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Delicate GOP dance for Trump, Youngkin in Virginia gov race

Oct. 16, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Donald Trump rallied Republicans this past week to vote for Glenn Youngkin for governor in Virginia, the former president called in to a gathering of die-hard supporters. That may be the closest he gets to campaigning in the most closely watched election of 2021. ...

Rivals of Trump-backed US Senate candidate amass millions

Oct. 15, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An endorsement by former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race isn’t backing down rival Republicans, with one putting up millions for her campaign and another getting a seven-figure pledge from a donor. ...

Murkowski reports bringing in nearly $1.1M in last quarter

Oct. 15, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski reported bringing in nearly $1.1 million during the last fundraising quarter, though the Republican has yet to formally announce any re-election plans. A report filed with the Federal Election Commission, released...

Witness: Giuliani associate never delivered campaign funds

Oct. 15, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testified at a trial Friday, describing how his enthusiastic pursuit of big contributions from a Rudy Giuliani associate he met at a Trump hotel during his 2018 run for governor ended with a $10,000 check he had to reject. ...

US wins seat on UN rights council in uncontested election

Oct. 14, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. ...

GOP's Youngkin stays away from 'Take Back Virginia' rally

Oct. 13, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and other Republicans tried to fire up the party’s right-wing base ahead of Virginia's critical November elections Wednesday, at a rally marked by falsehoods about the 2020 election and tirades against vaccine and mask mandates. ...

Delaware court hears appeal in Carter Page defamation suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit filed by former Donald Trump campaign operative Carter Page against the media company that includes Yahoo! and AOL and formerly owned HuffPost. Attorneys for Page, who...

McAuliffe urges Dems to use muscle on voting, infrastructure

Oct. 13, 2021 10:56 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together," while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact...

The AP Interview: McAuliffe wants Democrats to 'get it done'

Oct. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, on Tuesday called on leaders in Washington from both parties — including President Joe Biden — to “get their act together," while pushing Senate Democrats to scrap the filibuster if needed to enact...

Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 12, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor's race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said, as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. ...