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Joe Walsh files to challenge Trump in New Hampshire

Nov. 14, 2019 11:08 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary, officially giving President Donald Trump two major Republican primary challengers in the early voting state. Walsh has centered his longshot bid squarely on Trump. He’s become a vocal...

Bill Weld files to challenge Trump in New Hampshire primary

Nov. 13, 2019 10:47 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Bill Weld has filed for the New Hampshire presidential primary and is now the first major GOP challenger to officially challenge President Donald Trump in the state. The filing by the former Massachusetts governor came on the same day as the House began public impeachment...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse....

Mark Sanford suspends Republican primary challenge to President Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 12:14 PM EST
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford suspends Republican primary challenge to President Trump.

2020 Watch: Bloomberg escalates doubts about front-runners

Nov. 11, 2019 5:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 84 Days to general election: 358 THE NARRATIVE Whether he does or doesn't run, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has escalated doubts about front-runners Joe Biden...

Pence files Trump's paperwork for the New Hampshire primary

Nov. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday added President Donald Trump's name to the Republican primary ballot in New Hampshire, the state where he achieved his first victory of the 2016 campaign. Accompanied by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, Pence signed the paperwork and paid the $1,000...

3 GOP challengers take roadshow to pro-Trump Tennessee

Oct. 26, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Republican longshots challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 made a roadshow stop in the liberal-leaning capital of pro-Trump Tennessee. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and former Rep. Joe Walsh of Illinois drew a sparse crowd...

US deficit hits nearly $1 trillion. When will it matter?

Oct. 25, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration reported a river of red ink Friday. The federal deficit for the 2019 budget year surged 26% from 2018 to $984.4 billion — its highest point in seven years. The gap is widely expected to top $1 trillion in the current budget year and likely remain there for...

Weld: I'd vote for Biden 'in a heartbeat' against Trump

Oct. 24, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's Republican challengers says he'd vote for Joe Biden "in a heartbeat" against Trump in the 2020 general election. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says, "Could I vote for a Democrat? Hell yes. If it's Trump against Joe Biden, I'm with Biden in a...

Television's Weather Channel wades into climate debate

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel is moving beyond cold fronts and heat waves to wade into the politics of climate change, with a special planned for early next month that includes interviews with nine presidential candidates on the topic. The campaign's most prominent climate change skeptic —...