Democratic Party

Path to power: Senate races to watch on election night

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016.

Nov. 2, 2018 2:08 PM EDT
Democrats and Republicans rush to avert third-party spoilers

PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race.

Nov. 2, 2018 9:38 AM EDT
Trump, Oprah lead surrogate campaigners in 2018 midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — From President Donald Trump to Oprah Winfrey, top political surrogates are fanning out in key battleground states to appeal to voters during the final days of the 2018 midterm campaigns.

Nov. 1, 2018 9:56 PM EDT
Trump, Democrats kick off final midterm campaign blitz

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump launched an eight-state campaign blitz on Wednesday, seeking to shore up Senate Republicans and GOP gubernatorial candidates against an onslaught of Democratic surrogates, including entertainment icon Oprah Winfrey.

Oct. 31, 2018 9:51 PM EDT
Oprah, Trump, Obama: Georgia's star-studded closing act

ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is bringing her star power to one of the nation's hottest governor's races, even as President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama try to put their imprint on the Georgia election.

Oct. 31, 2018 9:40 PM EDT
Biden laments Trump-era tone, offers possible 2020 preview

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden bemoaned the tone of Trump-era politics at a campaign stop in Iowa on Tuesday, previewing on his first trip to the leadoff caucus state how he might take on the Republican president should he seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Oct. 30, 2018 9:59 PM EDT
In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump.

Oct. 30, 2018 6:43 PM EDT
Candidates sidestep Trump in midterm closing message

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Tom MacArthur is doing something that's familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump.

Oct. 29, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
Groups pour cash into Montana Senate race, smashing record

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Spending on Montana's U.S. Senate race has reached $60 million and shattered a state record as Democrats try to hold on to the seat and conservative groups funded by wealthy donors target incumbent Jon Tester following President Donald Trump's feud with the lawmaker.

Oct. 26, 2018 8:06 PM EDT
Democrats try to retake Illinois district won over by Trump

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Democrat Brendan Kelly listened as the people crowded inside a Southern Illinois University conference room talked about how trouble at the Carbondale campus has brought trouble for the whole region.

Oct. 26, 2018 5:12 PM EDT
Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.

Oct. 23, 2018 9:49 AM EDT
Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.

Oct. 22, 2018 11:23 PM EDT
Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself working thousands of supporters into a frenzy at a Houston rally Monday night, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.

Oct. 22, 2018 8:45 PM EDT
Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov.

Oct. 22, 2018 4:22 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on migrants, Saudis, Hispanic vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage.

Oct. 22, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

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