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Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ticket to victory in 2016. At a campaign rally in Conway, Pence told a crowd that McMaster's early...

US House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

Jun. 23, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and more procedures, a spokesman said. State Rep. Katie Arrington underwent surgery for her injuries and was...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

US House bids, attorney general nod at stake in runoffs

Jun. 23, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina voters aren't done with primaries yet. On Tuesday, they will vote in runoffs to choose the likely replacement for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy and whether the state attorney general gets to run for another term. __ 4th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Democrats and Republicans will...

Kansas does snap inspection of homes with immigrant children

Jun. 22, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' child welfare agency conducted a snap inspection Friday of Topeka group homes housing unaccompanied immigrant children after Democratic state lawmakers accused Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer of not being aggressive enough in pressing for information about the children. The...

Utah Democrat misses campaign finance filing in House race

Jun. 22, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Democrat running to replace eight-term U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop is being cited for failing to file financial disclosure forms. The Federal Election Commission said Friday that Kurt Weiland had not filed campaign finance paperwork for the two months ahead of Tuesday's Democratic...

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

Jun. 22, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The...

March primary, opioid crime measures signed by Cooper

Jun. 22, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's even-year primary elections are moving from May to March and police will get new tools to track illegal opioid transactions as Gov. Roy Cooper signed nearly 30 bills into law Friday. Cooper announced he's signed one-third of the more than 75 bills on his desk. He has...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump hears applause where there were boos

Jun. 22, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

President Donald Trump is claiming House GOP members applauded and laughed at cutting remarks he made about South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford during a closed-door meeting Tuesday. Attendees say the opposite occurred. A look at his statement: TRUMP: "Had a great meeting with the House GOP last night at the Capitol....