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Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Aug. 21, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday. Voters will choose a Republican nominee to advance to what is expected to be a hard-fought battle for governor this fall. They'll also choose the latest contender to try to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Don...

Crowded Wyoming Republican governor's race heads to vote

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose from six Republican candidates for governor and to decide whether a wealthy outsider has made his case to oust an influential U.S. senator. The governor's race is Wyoming's most contested since 2010, when Matt Mead won 29 percent of...

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Aug. 20, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving member of the U.S. House. Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and former Lt. Gov....

Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

Aug. 20, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies made a presidential pitch of his own to Democratic voters in New Hampshire on Sunday. Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film actress Stormy Daniels...

Record number of women have won major party primaries

Aug. 20, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number of...

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...

The Latest: Avenatti in New Hampshire as he weighs 2020 bid

Aug. 19, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Avenatti weighing 2020 presidential bid during New Hampshire visit (all times local): 6:15 p.m. An attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump during the past year over his personal relationships and immigration policies has made a presidential pitch to...

Women win primaries in record numbers, look to November

Aug. 19, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could...

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...

Republican insurgent gives Wyoming Senate incumbent a fight

Aug. 18, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Years ago, orthopedic surgeon John Barrasso gave regular health advice on the evening television news, Wyoming-wide exposure that established a reputation as a mild, level-headed caregiver and helped launch his political career. Through 16 years in office, including two elections for...