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Off to Michigan, Haley is staying in the race despite Trump's easy primary win in South Carolina

Feb. 25, 2024 12:25 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley says it's not “the end of our story” despite Donald Trump's easy primary victory in South Carolina, her home state where the onetime governor had long suggested her competitiveness with the former president would show. ...

California’s Senate primary could fell two prominent Democrats and elevate Republican Steve Garvey

Feb. 25, 2024 07:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s Senate race was expected to be a three-way Democratic prizefight, but the possibility of a record-low turnout is elevating the chances of Republican Steve Garvey, a former baseball star, and could derail the congressional careers of two prominent progressives. ...

Trump wins South Carolina, easily beating Haley in her home state and closing in on GOP nomination

Feb. 25, 2024 00:00 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination. Trump has now swept every contest that counted for...

Here's how Trump won in South Carolina — and what it could mean for his chances in November

Feb. 24, 2024 23:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump won over South Carolina Republicans as the candidate who voters believe can win in November, keep the country safe and will stand up and fight for them as president. Trump cruised to victory in the South Carolina primary with the support of an almost...

Takeaways from South Carolina primary: Donald Trump's Republican home field advantage is everywhere

Feb. 24, 2024 23:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump trounced Nikki Haley on Saturday in the South Carolina primary, a victory that emphatically punctuated the depth and breadth of his support among Republican primary voters as he vanquished his lone remaining major opponent in her home state. Trump did...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the major 2024 candidates

Feb. 24, 2024 19:25 PM EST

Two major Republican candidates are left competing for their party's 2024 presidential nomination. Former President Donald Trump notched a commanding victory Saturday over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Trump also...

Trump says his criminal indictments boosted his appeal to Black voters

Feb. 24, 2024 17:35 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump claimed Friday that his four criminal indictments have boosted his support among Black Americans because they see him as a victim of discrimination, comparing his legal jeopardy to the historic legacy of anti-Black prejudice in the U.S. legal...

An RNC member is trying to stop the party from paying Donald Trump's legal bills

Feb. 24, 2024 15:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least one member of the Republican National Committee is working to slow Donald Trump's attempted takeover of the organization by pushing to keep the committee neutral until Trump is officially the presidential nominee and avoid picking up his legal bills. ...

Oaths and pledges have been routine for political officials. That's changing in a polarized America

Feb. 24, 2024 15:41 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The resignation letter was short and direct. “I can no longer be under an oath to uphold the New Constitution of Ohio," wrote Sabrina Warner in her letter announcing she was stepping down from the state's Republican central committee. It was...

Wyoming starts selecting presidential delegates Saturday. But there's not a statewide election

Feb. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the South Carolina primary has been the focal point of the GOP presidential nomination fight for much of the last month, it’s not the only contest on Saturday where Republicans will be voting for a presidential candidate or where all-important delegates will be at...