McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for US Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign Friday night as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn’t give him enough votes to make up the deficit. After a bitter campaign that blanketed the … 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

Lawyer charged with lying to FBI in Russia probe faces trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal trial begins Monday for a lawyer for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign who is accused of lying to the FBI as it investigated potential ties between Donald Trump and Russia in 2016. The case against Michael Sussmanna cybersecurity attorney who represented the Clinton campaign in 2016, is the first trial … Read more

Brown wins Ohio rematch with progressive activist Turner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic US Rep. Shontel Brown beat former state Sen. Nina Turner for the second time since last summer, easily prevailing Tuesday in an Ohio primary billed nationally as a key showdown between the party’s more moderate establishment and its activist progressive wing. Brown, who had campaigned with South Carolina Rep. Jim … Read more

Live updates | Voters to decide Ohio’s heated Senate primary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Republicans voted Tuesday in one of the most contentious and closely watched Senate primaries in the US, deciding a race that is an early referendum on former President Donald Trump’s hold on the GOP as the midterm primary season kicks into high gear. Author and venture capitalist JD Vance is … Read more

Herschel Walker, other candidates test skipping debates

ATLANTA (AP)—Herschel Walker is expected to skip a second debate against his Republican rivals for a crucial US Senate seat on Tuesday after missing the first one. Ted Budd has skipped four Republican primary debates in his bid for a US Senate seat in North Carolina. GOP candidates for governor in Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska … Read more

2022 midterms: What to know about Ohio, Indiana primaries

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first multistate contest of the 2022 midterm election season unfolds on Tuesday, as Ohio voters pick nominees for governor and the US Senate while Indiana voters consider whether their Legislature should become even more conservative. The races, particularly in Ohio, could provide a fresh window into former President Donald Trump’s … Read more

Trump’s bid to shape GOP faces test with voters in May races

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump ‘s post-presidency enters a new phase this month as voters across the US begin weighing the candidates he elevated to pursue a vision of a Republican Party steeped in hard-line populism, culture wars and denial of his loss in the 2020 campaign. The first test comes on Tuesday when … Read more

Trump’s Oz, Vance endorsements bring cash windfall, backlash

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Former President Donald Trump’s late endorsements in hypercompetitive Republican Senate primaries in Ohio and Pennsylvania have unlocked a flood of support for his chosen candidates, including millions in cash. But the endorsements have also provoked backlash from some Republicans who believe Trump has betrayed his core supporters by backing “Hillbilly Elegy” … Read more

Intel: Putin may cite Ukraine war to meddle in US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin may use the Biden administration’s support for Ukraine as a pretext to order a new campaign to interfere in American politics, US intelligence officials have assessed. Intelligence agencies have so far not found any evidence that Putin has authorized measures like the ones Russia is believed to have … Read more