‘Trump is in the past’: Mounting losses show limits of power

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate opened in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president’s kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He’s ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that suggests a diminishing stature. Trump faced a series of setbacks … Read more

Oz, McCormick race heads into recount in Pa. Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top official election said Wednesday that the margin between the top two candidates in last week’s Republican primary for US Senate is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount, dragging the outcome into June as the candidates fight in court. The state’s acting secretary of state, Leigh Chapman, said the … Read more

Beto O’Rourke disrupts GOP news conference on shooting

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Surrounded by fellow Republicans on a high school stage, Gov. Greg Abbott was wrapping up his opening remarks about the killing of school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, when Beto O’Rourke strode forward from his seat in the audience. “Government Abbott, I have something to say, ”the Democrat challenging Abbott … Read more

GOP interventions in 11th-hour Pa. Senate race ballot lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The national and state Republican parties are taking the same side as celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for US Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help former hedge fund CEO David McCormick close the gap in votes. The court battle could go to … Read more

Seven years later, still no trial for Texas AG Ken Paxton

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Not many people charged with felony crimes go seven years without ever standing trial. One of them is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The twists and turns of how the Republican, who is on the cusp of winning the GOP nomination for a third term Tuesday, has yet to have his … Read more

Arkansas governor is odd man out in his own state’s primary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Based on the barrage of television ads and mailers leading up to Tuesday’s primary election in Arkansas, it’s obvious who the most influential Republicans in the state are. Tom Cotton’s Making the Case for fellow Sen. John Boozman, talking up his conservative bona fides while the two-term senator fends off … Read more

Wisconsin Republicans vote not to endorse for governor

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Saturday not to endorse anyone for governor ahead of the GOP primary in August, with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch falling just short of the 60% needed to get the nod — and cash — that comes with winning the party’s official backing. It marked the first time … Read more

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot Support. … Read more

An Insurrectionist Could Be the Next Governor of Pennsylvania

Earlier this week, Doug Mastriano, a Pennsylvania state senator who used campaign funds to send six charter buses to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, won the GOP primary for governor by a significant margin, earning forty-four per cent of the vote . Mastriano, a fifty-eight-year-old retired US Army colonel, was recently subpoenaed by … Read more

Pressure mounts over Oregon primary ballot fiasco

OREGON CITY, Orc. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker in Oregon is calling for an investigation into a ballot-printing fiasco that will delay results from Tuesday’s primary by weeks, with a key US House race hanging in the balance in a state that prides itself on voter access and election transparency. Tens of thousands of … Read more