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McKissick easily wins 3rd term as South Carolina GOP chair

May. 15, 2021 12:38 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republicans on Saturday selected Drew McKissick to lead them for a third term as chairman, turning back a challenge from a recent transplant to the state who portrayed himself, over the current chairman, as the candidate most closely aligned with...

Pennsylvania's spring primary: ballot issues, judicial races

May. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beyond a slew of local races on ballots, Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday will determine the future of a governor's authority during disaster declarations and a Republican nominee aiming to keep a state Supreme Court seat in GOP hands. ...

Liberal mayor wants to run against Hungarian prime minister

May. 15, 2021 05:12 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The liberal mayor of Hungary's capital announced Saturday that he will enter an upcoming primary race that will choose a candidate to face nationalist Prime Minster Viktor Orban in closely watched elections next year. In a video posted to...

NYC mayoral race heats up with 6 weeks to go before primary

May. 13, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than six weeks to go, the Democratic primary that may decide the next mayor of New York City has reached a new stage of unpredictability. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang is clinging to front-runner status while City Comptroller Scott...

Scrum of challengers awaits Cheney after House GOP ouster

May. 13, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For pro-Trump Republicans, removing Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership was relatively easy. Booting her from office will be another matter. The rush to punish Cheney for her criticism of former President Donald Trump and his loyalists is...

1st ballot test of governor's pandemic powers starts in PA

May. 13, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican lawmakers across the country have tried to roll back the emergency powers that governors wielded during the COVID-19 pandemic, as they ordered businesses shut, mask-wearing in public and students home for distance learning. ...

Murphy top fundraiser in NJ so far; Ciattarelli leads GOP

May. 12, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has had the biggest cash haul and spent the most so far in this year's gubernatorial primary, followed by Republican candidate Jack Ciattarelli, who vastly leads his three GOP challengers, state officials revealed Wednesday. ...

Former delegate Sears wins in GOP lieutenant governor race

May. 11, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Former Del. Winsome Sears, who 20 years ago became the first Black Republican woman elected to the Virginia Assembly, made a political comeback Tuesday after winning the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor. Sears beat five other candidates,...

Parnell announces candidacy for Pennsylvania Senate seat

May. 11, 2021 20:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sean Parnell, a decorated Army veteran whose regular guest on Fox News programs helped make him a favorite of former President Donald Trump, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat. ...

Political newcomer Youngkin wins Virginia GOP governor race

May. 10, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin, a political newcomer who campaigned as a conservative, Christian outsider, bested a field of seven candidates to emerge as Virginia Republicans’ nominee for governor, in a year when the GOP hopes to end a 12-year losing streak in statewide races. ...