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Judge temporarily blocks law aimed at Trump's tax returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked a California law aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release his personal income tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 primary ballot.

Oct. 2, 2019 1:02 AM EDT
California governor signs bill on presidential tax returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state's primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump.

Jul. 30, 2019 5:36 PM EDT
Democrats try to make gains with governors in 2019 elections

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Though the national political focus has largely turned to the 2020 presidential campaign, three Southern states will see hard-fought governors' races this year, with Democrats trying to show they can compete in Donald Trump territory.

Feb. 22, 2019 10:31 AM EST
Special election to replace lawmaker who killed himself

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburb will soon choose a successor for a Republican state lawmaker who killed himself last year after a woman publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his basement when she was a teenager and he was her pastor.

Feb. 17, 2018 9:20 AM EST
McConnell gives strongest statement yet in favor of Trump

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made his strongest statement yet on his party's presidential nominee, telling a rally in his home state Wednesday that "we need a new president, Donald Trump, to be the most powerful Republican in America.

Nov. 2, 2016 8:37 PM EDT
Paul, Gray clash over Supreme Court in US Senate debate

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he "can't imagine" voting for a Supreme Court nominee from Hillary Clinton, but stopped short of vowing to continue a blockade of Democratic appointments during the first and only televised debate with challenger Jim Gray.

Oct. 31, 2016 9:56 PM EDT
As some in GOP sever ties with Trump, McConnell ignores him

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to acknowledge Donald Trump on Monday, telling a group of business leaders in his home state of Kentucky that if they expected to hear him discuss the presidential race they "might as well go ahead and leave.

Oct. 10, 2016 3:14 PM EDT
Democratic mayor to challenge GOP's Rand Paul in Senate race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for Rand Paul's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, giving Paul a viable challenger and complicating his bid for re-election as he lags in the polls in his presidential campaign.

Jan. 26, 2016 3:40 PM EST