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Gianforte draws barbs at Montana GOP gubernatorial debate

Jan. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rep. Greg Gianforte took some shots from his fellow Republican candidates for governor during the primary election’s first debate featuring all three candidates on Thursday. Montana Attorney General Tim Fox suggested Gianforte would best serve the party by not abandoning his...

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, Mike Turzai, left, stands the podium beside his wife Lydia, right, and one of his sons, Matt, center, as he announces at a news conference he will not run for another term as a Pennsylvania representative, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in McCandless, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pennsylvania's GOP House speaker to retire after three terms

Jan. 23, 2020 6:59 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection, the Republican announced Thursday, ending the career of a conservative force in state government in a critical year when Democrats are aiming to take control of the chamber. Turzai, 60, made the announcement at a news...

President Donald Trump exits Marine One for a trip to Doral, Fla., to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Trump to rally in New Hampshire on eve of state's primary

Jan. 23, 2020 5:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Hampshire is getting its first campaign rally of the 2020 campaign season from President Donald Trump, and it will be held on the eve of the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Trump's Republican reelection campaign on Thursday announced a Feb. 10 “Keep America...

Illinois: Error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

Jan. 23, 2020 4:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An error in Illinois' new automatic voter registration system led to a possible 545 non-U.S. citizens being registered to vote, 15 of whom cast ballots, state officials publicly acknowledged this week. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White's office, which oversees driver's licenses, said...

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Democrat looking to unseat Sen. Collins wins key endorsement

Jan. 23, 2020 4:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A national organization devoted to getting LGBTQ candidates elected to public office is endorsing for the U.S. Senate in Maine former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse, a Democrat who wants an opportunity to unseat GOP Sen. Susan Collins. The Victory Fund announced Thursday its...

Illinois assesses damage from mistaken voter registrations

Jan. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — At least three of 15 Illinois residents who cast ballots after being mistakenly registered to vote are U.S. citizens after all, election officials said Wednesday in assessing the damage caused by an error in the state's automatic voter registration system. Secretary of State Jesse White's...

Wisconsin tax collections up $818 million above projections

Jan. 23, 2020 3:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin tax collections are expected to come in more than $818 million above projections made last summer, an increase reported Thursday that will fuel the push to make an election year tax cut. Republicans who control the Legislature are discussing a tax cut, while Democratic Gov....

President Donald Trump gestures upon arrival at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats not alone in soliciting votes in Iowa; GOP is, too

Jan. 23, 2020 2:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With all eyes on Democrats as they prepare to cast their ballots in Iowa's highly anticipated kickoff caucuses, President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is working to try to persuade Republican voters to turn out at their caucus sites, too — even if there's no real competition....

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, greets supporters following a town hall meeting at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Buttigieg's unlikely Iowa rise now carries high expectations

Jan. 23, 2020 12:18 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower than second in the Iowa caucuses if he wants to advance in the Democratic presidential nominating campaign. But less than two...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., stands at the South Carolina Statehouse before a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

S. Carolina elected official now backing Sanders over Biden

Jan. 22, 2020 10:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina elected official who endorsed Joe Biden last month is switching her allegiance to Bernie Sanders in the state's first-in-the-South presidential primary, saying she had viewed the former vice president — whose support in the state is considered deep -- as...