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Gardner had good news for Colorado. But Trump had tweets.

Jul. 17, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner had reeled in a big political fish. A major government agency, the Bureau of Land Management, was moving to his state and marking a victory years in the making for one of the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans. But Gardner's moment of triumph rolled out Monday...

Biden plan seeks to boost rural America through investments

Jul. 16, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

MANNING, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday sought to build on his appeal to rural voters with the release of a broad plan to revitalize rural America through investments in agriculture, rural economies and infrastructure. "We have to ensure we bring along everyone," the...

Conservative agitator announces bid for Maine senate

Jul. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

BREWER, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage is giving his endorsement to the Maine Senate bid of a conservative agitator who once accused Democrats of waging a "war on whites." LePage appeared alongside Rep. Larry Lockman at his campaign announcement on Tuesday. The candidacy sets up a primary...

Trump announces US ambassador to run for Tennessee Senate

Jul. 12, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday announced in a tweet that U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty would launch a bid for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat, giving the top Republican contender an unconventional entry into the state's most competitive 2020 contest. "Tennessee loving...

Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff

Jul. 9, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Voters in the 3rd District GOP primary runoff chose state Rep. Greg Murphy of...

Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary

Jul. 8, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas amid hostility from some Republicans worried that his loss in the governor's race could threaten the party's...

Mayor of West Wendover, Nevada endorses Julian Castro

Jul. 6, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) — The mayor of West Wendover, Nevada has endorsed former Obama administration housing secretary Julian Castro for president. Castro's campaign on Saturday announced the support of Mayor Daniel Corona while the Democratic presidential candidate visited the city on the border with...

GOP runoff voters pick between NC doctors in the House

Jul. 6, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in next week's Republican primary runoff in eastern North Carolina will decide which doctor they'd like in the house — the U.S. House — to succeed the late. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. On its face, the campaign between urologist Greg Murphy of Greenville and Kinston...

EU chief struggles to sell job winners to hostile lawmakers

Jul. 4, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk appealed Thursday to hostile lawmakers to endorse a raft of nominees for some of the EU's most coveted jobs amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders hand-picked the candidates in a series of shady backroom deals. Two days after one of the...

Scott Jones drops out of race for Kootenai County sheriff

Jul. 4, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Former federal prosecutor and U.S. Marine Scott Jones has dropped out of the race for Kootenai County sheriff to attend medical school at the University of Virginia. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Jones is endorsing fellow Republican sheriff's candidate Bob Norris. Jones...