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Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Aug. 18, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ranks of forgotten Republicans are growing. Some were forced out, such as Tim Pawlenty, a former two-term Minnesota governor who lost this week's bid for a political comeback. Some, such as the retiring Republican Sen. Bob Corker, chose to leave on their own. Others still serve, but...

Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

Aug. 17, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's elections director said she's confident the state has enough questioned ballot envelopes and that poll workers will be ready after some Alaskans had their voter registration addresses changed before Tuesday's primary. The issue stems from the implementation of a 2016 ballot...

The Latest: Kobach campaign denies he is 'extreme'

Aug. 17, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the certification of Greg Orman as an independent candidate in the November ballot for governor (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The gubernatorial campaign of Kris Kobach is hitting back on assertions by Independent candidate Greg Orman that many Kansas Republicans view their...

Detroit lawmaker apologizes for calling opponent racial slur

Aug. 17, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A black Detroit lawmaker has apologized for using racial slurs against an Asian-American opponent for state Senate. Rep. Bettie Cook Scott issued an apology Thursday after accountability group Progress Michigan revealed Scott used racial slurs to refer to state Rep. Stephanie Chang, the...

Trump help for Cruz could spell new twist for odd couple

Aug. 17, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — Gary Malcik wore a Trump T-shirt as he waited in a long, post-rally line to pose for pictures with Ted Cruz. It was a far cry from the waning weeks of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, when Donald Trump supporters repeatedly heckled the Texas senator at campaign events, and from that...

APNewsBreak: Voter log changes could delay Alaska results

Aug. 16, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some election results from the Alaska primary could be delayed after more than 100,000 voters were given a month to clear up discrepancies with their addresses on voting records. Election officials have not given an exact count of how many did so, but those who didn't may have to vote...

GOP candidate runs for multiple offices to preserve spots

Aug. 16, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A perennial political candidate secured the Republican nomination to run for at least five offices, including the U.S. House, in a strategy to preserve all but one of the slots for other GOP prospects in the largely Democratic state. In Tuesday's primary, H. Brooke Paige, a...

Big question for Wisconsin Senate race focuses on megadonor

Aug. 16, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A week after accusing a billionaire donor of attempting to buy a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat, Republican nominee Leah Vukmir is now hoping to persuade the same Illinois businessman to open his wallet for her campaign against Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Vukmir's change of heart comes...

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

Aug. 15, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President...

Victory offers Muslim candidate new platform to oppose Trump

Aug. 15, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump, meet Ilhan Omar. Just two years ago, the Minnesota Democrat became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature. Now she's likely to become one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. And she says one of her top priorities will be resisting...