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Racial politics haunt GOP in the Trump era

NEW YORK (AP) — The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race.

Aug. 16, 2017 2:38 AM EDT
Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from his judicial duties, forced a primary runoff Tuesday against Trump-backed incumbent Sen.

Aug. 16, 2017 1:26 AM EDT
Alabama Senate race tests Trump, McConnell reach

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — On the final day of campaigning in Alabama, U.S. Sen. Luther Strange on Monday touted his backing from President Donald Trump while his GOP rivals continued to batter him as the candidate of the so-called Washington establishment because of his bankrolling from Senate leadership.

Aug. 14, 2017 6:58 PM EDT
Alabama's US Senate race all about Trump love, swamp hate

PIKE ROAD, Ala. (AP) — On a humid afternoon, U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, on his campaign bus named the Drain the Swamp Express, pulled into a central Alabama farmer's market and said he is the true conservative to help enact the agenda of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 13, 2017 11:34 AM EDT
Utah Republicans divided in battle for Chaffetz's House seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican race to fill a Utah congressional seat abandoned by Jason Chaffetz is pitting the party establishment, which is backing a popular mayor with a Democratic past, against further-right conservatives who are divided between two candidates with support from national GOP heavy-hitters.

Aug. 13, 2017 11:05 AM EDT