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Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

Oct. 16, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday. Hof was found unconscious and...

Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

Oct. 16, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She took the DNA test President Donald Trump urged, and he mocked her for it. Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a page from Trump's playbook, hitting back in personal terms and calling him "creepy" on Twitter. When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American...

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

Oct. 16, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the...

South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

Oct. 13, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There's no set date for the state's pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that's not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political operatives. The...

After balking, Kansas parade won't bar Kobach's replica gun

Oct. 12, 2018 11:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights. The organizing committee for...

Democratic presidential prospects swarm South Carolina

Oct. 12, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There's no set date for the state's pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that's not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political operatives. The...

South Carolina Democrats: Better if Sanders 'got lost'

Oct. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this heavily Republican state say the visit isn't wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month's election. The state, home to the...

Want election results? On West Coast, patience is required

Oct. 9, 2018 6:24 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — If control of the U.S. House comes down to any of the competitive congressional races in Washington state and California, the nation might have to wait days to learn the outcome. In both of those states, voters can put their ballots in the mail as late as Election Day, meaning the...

New PAC formed to encourage McAuliffe presidential bid

Oct. 9, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newly formed political action committee says it's trying to "encourage" former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to run for president. The group called "Tenaciously Moving for American Change in 2020" announced its formation Tuesday. The group's name is a play on McAuliffe's...

Sanders barnstorming country ahead of midterm elections

Oct. 9, 2018 12:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent's most...