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Tennessee Senate Dem hopeful says he supports Kavanaugh

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen announced Friday that he would support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court, a key choice in a tight Tennessee race that he says became a "much closer call" after the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school came forward.

Oct. 5, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
2 female Arizona Senate candidates on a Kavanaugh tightrope

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In a small office full of Democratic women steamed over Brett Kavanaugh, Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema carefully avoided telling reporters whether she thought sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee were true.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:34 PM EDT
Kavanaugh bump? GOP fights for new energy as vote nears

NEW YORK (AP) — On the brink of a political gender war, President Donald Trump's Republican Party is threatening to erode Democrats' enthusiasm advantage as the fiery debate over his Supreme Court nominee enters its final phase.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump slams Democrats for 'rage-fueled resistance'

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:12 AM EDT
'Vanilla' Kansas GOP congressman struggles versus unique foe

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in this much danger of losing his eastern Kansas congressional seat, not even when his 10-second nude swim in the Sea of Galilee made international headlines.

Oct. 4, 2018 10:29 AM EDT
Trump's Minnesota visits highlight each side of House battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's appearance Thursday at a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, marks his second stop to friendly territory in the otherwise traditionally blue state, where other Republicans in competitive congressional races aren't as anxious to receive him.

Oct. 3, 2018 6:56 PM EDT
In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford's claims against Kavanaugh

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.

Oct. 2, 2018 11:45 PM EDT
In Tennessee, Trump accuses Dems of trying to sink Kavanaugh

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed Monday for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee.

Oct. 2, 2018 12:02 AM EDT
O'Rourke offers blue vision for red Texas during Nelson show

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rouke rallied thousands with Willie Nelson on Saturday night, offering an openly liberal vision for the country's largest conservative state and vowing that his campaign that has shunned outside political support can topple Republican Ted Cruz in November.

Sep. 30, 2018 12:24 AM EDT
House committee to release Russia investigation transcripts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee voted Friday to release transcripts of more than 50 interviews it conducted as part of its now-closed investigation into Russian election interference during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Sep. 28, 2018 2:25 PM EDT
As hearing looms, GOP's woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 27, 2018 12:27 AM EDT
The Republican Party's woman problem is in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 26, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation.

Sep. 24, 2018 10:57 PM EDT
Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT
Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over.At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day.

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT
Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election.

Sep. 22, 2018 10:42 AM EDT
Trump says we'll make decision if Kavanaugh accuser credible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Sep. 19, 2018 11:20 AM EDT
Correction: Supreme Court-Kavanaugh-Politics story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator.

Sep. 18, 2018 6:38 PM EDT
GOP, White House fret about election prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation.

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 AM EDT
Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation.

Sep. 16, 2018 10:55 PM EDT
Congressional race in southwest Washington draws spotlight

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years.

Sep. 14, 2018 4:42 PM EDT
Trump complicates Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In just a few moments and two tweets, President Donald Trump roiled Florida's crucial elections, upending his party's ongoing efforts to make inroads to the battleground state's growing Puerto Rican population.

Sep. 14, 2018 2:29 AM EDT
Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

NEW YORK (AP) — Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump.

Sep. 14, 2018 2:26 AM EDT
Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

NEW YORK (AP) — Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state's underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general on Thursday, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump.

Sep. 14, 2018 1:34 AM EDT
Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat.

Sep. 13, 2018 11:34 PM EDT
Trump tweets roil Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In just a few moments and two tweets, President Donald Trump roiled Florida's crucial elections Thursday, upending his party's ongoing efforts to make inroads to the battleground state's growing Puerto Rican population.

Sep. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

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