Democratic Party

Minnesota GOP governor primary tests Pawlenty's comeback bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Seven years after his presidential aspirations fizzled, Tim Pawlenty is hoping to regain his winning touch and restart his political career in a familiar spot: Minnesota's Republican primary for governor.

Aug. 13, 2018 10:01 AM EDT
Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been warning for months about a "blue wave" coming this fall, but so many Democrats are eager to ride it that it is a struggle for any dominant challenger to emerge.

Aug. 11, 2018 11:12 AM EDT
AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November.

Aug. 11, 2018 12:25 AM EDT
AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November.

Aug. 10, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
Stormy Daniels' lawyer in Iowa, says it's not a stunt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti's crusade for the porn actress taking on the president has already catapulted him to cable news stardom and endeared him to many frustrated liberals.

Aug. 10, 2018 8:55 AM EDT
Dems pounce on GOP lawmaker's downfall, blast 'cesspool'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are jumping on a Republican congressman's insider trading indictment to decry a culture of corruption they say President Donald Trump has fostered, a theme they hope will help them seize congressional control in November's elections.

Aug. 9, 2018 3:13 PM EDT
Michigan Democrats hoping for pink and blue wave in November

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Call it Michigan's pink and blue wave.Gretchen Whitmer's victory in the gubernatorial primary on Tuesday means the Democrats will field an all-female statewide ticket this fall if she picks a woman to be her running mate.

Aug. 8, 2018 11:35 PM EDT
Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:54 AM EDT
Colyer, Kobach send supporters home as Kansas race undecided

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach and Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer were awaiting the outcome of their tight Republican primary race Wednesday in a key test of whether President Donald Trump's late endorsement would prove decisive for Kobach.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:37 AM EDT
Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer won the Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor on Tuesday, leading what could be an all-female Democratic statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:09 AM EDT
As Ellison departs Congress, Omar chases another first

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — In a coffee shop at the edge of a working-class Minneapolis suburb, not far from the high school Ilhan Omar attended in the years after she immigrated to the U.

Aug. 5, 2018 9:26 AM EDT
GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity.

Aug. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor's race this year.

Aug. 4, 2018 5:15 PM EDT
Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor.

Aug. 4, 2018 12:02 PM EDT
Warren at black university: Criminal justice system 'racist'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist .

Aug. 3, 2018 9:54 PM EDT
Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump faced off Thursday in the Republican primary for Tennessee governor.

Aug. 2, 2018 7:24 PM EDT
With rough GOP primary, Tennessee Dems see gov's race chance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While the Republicans in contention for Tennessee governor spend big to sort out who is most devoted to President Donald Trump, the two leading Democratic hopefuls recently stood side-by-side at a debate and, for an hour, pretty much agreed.

Jul. 27, 2018 1:06 PM EDT
Avenatti to attend event frequented by presidential hopefuls

Michael Avenatti, who has gained national attention as the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is scheduled to speak next month at an Iowa Democratic fundraiser that has been a frequent stop for those seeking the presidential nomination.

Jul. 26, 2018 7:48 PM EDT
Georgia governor's matchup sets a battle for the middle

ATLANTA (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state.

Jul. 25, 2018 9:37 PM EDT
Without evidence, Trump says Russia will favor Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to show he's taking the threat of Russian interference seriously, President Donald Trump claimed without evidence Tuesday that Moscow will be "fighting very hard" to help Democrats win in the 2018 midterm elections.

Jul. 24, 2018 5:54 PM EDT

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