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California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

Jul. 15, 2018 1:56 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive board...

Ocasio-Cortez spars with Crowley over 3rd party nomination

Jul. 12, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the insurgent Democrat who beat 10-term congressman Joseph Crowley in a primary last month, is now criticizing him for not getting his name off the ballot in the general election. Despite his loss in New York's Democratic primary, Crowley's name will still be on...

Feinstein fights to deny Democratic rival official party nod

Jul. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political Rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her November race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if successful...

Beshear faces scrutiny for past campaign contributions

Jul. 11, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear's top deputy was busted for using kickbacks and bribes for political donations, Beshear vowed to donate all of the tainted money from his 2015 campaign account to charity. That was two years ago. The money is still there. But now Beshear is...

Recording: GOP governor's race about who can be 'craziest'

Jul. 9, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for political...

The Latest: Trump imagines giving Warren DNA test in debate

Jul. 5, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Montana (all times local): 6:05 p.m. In a freewheeling speech in Montana, Trump cycled through many of his favorite themes but repeatedly returned to vigorous campaign-year attacks on Democrats. He again referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

Ex-US senator's entry causes angst in Alaska governor's race

Jul. 3, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Mark Begich is a star in Alaska Democratic politics, a former U.S. senator and mayor of the state's largest city, but his campaign for governor has some worried he's playing spoiler in the race and could hand control of The Last Frontier to Republicans. The worries over an expected...

The Latest: Malaysia gov't confirms arrest of ex-PM Najib

Jul. 3, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on a corruption scandal involving former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 5:10 p.m. Malaysian government investigators have confirmed the arrest of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and say he will be charged in court on Wednesday. Investigators...

Outsider candidate's rise worries some Michigan Democrats

Jul. 1, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters who twice delivered the governorship to a Republican computer executive-turned-venture capitalist are again being wooed by a wealthy outsider businessman with no political experience for the top post — this time a Democrat. Shri Thanedar, who was unknown until...

Cloud wins Texas congressional race without runoff

Jun. 30, 2018 9:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Republican Party county chairman Michael Cloud topped a crowded, bipartisan special election field Saturday to succeed disgraced ex-Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold. Farenthold, a Republican, abruptly resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment, and word that he...