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Takeaways from the 2018 primary season

Sep. 14, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

The stage is set for a November brawl that could loosen President Donald Trump's grip on Washington. Elections in New York Thursday marked the end of a long, dramatic and sometimes tumultuous primary season that reshaped both parties going into the midterm elections. Democrats have a younger, more liberal, and...

Prominent Republicans struggling to fit into Trump's party

Aug. 20, 2018 12:06 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...

Trump warnings grow from forgotten Republicans

Aug. 18, 2018 11:41 PM 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...

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

Aug. 12, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a "NEVER HILLARY" bumper sticker on his pickup. Her plans to donate even...

Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

Aug. 4, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (AP) — Embracing his breakneck return to campaign politics, President Donald Trump on Saturday argued that Republicans needed to control Congress by casting the midterms as a referendum on himself. In a raucous rally in a sweltering gymnasium north of Columbus, Ohio, Trump pitched for...

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

Jul. 28, 2018 4:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed against a decade ago. President George W. Bush increased the...

Trump-backed candidate Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor runoff

Jul. 25, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor. A self-described "unapologetic conservative" whose campaign ran an...

Trump's endorsements signal more involvement in GOP politics

Jul. 24, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia...

Trump flexing his political muscles with GOP endorsements

Jul. 23, 2018 3:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia...