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Abrams-Kemp slugfest promises to be pricey, long and ugly

May. 26, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters didn't get much of a break from election talk on the day after the Tuesday primary in which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp demolished GOP challenger David Perdue and Democrat Stacey Abrams finally clinched a nomination waiting for her after no other members of her party...

States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

May. 26, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

May. 25, 2022 19:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat acknowledged Congress' unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of...

Arizona Democratic congressman Gallego rips Ted Cruz, NRA

May. 25, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democratic U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego lashed out at the National Rifle Association and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in a series of profane tweets in response to a massacre at a Texas elementary school. Gallego responded Tuesday to Cruz's comments predicting...

Incumbents in Georgia beat primary opponents down the ballot

May. 25, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials overcame challengers from within their own parties in primary elections decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both defeated fellow...

Wisconsin Democrats renew call for votes on gun safety bills

May. 25, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats renewed calls Wednesday for the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun safety bills that were rejected without any debate just over two years ago. The bills would institute a universal background check for gun sales and...

Ohio’s high court rejects latest GOP-drawn Statehouse maps

May. 25, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A frustrated Ohio Supreme Court rejected Republican-drawn Statehouse maps for a fifth time Wednesday, extending the string of GOP defeats in a redistricting process that has ground the state's legislative primaries to a halt. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor...

Democrat Joyce Griggs advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 1st Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 17:30 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joyce Griggs advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 1st Congressional District.

Democrat Wade Herring advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 1st Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 17:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Wade Herring advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 1st Congressional District.

House votes against taking up gun bill after Texas killings

May. 25, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An effort by Democratic lawmakers in Pennsylvania to ban owning, selling or making high-capacity, semi-automatic firearms went nowhere Wednesday as state House Republicans again displayed their firm opposition to gun restriction proposals. The state House of...