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2022-05-21 15:26:48
by Dan McCue
Deep South Primaries a Test of Conservative Credibility

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas,... Read More

WASHINGTON — If any common themes are emerging from the primaries being held on Tuesday in Georgia, Alabama and Arkansas, it is that the voters in each state appear to be highly motivated and they’re looking for candidates — in... Read More

2022-05-19 17:54:45
by Reece Nations
Showdowns Abound in Texas Primary Runoffs

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday,... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Dozens of Texas primary races around the state will be determined in runoff elections held on Tuesday, May 24, including those for U.S House seats, Texas Senate and House seats, attorney general, lieutenant governor and local offices.... Read More

2022-05-14 23:03:55
by Dan McCue
First ‘Super Tuesday’ of Primary Season Filled With Intriguing Questions

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who... Read More

WASHINGTON — Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday, each of them helping to determine who will appear in the general election in November, and, in a very real sense, the balance of power on Capitol... Read More

2022-05-12 20:42:37
by Reece Nations
Strong Early Turnout Sets Stage for North Carolina Primaries 

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — Almost 370,000 ballots have been cast ahead of North Carolina’s May 17 primaries that will pit candidates against each other for the House, Senate, state Supreme Court and appellate courts. As of May 12, a total of... Read More

Crypto Comes to Washington. Will the Millions Buy Influence?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — Erin Houchin braced for the worst when a mysterious, well-financed group started buying television ads last month in her highly competitive southern Indiana congressional race. Houchin assumed she would face a negative blitz, like the one that... Read More

2022-05-08 16:06:38
by Brock Blasdell
Mooney Polling Ahead of McKinley in West Virginia House Primary

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep.... Read More

The latest polling data from West Virginia Metro News shows Republican Rep. Alex Mooney holding a 15-point lead over Rep. David McKinley as they head into the final days before West Virginia’s May 10 Republican primary. West Virginia lost a... Read More

2022-05-06 21:45:15
by Dan McCue
11th Circuit Reinstates Florida Voting Restrictions

ATLANTA — The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated parts of a revised Florida election law that... Read More

ATLANTA — The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated parts of a revised Florida election law that a lower court found intentionally discriminated against Black voters. In its per curiam opinion, the three-judge panel said Chief U.S.... Read More

2022-05-06 18:07:52
by Dan McCue
Early Voting Gets Underway in Virginia Primary

RICHMOND, Va. — Early voting began in Virginia on Friday ahead of the commonwealth’s June 21 primaries. Early voting will... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. — Early voting began in Virginia on Friday ahead of the commonwealth’s June 21 primaries. Early voting will continue through June 18 at 5 p.m. Those wishing to vote in person can do so at their local register’s... Read More

2022-05-05 17:04:42
by Brock Blasdell
Nebraska's Tight Governor's Race Shaken by Sexual Assault Allegations

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates... Read More

LINCOLN, Neb. — Charles Herbster, Jim Pillen and Brett Lindstrom are polling neck-and-neck in the crowded field of Republican candidates as they head into their final week of campaigning before Nebraska's highly anticipated May 10 primary for governor. Each represents... Read More

2022-05-04 15:47:32
by Dan McCue
In Indiana, State GOP Fends Off Insurgency From the Right

WASHINGTON — Overshadowed, perhaps, by higher profile and more hotly contested races in neighboring Ohio, the outcome of Tuesday’s primaries... Read More

WASHINGTON — Overshadowed, perhaps, by higher profile and more hotly contested races in neighboring Ohio, the outcome of Tuesday’s primaries in Indiana were defined by moderates in the Republican-controlled state legislature holding off a challenge from their right. About two... Read More

2022-05-04 13:28:28
by Reece Nations
Vance, Ryan Score Victories in Ohio Primaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan to become Ohio’s junior senator in... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Author and venture capitalist J.D. Vance will face Rep. Tim Ryan to become Ohio’s junior senator in the November general election after the two candidates won their respective primaries on Tuesday. Vance, who was endorsed by former... Read More

2022-05-03 21:14:21
by Dan McCue
Record Number Turn Out for First Day of Georgia Early Voting

ATLANTA — A record 27,298 Georgians turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting for... Read More

ATLANTA — A record 27,298 Georgians turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting for the 2022 primary election, almost double the number for the June 2020 primary, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced on... Read More

2022-05-02 15:28:29
by Dan McCue
FEC Greenlights Rep’s Campaign Fund Spend on Security Gate

WASHINGTON — A congressman’s use of campaign funds to install a locking steel security gate around his Florida home after... Read More

WASHINGTON — A congressman’s use of campaign funds to install a locking steel security gate around his Florida home after he received a series of death threats would not violate federal campaign finance laws, the Federal Election Commission said last... Read More

2022-04-29 21:37:44
by Reece Nations
Ohio Republican Senate Primary Polling Shows Close Race 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As early voting in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary draws closer to its end, two candidates have emerged... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As early voting in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary draws closer to its end, two candidates have emerged as the clear favorites for their party’s nomination. J.D. Vance, a Trump-backed venture capitalist, held a slight lead over former... Read More

2022-04-26 19:38:58
by Reece Nations
Texans to Vote on Local Propositions, State Constitutional Amendments in Special Election 

