KATHLEEN RONAYNE

'Far and away the best': Sanders finally endorses Clinton

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — With hugs and handshakes, Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Tuesday and emphatically told his supporters their "political revolution" must now turn to electing his Democratic former rival.

Jul. 12, 2016 6:39 PM EDT
Trump talks trade at shuttered NH factory

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump talked trade at a shuttered New Hampshire factory on Thursday, putting a more personal spin on his vow to rip up the nation's trade deals and impose new tariffs in an effort to revive local manufacturing jobs.

Jun. 30, 2016 7:15 PM EDT
In ME, Trump strikes back at US Chamber on trade

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Donald Trump struck back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in a mostly rural area in Maine, where his message of economic populism could earn him a vote in the Electoral College.

Jun. 29, 2016 6:38 PM EDT
Warren relishes role as attack dog against Donald Trump

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Relishing her role as an attack dog, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren tore into Donald Trump on Saturday, calling the presumptive Republican presidential nominee a "thin-skinned racist bully" who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near the White House.

Jun. 18, 2016 2:46 PM EDT
Tensions fray in both parties ahead of New York primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions frayed in both the Democratic and Republican presidential races on Monday, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried to stave off the prospect of a lengthy battle for the nomination with big victories in New York.

Apr. 12, 2016 10:09 AM EDT
Tensions fray in both parties ahead of New York primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Tensions frayed in both the Democratic and Republican presidential races on Monday, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried to stave off the prospect of a lengthy battle for the nomination with big victories in New York.

Apr. 11, 2016 8:56 PM EDT
Candidates _ even Trump _ shift to delegate hunt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are coming to terms with the cold mathematical reality of chasing delegates ahead of their nominating conventions, with front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump driving for challenge-proof majorities against rivals who won't go away.

Apr. 10, 2016 8:47 PM EDT
Clinton: Qualification hit by Sanders a "misrepresentation"

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic candidates tried to shift attention back to Republicans Friday, but their spat over qualifications continued, with Hillary Clinton calling a hit from Bernie Sanders a "misrepresentation.

Apr. 8, 2016 6:19 PM EDT
Kasich pitches himself as a sturdy alternative to GOP rivals

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Often an afterthought in the chaotic GOP presidential contest, John Kasich is soldiering on with the belief that he can convince hundreds of delegates to swing his way at a contested summer convention by warning that the alternative could be detrimental to the party and the country.

Mar. 31, 2016 1:19 PM EDT
Kasich's hopes rest on a contested convention

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich had a gym full of cheering supporters and confetti as well as 66 brand new Republican presidential delegates after his home-state victory, but he's got no mathematical path to win the GOP nomination outright.

Mar. 16, 2016 2:24 PM EDT
Trump wins Florida, loses Ohio; Rubio drops out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump scored victories Tuesday in three states, including the big-prize Florida, but lost Ohio to the state's governor, John Kasich, as the billionaire continued to move ahead in his stunning campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

Mar. 16, 2016 12:00 AM EDT
2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio (AP) — The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially decisive day on Tuesday for both Republicans and Democrats that could transform Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from front-runners to likely nominees.

Mar. 14, 2016 11:16 PM EDT
2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio (AP) — The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially decisive day for both Republicans and Democrats, with enough delegates up for grabs Tuesday to turn Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from front-runners to likely nominees.

Mar. 14, 2016 5:56 PM EDT
Trump rally violence offers Kasich fresh chance for contrast

HEATH, Ohio (AP) — John Kasich on Saturday delivered his harshest criticism yet of Donald Trump, saying he's "had it" with the "toxic" nature of Trump's campaign and suggesting he may not support the businessman should he become the Republican nominee.

Mar. 12, 2016 7:51 PM EST
Kasich turns sights to must-win Ohio to keep campaign alive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Yet to win a state and far behind in the delegate count, John Kasich turns to Ohio hoping high approval ratings and a robust get-out-the-vote operation will deliver him a victory in his home state next Tuesday.

Mar. 9, 2016 3:29 AM EST
Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters.

Feb. 12, 2016 11:44 AM EST
Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate.

Feb. 12, 2016 4:11 AM EST
Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

Feb. 10, 2016 6:14 PM EST
Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies.

Feb. 10, 2016 2:08 AM EST
AP News Guide: Trump, Sanders prevail in NH

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders routed their rivals in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, avenging their Iowa losses to keep the mad scramble of the 2016 presidential campaign alive with dozens of contests to come.

Feb. 10, 2016 12:02 AM EST
Primary puts values of retail campaigning to the test

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals.

Feb. 9, 2016 3:56 AM EST
Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

SALEM, N.H. (AP) — Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

Feb. 8, 2016 3:36 AM EST
Kasich keeps it positive in final days before New Hampshire

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — John Kasich is betting big on positivity.Unlike Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, who are turning their fire on Marco Rubio with a renewed sense of urgency, Kasich is refusing to go negative against his rivals, even bragging about how he asked the super PAC backing him not to run an ad hitting the Florida senator.

Feb. 4, 2016 3:22 AM EST
Clinton wins Iowa, campaigns turn to New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton tried to turn a skin-of-her-teeth victory in Iowa into a bit of momentum for her battered Democratic campaign, and Ted Cruz sought to lock in his spot at the top of the Republican field as the presidential candidates packed up Tuesday and sped to New Hampshire.

Feb. 3, 2016 1:17 AM EST
Cruz, Rubio eye NH momentum as Dems gird for long fight

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A victorious Ted Cruz and buoyant Marco Rubio emerged from Iowa with compelling claims to the outsider and mainstream mantles in the fractured Republican primary, as the presidential race shifted overnight to New Hampshire.

Feb. 2, 2016 8:44 AM EST
Cruz and Clinton feel pressure in final Iowa stretch

RINGSTED, Iowa (AP) — Lagging Republicans jostled for second place in their crowded field, while Hillary Clinton faced more email troubles Friday as the presidential contenders barreled toward a final weekend of campaigning before Iowa's crucial caucuses.

Jan. 29, 2016 9:30 PM EST

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