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Vice President Mike Pence arrives to give a speech at Starkey Road Baptist Church on Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020, as part of his 'Faith in America' tour. His visit comes just days after President Donald Trump came to Tampa Bay on Friday for a campaign fundraiser. Pence's speech heralded the Trump Administration's successes and commitment to pro-life issues. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Pence tours pregnancy center, fires up GOP base in Florida

Aug. 5, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence visited Florida's Tampa Bay area on Wednesday, firing up the Republican party’s conservative base while touring a pregnancy center, speaking at a church and making an appearance before a packed ballroom. Pence’s visit highlighted his...

Nebraska state Sen. Suzanne Geist of Lincoln smiles during debate in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, on her proposed bill outlawing dilation and evacuation abortions, a second-trimester procedure that opponents refer to as a dismemberment abortion. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval on a 34-9 vote after supporters broke through a filibuster led by abortion-rights supporters. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska advances new 2nd trimester abortion restrictions

Aug. 5, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A proposal to outlaw a second-trimester abortion procedure cleared a major hurdle Wednesday in the Nebraska Legislature, a signal that it's likely to pass in the final days of this year's session. Lawmakers gave the measure first-round approval on a 34-9 vote after supporters broke...

Roger Marshall pumps his fist after speaking to supporters near Pawnee Rock, Kan., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, after defeating Kris Kobach in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Kansas GOP picks Rep. Marshall for Senate seat over Kobach

Aug. 4, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed...

FILE - Legislators hold a special session Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 at the Capitol in Phoenix. The biggest knock-down, drag-out primary fight among the 90 Senate and House seats up for grab in November pits two sitting Republican lawmakers in a suburban north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP base.  (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Lawmakers fight for GOP's soul in Arizona Senate primary

Aug. 3, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The biggest knock-down, drag-out primary election fight among the 90 Arizona Senate and House seats up for grabs in November features two sitting Republican lawmakers in a suburban north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP. Sen. Heather Carter, known as one of the more moderate...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., speaks during the

AP VoteCast: How Black women shape Democratic politics

Aug. 3, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black women are often called the backbone of the Democratic Party — reliable and loyal voters whose support can make or break a candidate. In 2018, they were more likely than women in any other racial or ethnic group to support Democratic House candidates, according to AP VoteCast,...

FILE - In this March 12, 2018 file photo, Arizona State Rep. Daniel Hernandez, a Tucson Democrat, speaks during a news conference at the state Capitol in Phoenix. With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests are pumping cash into their primaries. But the biggest knock-down, drag-out primary fight pits two sitting lawmakers in a Republican north Phoenix district battling for the soul of the GOP base. (AP Photo/Bob Christie, File)

Business interests look to primaries as Democrats surge

Aug. 1, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — With Democrats eyeing November pickups they hope will give them control of at least one chamber of the Arizona Legislature for the first time in decades, business interests that usually back Republicans are pumping cash into their Tuesday primaries. The hundreds of thousands of dollars spent...

Louisiana abortion clinic ends suit against licensing rules

Aug. 1, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Shreveport abortion clinic and two doctors that perform abortions have dropped their lawsuit challenging Louisiana's clinic-licensing regulations, after a federal appeals court questioned the legal approach. The dismissal paperwork was filed in Baton Rouge federal court on...

FILE - In this July 23, 2020, file photo, from right, Faith & Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed, Dr. Alveda King, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, and White House faith adviser Paula White-Cain, and others pray on stage during an Evangelicals for Trump campaign event titled

Trump's faith outreach aims to cast Democrats as the enemy

Aug. 1, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is courting religious voters in part by seeking to portray Democrats as a threat to religious freedom — a pitch amplified by disputes over the issue during the coronavirus pandemic. During an event last week outside Atlanta hosted by the campaign’s...

Hawley draws hard line on Supreme Court nominees, abortion

Jul. 30, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley on Thursday said he’ll only vote to confirm U.S. Supreme Court nominees who say the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide was wrong. Hawley during a speech on the Senate floor compared the abortion ruling to the 1857 Dred Scott...

FILE - U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., a candidate for the U.S. Senate, awaits the start of a debate in Olathe, Kan. in a Feb. 1, 2020 file photo. His opponent Kris Kobach, in the final days of a heated campaign is accusing Marshall, a physician, of performing an abortion. Rep. Marshall's campaign says the procedure was to end a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy and does not constitute an abortion. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)

Congressman decries mailer accusing him of doing abortion

Jul. 30, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A super PAC supporting conservative Kris Kobach's campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat from Kansas has sent out a mailer accusing his chief rival in the Republican primary of performing abortions. The claim against Rep. Roger Marshall, an OB-GYN endorsed by major anti-abortion...