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Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor's race runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November runoff election, needing a united focus if they want to keep John Bel Edwards from a second term. National and...

Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii

Oct. 12, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In recent days, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has talked to voters over chili and pumpkin bars at a house party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She sat down with students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She packs her schedule with gatherings in both states as she tries to lift her...

Trump gripes about impeachment, media at Louisiana rally

Oct. 11, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his argument that the House impeachment inquiry is nothing more than a new attempt to overturn his election based on "a lot of crap." Trump found a sympathetic audience in Louisiana, where an arena packed with his supporters roared at his...

Salt Lake mayor gives endorsement in race to replace her

Oct. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is endorsing Utah Sen. Luz Escamilla to replace her as leader of the capital city. The Deseret News reports that Biskupski cited Escamilla's record working on behalf of minority groups as a state lawmaker. Escamilla is running against Erin...

Trump to hold election eve rally against Louisiana governor

Oct. 6, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump is heading to Louisiana ahead of Saturday's election, for a last-minute rally aimed at peeling support from Gov. John Bel Edwards and keeping the Democratic incumbent from a primary win. Trump tweeted Sunday about the get-out-the-vote event, saying he's...

Steyer endorsed for president by influential SC lawmaker

Oct. 4, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer has picked up the endorsement of a key lawmaker in early-voting South Carolina. Steyer’s campaign says state Rep. Jerry Govan has signed on as a senior adviser. Govan is chairman of South Carolina’s Legislative Black Caucus....

New Mexico considers fair-pay rules for college athletes

Oct. 3, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican state senator wants New Mexico to allow college athletes to receive paid endorsements. Senator and former University of New Mexico football player Mark Moores of Albuquerque announced Thursday that he will be sponsoring a bill to legalize student endorsement deals. The...

Virginia county GOP ousts Sen. for supporting non-Republican

Oct. 1, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia county GOP has kicked a state senator out of the local party over accusations she publicly supported an independent sheriff candidate running against a Republican nominee. State Sen. Amanda Chase of Chesterfield was notified of her dismissal from the Chesterfield County...

California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals

Sep. 30, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic Gov....

The Latest: Speaker Pelosi's office says Collins resigning

Sep. 30, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Rep. Chris Collins of New York and an insider trading case (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Rep. Chris Collins of New York is resigning from Congress ahead of his expected guilty plea in an insider trading case. That's according to a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who...