Category: Candidates


Twitter to add labels to U.S. political candidates

NEW YORK – Under pressure to deter misuse of its platform, Twitter said Wednesday that it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter said the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will […]

Trump hires veteran GOP operative Chris Carr with eye on midterm elections

President Trump warned that his antiabortion agenda could be at risk if Democrats take control of Congress next year. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump’s reelection campaign on Wednesday announced the hiring of longtime Republican operative Chris Carr as its political director, a move intended to bolster Trump’s efforts to support GOP candidates in this […]

Twitter to add special labels to political candidates in US

Twitter says it’s adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year’s midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with “authentic information” and prevent spoofed and fake accounts from fooling users. The labels will include what office a person is running for and where. Both the candidate’s […]

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff | Political

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state’s top job, but any focus on her chances becoming the nation’s first black female governor first has to wait for her Republican opponent who won’t be settled for another two months. With votes still being tallied, […]

Stacey Abrams is first black female nominee for governor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Abrams spoke at the 2016 Democratic convention, where Hillary Clinton was nominated A former Georgia lawmaker and author has taken a major step towards becoming the first ever African-American female governor of a US state. Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, telling voters that trying […]

GOP candidates for Georgia governor ready for runoff | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams got immediate accolades and attention nationally as Georgia Democrats nominated her for the state’s top job, but any focus on her chances becoming the nation’s first black female governor first has to wait for her Republican opponent who won’t be settled for another two months. With votes still being tallied, […]