Arizona GOP primary tests power of Trump’s election lies

Arizona GOP primary tests power of Trump's election lies

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans were deciding Tuesday between a well-known former news anchor and a development attorney in the race for governor of a crucial battleground state. Former President Donald Trump backed Kari Lake, who walked away from her nearly three-decade career in television news and embraced his lies about the 2020 election. She … Read more

Manchin declines to say if he wants Dems to retain control

Manchin declines to say if he wants Dems to retain control

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, one of the Democrats’ most conservative and contrarian members, declined on Sunday to say whether he wants Democrats to retain control of Congress after the November elections. The senator told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that will be determined by the choices of voters in individual states, rather … Read more

Investigators: Attacker ‘did not know who’ Zeldin was

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, attacked at rally

A man accused of attacking New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin during a recent campaign rally told investigators he’d been drinking that day and didn’t know who the congressman was, authorities said as the man was arrested on a federal assault charge Saturday. David Jakubonis, 43, made an initial court appearance Saturday before a … Read more

Author Wes Moore wins Democratic race for Maryland governor

Author Wes Moore wins Democratic race for Maryland governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Bestselling author Wes Moore won the Democratic primary for Maryland governor on Friday, setting up a general election contest against Republican Dan Coxa hard-line conservative endorsed by former President Donald Trump. Moore, the author of the book “The Other Wes Moore” and the former CEO of an anti-poverty nonprofit, defeated a … Read more

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby defeated in primary

Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby defeated in primary

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marilyn Mosby, a high-profile prosecutor who aligned herself with criminal justice reformers but ended up with legal problems of her own, has lost the Democratic primary for Baltimore state’s attorney to Ivan Bates, a defense attorney. Baltimore is heavily Democratic, and there is no Republican candidate in the race. Roya Hanna … Read more

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, attacked at rally

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, attacked at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — US Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, said Friday he wasn’t immediately alarmed when a stranger joined him onstage during a campaign rally because the man wore a hat indicating that, like Zeldin, he’d served in the military. Then Zeldin noticed the man was clutching a pointed … Read more

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, assaulted at rally

Lee Zeldin, GOP nominee for NY governor, assaulted at rally

NEW YORK (AP) — US Rep. Lee Zeldintea Republican candidate for New York governor, was assaulted by a man who apparently tried to stab him at an upstate event Thursday but the congressman escaped serious injury. “I’m OK,” Zeldin said in a statement. “Fortunately, I was able to grab his wrist and stop him for … Read more

Dan Cox, backed by Trump, wins Maryland GOP governor primary

Dan Cox, backed by Trump, wins Maryland GOP governor primary

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Dan Cox, a far-right state legislator endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the Republican primary for Maryland governor on Tuesday, defeating a moderate rival backed by outgoing Gov. Larry Hogan. Despite being a win for Trump, Cox’s victory over former Hogan Cabinet member Kelly Schulz could be a blow to … Read more

Georgia fake voters may face charges in election probe

Georgia fake voters may face charges in election probe

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor who’s investigating whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally interfered in the 2020 general election in the state has informed 16 Republicans who served as fake electors that they could face criminal charges. They all signed a certificate declaring falsely that then-President Trump had won the 2020 presidential … Read more