Ohioans Got Short Shrift as Political Map Fight Dragged On | Ohio News

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Accusations have flown for months over who’s to blame for Ohio’s protracted redistricting predicament – a mess of a political mapmaking fight that’s left the state without settled political maps and voters without a day for electing party nominees to Statehouse seats. Voting rights groups … Read more

‘Ghost’ Candidate, 2 Operatives Face Charges in Florida | Political News

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) – Two political operatives and an independent candidate who opponents say hardly campaigned and only entered a state Senate race in central Florida in 2020 to siphon off votes from a Democrat were criminally charged on Tuesday. Prosecutors filed election finance charges against the candidate, Jestine Iannotti, as well as Seminole County … Read more

Alabama Gov. Ivey Seeking to Avoid Runoff in Crowded Primary | Political News

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Facing eight challengers in Alabama’s Republican primary, Gov. Kay Ivey repeated former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election theft. Then, the white-haired, 77-year-old Ivey sat at her office desk and pulled three things out of her purse for a commercial campaign: a lipstick, a cellphone … Read more

Abortion Access a Focus of Cuellar, Cisneros Runoff in Texas | Political News

By ACACIA CORONADO, Report for America / Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career Tuesday in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate … Read more

Embattled Texas AG Paxton Faces George P. Bush in GOP Runoff | Political News

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put his job and ability to withstand legal troubles on the line Tuesday in a Republican primary runoff against George P. Bush, whose own family record was at stake. The outcome in America’s biggest red state will test how much … Read more

Perdue Says Abrams ‘Demeaning Her Own Race’ Ahead of Primary | Political News

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – Georgia Republican candidate David Perdue on Monday accused Stacey Abrams of “demeaning her own race” in Abrams’ recent criticism of Georgia’s quality of life for its residents. Abrams is bidding to be the first Black woman to be the governor of an American state. She’s without opposition … Read more

McCormick Sues Over Counting Mail Ballots in Pa. Senate Race | Political News

By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The campaign of David McCormick, who is in a neck-and-neck Republican primary contest for the US Senate against celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, sued in a Pennsylvania court Monday to try to ensure counties obey a brand-new federal appeals court decision that could help him … Read more

Watchdog: WVa Rep. Mooney Likely Broke Rules With Aruba Trip | Political News

By JOHN RABY, Associated Press 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 released Monday by the House … Read more

Mace, 2 GOP Rivals to Meet on South Carolina Debate Stage | Political News

By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press COLUMBIA, SC (AP) – In one of the year’s most closely watched congressional Republican primaries, US Rep. Nancy Mace is set to meet two GOP challengers on the debate stage who are seeking to oust her from South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, arguing that she was disloyal to former President … Read more

Tough GOP Race for Shelby Seat in Alabama Closes With Flurry | Political News

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – Republican Senate hopefuls made last-minute pitches to primary voters Monday in the tight race for the GOP nomination for seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Richard Shelby. The three leading candidates in Tuesday’s primary – US Rep. Mo Brooks, former Shelby aide Katie Britt and veteran … Read more

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