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Solar executive is 1st GOP candidate in Arizona Senate race

May. 03, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Solar energy entrepreneur Jim Lamon kicked off a campaign for U.S. Senate Monday, becoming the first Republican to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly in next year’s election. Lamon, who has never run for office and is not well-known to voters, released...

Bernie Sanders, ex-lawmaker Booker attend Kentucky rally

May. 02, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended a rally Sunday with former Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker, who is considering another run for the U.S. Senate. The “Rally for Kentucky's Working Class” was held outside the Muhammad Ali Center in...

Judge won't block Arizona Senate's 2020 election recount

Apr. 28, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An unprecedented audit of ballots from November’s presidential election will continue in Arizona. But the private company hired by the Republican-led state Senate must make public its procedures for guaranteeing the privacy of voters and the secrecy of their choices. ...

Rep. Ted Budd enters North Carolina U.S. Senate race

Apr. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Rep. Ted Budd announced Wednesday morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 2022 Senate election. The staunch ally of former President Donald Trump first elected to Congress in 2016 aims to push back against...

Judge has doubts on voter privacy in Arizona recount

Apr. 27, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge hearing a challenge to voter privacy policies during the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's recount of 2.1 million 2020 election ballots in the county that includes metro Phoenix said Tuesday he is not convinced voter secrecy is being upheld. ...

Senate Republicans OK bill with election settlement in mind

Apr. 27, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate Republicans still angry over a legal settlement reached between the State Board of Elections and a union-affiliated group over counting 2020 election absentee ballots approved legislation on Tuesday designed to keep legislators in the loop on future agreements. ...

Alaska candidate shadowed by anti-gay article, election post

Apr. 27, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A candidate for U.S. Senate in Alaska previously wrote articles in support of an organization that espoused gay conversion therapy, questioned the integrity of elections and described the “Twilight” books and movies as evil. Many of the...

Ex-Justice Cheri Beasley joins North Carolina Senate race

Apr. 27, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court announced her entry Tuesday into the state's highly competitive U.S. Senate race. Cheri Beasley formally declared her bid for the Democratic nomination after months...

Trump ally Collins won't run for Senate or Georgia governor

Apr. 26, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republican Doug Collins, a favorite of former President Donald Trump, says he doesn't plan to run for governor or U.S. Senate in 2022. The former congressman's announcement Monday makes it less likely there will be a top-drawer primary challenger...

Sen. Johnson may offer insight into GOP's 2022 positioning

Apr. 25, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ron Johnson is in an uncomfortable class of his own. The Wisconsin Republican is the only senator in his party facing reelection next year in a state that backed Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race. But rather than moderate his politics...