Republican Party

Donald Trump Jr. leads Kansas fundraiser for Kobach campaign

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. appeared at a fundraiser Tuesday evening for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's campaign for governor, highlighting how Kobach has closer ties to the president than any fellow Republican in the crowded race.

Nov. 28, 2017 11:03 PM EST
Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who've called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls.

Nov. 16, 2017 12:51 AM EST
Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could use his clout to resolve a problem that Republicans say leaves them with no easy options.

Nov. 14, 2017 10:46 PM EST
South Carolina voters face widening GOP breach Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home.

May. 16, 2017 10:27 AM EDT
Speaker Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House.

May. 15, 2017 5:40 PM EDT
Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election.

May. 9, 2017 3:31 AM EDT
Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday named 10 judges and other law professionals it plans to nominate for key posts as President Donald Trump works to place more conservatives on the nation's federal courts.

May. 8, 2017 9:37 PM EDT
Montana congressional race draws cash from outside state

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have poured in surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades.

May. 5, 2017 4:37 PM EDT
Trump tells NRA: 'You have a true friend' in White House

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump reaffirmed his support for gun rights Friday, telling attendees of a National Rifle Association convention that "the eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.

Apr. 28, 2017 3:37 PM EDT
Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.

Apr. 26, 2017 7:24 AM EDT
Utah's Chaffetz says he may not finish term in Congress

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz's decision not to seek another term in Congress and possibly resign sets the GOP congressman up for a 2020 run for governor without a damaging re-election campaign or pressure to doggedly investigate his party's president.

Apr. 20, 2017 4:16 PM EDT
Correction: House Election-Georgia story

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — In a story April 19 about a runoff election in Georgia's 6th Correctional District, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a voter.

Apr. 20, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
Utah Rep. Chaffetz says he won't run for re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican who doggedly investigated Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election but declined to investigate President Donald Trump, abruptly announced Wednesday that he won't run for re-election.

Apr. 19, 2017 5:22 PM EDT
High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention — and campaign cash — on a race that poses an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Apr. 19, 2017 1:09 AM EDT
Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his political enemies seeking an upset in Georgia's special congressional election, blasting the leading Democratic candidate as a "super liberal" who "wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Trump did not expound on his unfounded accusations about 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, but the president's Twitter broadside a day before the special primary underscores how big a Democratic victory would be nationwide and in Atlanta's historically conservative northern suburbs.

Apr. 17, 2017 9:03 PM EDT
GOP hopefuls for Virginia governor show varied debate styles

Three Republicans vying to be Virginia's next governor — a closely watched contest that could provide an early window on President Donald Trump's popularity — showed their markedly different styles in a debate Thursday.

Apr. 13, 2017 9:23 PM EDT
Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat emboldens Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans escaped a special House election in Kansas with a single-digit victory in a district where they have romped in the past, an early warning sign for the GOP at the start of Donald Trump's presidency.

Apr. 12, 2017 4:40 PM EDT
Trump records call for GOP hopeful in House race in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped into a surprisingly competitive special congressional election in Kansas Monday, recording a get-out-the-vote call on behalf of Republican candidate Ron Estes.

Apr. 10, 2017 7:36 PM EDT
In Georgia race, Republicans battle as Democrat chases upset

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia special congressional campaign has become an internal conservative squabble, with a national conservative group blasting a Republican establishment favorite as a big-spending "career politician," while other GOP hopefuls argue over who's most loyal to President Donald Trump.

Apr. 8, 2017 2:55 PM EDT
Gorsuch's ascension to high court vindicates McConnell plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Neil Gorsuch's ascension to the Supreme Court was vindication for Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, whose risky bet more than a year ago paid off big time for President Donald Trump and the Kentucky senator himself.

Apr. 8, 2017 1:01 PM EDT

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