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Trump-Clinton race tests Senate race in reliably GOP Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson insists he won't be a "volunteer apologist" for Donald Trump or anyone else who utters something stupid, but that defiant independence is being sorely tested by the GOP presidential nominee's sinking support and Democrat Hillary Clinton's push into surprisingly competitive Georgia.

Aug. 21, 2016 5:58 PM EDT
Democratic donors step up efforts on Senate, Clinton bids

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic mega-donors, including George Soros and Tom Steyer, are putting millions of dollars into efforts to put Hillary Clinton in the White House and win control of the Senate.

Aug. 21, 2016 2:38 AM EDT
Correction: Campaign 2016-The Latest story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about developments in the 2016 presidential campaign, The Associated Press reported erroneously the title of Michael Flynn.

Aug. 18, 2016 11:13 AM EDT
Obama urges Democrats to campaign aggressively for Clinton

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — Adding a touch of politics to his vacation, President Barack Obama on Monday urged Democrats to campaign aggressively for the next 80 days to elect presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying "if we do not do our jobs, then it's still possible for her to lose.

Aug. 15, 2016 8:33 PM EDT
Trump goes on tear against media, not Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the "disgusting" press for a week of distractions at a time when Republicans have urged him — again — to focus on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Aug. 14, 2016 2:44 PM EDT
As Trump struggles, Clinton goes on offense to win over GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is seizing opportunities presented by a volatile presidential race to expand her base of support heading into the fall, seeking to position the Democratic Party for a sweeping victory in November.

Aug. 12, 2016 2:33 PM EDT
Trump ignites new firestorm: Gun backers might stop Clinton

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump ignited a fresh political firestorm Tuesday by declaring gun rights supporters might still find a way to stop Hillary Clinton, even if she should defeat him and then name anti-gun Supreme Court justices.

Aug. 9, 2016 10:53 PM EDT
Widening aim, Clinton commits resources to Georgia, Arizona

ATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Clinton is expanding her presidential battleground map to include the traditionally Republican states of Georgia and Arizona — another sign that Republican Donald Trump's missteps have Democrats contemplating a November landslide that could help the party in down-ballot contests.

Aug. 9, 2016 6:50 PM EDT
DIVIDED AMERICA: Will Trump energize the Latino vote?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's a persistent paradox in American politics: Many Hispanic families have an immense personal stake in what happens on Election Day, but despite population numbers that should mean political power, Hispanics often can't vote, aren't registered to vote, or simply choose to sit out.

Aug. 8, 2016 12:31 AM EDT
GOP Sen. Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pa. race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year.

Aug. 6, 2016 2:42 AM EDT
GOP Sen. Toomey banking on split-ticket voting in Pa. race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Endangered Sen. Pat Toomey is banking on Pennsylvania voters backing him in November even if they oppose fellow Republican Donald Trump, a ticket-splitting strategy that may help determine whether the GOP can hang on to its Senate majority this election year.

Aug. 5, 2016 4:04 PM EDT
Ousted from DNC, Wasserman Schultz fighting to stay in House

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz easily won her South Florida district six times, but a Democratic primary challenge from a Bernie Sanders-backed law professor is making her seventh bid less than a sure bet — and her recent resignation as Democratic National Committee chairwoman hasn't helped.

Aug. 5, 2016 3:56 AM EDT
Poll: Most young Americans say parties don't represent them

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don't represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what — and whom — they stand for.

Aug. 5, 2016 3:13 AM EDT
The Latest: Mike Pence says Trump is unstoppable

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):9 p.m.Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence says running mate Donald Trump is unstoppable.

Aug. 3, 2016 9:11 PM EDT
GOP candidate goes macho to win Missouri governor primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the final days before Missouri's Republican gubernatorial primary, candidate Eric Greitens responded to a Democratic attack ad by firing more than 100 rounds from a machine gun as an announcer declared in a rebuttal ad that he would bring out "the big guns" to "fight Obama's Democrat machine.

Aug. 3, 2016 7:10 PM EDT
Top-selling edition of Constitution by conservative press

NEW YORK (AP) — Since Khizr Khan held up a copy of the U.S. Constitution last week at the Democratic National Convention and offered to lend it to Republican nominee Donald Trump, sales for the government's founding document have soared, with two editions in the top 10 on Amazon.

Aug. 2, 2016 7:54 PM EDT
Clintons break from campaign to attend Rhode Island funeral

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hillary Clinton took a break from the presidential campaign on Tuesday to attend the funeral in Rhode Island of her longtime friend, Mark Weiner, a major Democratic donor and fundraiser.

Aug. 2, 2016 5:32 PM EDT
Email fallout: 3 Democratic National Committee resignations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief executive of the Democratic National Committee and two other top officials have resigned in the wake of an email hack that embarrassed the party on the eve of its presidential nominating convention.

Aug. 2, 2016 2:53 PM EDT
Kaine may give Democrats an edge in swing-state Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's name on the Democratic ticket can realistically nudge the pivotal state closer into Hillary Clinton's column — no small feat in a contest of two presidential nominees that engender strong feelings by themselves.

Aug. 1, 2016 3:08 PM EDT
After DNC, it's back to parking as usual in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drive a guest into Philadelphia from the airport, and the first question you're likely to hear is not "What's the best cheesesteak in town?" or "Where is the Rocky statue?" but "Why are all those cars parked in the middle of the street?"It's a South Philly signature that delegates and protesters at the Democratic National Convention never saw.

Aug. 1, 2016 10:22 AM EDT

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