Republican Party

Trump refuses to debate; calls Fox's moderator 'lightweight'

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday bowed out of the final Republican presidential debate before the leadoff Iowa caucuses, saying Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly is "a lightweight.

Jan. 26, 2016 11:58 PM EST
Trump now bills himself as uniter as Cruz and others attack

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is breaking from his reputation as a flame-throwing outsider with just days to go before Iowa's leadoff caucuses, highlighting his willingness to work with Democrats in Congress as part of a closing argument with a distinctly bipartisan tone.

Jan. 26, 2016 4:05 PM EST
Democratic mayor to challenge GOP's Rand Paul in Senate race

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray filed to run for Rand Paul's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, giving Paul a viable challenger and complicating his bid for re-election as he lags in the polls in his presidential campaign.

Jan. 26, 2016 3:40 PM EST
Primary voting begins in rancorous US presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans finally begin choosing next week among the Republican and Democratic candidates battling to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee in a series of state-by-state votes.

Jan. 26, 2016 12:01 AM EST
Cruz, Clinton call for calmer talk ahead of Iowa contest

IOWA FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton both called for lowering the temperature in the presidential primary race Monday, even as their campaigns and supporters kept up their attacks with a week to go until the Iowa caucuses.

Jan. 25, 2016 11:41 PM EST
Rubio's Iowa crisscross approach bends caucus campaign norm

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Marco Rubio is all over the map in Iowa. Quite literally.Having spent little time in the state's rural Christian conservative northwest, the Republican presidential candidate dropped in to Sioux County for the first time on a solo campaign trip last week, then bounced across the state two days later to speak with some of Iowa's more fiscally conservative voters in the east.

Jan. 25, 2016 8:18 PM EST
Primary voting begins in rancorous US presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans finally begin choosing next week among the Republican and Democratic candidates battling to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee in a series of state-by-state votes.

Jan. 25, 2016 8:01 PM EST
Cruz presidential bid aided by billionaire donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors.

Jan. 25, 2016 3:45 AM EST
Cruz GOP presidential bid aided by billionaire donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors.

Jan. 25, 2016 3:33 AM EST
Rubio Iowa closing argument attacks Clinton, not GOP rivals

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio sprinted toward the Iowa caucuses Sunday, avoiding direct confrontations with his opponents and instead, projecting a vision that looks more toward the general election.

Jan. 24, 2016 7:14 PM EST
Billionaire donors helped Cruz rise in Republican race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of America's wealthiest businessmen laid the foundation for Ted Cruz's now-surging Republican presidential campaign and have redefined the role of political donors.

Jan. 24, 2016 3:43 PM EST
1 week from Iowa caucuses: Republicans flaunt endorsements

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — With only a week to go before the first votes of the 2016 presidential race, Republicans on Sunday waved around endorsements from others and dismissed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a potential third-party threat.

Jan. 24, 2016 2:04 PM EST
1 week from Iowa: GOP flaunt endorsements, dismiss Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (AP) — With only a week to go before the first votes of the 2016 presidential race, Republicans on Sunday waved around endorsements from others and dismissed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a potential third-party threat.

Jan. 24, 2016 1:36 PM EST
Bush upbraids Trump at New Hampshire Republican forum

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush unleashed a fury of criticism against Donald Trump on Saturday before imploring New Hampshire voters to forgo the billionaire businessman in the state's Feb.

Jan. 23, 2016 12:21 PM EST
Christie leaves campaign trail as storm bears down at home

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to return home Friday from the Republican presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire as a major snowstorm threatened to drop up to 2 feet of snow on his state and cause coastal flooding.

Jan. 22, 2016 9:11 PM EST
Donald Trump: Establishment 'warming up' to me

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday the Republican establishment is "warming up" to his candidacy as he ramped up his attacks against his chief rival, Texas Sen.

Jan. 22, 2016 12:53 AM EST
Bush will take some family help, but avoid over reliance

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Jeb Bush said Thursday that while his brother will join him on the campaign trail and his mother stars in a new ad, he remains wary of leaning on his famous family as he seeks to become its third president.

Jan. 21, 2016 9:18 PM EST

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