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Georgia Rep. Doug Collins walks with colleagues at the state capitol in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020.  Collins announced that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican, setting up a battle that could divide the state party this election year. Collins made the announcement Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 on Fox & Friends. (Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP)

Georgia's Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP senator

Jan. 29, 2020 8:06 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Doug Collins announced Wednesday that he's running for a U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican, setting up a battle that could divide the Georgia party this election year. Collins made the announcement on Fox & Friends, saying "we’re ready for a good time down...

Republican wins southwest Georgia seat in state House

Jan. 29, 2020 12:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican county party chairman has won the special election for a southwest Georgia House seat left vacant by the death of a lawmaker last year. Joe Campbell of Camilla received just over 58% of the nearly 4,900 votes cast, according to unofficial results from the Georgia secretary of...

In this January 11, 2020 photo former congressman, US Senate and Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks before a crowd of campaign volunteers for Eliz Markowitz in Katy, Texas. Markowitz is an educator running for district 148 of the Texas state house. O'Rourke and other national Democrats have endorsed Markowitz, her race is being viewed as a bellwether for national politics in 2020. (AP Photo/ John L. Mone)

GOP wins closely watched Texas special election

Jan. 28, 2020 11:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans won handily a closely watched special election Tuesday to keep hold of a suburban Houston district that President Donald Trump won easily four years ago, fending off a national blitz by Democrats in a Texas legislative race. The victory by Republican Gary Gates, who put...

Maine state secretary chides Bloomberg on inaccurate mailing

Jan. 28, 2020 10:27 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state said Tuesday that presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent inaccurate voting information to state residents. Matthew Dunlap said “several voters” recently received a mailing from the Democrat's campaign...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear delivers the budget address to a joint session of the state legislature at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Beshear backs spending increases for education, health care

Jan. 28, 2020 8:54 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear proposed spending increases for public education from kindergarten through college and for health care in a state budget plan that avoids cuts and counts on limited new revenues from taxes on cigarettes and sports betting. In a speech Tuesday evening...

This Jan. 17, 2020, photo, shows the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Legislators in Utah have voted to repeal the recently passed tax reform package amid widespread criticism. The House voted 70-1 and the Senate voted 27-0 on the repeal bill. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah leaders repeal tax reform amid criticism

Jan. 28, 2020 7:45 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah leaders repealed a tax reform package Tuesday that had come under widespread criticism. The Legislature approved and Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed the repeal shortly after state elections officials reported that enough voter signatures had been verified to put a citizens...

Georgia Rep. Doug Collins walks with colleagues at the state capitol in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a Republican official said. (Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP)

Collins quiet on Georgia Senate during state Capitol stop

Jan. 28, 2020 5:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins said “there will be more coming later” about his expected Senate bid, otherwise keeping quiet about the race during a visit Tuesday to the Georgia state Capitol as lawmakers advanced a bill that could give the congressman an edge if he decides...

Group clears 1st steps for anti-discrimination ballot drive

Jan. 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group organizing a Michigan ballot drive to protect LGBT people from discrimination says it will begin collecting signatures after state election officials approved the format and wording of the petition. The Fair and Equal Michigan campaign secured the optional approvals from the...

Lawmakers OK ending election of state's lieutenant governor

Jan. 28, 2020 4:36 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A measure to amend the constitution in Pennsylvania and let each political party's gubernatorial nominee choose who will serve under them as lieutenant governor cleared a first hurdle Tuesday. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 46 to 2 for a constitutional amendment that would...

Pennsylvania governor has $2.2M to help Democrats win seats

Jan. 28, 2020 4:35 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is renewing his push for his top priorities that have stalled in Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature, and the Democrat will have at least a couple million dollars to spend in this year's legislative elections to try to improve his chances. Wolf's campaign...