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Top Georgia Senate Republican Miller to run for lt. governor

May. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The most powerful Republican in Georgia's state Senate will seek the presiding role of lieutenant governor in 2022. Butch Miller of Gainesville, who has been Senate president pro tem since 2018, said on Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination for the...

Republicans vie for Trump's blessing in Ohio Senate primary

May. 19, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — One candidate has been circulating a who's-done-more-for-Donald Trump scorecard. Footage of a waving Trump was dropped without context into a TV ad for another. A photo posted to Twitter gushes over the ex-president and his wife stopping by a third candidate's fundraiser...

In booting Cheney, 'My Kevin' leads GOP back to Trump

May. 07, 2021 00:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Kevin McCarthy is leading his party to an inflection point, preparing to dump Rep. Liz Cheney from the No. 3 House leadership position and transform what's left of the party of Lincoln more decisively into the party of Trump. The GOP leader...

Rep. Billy Long of Missouri to attend Mar-a-Lago fundraiser

Apr. 19, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Billy Long, who is considering a run for the U.S. Senate, plans to attend a fundraiser at former President Donald Trump's Florida golf resort, he said. Long, a Republican from Springfield, told the Taney County Lincoln Day gathering on...

GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

Apr. 18, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him atop the Republican Party is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has launched an aggressive schedule, visiting...

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith plans fundraiser at Trump's resort

Apr. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, who is considering running for the U.S. Senate, plans to hold a fundraising event at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. An invitation to the April 30 event lists Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and...

GOP leaders diverge on Trump, putting party in limbo

Apr. 16, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One by one, the Republican leaders of Congress have made the trip to Mar-a-Lago to see Donald Trump. Kevin McCarthy visited after the deadly Jan 6 Capitol insurrection, counting on the former president's help to win back control of the House in 2022....

Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors

Apr. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump’s divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to the GOP’s top donors when he insulted the...

Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes

Apr. 10, 2021 20:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says. Plus there's no risk of backlash for retweeting unsavory accounts. But...

Trump: The key to Republican success is more Trumpism

Apr. 10, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump staked his claim to the Republican Party in a closed-door speech to donors Saturday night, casting his populist policies and attack-dog politics as the key to future Republican success. Trump also reinforced his...