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The Latest: Sessions pushes back against Trump jabs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):10:45 p.m.Attorney General Jeff Sessions is declaring that the Justice Department "will not be improperly influenced by political considerations" as he pushes back against President Donald Trump's latest jabs.

Aug. 23, 2018 10:53 PM EDT
Latino Arab-American hopes to unseat indicted Republican

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.

Aug. 23, 2018 7:29 PM EDT
Independent upends Kansas governor's race against Kobach

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kris Kobach could be Kansas' next governor are attacking a Kansas City-area businessman whose independent candidacy could thwart their ambitions and help elect the Republican.

Aug. 23, 2018 6:31 PM EDT
Latino Arab-American hopes to unseat indicted Republican

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.

Aug. 23, 2018 6:03 PM EDT
Democrats seek to keep focus on corruption, not impeachment

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats aren't ready to embrace the I-word.A day after separate legal hammers dropped nearly simultaneously on two former members of President Donald Trump's inner circle, Democrats in Washington and across the country faced a delicate balance as they sought to take political advantage of his growing troubles without alienating moderates and independents turned off by talk of impeachment.

Aug. 23, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
Even under indictment, California congressman is favorite

ALPINE, Calif. (AP) — The indictment of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife that alleges they illegally converted his campaign account into a household checkbook reorders his re-election contest, giving Democrats a suddenly stronger hand in a district that for decades has embraced Republican candidates.

Aug. 22, 2018 8:52 PM EDT
GOP seeks to flip Arizona US House seat; watchers doubtful

PHOENIX (AP) — Republicans hope the victor of a 3-way primary will flip a Phoenix congressional district full of independent voters come November, but with a popular former mayor waiting, Democrats think they will keep it.

Aug. 22, 2018 8:43 PM EDT
Agency mistakes plague GOP candidate for Florida governor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Once Florida's presumed Republican nominee for governor, the state's agriculture commissioner is struggling to shake off a series of mistakes by his agency while he works to rebound from the president's endorsement of his rival.

Aug. 22, 2018 12:26 PM EDT
Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

LAS VEGAS (AP) — As temperatures topped 110 degrees last week outside a Latin American grocery store in Las Vegas, 19-year-old Diara Hernandez bounded up to customers, greeting them with a smile and a clipboard to ask in Spanish if they're registered to vote — or can vote.

Aug. 16, 2018 2:10 AM EDT
Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.

Aug. 15, 2018 10:30 AM EDT
Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

Aug. 15, 2018 2:02 AM EDT
Primaries marked by Democratic diversity, Trump's picks

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump.

Aug. 15, 2018 2:01 AM EDT
Little-known official ends ex-Gov. Pawlenty's comeback bid

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who once called Donald Trump "unhinged and unfit for the presidency," lost to a lesser-known county official in the Republican primary, prematurely ending a bid to win back his old job.

Aug. 15, 2018 1:48 AM EDT
Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bid to win his old job back fizzled Tuesday as the two-time governor who had harshly criticized Donald Trump late in the 2016 presidential campaign failed to connect with an electorate that has shifted in the years since he last held office.

Aug. 15, 2018 12:41 AM EDT
In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November.

Aug. 14, 2018 11:38 PM EDT
Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he will endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.

Aug. 14, 2018 10:03 PM EDT
APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump.

Aug. 14, 2018 3:51 PM EDT

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