Rob Hanks loses GOP Senate primary in Colorado

Moderate Colorado businessman Joe O’Dea defeated state Rep. Ron Hanks in the GOP Senate primary Tuesday, dashing the hopes of Democrats who had tried to boost Hanks in the hope he’d be more easily be picked off in November. O’Dea took 57% of the vote, while Hanks garnered 43% at the time the Associated Press … Read more

Colorado GOP rejects candidates who back Trump election lie

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in Colorado rejected two prominent candidates whose political profiles were centered on election falsehoods in a fresh reminder that fealty to form President Donald Trump’s lies about mass voter fraud is no guarantee of success with conservative voters. Tina Peters, the Mesa County clerk who became nationally known after being indicted … Read more

Colorado GOP House candidate Lori Saine loses primary

Republican voters in Colorado’s new 8th Congressional district picked state Sen. Barbara Kirkmeyer as their nominee Tuesday, rejecting Democratic efforts to boost former state Rep. Lori Saine, who received financial backing from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s PAC. Kirkmeyer, a Colorado state senator, garnered 40.9% of the vote while Thornton Mayor Jan Kulmann got 22.8% and … Read more

NY Gov. Kathy Hochul, who replaced Cuomo, faces Democrats

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the governor’s office last year when forming … Read more

Who is running on the New York primary ballot Tuesday

New Yorkers will head to the polls Tuesday to vote in the primary contests for governor, lieutenant governor and state Assembly. In the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Gov. Kathy Hochul will attempt to fend off a pair of challengers to earn a full term in office – Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Nassau). On the other … Read more

Illinois Republicans to pick nominee to face Gov. Pritzker

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Republicans on Tuesday will choose a nominee to take on Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker, a billionaire who has spent millions trying to get the rival he wants and increase his already sizable advantage in the state this fall. Among the Republican front-runners is conservative state Sen. Darren Bailey, a farmer who … Read more

RI cop allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A male off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate physically attacked his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally, she said. Providence Police said Saturday that they have placed the cop, Jeann Lugo, on paid administrative leave as they launched a criminal investigation into Friday night’s alleged assault, which was … Read more

Live updates: Congress set to pass bipartisan gun bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House feels President Joe Biden the widest ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation on a mostly party-line 234-193 vote, capping a … Read more

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party’s chairman quit after the results came out early Friday, saying Conservatives “cannot carry on with business as … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure after losing two parliamentary seats

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, prompting the resignation of the party’s chairman and renewing doubts about the future of Britain’s embattled leader. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech at the Business Forum during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda … Read more