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Bernie Sanders struggles with new path to black voters

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — As Bernie Sanders contemplates making another president bid in 2020, the Vermont senator still is searching for the right way to attract more black voters who backed Hillary Clinton and effectively denied him the Democratic nomination in 2016.

Apr. 6, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
Takeaways from Illinois primary: Big money, party splits

Illinois voters added their voices to the 2018 primary season, with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner surviving an unexpectedly stiff primary challenge from the right and a suburban Chicago congressman, Dan Lipinski, narrowly dispatching a Democratic challenger fueled by the party's liberal wing.

Mar. 21, 2018 11:27 AM EDT
Democrats seek balance between base's demands, election wins

ATLANTA (AP) — Pennsylvania's Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump.

Mar. 16, 2018 10:15 AM EDT
Democrats' midterm choices: Liberals, moderates, both?

ATLANTA (AP) — Pennsylvania's Conor Lamb and Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, the new miracle men of the Democratic Party, offer a clear model for how to run in Republican territory: Focus on economics, not guns, immigration or President Donald Trump.

Mar. 15, 2018 8:32 PM EDT
Too close to call but Dem Lamb claims win in Pennsylvania

MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.

Mar. 14, 2018 4:38 AM EDT
PA race razor close; Dem Lamb claims win, GOP not conceding

MT. LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A razor's edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb severely tested Donald Trump's sway in a GOP stronghold.

Mar. 14, 2018 2:07 AM EDT
Trump: 'Steel and business' at stake in House election

TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump invoked "steel and business" Monday as he and his son made a final push to sway voters in a special election for a Pennsylvania House seat that will reverberate nationally.

Mar. 12, 2018 1:05 PM EDT
Trump: Voters must support GOP in Pittsburgh-area House race

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump told western Pennsylvania voters Saturday night that his new tariffs were saving the steel industry and urged them to send a Republican to the House so he can keep delivering those kinds of results.

Mar. 11, 2018 5:00 AM EDT
Trump: Don't fall for Democrat Lamb's moderate talk

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump told western Pennsylvania voters Saturday night that his new tariffs were saving the steel industry and urged them to send a Republican to the House so he can keep delivering those kinds of results.

Mar. 10, 2018 9:32 PM EST
Dems pledge to limit superdelegates, but don't say how

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party's hierarchy on Saturday acknowledged the "perceived influence" of insiders over voters in picking a presidential nominee, but don't know yet how to settle an issue that bedeviled the bitter nomination fight between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in 2016.

Mar. 10, 2018 6:09 PM EST
Things to know from Tuesday's Texas primaries

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas kicked off primary season ahead of the 2018 midterm election, with implications for Democrats and Republicans alike in an election year that could alter the direction of Congress and statehouses around the country for the final two years of President Donald Trump's term.

Mar. 6, 2018 11:03 PM EST
Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state.

Jan. 18, 2018 12:10 PM EST
Dems aim for, and GOP worries about, midterm election wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buoyed by a string of Republican retirements and President Donald Trump's persistently low approval rating, Democrats are increasingly hopeful about their chances for a midterm election wave that would give them control of the House and deliver a blow to the president.

Jan. 15, 2018 7:12 AM EST
Firm convictions, uneasiness at churches before Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's race for U.S. Senate settled into church for worship on Sunday, with the minister at a historic black congregation calling the race a life-or-death matter for equal rights, conservatives standing by Republican Roy Moore and others feeling unsettled in the middle.

Dec. 11, 2017 1:48 AM EST
Trump trying to help push Moore across Alabama finish line

PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to push embattled GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore across the finish line in Tuesday's election in Alabama by contending the Democratic nominee would oppose "what we must do" for the nation.

Dec. 9, 2017 10:24 AM EST
Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama

PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday urged voters to elect a Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct, warning that America "cannot afford" to have a Democrat win the hard-fought campaign instead.

Dec. 8, 2017 10:13 PM EST
Dems prepare to curtail superdelegates ahead of 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are considering a plan that would limit — but not abandon — the influence of "superdelegates" in the next presidential primary, after a bruising 2016 primary prompted allegations by Bernie Sanders' supporters that the system was rigged.

Dec. 8, 2017 1:02 PM EST
Democratic chairman: Trump 'most dangerous' president ever

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted as an "existential threat" to the nation.

Oct. 21, 2017 6:47 PM EDT
In Alabama, a Trump miscalculation in Senate primary

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — A firebrand Alabama jurist wrested a U.S. Senate nomination from an appointed incumbent backed by millions of dollars from national Republicans, adding a new chapter Tuesday to an era of outsider politics that ushered Donald Trump into the White House yet leaves his presidency and his party in disarray.

Sep. 27, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
GOP governors launch 'news' site critics call propaganda

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the "news" business.The Republican Governors Association has quietly launched an online publication that looks like a media outlet and is branded as such on social media.

Sep. 19, 2017 11:49 AM EDT
GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

Aug. 19, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

Aug. 19, 2017 11:10 AM EDT
Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

Aug. 18, 2017 8:53 PM EDT
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
Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff are making their final arguments in the Georgia 6th Congressional District race that offers a potential preview of the 2018 midterm elections.

Jun. 19, 2017 10:01 PM EDT
In Georgia, a key US House race comes down to its final days

DORAVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Dr. Nadine Becker wasn't politically involved until she saw Donald Trump elected president, but the suburban Atlanta gynecologist didn't know how to engage, given her traditionally Republican surroundings.

Jun. 18, 2017 4:12 PM EDT

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