Latest U.S. Republican Party News

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Jun. 23, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Illegal immigration is a key issue for Kansas Republicans as their primary contest for governor grows increasingly contentious. Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a hardliner who has advised President Donald Trump. He made potential state initiatives against illegal immigration an...

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...

Romney making final pitch ahead of Senate primary in Utah

Jun. 23, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider...

Minnesota GOP chair says she faced racism from within party

Jun. 23, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan says she has been the target of racist and sexist attacks from fellow Republicans. Carnahan posted on her personal Facebook page on Friday that some GOP leaders around the state have called her "a stupid Asian not even born in...

DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe

Jun. 23, 2018 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says it has given House Republicans new classified information related to the Russia investigation after they had threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress or even impeach them. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan says the department has partially...

Trump to campaign for Heller, address Nevada GOP convention

Jun. 23, 2018 7:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is headed to Nevada to help Sen. Dean Heller raise money. Heller is the only Republican senator seeking re-election in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Trump is going to Las Vegas on Saturday to headline a fundraiser for Heller. He's also...

Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.

Jun. 23, 2018 5:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet saying they should quit wasting their time on it. The Friday tweet is hardly the first time the president has abandoned his allies in a...

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs of...

The Latest: Trump Jr. urges Republicans to unseat Tester

Jun. 22, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump Jr. addressing Montana Republicans as the party seeks to topple two-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (all times local): 9 p.m. Donald Trump Jr. is urging Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election. He says the two-term...