Republican Party

Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

A handful of Republican governors facing re-election called on the U.S. Senate Thursday to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.

Sep. 27, 2018 5:06 PM EDT
As hearing looms, GOP's woman problem never more apparent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 27, 2018 12:27 AM EDT
The Republican Party's woman problem is in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Republican men, backed by a Republican president plagued by sex scandal, will soon judge the credibility of a woman accusing President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault.

Sep. 26, 2018 7:14 PM EDT
Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation.

Sep. 24, 2018 10:57 PM EDT
Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes.

Sep. 23, 2018 1:04 PM EDT
Some Democrats warn of dangers of election overconfidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the House majority is over.At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day.

Sep. 22, 2018 12:52 PM EDT
Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election.

Sep. 22, 2018 10:42 AM EDT
Analysis: Trump tries a different strategy on assault claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went there.Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Sep. 22, 2018 2:53 AM EDT
Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump went there.Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.

Sep. 21, 2018 4:45 PM EDT
'He's been there': Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration.

Sep. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT
Trump says we'll make decision if Kavanaugh accuser credible

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the White House and Republican supporters of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination would have to "make a decision" on going forward if the woman accusing him of a long-ago sexual assault delivers a compelling account to senators considering confirmation.

Sep. 19, 2018 11:20 AM EDT
Correction: Supreme Court-Kavanaugh-Politics story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about the political effects of allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, The Associated Press erroneously identified Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn as an incumbent senator.

Sep. 18, 2018 6:38 PM EDT
GOP, White House fret about election prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation.

Sep. 17, 2018 12:49 AM EDT
Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim.In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election wouldn't be the improving economy or the steady increase in job creation.

Sep. 16, 2018 10:55 PM EDT
Congressional race in southwest Washington draws spotlight

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Democrats see new opportunity in a southwest Washington congressional district as the party looks to make gains in a section of this blue state that has been out of reach to them for years.

Sep. 14, 2018 4:42 PM EDT
Trump complicates Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In just a few moments and two tweets, President Donald Trump roiled Florida's crucial elections, upending his party's ongoing efforts to make inroads to the battleground state's growing Puerto Rican population.

Sep. 14, 2018 2:29 AM EDT
Trump tweets roil Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — In just a few moments and two tweets, President Donald Trump roiled Florida's crucial elections Thursday, upending his party's ongoing efforts to make inroads to the battleground state's growing Puerto Rican population.

Sep. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT
Tennessee Senate hopeful 'embarrassed' by Kavanaugh hearings

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans.

Sep. 12, 2018 6:14 PM EDT
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

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