Republican Party

High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.

Sep. 10, 2018 11:02 AM EDT
Immigration tricky issue in tight Kansas congressional race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder and his Democratic challenger are having a hard time keeping their political footing on immigration issues, complicating their efforts to win a competitive swing House district in Kansas that President Donald Trump narrowly lost.

Sep. 9, 2018 11:18 AM EDT
Obama tells voters to step up or 'things can get worse'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.

Sep. 9, 2018 7:48 AM EDT
Obama, on campaign swing, urges 'sanity in our politics'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.

Sep. 8, 2018 6:47 PM EDT
Trump: Russia probe 'really, really unfair for the midterms'

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is not only bad for the country, it's "really, really unfair for the midterms.

Sep. 7, 2018 7:03 PM EDT
Democrat logs 35K miles in long-shot bid in Trump territory

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016, yet an Oregon Democrat campaigning against a Republican incumbent doesn't see it as hostile territory.

Sep. 5, 2018 4:33 PM EDT
Incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker wins Massachusetts GOP primary

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker's commitment to the Republican platform.

Sep. 4, 2018 9:21 PM EDT
Potential 2020 Democrats seize on Kavanaugh Senate hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spoiling for a fight, a trio of Democratic senators weighing 2020 presidential campaigns seized upon the opening moments of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday in a show of force aimed at countering President Donald Trump.

Sep. 4, 2018 8:20 PM EDT
Black candidates win primaries for governor in 3 states

With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn largely attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump.

Aug. 29, 2018 5:04 PM EDT
Arizona Senate race likely to be a tale of 2 pivots

PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was once a member of the liberal Green Party and a self-described "Prada socialist," but now she's one of the congressional Democrats most likely to vote with President Donald Trump and a champion of moderate compromise.

Aug. 29, 2018 10:35 AM EDT
Florida governor's race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Aug. 29, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
Primary takeaways: Establishment loses, diversity grows

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got his man in battleground Florida, but he watched a prominent immigration ally fall in Arizona in what was another eventful night in the 2018 midterm season.

Aug. 29, 2018 7:10 AM EDT
McSally, Sinema to face for Arizona Senate seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican nomination for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic Rep.

Aug. 29, 2018 1:29 AM EDT
Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis win Florida primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Aug. 29, 2018 1:02 AM EDT
Trump's candidate to face black mayor for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's race for governor comes down to a conservative congressman backed by President Donald Trump and a once little-known liberal who hopes to become the state's first black governor.

Aug. 29, 2018 12:11 AM EDT
Mortgage company head wins GOP primary for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa mortgage company owner Kevin Stitt, who criticized his opponent as being inadequately supportive of President Donald Trump, won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor.

Aug. 28, 2018 10:27 PM EDT

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