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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
ACLU attacks may help Kobach win GOP nod for Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative candidate Kris Kobach so relished criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union in the Kansas governor's race that he waved the group's mailer in the air before 250 supporters last week so they could groan in disapproval at the effort to prevent him from winning the Republican primary.

Jul. 26, 2018 10:34 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
Trump-backed candidate Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor.

Jul. 25, 2018 12:28 AM 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
Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.

Jul. 21, 2018 12:26 AM EDT
Two democratic socialists rally voters in deep-red Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

Jul. 21, 2018 12:22 AM EDT
Liberal icon, new Democratic star wade into GOP-heavy Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) — The new face of an emerging democratic socialist movement joined its patriarch in the most unlikely place Friday, calling on Kansans unhappy with the direction of the country to get off the sidelines in a pivotal Republican-held congressional district.

Jul. 20, 2018 10:18 PM EDT
Democrats find not-so-secret weapon in Trump controversies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled Wednesday night with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.

Jul. 20, 2018 4:25 PM EDT
Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some GOP congressmen in Virginia want nothing to do with their own party's provocative candidate for Senate, Corey Stewart, an outspoken acolyte of President Donald Trump and defender of Confederate monuments.

Jul. 19, 2018 10:53 PM EDT
Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

Jul. 18, 2018 7:27 AM EDT
Onetime Trump critic Roby wins GOP House runoff in Alabama

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.

Jul. 17, 2018 11:21 PM EDT
With Trump endorsement, Roby tries to fend off GOP challenge

MILLBROOK, Ala. (AP) — Having once turned her back on Donald Trump, a Republican congresswoman from Alabama is fighting for her political career in the heart of Trump country in a Tuesday runoff election that tests anew the influence of the president in the 2018 midterm season.

Jul. 17, 2018 8:07 PM EDT
Correction: CVS-Black Customer story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story July 15 about a CVS manager who called police on a black customer, The Associated Press erroneously reported he was a state delegate for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

Jul. 16, 2018 4:10 PM EDT
As Supreme Court battle roils DC, suburban voters shrug

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It stands to shift the direction of the nation's highest court for decades, but President Donald Trump's move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy has barely cracked the consciousness of some voters in the nation's top political battlegrounds.

Jul. 14, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
Shouting, insults as FBI agent faces angry Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions.

Jul. 13, 2018 7:36 AM EDT
FBI agent clashes with GOP at hearing on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias vigorously defended himself Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger-pointing and veiled references to personal transgressions.

Jul. 12, 2018 10:56 PM EDT
Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins fight for confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh plunged into his confirmation battle Tuesday, meeting face-to-face with Senate leaders in what promises to be an intense debate over abortion rights, presidential power and other legal disputes that could reshape the court and roil this fall's elections.

Jul. 10, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
Trump weighs 2 or 3 candidates for court, to meet with Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is closing in on his choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, telling reporters that he's focused on two or three people ahead of his Monday announcement.

Jul. 6, 2018 12:22 PM EDT
Trump urges ouster of senator he blames for derailing VA nod

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — In a campaign stop that was both political and personal, President Donald Trump targeted Democrat Jon Tester on Thursday in a bid to get more Republicans elected to the Senate but also to punish the lawmaker he blames for derailing his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jul. 5, 2018 7:37 PM EDT
Trump closes in on Supreme Court pick; 3 judges top list

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he has narrowed down — to two or three — the list of contenders he's considering to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court seat held by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Jul. 5, 2018 7:00 PM EDT
Even in GOP bastion Kansas, 2 congressional seats in play

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Competitive races for two of Kansas' four U.S. House seats are making Republicans sweat to keep their all-GOP state delegation, a twist in a state where President Donald Trump won by nearly 21 points and a leading candidate for governor is gun-rights and immigration hardliner Kris Kobach.

Jul. 2, 2018 3:23 PM EDT
Supreme Court vacancy: Culture wars just beginning

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump-era culture wars are just beginning.The division that President Donald Trump has tapped into — and helped fuel — on issues ranging from immigration to football players kneeling during the national anthem may be a warmup for what's to come this summer as Republicans seek to fill a crucial seat on the Supreme Court.

Jun. 29, 2018 1:44 AM EDT
Spotlight turns to GOP women in Supreme Court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spotlight quickly focused on two Republican senators Thursday in the fight to come over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nomination — Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, whose support for abortion access will reverberate throughout the debate.

Jun. 28, 2018 9:39 PM EDT
Supreme Court vacancy could take culture wars to a new level

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Trump-era culture wars are just beginning.The division that President Donald Trump has tapped into — and helped fuel — on issues ranging from immigration to football players kneeling during the national anthem may be a warmup for what's to come this summer as Republicans seek to fill a crucial seat on the Supreme Court.

Jun. 28, 2018 7:23 PM EDT

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