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Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

Watchdog: WVa Rep. Mooney likely broke rules with Aruba trip

May. 23, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A congressional watchdog has determined that Rep. Alex Mooney likely broke House rules when the West Virginia Republican accepted a trip to Aruba allegedly paid for by a campaign client and family friend. The latest allegations were included in a statement...

Ethics panel opens investigation into GOP's Madison Cawthorn

May. 23, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn had a conflict of interest in a cryptocurrency he promoted and engaged in an improper relationship with a member of his staff, the panel said Monday. The investigation is...

Trump-backed US Rep. Alex Mooney wins W.Va. GOP primary

May. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In an early victory for a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate at the start of midterm season, Rep. Alex Mooney on Tuesday beat fellow incumbent Rep. David McKinley in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District Republican primary. “Donald Trump loves West...

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...

Trump-backed Mooney, Miller wins GOP House primaries in WVa

May. 10, 2022 22:01 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia voters nominated candidates Tuesday in primaries for the U.S. House and the Legislature. The overall ballot in the midterm election may be smaller, but the voting landscape changed after the state's once-a-decade redistricting was completed last fall. There...

Alexander Mooney wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

May. 10, 2022 21:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alexander Mooney wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

May. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be...

Trump, emboldened after Ohio victory, faces challenges ahead

May. 09, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off a victory in the first real test of his power as GOP kingmaker, former President Donald Trump enters the next stretch of the midterm campaign emboldened — and facing new risks. Trump's late-stage endorsement of JD Vance in Ohio's GOP Senate primary...