Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Dems move to make South Carolina, not Iowa, 1st voting state

Dec. 02, 2022 16:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats voted Friday to remove Iowa as the leadoff state on the presidential nominating calendar and replace it with South Carolina starting in 2024, a dramatic shakeup championed by President Joe Biden to better reflect the party’s deeply diverse electorate. ...

AP sources: Biden tells Dems he wants SC as 1st primary vote

Dec. 02, 2022 10:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has declared that Democrats should give up “restrictive” caucuses and prioritize diversity at the start of their presidential primary calendar — dealing a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process. ...

Michels: Trump assured him no campaign visit needed

Nov. 29, 2022 11:10 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Losing Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said Tuesday that former President Donald Trump told him five days before the election that he didn't need to visit the state because Michels was going to win. Trump held a rally for Michels the...

Murkowski withstands another conservative GOP challenger

Nov. 25, 2022 13:56 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Republican, has twice withstood challenges from more conservative factions of her party; more than a decade ago, she mounted a historical write-in campaign to beat a tea party favorite, and this year she won reelection after inflaming the...

Next act for Palin unclear after Alaska House losses

Nov. 24, 2022 12:44 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sarah Palin re-emerged in Alaska politics over a decade after resigning as governor with hopes of winning the state’s U.S. House seat. She had a lot going for her: unbeatable name recognition, the backing of former President Donald Trump in a state he carried...

Trump's long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st week

Nov. 23, 2022 05:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump has teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign. But in the week since he officially declared his candidacy, the former president has been uncharacteristically low key. There has been...

Trump's growing GOP challengers revive fears of 2016 repeat

Nov. 20, 2022 12:02 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Memories of the tumultuous 2016 Republican primary hung over the Las Vegas ballroom this weekend during the first major gathering of the party's potential contenders for the 2024 nomination. No fewer than 10 White House prospects stepped onto the stage to pitch...

Garland names special counsel to lead Trump-related probes

Nov. 18, 2022 21:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6,...

The AP Interview: Whitmer has 'no interest in going to DC'

Nov. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fresh off a commanding reelection victory in one of the nation's premier swing states, Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will remain focused on her post and not growing speculation she could mount a future presidential run. In an interview...

Trump loyalist Boebert's reelection bid could go to recount

Nov. 11, 2022 16:08 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s race remained extremely tight on Thursday and could be headed for a recount in the GOP firebrand’s bid for reelection against Democrat Adam Frisch, a former city councilmember from the upscale ski town of Aspen, Colorado. The...