AUSTIN, Texas — Early voting for Texas’ joint constitutional amendment and local proposition election kicked off on Monday and is... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Early voting for Texas’ joint constitutional amendment and local proposition election kicked off on Monday and is set to continue through May 3. There are two statewide propositions for Texans to vote on in addition to numerous... Read More

Iowa GOP Open to Non-Trump Prospects as 2024 Gets Underway

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the 2024 nomination process.... Read More

2022-04-15 19:00:01
by Dan McCue
DNC Rules Panel Sets Stage for Changes to 2024 Primary Lineup

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel this week voted to allow for changes to the order... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Democratic National Committee’s Rules and Bylaws panel this week voted to allow for changes to the order of presidential primaries in 2024, and invited states interested in moving up to early-state status to submit a letter of... Read More

2022-04-11 20:20:29
by Tom Ramstack
New Mexico Voting Rights Proposals Touted by Democrats as National Model

SANTA FE, N.M. — Congressional Democrats took their campaign for voting rights legislation to New Mexico Monday, where they used... Read More

SANTA FE, N.M. — Congressional Democrats took their campaign for voting rights legislation to New Mexico Monday, where they used a proposed state law as an example of what they say should happen nationwide. New Mexico’s governor introduced the New... Read More

2022-04-06 15:35:09
by Dan McCue
Conway Headed to Runoff in Bid to Replace Nunes

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — Former California Assemblywoman Connie Conway, a Republican, advanced to a runoff election Tuesday to fill the... Read More

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. — Former California Assemblywoman Connie Conway, a Republican, advanced to a runoff election Tuesday to fill the remainder of former Rep. Devin Nunes’ term in California’s 22nd Congressional District. However, a slow count and the fact ballots... Read More

2022-04-05 17:01:39
by Reece Nations
Special Election to be Held to Fill Vela’s House Seat

AUSTIN, Texas — Following the announcement that Rep. Filemón Vela, D-Texas, would vacate his seat in the House of Representatives... Read More

AUSTIN, Texas — Following the announcement that Rep. Filemón Vela, D-Texas, would vacate his seat in the House of Representatives to join a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C., Texas Gov. Greg Abbott set June 14 as the date for an... Read More

2022-04-02 00:09:23
by Dan McCue
Rep. Greene Sues Georgia Secretary of State to Block Candidacy Review

ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to block his review... Read More

ATLANTA — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., sued Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Friday to block his review of eligibility to run for Congress in light of her alleged involvement and support of the Jan. 6, 2021, riot... Read More

2022-03-29 23:03:25
by Reece Nations
FEC Sued for Failing to Act on Complaints Against Trump Campaign

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on a campaign spending disclosure complaint made against the campaign committee of former President Donald Trump. The CLC filed its complaint... Read More

2022-03-27 13:37:57
by Dan McCue
Fortenberry Resigns After Conviction on Lying Charge

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., resigned from office Saturday after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., resigned from office Saturday after a California jury convicted him of lying to federal authorities about an illegal campaign donation from a foreign national. A federal jury deliberated for only two hours Thursday after... Read More

2022-03-25 21:19:30
by Dan McCue
Georgia Voters File Complaint in Bid to Toss Marjorie Taylor Greene From Ballot

ATLANTA — A group of voters has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office arguing that Rep.... Read More

ATLANTA — A group of voters has filed a complaint with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office arguing that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is “constitutionally disqualified from congressional office" and must be blocked from seeking reelection due to her... Read More

GOP Appeal Seeks to Curb State Court Power Over US House Map

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to curtail state courts' powers to intervene in the... Read More

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to curtail state courts' powers to intervene in the drawing of congressional districts as part of an ongoing battle over electoral maps. The renewed effort is not expected to... Read More

Some GOP States Seek New Police Units for Election Probes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans responding to the myth of widespread voter fraud are turning to a new tactic to... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans responding to the myth of widespread voter fraud are turning to a new tactic to appease voters who believe the claims: election police. The efforts to establish law enforcement units dedicated to investigating election crimes... Read More

Anti-Trump Republicans Lining Up For 2024 Shadow Primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.,... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is considering a rough timeline for a potential presidential announcement. And allies of Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., are openly talking... Read More

2022-03-02 22:51:12
by Dan McCue
Tennessee Bans Ranked-Choice Voting in State, Local Elections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The state of Tennessee has banned the use of ranked-choice voting, a method of holding elections that... Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The state of Tennessee has banned the use of ranked-choice voting, a method of holding elections that Republicans in the state legislature argued is confusing to most and leads to a lack of confidence in elections. Gov.... Read More

Attacks from Within Seen as a Growing Threat to Elections

Election officials preparing for this year's midterms have yet another security concern to add to an already long list that... Read More

Election officials preparing for this year's midterms have yet another security concern to add to an already long list that includes death threats, disinformation, ransomware and cyberattacks — threats from within. In a handful of states, authorities are investigating whether... Read More

2022-02-23 18:39:53
by Dan McCue
Special Election Set to Fill Hagedorn Seat

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz has formally called a special election to fill the vacant congressional seat of... Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Tim Walz has formally called a special election to fill the vacant congressional seat of Rep. Jim Hagedorn, who died last week following a battle with kidney cancer. A special primary will be held on... Read More

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