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How a crowded GOP field could help Trump in 2024 campaign

Jul. 09, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump considers another White House run, polls show he's the most popular figure in the Republican Party. But it wasn't always that way. Competing at one point against a dozen rivals for the presidential nomination in 2016, Trump won only about one-third...

Biden in Ohio spotlights effort to rescue union pensions

Jul. 06, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Reassuring frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited Ohio iron workers to highlight federal action to shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired — and to make his political case that he's been a champion for workers in...

Biden to Ohio, spotlighting rescued pensions for millions

Jul. 06, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to boost his standing with frustrated blue-collar voters, President Joe Biden on Wednesday will use the backdrop of a union training center in Cleveland to tell workers his policies will shore up troubled pension funding for millions now on the job or retired. ...

Ousters, upsets halfway through 2022 primary election season

Jul. 04, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than halfway through a tumultuous primary season, voters have rendered verdicts in a number of contests, many of which featured candidates arguing they best represented a continuation of policies favored by former President Donald Trump. While not on the...

Election deniers quiet on fraud claims after primary wins

Jun. 16, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

Nevada Republican Jim Marchant insisted there hadn't been a legitimate election in his state in more than a decade. All of Nevada's election winners since 2006, he said on a recent podcast, were “installed by the deep-state cabal.” But when Marchant won the Republican nomination...

Trump endorses Katie Britt in Alabama Senate race

Jun. 11, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Donald Trump endorsed Katie Britt on Friday in an Alabama U.S. Senate race, doubling down on the former president's decision to spurn his previous choice in the Republican primary. Trump called Britt "an incredible fighter for the people of Alabama." The...

Big Tech attacks become rallying cry for GOP candidates

Jun. 09, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Shortly after launching his campaign last year for the Republican nomination in Nevada's U.S. Senate race, Sam Brown got into a scrape with Twitter. A Purple Heart recipient who was severely burned by an IED blast in Afghanistan, Brown posted a picture of himself...

Trump backs Arizona candidate who echoes 2020 election lies

Jun. 02, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump on Thursday endorsed investor Blake Masters in the crowded Republican Senate primary in Arizona, citing the candidate's strident support of Trump's lies about the 2020 election. The former president said in a statement that Masters is a “great...

'Trump is in the past': Mounting losses show limits of power

May. 25, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (AP) — Donald Trump opened May by lifting a trailing Senate candidate in Ohio to the Republican nomination, seemingly cementing the former president's kingmaker status before another possible White House run. He's ending the month, however, stinging from a string of defeats that...

Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

May. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. ...