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Cleveland police chief resigns after voters elect new mayor

Nov. 04, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's police chief resigned Thursday after voters elected a new mayor who promised to hire a new leader for the department. Police Chief Calvin Williams said he already had decided to step down after Mayor Frank Jackson announced in May he would...

UP lawmaker announces bid for Michigan secretary of state

Oct. 04, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Upper Peninsula state Rep. Beau LaFave is running for Michigan secretary of state in 2022. The third-term Iron Mountain Republican announced his campaign on social media Monday, saying current Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's handling...

Mayor, state party chief pitch Vegas for 2024 GOP convention

Sep. 27, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The mayor of Las Vegas and the head of the Nevada state Republican party are pitching the idea of the city hosting the GOP National Convention ahead of the November 2024 presidential election. Mayor Carolyn Goodman on Monday issued a statement saying...

GOP's Leonard again running for Michigan attorney general

Sep. 24, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Tom Leonard announced his candidacy for Michigan attorney general on Friday, again seeking the Republican nomination he won in 2018 before losing to Democrat Dana Nessel in the general election. Leonard, a DeWitt lawyer,...

Sununu to speak at California Republican Party convention

Sep. 22, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu is heading to California to deliver a keynote address to fellow Republicans. Sununu will speak Friday night at the California Republican Party's fall convention, which takes place Friday through Sunday in San Diego....

Trump endorses election fraud lawyer for Michigan AG

Sep. 17, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer who has made false claims about vote-counting machines in Michigan's 2020 election has won former President Donald Trump's endorsement for state attorney general. Matthew DePerno secured Trump's support Wednesday night. It could prove...