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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
Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.

Aug. 15, 2018 10:30 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
Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.

Aug. 14, 2018 10:03 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
Collins' exit prompts GOP scramble, ballot questions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Republicans may have to nominate U.S. Rep. Chris Collins for another political office in order to strip his name from the November ballot after the three-term conservative lawmaker dropped his re-election bid following insider trading charges.

Aug. 13, 2018 5:56 PM EDT
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
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
GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of western New York state was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when bad news came out.

Aug. 8, 2018 8:00 PM EDT

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