THOMAS BEAUMONT

Nevada's Heller warming to Trump before primary

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Ivanka Trump assembled a group of Republican senators at her tony Washington home last fall, the guest list included one particularly notable name.

Feb. 19, 2018 12:49 PM EST
Oprah in 2020? Allies send mixed messages on her future

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As Democrats nationwide encourage Oprah Winfrey to seek the presidency in 2020, those closest to the media mogul are sending mixed messages about her political intentions.

Jan. 9, 2018 1:43 PM EST
Oprah speech has Democrats buzzing about possible 2020 run

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Oprah Winfrey's impassioned call for "a brighter morning even in our darkest nights" at the Golden Globes has Democratic Party activists buzzing about the media superstar and the 2020 presidential race — even if it's only a fantasy.

Jan. 8, 2018 7:30 PM EST
On Trump turf, GOP still seeks North Dakota Senate candidate

BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans' lone Senate candidate is a little-known state lawmaker and potato farmer from a remote town closer to the Canadian border than the state capital.

Dec. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST
Bannon-sponsored candidates often picked for Trump loyalty

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment.

Nov. 24, 2017 3:36 AM EST
Bannon insurgency stresses loyalty to Trump, not policy test

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment.

Nov. 23, 2017 5:51 PM EST
GOP insurgents claim Trump mantle, spell trouble for party

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans face a problem as they try to defend a slim majority in the Senate and win races elsewhere: Insurgent primary candidates are trying to lay claim to President Donald Trump's mantle, and knock out the establishment's choices.

Aug. 8, 2017 11:01 PM EDT
Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.

Jun. 21, 2017 3:29 AM EDT
Back to Iowa, Trump faces some disgruntled independents

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa independents who helped Donald Trump win the presidency see last year's tough-talking candidate as a thin-skinned chief executive and wish he'd show more grace.

Jun. 20, 2017 5:16 PM EDT
Rising GOP figure Tom Cotton in Iowa as Trump faces turmoil

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton was meeting Friday with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House.

May. 19, 2017 8:58 PM EDT
Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election.

May. 9, 2017 3:31 AM EDT
In Iowa, Trump voters cheer changes, dismiss petty fights

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — In struggling Wapello County, a swath of southeast Iowa Donald Trump was the first Republican to carry in 44 years, his earliest and most devout supporters cheer the new president's quick action on health care, trade, energy and immigration, including accelerated construction of the long-promised Mexican border wall.

Jan. 28, 2017 1:23 AM EST
Trump rewards Michigan party chair with national role

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump wants Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel to be national party chairwoman, in part as a reward for the party carrying Michigan for the first time in 28 years.

Dec. 14, 2016 3:11 AM EST
Trump praises Michigan GOP while weighing RNC chairman call

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — Donald Trump is nearing a decision on who will lead the Republican National Committee and could tap Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel for a leadership post Friday during his visit to Grand Rapids.

Dec. 9, 2016 10:49 AM EST
Democrats looking to reclaim Midwestern supporters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 5, 2016 3:24 AM EST
Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters.

Dec. 4, 2016 10:03 AM EST
Fending off Trump, Clinton tries to secure Midwest blue wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is rushing to secure Michigan and bolster the Democrats' vaunted blue wall of upper Midwestern states that have backed the party's presidential nominee for two decades, sending in reinforcements as Donald Trump aims to blow up the former secretary of state's path to 270 electoral votes.

Nov. 3, 2016 7:24 PM EDT
Most routes to 270 blocked for Trump, needs last-ditch surge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for president reaches its final mile next week amid October surprises, but on the road to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, Hillary Clinton still has several ways to find her way to Washington.

Oct. 31, 2016 3:25 AM EDT
Most routes to 270 blocked for Trump, needs last-ditch surge

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for president reaches its final mile next week amid October surprises, but on the road to the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House, Hillary Clinton still has several ways to find her way to Washington.

Oct. 30, 2016 4:38 PM EDT
Arizona, long a Republican bastion, targeted by Clinton

PHOENIX (AP) — There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years.

Oct. 24, 2016 3:38 AM EDT
Clinton takes fight to Arizona, long a Republican bastion

PHOENIX (AP) — There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years.

Oct. 23, 2016 10:22 AM EDT
GOP strategists: Clinton has grip on electoral votes needed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With roughly three weeks to Election Day, Republican strategists nationwide publicly concede Hillary Clinton has a firm grip on the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House — and may be on her way to an even more decisive victory over Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2016 3:55 AM EDT
GOP strategists: Clinton is in good shape with 3 weeks left

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With roughly three weeks to Election Day, Republican strategists nationwide publicly concede Hillary Clinton has a firm grip on the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House — and may be on her way to an even more decisive victory over Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2016 12:16 AM EDT
Pence emerges in NC with praise, 'forgiveness' for Trump

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence emerged Monday after a weekend out of the public eye reaffirming his relationship — awkward as it may seem — with Donald Trump.

Oct. 10, 2016 9:36 PM EDT
Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in vigorous VP debate

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Democrat Tim Kaine aggressively challenged Republican Mike Pence over a long list of Donald Trump's controversial positions and statements Tuesday night, drawing a vigorous defense of Trump's tax history.

Oct. 4, 2016 11:46 PM EDT

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