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GOP Senate candidate: US should not accept Afghan refugees

Sep. 16, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon said, staking out a hardline stance against a group of immigrants that has had widespread...

Obama endorses Trudeau in the Canadian election

Sep. 16, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Barack Obama endorsed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday in the Canadian election, calling him an effective leader in a rare endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president. It is the second time Obama has...

Third candidate quits after Trump endorsement in Cheney race

Sep. 14, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming state legislator is no longer among the Republicans challenging Liz Cheney in 2022. Republicans should unite to defeat Cheney, state Rep. Chuck Gray, of Casper, said in a statement suspending his campaign Tuesday. ...

EXPLAINER: How Navalny election tool challenges the Kremlin

Sep. 14, 2021 02:43 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his embattled allies are not running in the Sept. 19 parliamentary election, but they still hope to challenge the ruling United Russia party with their strategy known as Smart Voting. Hardly any...

Trump gives endorsement in Arizona secretary of state race

Sep. 13, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Former President Donald Trump put his mark on the race for Arizona’s top election official Monday, giving his influential endorsement to a state lawmaker who was at the Jan. 6 insurrection and worked to overturn Trump's 2020 loss. Trump's endorsement of...

Ex-federal prosecutor under Trump joins GOP governor primary

Sep. 13, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bill McSwain, the top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia under former President Donald Trump, will run for Pennsylvania governor, he announced Monday, joining a crowded Republican field that may get bigger yet. McSwain's announcement — his first...

Trump endorses GOP challenger to Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney

Sep. 09, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump endorsed a Wyoming attorney on Thursday in his campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics. Trump endorsed Harriet Hageman, who launched a primary campaign Thursday against Cheney,...

US Senate race in Pennsylvania takes personal turn

Sep. 08, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican primary for Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate seat turned personal Wednesday, as real estate developer Jeff Bartos slammed rival Sean Parnell for allegations related to his contentious divorce and child custody dispute. Parnell, the Trump-endorsed candidate,...

AP source: Trump to endorse GOP challenger to Cheney

Sep. 08, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has chosen a favored candidate in his bid to unseat Rep. Liz Cheney, one of his most vocal Republican critics. Trump is planning to endorse Wyoming attorney Harriet Hageman, who is preparing to launch a primary campaign...

Columbia mayor endorses ex-aide Johnson over council members

Sep. 08, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Outgoing Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin says the city should next be led by a former aide who was barely out of his teens when he joined Benjamin’s first campaign 12 years ago. In endorsing lawyer Sam Johnson on Wednesday, Benjamin passed over...