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WASHINGTON | Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

WASHINGTON — It was a night of firsts: The first openly transgender gubernatorial nominee. The first Somali-American major party nominee. The potential of the first black woman representing Connecticut in Congress. It was also a night of victories for President Donald Trump. A week after a vote approaching a dead heat, a close ally ousted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Primary night takeaways: Diverse Democrats and Trump wins

WITCHITA, Kan | Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

WITCHITA, Kan — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday from the state’s tight GOP primary for governor as the two candidates appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by a … Continue reading WITCHITA, Kan | Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

ATLANTA  | Georgia GOP governor’s runoff tests loyalty to Trump

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans decide a bruising gubernatorial runoff Tuesday that is testing the loyalty of conservative voters to President Donald Trump and their frequent rejection of the establishment in favor of outside, bare-knuckled politics. The matchup between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle pits the White House, which backs Kemp, … Continue reading ATLANTA  | Georgia GOP governor’s runoff tests loyalty to Trump

ATLANTA  | With governor’s race, Georgia auditions as 2020 swing state

ATLANTA  — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action. The state’s gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Casey Cagle, who is backed by the incumbent GOP governor. The victor in their party … Continue reading ATLANTA  | With governor’s race, Georgia auditions as 2020 swing state

COLUMBIA, S.C. | GOP governor cuts health care to take anti-abortion stand

COLUMBIA, S.C.— Gov. Henry McMaster is removing $16 million for health care from the South Carolina budget to make sure no taxpayer money goes to abortion providers, even though some fellow Republicans said less than $100,000 of it would go to Planned Parenthood. Other Republicans urged McMaster, who is running for re-election this year, to … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | GOP governor cuts health care to take anti-abortion stand

FRANKFORT, Ky. | In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

FRANKFORT, Ky.  | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republican-dominated legislature overrode vetoes from the state’s GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into the fall elections when Republicans will try … Continue reading FRANKFORT, Ky. | In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

Another GOP governor seeks exclusion from drilling proposal

WASHINGTON  /January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Another Republican governor is asking the Trump administration to exclude his state from a plan to open more U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. The request from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster follows the Interior Department’s decision to exclude Florida from the offshore drilling proposal. South Carolina’s governor, … Continue reading Another GOP governor seeks exclusion from drilling proposal