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GOP secretary of state, Dem gubernatorial nominations set

Jun. 21, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

Voters selected the Republican nominee for Alabama's top election official in the runoff Tuesday, and the general election race for governor was set as Democratic voters picked their gubernatorial nominee. Three other statewide nominations plus a U.S. House seat also were on the ballot. Here is a...

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

Jun. 21, 2022 23:27 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after former President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent...

Takeaways: Trump's conditional loyalty, new warning for left

Jun. 21, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican who was backed by Donald Trump at the last minute prevailed on Tuesday in an Alabama Senate runoff. But in neighboring Georgia, the former president's losing streak deepened. Meanwhile, moderate Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won her Democratic...

What to watch in Alabama Senate runoff, DC mayor's race

Jun. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The two Republican candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday can each boast that at one point they had Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race. Trump first backed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the spring of 2021. That endorsement stood for...

Alabama runoff features GOP contest for secretary of state

Jun. 18, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

The party nominations for five statewide offices including secretary of state on the Republican side and governor on the Democratic ticket are on the ballot in Tuesday's primary runoff election in Alabama. The GOP nomination for a lone congressional seat also will be decided. Here is a look at the...

In a boost, McConnell backs Senate bipartisan gun deal

Jun. 14, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced his support Tuesday for his chamber's emerging bipartisan gun agreement, boosting momentum for modest but notable election-year action by Congress on an issue that's deadlocked lawmakers for three decades. The...

Trump endorses Katie Britt in Alabama Senate race

Jun. 11, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Donald Trump endorsed Katie Britt on Friday in an Alabama U.S. Senate race, doubling down on the former president's decision to spurn his previous choice in the Republican primary. Trump called Britt "an incredible fighter for the people of Alabama." The...

Once dumped by Trump, Brooks seeks his endorsement again

Jun. 06, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is asking former President Donald Trump to back him once again in Alabama's Senate race, a request that comes two months after a feud caused Trump to revoke his endorsement of the congressman. Brooks on Sunday released a statement on...

Durant won't endorse in Alabama's Senate runoff

Jun. 04, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Mike Durant, the “Black Hawk Down” pilot who finished third in Alabama's Republican Senate primary, said he will not make an endorsement in the upcoming runoff. Durant said he will not endorse either of the remaining candidates for the GOP nomination...

Brooks campaign says Britt is hiding from debate

Jun. 02, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt, who last month sharply criticized one opponent for not debating in the race, now indicated she will not debate opponent Rep. Mo Brooks ahead of the runoff election. Her campaign said the congressman is seeking “a circus"...