Republican Party

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump.

Oct. 17, 2018 1:35 PM EDT
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

Oct. 17, 2018 9:00 AM EDT
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

Oct. 16, 2018 11:23 PM EDT
Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care.

Oct. 15, 2018 12:26 AM EDT
New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care.

Oct. 14, 2018 1:56 PM EDT
The Latest: Trump campaign plans more rallies for midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):8:20 p.m.President Donald Trump's campaign says he will rally for GOP candidates in several critical Western states late next week.

Oct. 13, 2018 8:22 PM EDT
At Ohio rally, Trump touts 'historic week for America'

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a "really historic week for America" that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey.

Oct. 12, 2018 9:23 PM EDT
Independent women a key in outcome of Montana Senate race

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana's high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and Republicans again this year, political observers said.

Oct. 12, 2018 12:35 PM EDT
GOP ramps up election-season warning of 'toxic' Dem tactics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats and their liberal allies Thursday for statements and actions that he dubbed "toxic fringe behavior," sharpening Republicans' campaign-season rhetoric as the party tries rousing conservative voters to turn out on Election Day.

Oct. 11, 2018 12:24 PM EDT
Senate vote on health care likely fodder for both parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress.

Oct. 11, 2018 1:33 AM EDT
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month's crucial elections for control of Congress.

Oct. 10, 2018 5:37 PM EDT
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it "would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.

Oct. 10, 2018 1:25 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Indiana candidates make misleading claims

The Associated Press fact checked the first Indiana U.S. Senate debate Monday evening among Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly and his challengers Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

Oct. 9, 2018 1:54 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Indiana candidates make misleading claims

The Associated Press fact checked the first Indiana U.S. Senate debate Monday evening among Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly and his challengers Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton.

Oct. 9, 2018 8:54 AM EDT
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction.

Oct. 8, 2018 11:00 PM EDT
McConnell says Senate 'not broken' after Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate's majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won't be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Oct. 7, 2018 11:35 PM EDT
2 California newcomers differ in bids to upend House races

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two women in their 30s from different political parties are new arrivals on the California political scene, each trying to engineer a remarkable achievement on Election Day — defeating an established congressman.

Oct. 7, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
2 female Arizona Senate candidates on a Kavanaugh tightrope

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — In a small office full of Democratic women steamed over Brett Kavanaugh, Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema carefully avoided telling reporters whether she thought sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee were true.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:34 PM EDT
Kavanaugh bump? GOP fights for new energy as vote nears

NEW YORK (AP) — On the brink of a political gender war, President Donald Trump's Republican Party is threatening to erode Democrats' enthusiasm advantage as the fiery debate over his Supreme Court nominee enters its final phase.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump slams Democrats for 'rage-fueled resistance'

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Seeking to boost Republican turnout in key Minnesota battlegrounds, President Donald Trump attacked Democrats Thursday night, arguing that their "rage-fueled resistance" to his Supreme Court nominee will motivate GOP voters this fall.

Oct. 5, 2018 12:12 AM EDT
Texas House race may test educated women's dismay over Trump

HOUSTON (AP) — Lizzie Pannill Fletcher was about to start her senior year of high school when she locked arms with other demonstrators and kept anti-abortion activists from overrunning a Planned Parenthood clinic near the famed Astrodome, where the 1992 Republican National Convention was in full swing.

Oct. 4, 2018 5:49 PM EDT
Tricky time for GOP female senators facing Kavanaugh vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump era has, at times, been uncomfortable for Republican women, especially the six senators who will be asked to vote for Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation by week's end.

Oct. 4, 2018 3:03 PM EDT
'Vanilla' Kansas GOP congressman struggles versus unique foe

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in this much danger of losing his eastern Kansas congressional seat, not even when his 10-second nude swim in the Sea of Galilee made international headlines.

Oct. 4, 2018 10:29 AM EDT
Trump's Minnesota visits highlight each side of House battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — President Donald Trump's appearance Thursday at a rally in Rochester, Minnesota, marks his second stop to friendly territory in the otherwise traditionally blue state, where other Republicans in competitive congressional races aren't as anxious to receive him.

Oct. 3, 2018 6:56 PM EDT
Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser he had called credible witness

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.

Oct. 3, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

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