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Minnesota GOP hopefuls for AG, Congress, face primary fights

Jun. 02, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen has escaped any serious challenge from within GOP ranks, but other party-backed candidates for attorney general and the southern Minnesota congressional seat left vacant by the death of U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn will have hurdles to...

GOP lawmakers vote remotely more often after initial scorn

Apr. 20, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 50 Republicans who once joined a lawsuit claiming the House's pandemic-era proxy voting was unconstitutional have themselves voted by proxy this year, remotely without showing up. Across the aisle, Rep. Kai Kahele, a working Hawaiian Airlines pilot as...

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar meets with Pakistani leaders

Apr. 20, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar met Wednesday with Pakistani leaders in the first visit by a member of Congress since a new coalition government came into power in Islamabad last week after the ouster of former premier Imran Khan. According to a government statement, Omar met...

Florida man pleads guilty to threatening Rep. Ilhan Omar

Apr. 19, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Tuesday to threatening U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar nearly three years ago. David Hannon, 67, of Sarasota, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to one count of threatening a federal official, according to court records. The charge carries a...

Munson loan swells fundraising for open congressional seat

Apr. 18, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State Rep. Jeremy Munson leads all candidates in fundraising for the special Republican primary for the open congressional seat of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, including his widow Jennifer Carnahan, but only because Munson lent his campaign $200,000 of his own money. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 13, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer. April 8, 2022. Editorial: Trump and his ‘big lie’ are visiting NC. Republicans should move on. It’s ironic that Donald Trump will hold his North Carolina rally at a venue known for hosting weddings. What Republicans and the former president...