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Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

Oct. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California. As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them escaping...

The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off 'the trash heap'

Oct. 20, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is poking fun at former Joe Biden on a day when both politicians were campaigning in Nevada for candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot. Trump was in rural Elko, Nevada, for a rally a short time after Biden...

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

Oct. 20, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in the state. Wrapping up a three-day visit to Western states with midday rally in rural Elko, Trump lent...

Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story

Oct. 20, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about U.S. House races along the Southern border, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Nancy Pelosi as U.S. House majority leader. She is the minority leader. A corrected version of the story is below: Border towns key in close US House races amid wall talk...

Mississippi Democrat says he'd be 'senator for everybody'

Oct. 20, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. As an African-American Democrat, Espy needs a strong voter turnout among black people, who make up 38 percent of the state's population. But he can't win without some white support in a conservative Southern...

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Oct. 20, 2018 6:38 AM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

Oct. 19, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, Massachusetts state Rep. Geoff Diehl, clashed on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's decision to release a DNA test during their first debate Friday. The meeting was combative at times, with the candidates...

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

Oct. 19, 2018 10:47 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress....

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are'

Oct. 19, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box. The California senator may have been referring to Nov. 6 elections, but...