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Correction: Election 2020-Beto O'Rourke story

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — In a story Aug. 7 about Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke pausing his campaign travels since the El Paso shooting, The Associated Press erroneously identified a person who O'Rourke gave his cell phone number to as a Walmart employee.

Aug. 8, 2019 5:51 PM EDT
Biden: Trump 'fanning the flames of white supremacy'

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of "fanning the flames of white supremacy" in his most aggressive attack yet on the character of the man he would like to defeat in 2020.

Aug. 8, 2019 12:23 AM EDT
Trump seeks to link Dayton shooter to liberal politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump linked the suspected gunman in the Dayton mass shooting to liberal candidates and organizations Wednesday, even as he pushed back against critics who tied the El Paso attack to his own comments on immigration.

Aug. 7, 2019 6:32 PM EDT
2020 Democrats target Trump gains in rural areas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They're flanked by hay bales on otherwise deserted fields, speak atop countertops at small-town coffee shops and tour farms far removed from city centers.

Aug. 7, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
Trump, Republican party sue over California tax return law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump campaign and Republican Party sued California on Tuesday over a new law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to run in the state's primary, legislation that was aimed at prying loose President Donald Trump's returns.

Aug. 6, 2019 3:31 PM EDT
Mississippi primaries whittle list of governor candidates

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's four-term attorney general Jim Hood is seeking to defeat seven low-budget candidates in Tuesday's Democratic primary for governor and break the grip Republicans have held on the office for 24 of the past 28 years.

Aug. 6, 2019 12:46 PM EDT
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse kicks off re-election campaign

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska kicked off his re-election campaign Monday surrounded by top Republicans who vouched for the first-term lawmaker, despite a primary challenge from an activist who is attacking Sasse's frequent criticism of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 5, 2019 8:33 PM EDT
Latest GOP retirement highlights party's growing peril in TX

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday's announcement that yet another Republican congressman is retiring highlights the GOP's growing struggle to win the House majority next year and the shifting political leanings of Texas, the nation's second-largest state.

Aug. 5, 2019 4:42 PM EDT