take on Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who easily won the Democratic nomination and who spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this...

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

Jun. 27, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A political shift is beginning to take hold across the U.S. as tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party's gains in recent years are becoming Republicans. More than 1 million voters across 43 states have switched to the...

Andrew Giuliani invokes famous dad in bid for NY governor

Jun. 27, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 2020, Rudy Giuliani is not someone most politicians would summon to hold a news conference on their behalf. As the frontman of former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, Giuliani made notorious appearances before cameras where he...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 27, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Austin American-Statesman. June 26, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to close the dead suspect loophole In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, families of the victims in Uvalde have pleaded with law enforcement for a full accounting of a...

Wisconsin Democrats focus ire on Republican Sen. Johnson

Jun. 26, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats looking to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson focused their attacks on him Sunday, and not each other, as the eight candidates made their case to party activists at the state convention held six weeks before the primary. The Democratic...

Wisconsin's Evers looks for boost from anger over abortion

Jun. 25, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers hopes to translate anger over the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade into votes this fall as he vows to fight a 173-year-old state abortion ban, including offering clemency to any doctor convicted and not appointing...