Ted Budd, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks during an election watch party on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at WinMock at Kinderton in Bermuda Run, N.C.
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N.C. Senate candidates joust on abortion, weed and 2024

North Carolina’s Senate contest didn’t start off as one of the must-watch campaigns of 2022, but in the closing weeks of the midterms the race is drawing the country’s attention. That’s because ahead of Friday night’s debate between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd, multiple surveys showed the race either tied or too close to call. For much…

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Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Christian Jenkins speaks to Assistant attorney general Amanda Narog in his courtroom in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.  Jenkins heard arguments Friday on whether to extend a block on Ohio's law banning virtually all abortions on a more permanent basis. (Sam Greene /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP) ORG XMIT: OHCIN105
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Abortion bans on hold, abortions to resume

Judges in Ohio and Arizona put abortion bans on hold Friday in high-stakes cases in the national debate over the fate of abortion since Roe v. Wade was overturned, prompting providers to resume procedures.  An Ohio judge blocked the state’s six-week abortion ban indefinitely on Friday, and the state is expected to appeal the ruling. Hamilton County Common…

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Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat, takes questions from the media after a campaign event in Athens, Georgia.
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Senate nominee Herschel Walker asks woman to have 2nd abortion: report

The woman who said Herschel Walker paid for her 2009 abortion claims the former NFL player and Georgia GOP Senate nominee urged her to terminate another pregnancy two years later, according to the New York Times.   The couple ended their relationship after she refused to have the second abortion. She now raises their 10-year-old son with little involvement by…

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