Latest 2016 United States presidential election News

US Senate race promises to be fight for nonpartisan voters

Jun. 21, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The attack ads already are airing and campaign fundraising emails are flooding into inboxes as one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in the country gets rolling in Nevada, where candidates will be juggling voters' concerns about a volatile economy and inflation that is...

What to watch in Alabama Senate runoff, DC mayor's race

Jun. 20, 2022 09:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The two Republican candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday can each boast that at one point they had Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race. Trump first backed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks in the spring of 2021. That endorsement stood for...

Unlikely duo: Pennsylvania Democrats aim for united front

Jun. 20, 2022 05:29 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One candidate is unabashedly blunt, willing to embrace progressive positions, doing little to build rapport with party leaders and dominating rooms with a 6-foot-8-inch frame. The other crafts a more moderate image, a deliberate public speaker who became a congressional...

Election skeptics seek Alabama secretary of state's office

Jun. 17, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — The Republican runoff for Alabama secretary of state features two candidates who have voiced concerns about election and voter roll integrity while opposing the expansion of early or absentee voting. One candidate, state Auditor Jim Zeigler, is endorsed by a...

Palin, Begich, Gross advance in Alaska US House race

Jun. 15, 2022 23:58 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Republican Nick Begich and independent Al Gross have advanced to the August special election for the state's only U.S. House seat. Palin, Begich and Gross, an orthopedic surgeon, were among 48 candidates in last...

Takeaways: Big Trump win, election deniers advance in Nevada

Jun. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump notched a significant victory in South Carolina, where his preferred candidate easily ousted five-term Rep. Tom Rice, the first Republican to be booted from office after voting to impeach the former president last year. But another high-profile GOP target of Trump...

Election skeptic wins GOP race for Nevada secretary of state

Jun. 15, 2022 03:23 AM EDT

RENO, Nevada (AP) — A former state lawmaker who has been repeating the false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump won the Republican nomination Tuesday for Nevada secretary of state, the office that oversees elections in the perennial presidential...

2022 midterms: What to watch in S Carolina, Nevada and Maine

Jun. 13, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Primary voters on Tuesday will decide the fate of two South Carolina Republicans who are clinging to their seats in the U.S. House after defying Donald Trump, while in Nevada an establishment favorite with the former president's endorsement is facing a tougher than expected...

High-profile candidates try to break Dem, GOP control

Jun. 04, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former lawmaker in Oregon who as a young woman flew a helicopter around an erupting Mount St. Helens is aiming to shake up state politics by running as an unaffiliated candidate for governor. Betsy Johnson, who served in both the Oregon Senate and House and...

McCormick concedes to Oz in Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary

Jun. 04, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, ending his campaign as he acknowledged an ongoing statewide recount wouldn't give him enough votes to make up the deficit. ...