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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
Whitmer heads all-female Democratic ticket in Michigan

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer will lead Michigan's first all-female statewide ticket in the November election, winning the Democratic nomination for governor and pitting her against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:54 AM EDT
Colyer, Kobach send supporters home as Kansas race undecided

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach and Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer were awaiting the outcome of their tight Republican primary race Wednesday in a key test of whether President Donald Trump's late endorsement would prove decisive for Kobach.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:37 AM EDT
Whitmer, Schuette win Michigan governor nominations

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former legislative leader Gretchen Whitmer won the Democrats' nomination for Michigan governor on Tuesday, leading what could be an all-female Democratic statewide ticket into her fall showdown against Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an ally of President Donald Trump.

Aug. 8, 2018 2:09 AM EDT
Could hard-right Supreme Court haunt GOP? History says maybe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Be careful what you wish for.That's the history lesson for Republicans eagerly anticipating Brett Kavanaugh's ascension to the Supreme Court, which could cement conservative control of the court for a generation.

Aug. 7, 2018 8:09 AM EDT
GOP grumbles as Donald Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity.

Aug. 4, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
Democratic stalwart, Trump ally in Michigan governor fights

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former legislative leader with the establishment's backing is hoping to fend off two political newcomers who have staked out positions to her left in the race to be the Democratic nominee for Michigan governor.

Aug. 4, 2018 12:02 PM EDT
Minnesota governor candidates spar over Trump in GOP debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Pawlenty and Jeff Johnson spent their first public debate Friday arguing over Pawlenty's two previous terms as Minnesota governor and who insulted President Donald Trump worse in the run-up to the 2016 election.

Aug. 3, 2018 5:26 PM EDT
Rough governor's race highlights Tennessee primary election

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four candidates who have spent tens of millions of dollars of their own wealth fighting over who is more devoted to President Donald Trump faced off Thursday in the Republican primary for Tennessee governor.

Aug. 2, 2018 7:24 PM EDT
Trump insults Koch brothers as 'total joke' in GOP circles

NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words intensified between two titans in Republican politics as President Donald Trump trashed the conservative billionaire Koch brothers as a "total joke in real Republican circles.

Aug. 1, 2018 12:17 AM EDT
The Latest: Trump claims Americans need IDs to buy groceries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):8 p.m.President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Americans need photo IDs to buy groceries as he rails against the idea of noncitizens voting.

Jul. 31, 2018 8:04 PM EDT
Clash of GOP titans as Trump v Kochs feud escalates

NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words intensified between two titans in Republican politics on Tuesday as President Donald Trump trashed the conservative billionaire Koch brothers as a "total joke in real Republican circles.

Jul. 31, 2018 5:27 PM EDT
GOP primary for governor down to Florida guy vs. Fox guy

CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — Down a network of dirt roads that defies GPS navigation, Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam and about 100 supporters gathered at a hunting plantation tucked into the Panhandle's pine trees.

Jul. 27, 2018 2:04 PM EDT
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

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