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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

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— The Florida secretary of state ordered recounts in the U.S. Senate and governor races on Saturday, an unprecedented review of two major races in the state that took five weeks to decide the 2000 presidential election. Secretary Ken Detzner issued the order after the unofficial results in both races fell within the margin … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Recounts ordered in Florida Senate, governor races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla  | Florida staring at possibility of recounts in key races

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Florida faced the prospect of recounts in the razor-thin races for governor and U.S. Senate, potentially prolonging the battle over two of this year’s most-closely watched campaigns. In the governor’s race, Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday it’s prepared for a possible recount. He conceded to Republican Ron DeSantis on Tuesday night, … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla  | Florida staring at possibility of recounts in key races

MONTPELIER, Vt. | Transgender gubernatorial nominee reflects on campaign

MONTPELIER, Vt.— The country’s first major-party transgender candidate for governor said Thursday she doesn’t know what she will do next now that she’s lost the election in Vermont — but Christine Hallquist is keeping all of her options open. Hallquist, a former utility executive who was a relative unknown at the start her Democratic campaign, … Continue reading MONTPELIER, Vt. | Transgender gubernatorial nominee reflects on campaign