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GOP congressman attacks foe's family ties in Oregon district

Sep. 25, 2018 9:10 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Republican incumbent of a conservative U.S. House district in Oregon, whose forefathers trekked to what was then a territory over 170 years ago, is attacking the pioneer credentials of his Democratic opponent.  Rep. Greg Walden's online ad targeted Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner...

Democratic Congressional candidate in Florida dies

Sep. 24, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A 54-year-old Florida Democrat who was making her third run for Congress has died. According to Abbe Forman, a close friend and campaign organizer, April Freeman of Sarasota died Sunday night. Freeman had recent heart issues. The candidate's husband, David Freeman, posted the news on...

Indicted congressman makes court appearance before midterms

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Democratic opponent of California's Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter released a new TV ad Monday aimed at conservative voters in a deeply red district as the indicted congressman made his last court appearance before midterm elections. The narrator of the 30-second spot by Ammar...

Democratic House candidate slams GOP opponent on Kavanaugh

Sep. 24, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

Democratic House candidate Lucy McBath of Georgia is calling for a full investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and slamming her opponent, Republican Rep. Karen Handel, who initially praised him. The race is among the more closely watched ahead of the...

Congress set to keep gov't open, delay action on border wall

Sep. 24, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to pass a crucial spending bill that averts a government shutdown, but there's one potential obstacle: President Donald Trump. Neither party wants the government to close ahead of the midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, but Trump has made clear his...

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Sep. 22, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters...

The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

Sep. 22, 2018 6:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a political ad against an Arizona congressman featuring his siblings (all times local): 420 p.m. A Republican congressman in Arizona is firing back at six of his siblings who have urged voters in a TV ad to oust him from office in November. Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar on...

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 22, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season. At issue are logistics — Christine Blasey Ford's...

Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

Sep. 21, 2018 9:27 PM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign...

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

Sep. 21, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season. At issue are logistics — Christine Blasey Ford's...