Republican Party

Trump wades into California primary in hopes of boosting GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is wading into the heated California GOP gubernatorial primary, endorsing businessman John Cox in hopes of maximizing Republican chances of securing a spot on the ballot this November.

May. 18, 2018 6:20 PM EDT
Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary gets tough on immigration

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is shaping up as a contest over who's toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a "deportation bus," a pickup truck for do-it-yourself immigrant roundups, and lots of tough talk about "criminal illegal aliens.

May. 16, 2018 11:13 PM EDT
Georgia GOP gubernatorial primary gets tough on immigration

CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) — The Republican gubernatorial primary in Georgia is shaping up as a contest over who's toughest on illegal immigration, with campaigns featuring a "deportation bus," a pickup truck for do-it-yourself immigrant roundups, and lots of tough talk about "criminal illegal aliens.

May. 16, 2018 6:09 PM EDT
In Indiana, Trump says Dems would stymie economic progress

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Embracing the role of party leader, President Donald Trump issued a stern warning Thursday that Democrats would disrupt the economic progress of his administration as he implored fellow Republicans to mobilize behind a slate of Indiana candidates.

May. 10, 2018 8:30 PM EDT
Asian Americans turn angst for Trump into political activism

Members of the country's fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great.

May. 10, 2018 5:24 PM EDT
AP Source: Trump considering Army veteran for VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March.

May. 10, 2018 3:53 PM EDT
Republicans run to right in race for California governor

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In the race for California governor, two Republicans have shunned the center and are running to the right in a bloody fight for a segment of the electorate that loves President Donald Trump and loathes Democrats who have proudly committed to being his foil.

May. 9, 2018 7:17 PM EDT
House GOP looks for right message after rough primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues' wipeout in high-profile primary elections this week.

May. 9, 2018 7:15 PM EDT
North Carolina congressional upset raises Democratic hopes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The defeat of North Carolina incumbent U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger in his Republican primary could give Democrats a wider opening to win the seat and alter the makeup of the House in midterm elections.

May. 9, 2018 5:26 PM EDT
Republicans pledge to show Ohio is still 'a Trump state'

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Republicans are pledging to show the swing state is still Trump country, and the president is cheering them on while getting return fire on Twitter from a Barack Obama appointee seeking the governorship.

May. 9, 2018 4:46 PM EDT
Trump says 'great night' after ex-con loses WVa primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by Trump himself.

May. 9, 2018 11:25 AM EDT
N Carolina GOP congressman is first incumbent to lose seat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three-term incumbent Rep. Robert Pittenger of North Carolina narrowly lost Tuesday to a Southern Baptist pastor in a GOP primary rematch focused on their evangelical Christian credentials and loyalty to President Donald Trump.

May. 9, 2018 2:32 AM EDT
GOP outsiders in _ and out _ as primary season kicks off

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship Tuesday in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as "Trumpier than Trump" but was vigorously opposed by the president.

May. 9, 2018 1:16 AM EDT
Indiana GOP hopes nasty primary won't haunt Senate candidate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans who picked wealthy former state lawmaker Mike Braun as their Senate candidate now are hoping he's not too battered from a grueling primary to mount an effective challenge against a vulnerable Democratic incumbent.

May. 9, 2018 12:17 AM EDT
Braun defeats 2 GOP congressmen in Indiana Senate primary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone.

May. 8, 2018 10:36 PM EDT
In W.Va., Blankenship defiant as Trump tweets against him

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A defiant Don Blankenship fired back Monday after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support opponents of the former coal executive — and former convict — in the Republican U.

May. 7, 2018 9:06 PM EDT
Rightward tilt of GOP primaries worry some Republicans

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of step with the broader electorate in November.

May. 7, 2018 9:26 AM EDT
Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November.

May. 5, 2018 5:49 PM EDT
Ex-coal baron takes swipe at "China people" in political ad

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-coal executive who's running for U.S. Senate after serving a one-year prison sentence has escalated his barrage on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, taking swipes at "China people" and calling McConnell "Cocaine Mitch" in a new ad.

May. 4, 2018 3:21 PM EDT
Democrats using 2017 'Obamacare' vote as political weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago Friday, Democrats sarcastically serenaded Republicans with chants of "Nah nah nah nah, hey hey, goodbye" as the GOP shoved legislation through the House scuttling the Obamacare health care law.

May. 4, 2018 12:53 PM EDT
In rematch, North Carolina race as much about Trump as faith

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The rematch of an extremely close 2016 North Carolina congressional primary may hinge as much on which Republican candidate seems to more vigorously support President Donald Trump as who more successfully mobilizes Christian conservatives.

May. 4, 2018 12:18 PM EDT
North Carolina to decide on GOP representative bucking Trump

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina is an unconventional congressman, a Republican almost eager to buck ruling party leaders on issues like the soaring national debt and enduring military presence in Iraq.

May. 3, 2018 11:44 AM EDT
Democrats strive to tighten their hold in several states

INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) — Unfazed by signs banning soliciting and dogs that barked at her in almost every home she visited, a political newbie knocked on doors, handed out campaign flyers and asked voters to elect her to the Oregon Senate.

Apr. 29, 2018 1:28 PM EDT
GOP-led House panel officially clears Trump in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House intelligence committee on Friday officially cleared the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign, releasing its final report over Democratic objections and ending its probe.

Apr. 27, 2018 10:04 AM EDT
Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling Republican Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary.

Apr. 26, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?

Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate.

Apr. 25, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

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