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Senate won for Democrats, 'It's the year of Chuck Schumer'

Nov. 15, 2022 09:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was eating Peking duck at a Chinese restaurant with family and friends on Manhattan’s West side on Saturday evening when an aide called with urgent news: Democrats would win Nevada’s Senate seat and keep their majority. ...

Justices cheered at conservative group's anniversary dinner

Nov. 11, 2022 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the five Supreme Court justices who overturned the constitutional right to abortion showed up at the conservative Federalist Society’s black-tie dinner marking its 40th anniversary. Justice Samuel Alito got a long, loud ovation Thursday night from a...

Georgia's dogged and focused Kemp overcomes Trump and Abrams

Nov. 10, 2022 01:05 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — First, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp shrugged off being targeted by former President Donald Trump. Then the Republican incumbent wore down Democratic superstar Stacey Abrams for a second time, culminating in a decisive Tuesday election victory. Now, as he...

Dems show surprising strength; control of Congress unclear

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress hung in the balance early Wednesday as Democrats showed surprising strength, defeating Republicans in a series of competitive races and defying expectations that high inflation and President Joe Biden’s low approval ratings would drag the party down. ...

Blumenthal wins 3rd Senate term, fends off Trump-backed Levy

Nov. 08, 2022 23:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday won a third term in office, fending off a challenge from first-time candidate Leora Levy, a Republican who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Blumenthal, the state’s former attorney general, focused much...

Connecticut Senate candidate uses Trump's backing sparingly

Nov. 03, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — She’s the only statewide candidate running in Connecticut this year to be endorsed by former President Donald Trump, but Republican Leora Levy has been cautious in mentioning his political support during her race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. ...

House GOP's possible newcomers include outsiders, extremists

Nov. 01, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least three Republicans running for the U.S. House attended the “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6, 2021, and made their way toward the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection to stop Joe Biden’s election. Countless other House Republican candidates are...

Connecticut gubernatorial hopeful appeals to vaccine foes

Oct. 29, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As part of his campaign to win over blue state voters, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, Bob Stefanowski, is trying to capitalize on any lingering resentment over safety precautions taken at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week,...

Obama, campaigning in Georgia, warns of threats to democracy

Oct. 28, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail Friday in Georgia, using his first stop on a multi-state tour to frame the 2022 midterm elections as a referendum on democracy and to urge voters not to see Republicans as an answer to their economic woes. ...

Early in-person voting starts in Wisconsin amid lawsuits

Oct. 25, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — In-person early voting began Tuesday in battleground Wisconsin amid ongoing lawsuits affecting which ballots can be counted or tossed, recently ordered bans on drop boxes, and restrictions on who can return ballots. The opening of the in-person voting period...