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Trump, outsider-turned-insider, sells self as rebel for 2020

Jun. 18, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again — but it's a much more awkward pitch to make from...

Lt. Gov. reports $250K in donations for gubernatorial run

Jun. 17, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's lieutenant governor has raised more than $250,000 in his run for the state's top job in 2020. Republican Spencer Cox's campaign released the figures on Monday and touted the number of small donations he's received. The campaign says he's received more than 1,000 online gifts at...

Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

Jun. 17, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers. When the findings leaked to the media anyway, an infuriated Trump and his aides first disputed the...

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

Jun. 17, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg pulled himself off the presidential campaign trail Monday after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in his hometown forced him to confront issues of race and policing. The Democrat canceled several days of campaign events...

The Latest: No video of officer shooting in Buttigieg's city

Jun. 17, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly police shooting in the Indiana hometown of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Authorities say no police video exists of the confrontation during which an officer fatally shot a black man in the Indiana city where...

Senator fined after assistant books campaign-related event

Jun. 17, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Legislative Ethics Board has fined Democratic Sen. Sam Hunt $1,000 because his legislative assistant booked a room on the Capitol campus for a campaign-related event. The board issued its finding Friday and released it publicly on Monday. The order notes that $500 of the fine will...

2020 candidate Castro targets affordability in housing plan

Jun. 17, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is drawing on that experience in his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign with calls for tax credits for low-income renters and ending veteran homelessness. Castro's housing plan released Monday hits close to his stint as secretary of...

Cunningham: Voters led him to switch to US Senate campaign

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina state senator is switching races, announcing Monday that he's joined the Democratic effort to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, whose seat would be a major pickup for Democrats trying to win back a Senate majority. Cal Cunningham, a familiar name in state...

Ex-first lady heads to runoff in Guatemala presidential race

Jun. 17, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former first lady emerged Monday as the top vote-getter in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, but she will have to compete in an August runoff that will determine the next leader of this Central American nation where tens of thousands have fled poverty and gang...

UK Conservative hopefuls fight for No 2 spot against Johnson

Jun. 17, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. With Johnson solidly ahead after winning 114 of the 313 votes in first-round voting among party...