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Georgia governor asks citizens to apply online for US Senate

Sep. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Who wants to be a senator? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is asking Georgians who think they have what it takes to apply online. Kemp will soon get to appoint a replacement for three-term U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, who announced that he's stepping down in December due to health issues. And he'd like...

Trump's rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

Sep. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Sanders campaign makes leadership change in New Hampshire

Sep. 15, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders campaign is changing who will lead his presidential effort in the crucial primary state of New Hampshire. The Sanders campaign confirmed Sunday that Joe Caiazzo, the campaign's New Hampshire state director since March, is leaving the position. He will take on the...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Markey as Kennedy mulls Senate run

Sep. 13, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bringing her political star power to races for Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday endorsed Democratic Sen. Ed Markey for re-election in Massachusetts as he faces a potential primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III. Ocasio-Cortez said in a video released by Markey's...

Vow to ban assault weapons gives O'Rourke debate breakout

Sep. 12, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democratic star last year — even as he lost a...

3rd Democrat bows out after Hickenlooper Senate race entry

Sep. 12, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A third Democrat is bowing out of Colorado's crowded Democratic Senate primary after John Hickenlooper entered the race. Former diplomat Dan Baer announced he was dropping out and endorsing Hickenlooper. He was one of the three top fundraisers among the dozen Democrats competing for the right...

Jury convicts candidate's father of breaking federal law

Sep. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky's secretary of state was convicted Thursday of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. A jury deliberated about two hours following a five-week trial on charges...

Dem seeks cash for 2020 challenge of Mississippi GOP senator

Sep. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020. Mike Espy said in a fundraising appeal Thursday that he can "work with others across party lines and labels." Espy served in the U.S. House...

The Latest: Federal jury convicts candidate's father

Sep. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes (all times local): 3 p.m. A federal jury in Kentucky has convicted the father of Kentucky's secretary of state of funneling illegal corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 challenge of...