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Vulnerable US senator welcomes Trump in tight Nevada race

Sep. 20, 2018 2:55 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republicans' chances of keeping their majority in the U.S. Senate have become shakier as races in red states like Texas have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election. The Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller has faced tight races before but...

Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

Sep. 19, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Congressman Leonard Lance voted last December with the interests of his northern New Jersey district in mind when he opposed his own party's sweeping tax overhaul. The cap on deductions for state and local taxes that was part of the Republican plan was bound to mean that many...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

Sep. 19, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is Braun's...

Missouri judge bars redistricting measure in win for GOP

Sep. 14, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Friday ordered a redistricting measure to be knocked off the November ballot, a win for Republican critics of the proposal to tie state legislative seats to the parties' share of the statewide vote. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that the ballot...

El Salvador probes alleged graft related to Taiwan funds

Sep. 13, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Prosecutors in El Salvador are investigating the alleged diversion of some $10 million in funds donated by Taiwan and purportedly used to pay for political campaigning by the governing party. Prosecutor Douglas Melendez said Thursday in a TV interview that the money came...

Iowa governor defends trip on vendor's plane to bowl game

Sep. 13, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds dismissed criticism Thursday of her decision to travel to Iowa State's bowl game for free on a plane owned by a longtime and controversial state vendor. Reynolds told reporters that she saw nothing wrong with her flight to Memphis on the plane owned by Sedgwick,...

Ad firm worked for Cordray's agency, then governor campaign

Sep. 13, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An advertising and media firm to which Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray's agency gave government work while he was a federal official is now doing political work for him. Washington-based GMMB has been making Ohio ad buys for Democrat Cordray's gubernatorial campaign...

Trump hosting Washington fundraiser for re-election, GOP

Sep. 12, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is raising money for his re-election campaign and the Republican Party at his Washington hotel. The Republican National Committee says about 175 people are attending the event Wednesday at Trump's hotel, raising at least $3 million for the joint "Trump Victory"...

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

Sep. 12, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A campaign urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has generated more than $1 million in pledges, money that would go to her opponent in 2020 if she decides to support the judge. The senator and her Republican colleagues are decrying the...

Kentucky Secretary of State's father pleads not guilty

Sep. 12, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has pleaded not guilty in federal court to making illegal contributions to his daughter's 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. Jerry Lundergan spoke little during a brief hearing Wednesday in...