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MADISON, Wis |Walker says Wisconsin governor’s powers will remain strong

MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday that the powers of his Democratic replacement will remain among the strongest of any governor in the country, even if he signs bills fellow Republicans approved in a lame-duck legislative session. The lengthy Facebook post , where Walker praised the measures without saying whether he will sign … Continue reading MADISON, Wis |Walker says Wisconsin governor’s powers will remain strong

JACKSON, Miss. | Divisive race ends with win for Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith

JACKSON, Miss. — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of President Donald Trump after he stumped for her in a divisive Mississippi runoff shaped by her video-recorded remark about “public hanging.” Hyde-Smith on Tuesday defeated Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman and former U.S. agriculture secretary who was … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Divisive race ends with win for Republican Sen. Hyde-Smith

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Volunteers gathered around folding tables Friday to begin a painstaking hand recount in Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest, with a goal of determining the intent of about 93,000 voters whose ballots for Republican Gov. Rick Scott or Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson could not be counted by machine. The hand recount is … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | Florida starts painstaking hand recount in US Senate race

JACKSON, Miss | GOP senator should explain ‘hanging’ remark, challenger says

JACKSON, Miss. — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a “public hanging,” her black Democratic challenger says. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith made the remark in a video that surfaced Sunday. She praised a cattle rancher at a Nov. 2 campaign event in Tupelo by saying: “If he … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | GOP senator should explain ‘hanging’ remark, challenger says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Florida’s ongoing partisan battle over recount continues

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida’s ongoing recount battle will head back to a courtroom on Wednesday as lawyers for Democrats ask a federal judge to set aside the state law that mandates that a vote be thrown out if signatures on mail ballot envelopes don’t match the signature on file with election authorities. This is … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla | Florida’s ongoing partisan battle over recount continues

JACKSON, Miss. | ‘Public hanging’ remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

JACKSON, Miss.— A video of a white U.S. senator from Mississippi making a flip reference to a “public hanging” is incensing voters in a special election runoff, drawing attention to the state’s history of lynching and boosting Democrats’ hope of pulling off a stunner in the Deep South. Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith is facing former congressman … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | ‘Public hanging’ remark puts spotlight on Miss. Senate race

JACKSON, Miss | Mississippi senator’s ‘public hanging’ remark draws rebuke

JACKSON, Miss.— A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was “exaggerated … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | Mississippi senator’s ‘public hanging’ remark draws rebuke

JACKSON, Miss | Critics rebuke Mississippi senator’s ‘public hanging’ remark

JACKSON, Miss. — A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, said Sunday that her Nov. 2 remark was … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss | Critics rebuke Mississippi senator’s ‘public hanging’ remark