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Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new promise of $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz becomes one of the top Democratic donors of the electionThe Silicon Valley entrepreneur calls the Republican presidential candidate dangerous and divisive and says his appeal to Americans who feel left behind is "quite possibly a deliberate con.

Sep. 9, 2016 3:10 PM EDT
The Latest: Clinton offers intimate look at her faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 (all times EDT):7:45 p.m.Hillary Clinton is offering an intimate look at her Methodist faith and how it has influenced her life in public service.

Sep. 8, 2016 7:43 PM EDT
The Latest: Emails show Powell advising Clinton on emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):10 p.m.The top Democrat on the House Oversight committee has released a 2009 email exchange in which former Secretary of State Colin Powell advised Hillary Clinton on the use of personal email.

Sep. 7, 2016 10:05 PM EDT
The Latest: Trump would give generals 30 days for IS plan

WASHINGTON (AP) —The Latest on Campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):7:21 p.m.If elected president, Trump says he will give his top generals a "simple" instruction: Within 30 days, come up with a plan for "soundly and quickly defeating" the Islamic State group.

Sep. 6, 2016 8:21 PM EDT
Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Sep. 6, 2016 8:27 AM EDT
Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Sep. 5, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
Scarce targets curb Dem hopes for House gains, despite Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a taste of ads to come, House Democrats have run national TV spots in which actors recount Donald Trump's derogatory remarks about immigrants, women and veterans and one asks, "How can Republican members of Congress support that?"The commercials, by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, underscore the party's hopes for an Election Day bumper crop of new House seats, fueled by the GOP presidential candidate's disparaging verbal assaults and poor showing in most polls.

Sep. 5, 2016 10:36 AM EDT
Arizona could be a spoiler on the road to 270

PHOENIX (AP) — If Hillary Clinton carries Arizona in November, there's a good chance it won't be because Democrats on their own have flipped a reliable GOP state they hope to win consistently someday.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:10 AM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:05 AM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 5, 2016 2:05 AM EDT
Democrats counting on Indiana as they eye Senate takeover

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidates around the country, from Wisconsin to Florida, are bracing for Donald Trump to lose their states, and they're looking for ways to win in spite of him.

Sep. 3, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
Black vote concentrated, but key in Trump-Clinton matchup

ATLANTA (AP) — Donald Trump will visit a predominantly black church in Detroit this weekend and, his campaign says, "outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country.

Sep. 2, 2016 4:25 PM EDT
McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary

PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Aug. 31, 2016 2:56 AM EDT
Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that's guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the chamber.

Aug. 30, 2016 11:10 PM EDT
A guide to Florida's primary election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters will select Tuesday the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.

Aug. 30, 2016 3:53 AM EDT
On Syria, Democrats look to deflect the conversation

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump made six references to the conflict in Syria, pointing to the war-ravaged nation as a source of much of the world's turmoil, particularly immigration and extremism.

Aug. 29, 2016 6:56 AM EDT
Warning of 'war' on farmers, Trump seeks support in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump warned Saturday of a "war on the American farmer," telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton "wants to shut down family farms" and implement anti-agriculture policies.

Aug. 27, 2016 8:04 PM EDT
Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year.

Aug. 27, 2016 10:57 AM EDT
'Religious vote' hears messages from both candidates

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians.

Aug. 27, 2016 2:42 AM EDT
Maine governor leaves obscene voicemail on lawmaker's phone

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said "I am after you" and telling reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun between his eyes.

Aug. 26, 2016 1:37 PM EDT
Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Donald Trump has told conservative evangelical pastors in Florida that his presidency would preserve "religious liberty" and reverse what he insists is a government-enforced muzzling of Christians.

Aug. 26, 2016 12:04 PM EDT
Sanders: I'll campaign for Clinton, down-ticket Democrats

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he'll campaign actively this fall to send Democrat Hillary Clinton to the White House and bolster the party's congressional candidates, with swings already planned in New Hampshire, New York and Washington state.

Aug. 24, 2016 5:11 PM EDT

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