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An American flag flies at half-staff over the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, the morning after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP Explains: What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

Sep. 24, 2020 9:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is putting the Senate in uncharted political terrain. There's no recent precedent for a confirmation vote so close to a presidential election. President Donald Trump on Saturday urged the Republican-run Senate to consider...

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a Libre Initiative Roundtable at Grand Canyon University, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Trump looks to keep a changing Arizona in his column

Sep. 18, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

LITCHFIELD PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Six days before the 2016 election, a confident Hillary Clinton landed in Phoenix in an audacious play to flip a longtime Republican stronghold into the Democratic column. She still lost to Donald Trump in Arizona, and her gambit came to symbolize in some quarters her neglect...

Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly apologizes for offensive joke

Sep. 10, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly apologized Thursday for making an offensive joke while speaking to a group of Boy Scouts two years ago. Kelly, a retired astronaut was discussing the physiological changes that his twin brother, who is also an astronaut, experienced while living in...

FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after meeting with Senate Republicans at their weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Standing behind Trump are Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. The battle for control of Congress this fall is solidifying into a race about Trump. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Trump looms large over campaigns for control of Congress

Sep. 7, 2020 12:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle for control of Congress is solidifying into a race about President Donald Trump, as Republicans hitch their fortunes to their party’s leader and Democrats position themselves as a bulwark against him — and as partners in a potential Joe Biden White House. So...

In this image from video, Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks about voting during the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Democratic National Convention via AP)

Democratic convention takeaways: Make history, pound Trump

Aug. 20, 2020 12:25 AM EDT

There has been one persistent theme in the Democratic National Convention so far: to portray President Donald Trump in highly personal ways as one unsuited for the White House both in skills and temperament. And no one, not even former President Barack Obama, has been holding back. Here are some key takeaways...

Patricia Santos, left, and her daughter Malia Santos mark their vehicle prior to a car rally Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at the Capitol in Phoenix. A coalition of voting rights groups in Arizona have banded together with a lofty goal of getting one million people to vote this November. (AP Photo/Matt York)

In Arizona, groups aim for 1 million voters to oust Trump

Aug. 13, 2020 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A coalition of voting rights groups in Arizona has banded together with the lofty goal of getting one million people to vote against President Donald Trump this November. The new group, Mi AZ, launched Thursday with a car rally outside state government offices in Phoenix. It’s...

Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Big Arizona voter turnout brings slow results, few surprises

Aug. 5, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters turned out in near-record numbers to set the stage for a high stakes battle for the U.S. Senate, keep former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comeback hopes alive and give a strong challenger to a wounded incumbent congressman. Dr. Hiral Tipirneni won a four-way Democratic primary Tuesday...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...

Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona voters head to polls for GOP, Democratic primaries

Aug. 5, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will be in the national spotlight in November as a presidential battleground and the home of one of the most closely watched Senate contests in the country. But Tuesday's primary featured few big-ticket contests. Republican Sen. Martha McSally comfortably defeated businessman Daniel...

McSally, Kelly move on to set up hot Arizona Senate race

Aug. 5, 2020 12:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Martha McSally and Democratic astronaut Mark Kelly secured their parties' nominations Tuesday in the Arizona race to finish the late John McCain's U.S. Senate term. It sets up a heated contest between two former combat pilots in what is expected to be one of the most...