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King's retirement sets up House battle in NYC suburbs

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The race to fill a retiring Republican's seat in Congress has begun as Democrats see opportunity in the shifting political dynamics of New York's Long Island suburbs. At least two Democrats are lining up to replace U.S. Rep. Peter King, a centrist who announced Monday that he won't seek...

Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Trump, 2020 Dem contenders tout efforts to boost veterans

Nov. 11, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — On Veterans Day, President Donald Trump paid tribute to America's troops at a New York City parade as top 2020 Democratic candidates outlined their plans for the Department of Veterans Affairs, such as naming a woman to run the agency for the first time. The Democratic proposals,...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

Nov. 11, 2019 2:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. The decision comes...

Brexit Party shifts tactics, won't challenge Tories in vote

Nov. 11, 2019 2:24 PM EST

HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage said his...

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...

N Carolina senator has latched on to Trump. Will he hold on?

Nov. 9, 2019 11:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Thom Tillis is following a simple formula for reelection in closely divided North Carolina: Stand with Donald Trump. It seems far less complicated than his winning approach in 2014. Back then, he pleased the Republican base when he advanced tax cuts and a gay marriage ban...

Black voter outreach intensifies in Louisiana governor race

Nov. 9, 2019 9:39 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To win a second term in his Southern state, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards needs strong turnout from Louisiana's black voters, who form the core of his party and who lagged in getting to the polls for the primary election. Edwards and his supporters are laboring to reverse that...

Correction: Trump-Politics story

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015. The number of ballots case Tuesday increased by more than 50% compared with four years ago,...