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Democrats' hopes high for taking House, but nothing certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day of reckoning for American politics has nearly arrived.Voters on Tuesday will decide the $5 billion debate between President Donald Trump's take-no-prisoner politics and the Democratic Party's super-charged campaign to end the GOP's hold on power in Washington and statehouses across the nation.

Nov. 5, 2018 3:22 PM EST
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. 5, 2018 12:40 PM EST
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. 4, 2018 1:15 PM EST
Win or lose, Cruz and O'Rourke may remain political forces

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke probably have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations, regardless of which one wins their high-profile Texas Senate race.

Nov. 4, 2018 11:29 AM EST
Trump slams Indiana Democratic ads touting Libertarian

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump accused Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly of "trying to steal the election" by running ads touting the Libertarian candidate in an effort to peel away votes from Republican challenger Mike Braun in a close contest.

Nov. 3, 2018 10:46 PM EDT
Battle for US House seats includes one-time GOP stronghold

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California on Saturday in a frantic rush to secure votes, knocking on doors, dialing phones and urging throngs of volunteers to fight for every vote.

Nov. 3, 2018 7:38 PM EDT
Governor's race could flip power or continue Nevada dynasty

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican from a political dynasty and a powerful Las Vegas-area politician hoping to become Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades are in a tight race for the state's top office Tuesday.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:17 PM EDT
Kansas Democrats hopeful of breaking GOP grip on power

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in Kansas who have had to sit on the political sidelines for the better part of a decade are hoping for a blue wave on Election Day that could help them break the Republican grip on power and are optimistic about their chances in several races, including the one for governor.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:15 PM EDT
Trump rallies for 2018 Republicans _ with an eye toward 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned back-to-back Friday as he launched a feverish push to help elect Republicans in next week's voting — but he also looked ahead to facing off against "one of the lefties" he expects to challenge his re-election effort in 2020.

Nov. 3, 2018 1:24 AM EDT
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. 3, 2018 12:56 AM EDT
Trump vs. Obama in the final weekend of the midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Feuding from a distance, President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama exchanged tough words Friday as they sought to rally their parties' base voters in the final days before the midterm elections.

Nov. 2, 2018 8:29 PM EDT
Pence lauds economy in rally to help Kansas, Missouri GOP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence rallied several hundred fellow Republican conservatives Friday in hopes of pushing Senate candidate Josh Hawley in Missouri and governor candidate Kris Kobach in Kansas to narrow victories in states that President Donald Trump won handily two years ago.

Nov. 2, 2018 5:36 PM EDT
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

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