Latest U.S. Republican Party News

Trump's campaign quickly pivots to Harris after Biden announces decision to leave the race

Jul. 21, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign has spent the last year-and-a-half viciously attacking Joe Biden, ridiculing his policies, mocking his fumbles and relishing a rematch they felt they were winning. But they have also spent weeks preparing for the possibility that Biden might...

With GOP convention over, Milwaukee weighs the benefits of hosting political rivals

Jul. 21, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Downtown Milwaukee turned red last week as thousands of Republican National Convention delegates and other party stalwarts gathered in Wisconsin's largest Democratic stronghold to formally rally behind Donald Trump as their candidate for president in the pivotal swing state. ...

Republican field in Michigan Senate race thins as party coalesces around former Rep. Mike Rogers

Jul. 20, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Detroit-area businessman Sandy Pensler has withdrawn from the Republican Senate race in Michigan just ahead of the state’s primary, throwing his support behind former U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers for the party's nomination. Pensler made the announcement at...

Trump campaign releases letter on his injury, treatment after last week's assassination attempt

Jul. 20, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's campaign released an update on the former president's health Saturday, one week after he survived an attempted assassination at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania. The memo, from Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson, a staunch supporter who served as Trump's White...

Trump holds first rally after assassination attempt with his new running mate, Vance, by his side

Jul. 20, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump held his first campaign rally since he survived an assassination attempt Saturday, returning to the battleground state of Michigan alongside his newly named running mate. “It was exactly one week ago, even to the hour, even to the minute,"...

Outside the RNC, small Milwaukee businesses and their regulars tried to salvage a sluggish week

Jul. 20, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jay Nelson was standing outside the convenience store he manages in downtown Milwaukee when one of his regular customers walked by on her daily stroll around the neighborhood. “I've been telling people to come and buy even just a bottle of wine,” she said,...

Legal fight continues with appeals over proposed immigration initiative for Arizona Nov. 5 ballot

Jul. 19, 2024 19:49 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The fight to keep a proposed border initiative off Arizona’s Nov. 5 ballot is not over yet. Immigrant advocates kept the issue alive this week by filing notice to the state Supreme Court that they will appeal the judge’s ruling. A Maricopa County...

What Usha Vance's rise to prominence means to other South Asian and Hindu Americans

Jul. 19, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

Usha Chilukuri Vance, entered the spotlight this week as the wife of JD Vance, former President Donald Trump's running mate in the 2024 presidential election. Her rise comes at a time when, across the aisle, there's another prominent figure of South Asian descent: Vice President...

2024 Election Latest: Biden's campaign says he’s staying in the race

Jul. 19, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

President Joe Biden’s campaign is once again insisting that he is not stepping aside as he faces the stark reality that many Democrats at the highest levels want him to bow out of the 2024 election to make way for a new nominee atop the ticket. Meanwhile, after wrapping their...

Louisiana congressional races attract newcomers and incumbents vying for seats

Jul. 19, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The deadline for candidates to qualify for Louisiana's six congressional races concluded Friday, marking the unofficial intensifying of campaign season and cementing who will be on the November ballot. In a pivotal election year, most eyes are on the race...