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House GOP takes cash from casino mogul accused of misconduct

Apr. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major House Republican fundraising committee overseen by GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy received over $770,000 from Steve Wynn, a Las Vegas casino mogul who stepped down from his company in 2018 after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. ...

Early voting ends Saturday in Louisiana congressional runoff

Apr. 16, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's weeklong early voting period wraps up Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat for a district centered in New Orleans and extending up the Mississippi River into Baton Rouge. Two Democratic state...

GOP leaders diverge on Trump, putting party in limbo

Apr. 16, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican leaders of Congress have made the trip to Mar-a-Lago to see Donald Trump. Kevin McCarthy visited after the deadly Jan 6 Capitol insurrection, counting on the former president's help to win back control of the House in 2022....

Overland Park Republican considers challenging Rep. Davids

Apr. 15, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican chairman of a Kansas House committee that will redraw the state's congressional districts is considering a run against Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids in a Kansas City-area district. State Rep. Chris Croft, of Overland Park, met last...

Early voting beginning for Louisiana's congressional runoff

Apr. 09, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana voters across New Orleans, Baton Rouge and several southeastern parishes can begin casting early ballots Saturday in the April 24 runoff election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat that will remain firmly in Democratic hands. Two...

House votes to move up state primary from September to June

Apr. 08, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House approved a bill Thursday to move the date of the state primary from September to June and allow an earlier filing period, giving more time for a prevailing candidate to raise money and campaign. The bill, which passed the...

Indiana panel drops contentious requirement from voting bill

Apr. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A legislative committee has overhauled a contentious proposal to require Indiana voters to submit identification numbers with mail-in ballot applications. Changes to the bill approved Thursday by the House elections committee will only require...

South Mississippi sheriff set to run for US House in 2022

Apr. 07, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A sheriff in south Mississippi says he will challenge U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo in the 2022 Republican primary. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell announced his campaign Wednesday. He said in a statement that he believes his experience as a law...

Democrats see Nebraska's 2nd District as competitive in 2022

Apr. 07, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Democrats are once again eyeing Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District as a possible pickup in the next general election. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee named the district Tuesday as one of its 22 competitive House districts that are...

Ex-Kansas GOP Chair Adkins seeks rematch with Rep. Davids

Apr. 05, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas Republican Party chair wants a rematch in 2022 against Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids after losing to Davids last year. Amanda Adkins announced Monday that she is running again for the GOP nomination in Kansas' 3rd...