Unlikely Duo: Pennsylvania Democrats Aim for United Front | Political News

By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. The other crafts a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional aide out of college and has … Read more

Race for Alaska’s US House Seat Taking Shape | Political News

By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The race for Alaska’s US House seat is taking shape, with Republican Sarah Palin seeking a return to elected office 13 years after she resigned as governor and two of her rivals, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross, trying to paint her run as unserious … Read more

Biden’s Optimism Collides With Mounting Political Challenges | Political News

By WILL WEISSERT and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats are going to hold onto the House after November’s midterm elections. They will pick up as many as four seats in the Senate, expanding their majority and overcoming internal dissent that has helped stifle their agenda. As the challenges confronting President Joe Biden … Read more

Palin, Begich, Gross Advance in Alaska US House Race | Political News

By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state’s only US House seat. Palin, Begich and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates in last Saturday’s special primary for the seat, … Read more

Mills, LePage Look Ahead to November in Maine Governor Race | Political News

By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Paul LePage, the Republican whose two terms as Maine’s governor were dominated by his offensive rhetoric and combative leadership, is seeking a political comeback. With no opposition, LePage will coast to the Republican nomination for governor on Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election campaign against … Read more

NY GOP Governor Candidates Debate Crime, Economy and Trump | Political News

By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) – Four Republican candidates for New York governor faced off Monday in their first televised debate, trying to bruise each other – and Democrats – with two weeks to go until the state’s primary election. Some of the sharpest exchanges of the night came between US Rep. … Read more

Jan. 6 Witness: Trump ‘Detached From Reality’ Over Election | Political News

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump’s closest campaign advisers, top government officials and even his family were dismantling his false claims of 2020 election fraud ahead of Jan. 6, but the defeated president was becoming “detached from reality” and clinging to outlandish theories to stay in power, … Read more

Prominent Democratic Operative Joe Grandmaison Dies at 79 | New Hampshire News

PORTSMOUTH, NH (AP) – J. Joseph “Joe” Grandmaison, a larger-than-life Democratic operative who ran numerous campaigns and served as an appointee under three presidents, has died. He was 79. Grandmaison died from the effects of Parkinson’s disease Saturday at Wentworth Senior Living, his brother said. “With the passing of Joe Grandmaison, New Hampshire has lost … Read more

VP Harris Says ‘Thank You’ to SC Democrats at Fundraiser | Political News

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – In her political return to a state where she campaigned heavily ahead of the 2020 election, Vice President Kamala Harris told a gathering of South Carolina Democrats how appreciative the White House is for the key support that ultimately led to the Biden administration. “We see … Read more

To Some Surprise, Youngkin Hosts Series of Pride Events | Political News

By SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – When Republican Glenn Youngkin was running to be Virginia’s governor, he defended a teacher suspended over an objection to using students’ preferred pronouns. He opposed transgender children playing on sports teams aligned with their gender identity, and he indicated a personal objection to same-sex marriage. Given … Read more

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