South Carolina governor candidate shoots rattlesnake, pledges to end 'poisonous big gov't ways' in new ad

Attorney Catherine Templeton, a GOP candidate for governor in South Carolina, promised to go after the “snakes slithering around” the state capital in her latest campaign ad.  (CatherineTempleton.com) Catherine Templeton, a Republican candidate for governor in South Carolina, said in a recent campaign ad that she was given a gun to shoot snakes around a … More South Carolina governor candidate shoots rattlesnake, pledges to end 'poisonous big gov't ways' in new ad

Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland governor candidate and county exec, dies suddenly at age 60

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, a leading Democratic contender for Maryland governor, died early Thursday. He was 60 years old.  (AP Photo/Brian Witte) Kevin Kamenetz, considered to be one of the leading Democratic contenders for governor in Maryland, died early Thursday morning of cardiac arrest, police have said. Kamenetz, the Baltimore County executive, woke at … More Kevin Kamenetz, Maryland governor candidate and county exec, dies suddenly at age 60

House Republicans had a bad night – can they prevent a bad November?

It is said that if someone is to be unpopular, they must look the part. House Republicans appear to have seized that visage for now. In Tuesday night’s Senate primaries, things didn’t go well in West Virginia for Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins, who lost the GOP nomination to square off with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., … More House Republicans had a bad night – can they prevent a bad November?

Georgia governor candidate vows to 'round up criminal illegals' with own truck if necessary

Republican Georgia governor candidate Brian Kemp said in a new campaign ad that he could personally “round up” undocumented immigrants in his truck if needed.  (AP Photo/David Goldman) Calling himself a “politically incorrect conservative,” Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp said he could personally “round up criminal illegals” in his truck if needed in his latest … More Georgia governor candidate vows to 'round up criminal illegals' with own truck if necessary

Who is Mike Braun? A look at the Indiana Senate hopeful

Businessman and self-described political outsider Mike Braun grabbed the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Indiana on Tuesday.  Braun beat out two U.S. congressmen — Todd Rokita and Luke Messer — for the nomination in a highly volatile primary. He will face incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, who has held the seat since 2013, in … More Who is Mike Braun? A look at the Indiana Senate hopeful

Who is Patrick Morrisey? A look at the West Virginia Senate hopeful

West Virginia Attorney Gen. Patrick Morrisey pulled off an upset in the Republican primary for Senate, beating out coal baron Don Blankenship and Rep. Evan Jenkins to secure the GOP nomination.  Considered a toss-up in the midterm elections, the West Virginia Senate race is one where Republicans hope to have the chance to unseat incumbent Joe … More Who is Patrick Morrisey? A look at the West Virginia Senate hopeful

Former NFL wide receiver wins GOP primary in race for House seat

Former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez won a GOP primary on Tuesday.  (Twitter) Former NFL wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez on Tuesday won the Republican primary to replace outgoing Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci in Congress. Gonzalez, 33, defeated state lawmaker Rep. Christina Hagan and physician Michael Gusenmeyer to represent the Republican Party for Renacci’s seat in … More Former NFL wide receiver wins GOP primary in race for House seat

Rachel Crooks, who accused Trump of sexual misconduct, wins Dem nomination for Ohio legislature

Rachel Crooks, who accused President Trump of forcibly kissing her years ago, advanced in her Ohio legislative campaign.  (Reuters/Andrew Kelly) Rachel Crooks, who accused President Trump of sexually harassing her more than a decade ago, won the Democratic primary in an Ohio state legislature race. Crooks, a 35-year-old university administrator, won the uncontested primary Tuesday and … More Rachel Crooks, who accused Trump of sexual misconduct, wins Dem nomination for Ohio legislature

Trump says GOP primary winners will defeat 'Socialist,' Pelosi party in November

President Trump touted the latest batch of GOP primary winners Wednesday morning, confidently predicting they’d have little trouble beating “Socialist” and other Democratic candidates come November. The president’s tweet comes after four states held primary elections on Tuesday—Ohio, North Carolina, Indiana and West Virginia. The voters chose nominees for major Senate races in all but … More Trump says GOP primary winners will defeat 'Socialist,' Pelosi party in November

US Rep. Robert Pittenger loses North Carolina primary

Three-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C.,  narrowly lost Tuesday to a Southern Baptist pastor in a GOP primary rematch highlighting their evangelical Christian credentials and loyalty to President Donald Trump. Two years ago, the Rev. Mark Harris of Charlotte’s First Baptist Church lost by just 134 votes to Pittenger, a wealthy land developer. This … More US Rep. Robert Pittenger loses North Carolina primary