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Debate over explicit memoir becomes a focus of GOP gov races

Nov. 10, 2021 19:49 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Debate over a memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual acts is surfacing in a handful of states where Republican governors are gearing up for reelection next year, foreshadowing a recurring theme for conservative leaders in the coming campaigns. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 05, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

Boston Globe. November 3, 2021. Editorial: Charging for prison phone calls burdens families While the SJC ponders the “legalized kickbacks” of telecom contracts, lawmakers can fix this now. It’s a relatively simple...

Moderate candidates leading liberals in Seattle's top races

Nov. 03, 2021 00:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Moderate candidates took significant leads in early Seattle election returns Tuesday following a months-long debate about how to address the city’s problems of homelessness, policing and racial and economic injustice. In the mayor’s race, Bruce...

Police, public safety flashpoints in Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 28, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Policing, public safety and accusations of racism dominated the last televised debate between the two people vying to be Seattle's next mayor. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell differed Thursday night over police staffing, with Harrell criticizing his...

New York's mayoral candidates trade barbs and compliments

Oct. 26, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The candidates running to become New York City's mayor lobbed accusations at each other about palling around with gangsters and acting like children or clowns, but their second debate ended on a surprisingly tender note involving cats and veganism. A...

6 candidates for US Senate in Ohio vie for evangelical votes

Oct. 25, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The lone Republican moderate at a U.S. Senate candidate forum in Ohio on Sunday said at one point he felt “like a Browns fan in Pittsburgh Stadium.” The crowd of about 950 at the evangelical Genoa Baptist Church in the northern suburbs of...

Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa spar in 1st NYC mayoral debate

Oct. 21, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor offered starkly different visions Wednesday about how to lead the nation's largest city out of the pandemic, improve public safety and gird the city of 8.8 million people for more powerful storms driven by climate...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

Boston's 2 remaining mayoral hopefuls face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston City Councilors Annissa Essaibi George and Michelle Wu drew sharp distinctions between their campaigns as they faced off Wednesday in the first head-to-head televised debate of the final stretch of Boston’s mayoral contest. Whoever wins on Nov. 2...

Virginia attorney general candidates face off in debate

Oct. 13, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Republican attorney general candidate Jason Miyares relentlessly attacked Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the actions of the state’s parole board at a debate Wednesday, while Herring said Miyares fundamentally misunderstands the duties of the office. ...