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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
Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?With 11 weeks until Election Day, Trump's declining standing in the polls has GOP Senate candidates preparing for the worst, and they're maneuvering now to put as big a margin as they can between themselves and the top of the ticket.

Aug. 23, 2016 5:56 PM EDT
Trump-Clinton race tests Senate race in reliably GOP Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson insists he won't be a "volunteer apologist" for Donald Trump or anyone else who utters something stupid, but that defiant independence is being sorely tested by the GOP presidential nominee's sinking support and Democrat Hillary Clinton's push into surprisingly competitive Georgia.

Aug. 21, 2016 5:58 PM EDT
Democratic donors step up efforts on Senate, Clinton bids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic mega-donors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, are putting millions of dollars into efforts to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win control of the Senate.

Aug. 21, 2016 2:38 AM EDT
Energized white supremacists cheer Trump convention message

CLEVELAND (AP) — They don't like to be called white supremacists.The well-dressed men who gathered in Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton bar after Donald Trump's speech accepting the Republican nomination for president prefer the term "Europeanists," ''alt-right," or even "white nationalists.

Jul. 24, 2016 12:37 AM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-The Latest story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about developments in the 2016 presidential campaign, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of Michael Flynn.

Aug. 18, 2016 11:13 AM EDT
Obama urges Democrats to campaign aggressively for Clinton

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — Adding a touch of politics to his vacation, President Barack Obama on Monday urged Democrats to campaign aggressively for the next 80 days to elect presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying "if we do not do our jobs, then it's still possible for her to lose.

Aug. 15, 2016 8:33 PM EDT
Trump goes on tear against media, not Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the "disgusting" press for a week of distractions at a time when Republicans have urged him — again — to focus on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Aug. 14, 2016 2:44 PM EDT

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