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Ex-rebel emerges as favorite in Colombian presidential race

May. 23, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

FUSAGASUGA, Colombia (AP) — Flanked by bodyguards with bulletproof shields, Gustavo Petro stood on a stage and lashed out at Colombia's political elite in a speech to the residents of Fusagasuga, a rural town where farmers are struggling. The leftist presidential candidate spoke of...

Tennessee Democratic Party to host 3 gubernatorial debates

May. 18, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials with the Tennessee Democratic Party say they will host three gubernatorial debates ahead of the upcoming August primary election. According to a news release, Democratic candidates Jason Martin, Carnita Atwater and JB Smiley Jr. will participate in...

Republican candidates, minus Craig, meet for 1st debate

May. 13, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans running for Michigan governor met in their first debate Thursday night, all staunchly opposing abortion before the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling is potentially overturned while disagreeing on exceptions and whether former President Donald Trump won the state's 2020...

Debate sparks over China's interest in Australian election

May. 05, 2022 03:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's defense policy debate heated up when the defense minister said there was evidence that the Chinese Communist Party wanted Australia’s government to change at the May 21 election because a center-left Labor Party administration would attempt to appease...

Attacks dominate Pennsylvania's Senate GOP primary debate

May. 04, 2022 23:08 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — What could be the final primary debate between Republicans running for Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat devolved into a string of attacks over China, abortion and more as the candidates stretched Wednesday night for any perceived advantage in a wide-open and expensive...

Sinn Fein eyes historic win in Northern Ireland election

May. 04, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Ever since Northern Ireland was founded as a Protestant-majority state a century ago, its governments have been led by unionist politicians who defined themselves as British. But if opinion polls are right, an election Thursday will see Sinn Fein,...

Georgia GOP Senate debate focuses on Herschel Walker absence

May. 03, 2022 21:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tuesday's debate among Georgia Republican Senate candidates was predictably defined by the man who wasn't there — Herschel Walker. If the race wasn't dominated by Walker's football celebrity and Donald Trump endorsement, Gary Black, Latham Saddler, Kelvin King,...

Herschel Walker, other candidates test skipping debates

May. 02, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Herschel Walker is expected to skip a second debate against his Republican rivals for a crucial U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday after missing the first one. Ted Budd has skipped four Republican primary debates in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in North Carolina. GOP...

Georgia Republicans spar over Trump's false election claims

May. 02, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the state's top election official, accused a fellow Republican at a debate Monday of lying and spreading misinformation about former President Donald Trump's loss in the 2020 presidential election. U.S. Rep. Jody Hice shot back that...

Georgia debates: Perdue runs on election, Kemp pushes record

May. 01, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After three Republican primary debates in Georgia's governor's race, a few things are clear: Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue wants the May 24 primary to be about the 2020 election, incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp wants the election to be about his record, and when in doubt any Republican...