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

Rep. Lee Zeldin clinches GOP nomination for NY governor

Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin clinched the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday night, winning the party primary against former White House staffer Andrew Giuliani, businessman Harry Wilson and former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. Zeldin held a 41% to 25.5% lead over Giuliani with 32% of the vote tallied, with many more Long Island votes … Read more

Colorado GOP picks abortion rights backer for Senate race

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday nominated a businessman and supporter of most abortion rights for the US Senate while rejecting an attempt by one of the nation’s most prominent election deniers to become their candidate for the state’s top voting post. Joe O’Dea won the GOP Senate nomination after saying he supported a … 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

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

Britt wins tumultuous Alabama Senate race scrambled by Trump

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Katie Britt won the Republican nomination for Senate in Alabama Tuesday, defeating six-term Rep. Mo Brooks in a primary runoff after forming President Donald Trump took the unusual step of rescinding his initial Brooks endorsement. The loss ends a turbulent campaign that pit Brooks, a conservative firebrand who has spent more … Read more

Trump had ‘direct and personal role’ in pushing states to overturn Biden win, Jan. 6 panel says

Georgia election worker says lies about her committing fraud ‘turned my life upside down’ Georgia election worker Moss, who was falsely accused by Giuliani of election tampering, said that being targeted by Trump and his allies has “turned my life upside down.” “I no longer give out my business card. I don’t transfer calls. I … Read more

Former U.S. ambassador says lifting China tariffs could cut inflation

Removing tariffs on imported Chinese goods will strip 1% off inflation in the US over time and return confidence to the economy which could help President Joe Biden at the ballot box, former US ambassador David Adelman says. “Inflation will be No. 1 issue in midterm elections in the US in November,” Adelman told CNBC’s … Read more