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Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Oct. 15, 2018 10:43 PM EDT

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to...

GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan's Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Oct. 14, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November's election, cleverly cultivating an "Iron Stache" persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely. Then Ryan decided to retire , transforming a faint upset hope into a...

NYC Democrat joins wave of veterans aiming to flip the House

Oct. 14, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He's an Army veteran who was wounded in Afghanistan, criticizes New York's liberal mayor and doesn't support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Those are winning attributes for a politician in Trump Country, but the candidate in question, Max Rose, is a Democrat trying to unseat the only...

Hurricane-walloped North Carolina votes again after Big 1

Oct. 14, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For a Southern state regularly exposed to hurricanes, call it an election Florence-style. In 2016, North Carolina voters cast their ballots just four weeks after Hurricane Matthew unleashed devastating floodwaters on the state's eastern half. This fall, they're voting about seven weeks...

Trump praises McConnell's role in battle over Kavanaugh

Oct. 13, 2018 8:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump heaped praise Saturday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice. "He's Kentucky tough," Trump...

Joe Biden campaigns in Kentucky with Amy McGrath

Oct. 12, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd in a small Kentucky town that "basic American values are under assault" as voters face the midterm elections, and Democratic congressional nominee Amy McGrath has the character and courage that's lacking in Washington. McGrath, a retired...

House seat suddenly in play after Trump backer's indictment

Oct. 12, 2018 7:45 AM EDT

HAMBURG, N.Y. (AP) — New York's most conservative congressional district is unexpectedly in play as Republican incumbent Chris Collins, one of President Donald Trump's first supporters, fights insider trading charges while seeking re-election. Republican leaders in a western New York district that Trump...

GOP, home to Trump and tea party, decries Dems' 'mob rule'

Oct. 11, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic "mob rule" to amp up GOP voters for next month's critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it's Trump and the tea party movement who've boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to...

Judge sets NY congressman's insider trading trial for 2020

Oct. 11, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A February 2020 trial date was set Thursday for a U.S. congressman indicted on federal insider trading charges. U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick scheduled jury selection to begin Feb. 3, 2020, for U.S. Rep. Chris Collins after prosecutors relaxed their insistence that the trial must...

Democrats try to flip Washington district for the first time

Oct. 11, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Democrats are trying to flip an open U.S. House seat in Washington state that's been in GOP hands since it was created nearly three decades ago, running a political newcomer and national party favorite against a well-known Republican in a race that could be critical to controlling...