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Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

May. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. ...

Minnesota holds special primary for late congressman's seat

May. 20, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Voters in southern Minnesota will choose candidates in a special primary next week in the first step in a complicated process for filling the seat of Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who died of cancer in February. The GOP candidates Tuesday for the 1st...

Indiana lawmakers likely to override trans sports bill veto

May. 20, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats and activists are holding out little hope of getting the votes needed to uphold the Indiana governor’s veto of a bill banning transgender athletes from competing in school sports. The Republican-dominated Legislature is slated to override the veto by...

Republican US Senate primary in Pennsylvania between Oz and McCormick is too close to call, likely headed for recount

May. 20, 2022 17:15 PM EDT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican US Senate primary in Pennsylvania between Oz and McCormick is too close to call, likely headed for recount.

Mike Erickson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 15:02 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Erickson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 6th Congressional District.

Florida appeals court reinstates Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' chosen congressional redistricting map

May. 20, 2022 14:04 PM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appeals court reinstates Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' chosen congressional redistricting map.

Georgia's senior congressman facing toughest race since 2010

May. 20, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

After years of coasting to reelection, Georgia's senior congressman is gearing up for his toughest campaign in more than a decade as hopeful Republican challengers crowd the May 24 primary ballot and raise impressive sums of cash to target the Democrat who's held the seat for 30 years. ...

Senate ships $40B Ukraine aid bill to Biden for signature

May. 20, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has whisked a $40 billion package of military, economic and food aid for Ukraine and U.S. allies to final congressional approval, putting a bipartisan stamp on America’s biggest commitment yet to turning Russia's invasion into a painful quagmire for Moscow. ...

Legislature again OKs tax cuts; Whitmer floats $500 rebate

May. 19, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Both Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Republican-led Michigan Legislature proposed new plans to cut taxes Thursday but remained at odds over the scope and immediacy of any relief. Whitmer called for a one-time $500 election-year rebate for “working...

Cornyn: Texas AG Ken Paxton's legal woes an 'embarrassment'

May. 19, 2022 20:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas on Thursday blasted one of his party's top leaders back home, calling the mounting pile of accusations and legal woes Attorney General Ken Paxton faces an “embarrassment" just days before a primary runoff election. ...