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President Donald Trump talks to the media at Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Ex-DHS aide Miles Taylor says he's 'Anonymous'

Oct. 28, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff, has announced that he is “Anonymous,” the senior White House administration official who claimed to be part of a...

Michael Sampson poses for photo at Friendship Fountain in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Sampson cofounded the Jacksonville Community Action Committee to help drive change in a city emerging from its Confederate past. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

In Florida's Old South, a new political battleground emerges

Oct. 28, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The farther north you go in Florida, the saying goes, the deeper South you'll get. For generations, the Old South flourished in Duval County, a sprawling metropolis on the state's northern Atlantic coast that is home to Jacksonville and was once a reliable bastion of Republican...

Arizona Democrats target once-solidly red 6th District

Oct. 28, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats are targeting one of four solidly Republican U.S. House districts with a polished candidate who has a big fundraising edge against a wounded GOP incumbent with a slimmer-than-normal bank account as they look to extend their control of the congressional delegation in the...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual public health briefing at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden vows not to make 'false promises' about pandemic

Oct. 28, 2020 3:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden vowed Wednesday not to campaign “on the false promises of being able to end this pandemic by flipping a switch,” pledging instead to prioritize science, while President Donald Trump used the race's final days keeping a whirlwind schedule aimed at focusing on...

FILE - In this June 24, 2020 file photo, Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., speaks during news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A third-party congressional candidate told a close friend before he died that he had been recruited by Republicans to draw votes away from the Democratic incumbent, according to a published report Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Star Tribune obtained a voicemail that Adam Weeks of the Legal Marijuana Now Party left for his friend, Joey Hudson, four weeks before Weeks died last month. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Even in death, pot candidate upends Minnesota US House race

Oct. 28, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Weeks was never going to win Minnesota’s 2nd District seat in Congress, but the deceased Legal Marijuana Now Party candidate has had an outsized effect on the race. His death in September from an apparent accidental fentanyl overdose set off a legal battle over whether the...

FILE - In this June 9, 2020 file photo election workers process mail-in ballots during a nearly all-mail primary election in Las Vegas. The Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans want a state judge to stop the counting of Las Vegas-area mail-in ballots, alleging that

Nevada judge hearing GOP challenge to Vegas ballot counting

Oct. 28, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump campaign and Nevada Republicans were asking a state judge on Wednesday to issue a court order to stop the count of mail-in ballots and the use of a computer to check signatures on ballots in Las Vegas, the state’s most populous and Democratic-leaning county....

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, center, R-S.C., talks with state Reps. Chris Wooten, left, and Micah Caskey, right, at a get-out-the-vote event on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

In South Carolina, US Rep. Joe Wilson seeking 10th term

Oct. 28, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District has been in Republican hands for more than 50 years, but Democrats see 2020 as their best chance in decades to try to turn the conservative area from red to blue. On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson will face Democratic challenger Adair...

This undated photo shows Jackie Gordon, the Democratic candidate running in New York's 2nd congressional district race against Republican Andrew Garbarino for the seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. (Jackie Gordon for Congress via AP)

King's retirement sets up fight for Long Island swing seat

Oct. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

Republican U.S. Rep. Peter King's impending retirement after nearly three decades as the aggrieved voice of bridge and tunnel New Yorkers has set off a scramble for control of his suburban Long Island swing district, with outside groups pouring in millions of dollars. King's chosen successor, State Assemblyman...

FILE - In this June 23, 2020 photo, Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., speaks during a news conference in Town and Country, Mo. Wagner of Missouri's 2nd District is facing a challenge from Democratic state Sen. Jill Schupp. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Key Missouri congressional race seen as referendum on Trump

Oct. 28, 2020 12:00 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Democrat Jill Schupp and Republican Ann Wagner are sparring over health care and crime, but experts agree that the suburban St. Louis congressional race is, like many suburban races around the country, largely a referendum on President Donald Trump. Schupp is challenging four-term...

Trump campaign banners wave in the wind along Route 8 in Middlesex Township, Pa., in conservative Butler County on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. To win Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump needs blowout victories and historic turnout in conservative strongholds across the state. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

'We need you': GOP hunts for new voters in Trump territory

Oct. 28, 2020 7:06 AM EDT

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign has a bold theory for how he will win reelection: It can tap a universe of millions of supporters who did not vote for him in 2016 but will do so this time. Supposedly, these voters are overlooked by polls that show Trump consistently...