Democratic Party

Trump's candidate to face black mayor for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's race for governor comes down to a conservative congressman backed by President Donald Trump and a once little-known liberal who hopes to become the state's first black governor.

Aug. 29, 2018 12:11 AM EDT
Nixon, Cuomo to face off in debate as NY primary draws near

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For months they've circled each other, the liberal actress and activist looking to knock off the state's consummate political insider, a two-term incumbent and possible presidential candidate.

Aug. 28, 2018 5:36 PM EDT
Democrats seek deal on insiders' role in picking nominee

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats are on the cusp of overhauling how they pick a White House nominee, but not without one final public fight over whether to curtail the high-profile role played by party insiders, a major source of ill will in the 2016 race.

Aug. 25, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
Latino Arab-American hopes to unseat indicted Republican

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.

Aug. 23, 2018 7:29 PM EDT
Independent upends Kansas governor's race against Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kris Kobach could be Kansas' next governor are attacking a Kansas City-area businessman whose independent candidacy could thwart their ambitions and help elect the Republican.

Aug. 23, 2018 6:31 PM EDT
Latino Arab-American hopes to unseat indicted Republican

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.

Aug. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EDT
Democrats seek to keep focus on corruption, not impeachment

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats aren't ready to embrace the I-word.A day after separate legal hammers dropped nearly simultaneously on two former members of President Donald Trump's inner circle, Democrats in Washington and across the country faced a delicate balance as they sought to take political advantage of his growing troubles without alienating moderates and independents turned off by talk of impeachment.

Aug. 23, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
Even under indictment, California congressman is favorite

ALPINE, Calif. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife that alleges they illegally converted his campaign account into a household checkbook reorders his re-election contest, giving Democrats a suddenly stronger hand in a district that for decades has embraced Republican candidates.

Aug. 22, 2018 8:52 PM EDT
GOP seeks to flip Arizona US House seat; watchers doubtful

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans hope the victor of a 3-way primary will flip a Phoenix congressional district full of independent voters come November, but with a popular former mayor waiting, Democrats think they will keep it.

Aug. 22, 2018 8:43 PM EDT
The Latest: Trump accuses Cohen of lying under pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):7 p.m.President Donald Trump is accusing his former lawyer Michael Cohen of lying under pressure of prosecution as his White House grapples with allegations that the president orchestrated a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them.

Aug. 22, 2018 7:01 PM EDT
Attempt to break into Democratic Party voter data thwarted

CHICAGO (AP) — An attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee's massive voter database has been thwarted, a party official said Wednesday, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by hacking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails amid the presidential election.

Aug. 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT
Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday.

Aug. 20, 2018 2:14 AM EDT
Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they're registered to vote — or can vote.

Aug. 16, 2018 2:10 AM EDT
Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 AM EDT
Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

Aug. 15, 2018 2:01 AM EDT
Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who once called Donald Trump "unhinged and unfit for the presidency," lost to a lesser-known county official in the Republican primary, prematurely ending a bid to win back his old job.

Aug. 15, 2018 1:48 AM EDT
Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bid to win his old job back fizzled Tuesday as the two-time governor who had harshly criticized Donald Trump late in the 2016 presidential campaign failed to connect with an electorate that has shifted in the years since he last held office.

Aug. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EDT
In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.

Aug. 14, 2018 11:38 PM EDT
APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump.

Aug. 14, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

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