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Cruz to vote for Trump, whom he once called 'utterly amoral'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face that may help unite a deeply divided Republican Party months after the fiery Texas conservative called Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral.

Sep. 23, 2016 6:33 PM EDT
Democrats' best shot in Texas is party-switching judge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time a Democrat won statewide office in Texas, Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson were newlyweds and "Friends" would soon make "The Rachel" haircut a thing.

Sep. 13, 2016 8:28 AM EDT
Republicans in Hispanic House districts fear Trump blowback

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Donald Trump pinatas, with dark suits, oversized pink lips and unruly yellow manes in paper mache, are top sellers across South Texas — a potential sign of trouble for one of its Republican congressmen and some colleagues representing predominantly Hispanic districts across the country.

Sep. 2, 2016 12:18 PM EDT
Sanders backer's swipe at Clinton sparks Texas skirmish

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Bernie Sanders delegate from North Texas sparked a shouting match Tuesday among his state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention by condemning Hillary Clinton, but later said he misspoke in "a moment of passion.

Jul. 26, 2016 3:42 PM EDT
Rulings may make voter ID laws presidential race nonfactors

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal courts have reined in strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle continues to rage over North Carolina's rules mandating showing identification at the polls — even after lawmakers there took pre-emptive steps to soften them.

Jul. 21, 2016 5:26 PM EDT
Castro's youth seen as a plus and a minus for Clinton ticket

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Julian Castro was in two places at once. Or so it seemed.It was April 2005 and there was the baby-faced favorite to win San Antonio's mayoral race perched atop a float chugging down the storied Riverwalk.

Jul. 15, 2016 3:56 AM EDT
AP Exclusive: Texas governor to miss Republican convention

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will miss next week's Republican National Convention as he recovers from extensive burns after being scalded by hot water — meaning his state's large delegation to Cleveland will be without its chosen chairman.

Jul. 12, 2016 7:12 PM EDT
Texas governor burned in accident; could miss GOP convention

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and both feet — and may miss next week's Republican National Convention as a result, his office said Sunday.

Jul. 10, 2016 8:23 PM EDT
What's the deal? Voters cheer, jeer, shrug off GOP pact

FRANKLIN, Indiana (AP) — Kathy Hiel said she hadn't made up her mind to vote for Donald Trump — until the billionaire businessman's two Republican White House rivals formed an extraordinary political non-aggression pact to stop him.

Apr. 26, 2016 7:50 AM EDT
Cruz hopes for Indiana rebound to block Trump

BORDEN, Ind. (AP) — Ted Cruz, looking for a rebound to keep his presidential hopes alive and block Donald Trump from capturing the Republican nomination, said Monday he's "all in on Indiana," a crucial test for the Texas senator especially now that another rival is getting out of his way in the state.

Apr. 25, 2016 9:12 PM EDT
Anti-Trump pact unites his rivals on eve of 5 primaries

BORDEN, Ind. (AP) — Declaring the Republican presidential contest at "a fork in the road," Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new alliance on Monday as the party's last, best chance to stop Donald Trump, even as the New York billionaire surged toward another big delegate haul.

Apr. 25, 2016 9:10 PM EDT
Trump tells Connecticut voters he's "not toning it down"

BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut (AP) — A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning.

Apr. 23, 2016 8:49 PM EDT
Trump says he's 'not toning it down,' drawing Clinton barbs

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A confident Donald Trump told supporters on Saturday that he's not changing his pitch to voters, a day after his chief adviser assured Republican officials their party's front-runner would show more restraint while campaigning.

Apr. 23, 2016 7:12 PM EDT
Student loan issue may muddy Cruz's appeal to young voters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Ted Cruz kicked off his White House bid at Liberty University, he told the crowd "y'all can probably relate" to the $100,000-plus in student loan debt he ran up in college and paid off only a few years ago.

Apr. 23, 2016 2:50 AM EDT
Ted Cruz defended Texas ban on the sale of sex toys in state

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Defending a Texas state law banning the sale of sex toys, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a 2007 court brief that individuals have no legal right to use them, even in the privacy of their own bedrooms.

Apr. 15, 2016 10:00 PM EDT
Panama Papers could add to outrage in US presidential race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Panama Papers, which illustrate how a small class of global elites find elaborate ways to shield their wealth from tax collectors, bank regulators and police, offer a glimpse into what's driving the populist outrage that has marked this year's presidential campaign.

Apr. 6, 2016 12:45 AM EDT
Panama Papers could add to outrage in presidential race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Panama Papers, which illustrate how a small class of global elites find elaborate ways to shield their wealth from tax collectors, bank regulators and police, offer a glimpse into what's driving the populist outrage that has marked this year's presidential campaign.

Apr. 5, 2016 11:58 PM EDT
Cruz makes his Supreme Court knowledge new focal point

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Ted Cruz has always talked about the Supreme Court as a candidate for president, but it's become the new focal point of his White House bid following the weekend death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 16, 2016 7:14 AM EST
GOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigration

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage.

Feb. 14, 2016 2:57 AM EST
Fight night: Personal attacks, court debate for GOP hopefuls

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls insisted that President Barack Obama step aside and let his successor nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a raucous Saturday night debate that also featured harshly personal jousting over immigration and foreign policy.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:15 PM EST
Debate: Republican contenders say no court nominee for Obama

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — Republican White House hopefuls called for President Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court justice, in a debate jolted by Saturday's death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:13 PM EST
Cruz's right turn on immigration belies more moderate past

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has for months repeated that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting "amnesty" or "legalization" to people in the United States illegally.

Feb. 13, 2016 2:04 PM EST
Rubio under pressure as Republicans debate in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio enters Saturday night's Republican presidential debate facing immense pressure to right his campaign after faltering badly in the last contest and finishing a disappointing fifth in the New Hampshire primary.

Feb. 13, 2016 11:19 AM EST
Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later.

Feb. 13, 2016 3:08 AM EST
Top Republicans stay quiet on release of their tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later.

Feb. 12, 2016 1:42 PM EST

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