Republican Party

In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump.

Oct. 30, 2018 6:43 PM EDT
Candidates sidestep Trump in midterm closing message

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Tom MacArthur is doing something that's familiar to dozens of candidates in the most fiercely contested congressional races: Tiptoeing around President Donald Trump.

Oct. 29, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
Obama rips Trump, GOP in fiery speeches for Midwest Dems

DETROIT (AP) — Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump's tenure in office Friday in fiery speeches in Milwaukee and Detroit that took aim at him and other Republicans for "making stuff up.

Oct. 27, 2018 6:30 AM EDT
Democrats try to retake Illinois district won over by Trump

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Democrat Brendan Kelly listened as the people crowded inside a Southern Illinois University conference room talked about how trouble at the Carbondale campus has brought trouble for the whole region.

Oct. 26, 2018 5:12 PM EDT
Trump turns focus to Wisconsin's races for Senate, governor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump makes a campaign visit to Wisconsin with Republicans growing increasingly nervous about the prospects of holding onto the governor's office, let alone picking up a Senate seat held by a well-positioned democratic incumbent.

Oct. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT
Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.

Oct. 23, 2018 9:49 AM EDT
Trump escalates immigration rhetoric at rally to boost Cruz

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his immigration rhetoric at a midterm rally in Texas on Monday, falsely accusing Democrats of "encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws, violate our borders and overwhelm our nation.

Oct. 22, 2018 11:23 PM EDT
Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting the state and the president himself working thousands of supporters into a frenzy at a Houston rally Monday night, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers in the final weeks of the Texas Senate campaign to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.

Oct. 22, 2018 8:45 PM EDT
GOP fight over leadership after November vote to be messy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Oct. 22, 2018 2:20 AM EDT
GOP risks messy leadership struggle after November vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Oct. 21, 2018 2:59 PM EDT
The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off 'the trash heap'

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):12:35 p.m.President Donald Trump is poking fun at former Joe Biden on a day when both politicians were campaigning in Nevada for candidates on the Nov.

Oct. 20, 2018 3:50 PM EDT
Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in the state.

Oct. 20, 2018 3:21 PM EDT
Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about U.S. House races along the Southern border, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Nancy Pelosi as U.

Oct. 20, 2018 3:17 PM EDT
Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress.

Oct. 20, 2018 12:14 AM EDT
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

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