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

Pressure mounts over Oregon primary ballot fiasco

OREGON CITY, Ore. (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

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

COLUMBUS, Ga. (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 … 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

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

Oz, McCormick still neck and neck in Pa. GOP Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick went into Wednesday essentially tied in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested Republican nomination for an open US Senate seat, expected to be among the nation’s most competitive races in the fall. The contest was within a couple thousand votes overnight, … Read more

2022 North Carolina primary: Cawthron faces challengers

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn faced seven challengers Tuesday in North Carolina’s Republican primary, an early test of whether voters will grant the pro-Donald Trump firebrand another term despite his personal and political stumbles. Several GOP leaders have turned away from the 26-year-old congressman, with some citing a series of unforced errors, … Read more

A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky’s May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. US SENATE Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party’s nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating five little-known challengers in the Kentucky primary. Paul has made a name … Read more

2022 Midterms: What to watch as 5 states hold primaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s winning streak in US Senate primaries is on the line Tuesday as voters in five states cast their ballots in midterm elections. Trump made bold endorsements in backing celebrity heart surgeon Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania and US Rep. Ted Budd in North Carolina. The once little-known Budd … Read more

2022 Pennsylvania primary: Live updates on governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As Pennsylvania Republicans prepare to choose a nominee for governor Tuesday, some party officials are twisted in knots over the possibility of a primary victory by a candidate many see as too far to the right to win statewide this fall . Doug Mastriano, a retired US Army colonel and state … Read more