Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

Vice President Pence stumps for McMaster in South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and President Donald Trump are grateful for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's early backing, which Pence said helped propel their ticket to victory in 2016. At a campaign rally in Conway, Pence told a crowd that McMaster's early...

The Latest: Trump dubs Nevada Democrat 'Wacky Jacky'

Jun. 23, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Nevada (all times local): 1:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is helping Nevada Sen. Dean Heller raise money for his re-election battle and has come up with a new nickname for his Democratic challenger. Trump dubbed Democratic congresswoman...

Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

Jun. 23, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them. It marked the first time a presidential administration skipped the annual conference of the National...

8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor

Jun. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado holds primaries Tuesday to select the top two contenders to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a centrist Democrat whose promotion of aerospace, tech and a plethora of other industries helped generate unprecedented economic growth in this rapidly-growing state of 5.6 million people. But...

Romney making final pitch ahead of Senate primary in Utah

Jun. 23, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney is flashing his familiar smile at city parks and backyards in Utah's mountains and suburbs this week, making his final pitch after being forced into a Republican Senate primary Tuesday against a conservative state lawmaker. His opponent has painted him as an outsider...

Trump Jr. rallies Republicans to defeat Montana Sen. Tester

Jun. 23, 2018 12:03 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. urged Montana Republicans to rally against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester in the fall election and said Friday that the two-term Democrat had fallen out of step with the state's voters on issues ranging from immigration to gun control. Tester came into the crosshairs of...

Independents can vote in Colorado's major party primaries

Jun. 22, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is joining a growing list of states that allow unaffiliated voters — the state's largest voting bloc — to participate in the major party primaries, thanks to a voter-passed initiative that coincided with disenchantment with the polarization of the 2016 election. The...

Trump lets bygones be bygones as he backs Roby in Alabama

Jun. 22, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is letting bygones be bygones as he endorses embattled Alabama Republican Rep. Martha Roby for re-election. Trump tweeted on Friday: "Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama has been a consistent and reliable vote for our Make America Great Again Agenda." Roby had...

Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Jun. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, alleges the federal agency tried to sway voters...

Trump plays central role in South Carolina governor debate

Jun. 20, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was an early supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who had never run for political office. McMaster's opponent said Wednesday it's inconsistent for McMaster to now say there's no time for on-the-job training where the governorship is...