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South Carolina voters face widening GOP breach Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home.

May. 16, 2017 10:27 AM EDT
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

May. 11, 2017 9:23 PM EDT
Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senate Republicans landed a top-tier candidate in West Virginia but have struggled to recruit well-known GOP challengers in several states where President Donald Trump romped and Democratic incumbents warily face re-election.

May. 9, 2017 3:31 AM EDT
Montana congressional race draws cash from outside state

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — National Democrats have increased their investment in this month's Montana special congressional election, but whether it will make a difference remains to be seen as Republicans have poured in surprisingly large amounts of money to protect a seat their party has held for two decades.

May. 5, 2017 4:37 PM EDT
Correction: House Election-Georgia story

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — In a story April 19 about a runoff election in Georgia's 6th Correctional District, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a voter.

Apr. 20, 2017 10:23 AM EDT
High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia congressional election is headed to a runoff that will ratchet up the already significant national attention — and campaign cash — on a race that poses an early measure for President Donald Trump and both major parties ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Apr. 19, 2017 1:09 AM EDT
Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders gained roars of approval from a friendly crowd on Monday as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party into a grassroots movement founded on the tenets of his unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign: fighting against the billionaire class and rigged economic and political systems.

Apr. 17, 2017 10:15 PM EDT
Trump attacks lead Democrat in Georgia congressional race

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday attacked his political enemies seeking an upset in Georgia's special congressional election, blasting the leading Democratic candidate as a "super liberal" who "wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!"Trump did not expound on his unfounded accusations about 30-year-old Jon Ossoff, but the president's Twitter broadside a day before the special primary underscores how big a Democratic victory would be nationwide and in Atlanta's historically conservative northern suburbs.

Apr. 17, 2017 9:03 PM EDT
Republicans' narrow win for Kansas seat emboldens Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans escaped a special House election in Kansas with a single-digit victory in a district where they have romped in the past, an early warning sign for the GOP at the start of Donald Trump's presidency.

Apr. 12, 2017 4:40 PM EDT
In Georgia race, Republicans battle as Democrat chases upset

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia special congressional campaign has become an internal conservative squabble, with a national conservative group blasting a Republican establishment favorite as a big-spending "career politician," while other GOP hopefuls argue over who's most loyal to President Donald Trump.

Apr. 8, 2017 2:55 PM EDT
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 5 The Boston Herald on deadly chemical attack in Syria: So where do you suppose President Trump's "red line" is in Syria? What is believed to be the worst chemical weapons attack since 2013 has claimed at least 58 lives, including those of 11 children, according to a British-based human rights group.

Apr. 5, 2017 5:27 PM EDT
Sanders endorses Tom Perriello in Virginia governor's race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders endorsed Tom Perriello Tuesday in Virginia governor's race, saying progressives must be elected "at every level of government if we are going to beat back the dangerous agenda of the Trump administration and its Republican allies.

Apr. 4, 2017 8:23 PM EDT
Will suburban mayor pay political price for backing Trump?

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — In Roger Claar's 31 years as mayor, Bolingbrook has grown from a sleepy town surrounded by farm fields to a diverse Chicago suburb nearly twice as large, with its own airport and even an IKEA.

Mar. 31, 2017 4:43 PM EDT
Roger Stone: I'll beat suit even if jury thinks I'm a devil

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican strategist Roger Stone said Thursday that jurors may think he's "the devil" but he still expects to beat a defamation lawsuit accusing him of circulating a mailer calling a political candidate a sexual predator.

Mar. 30, 2017 3:56 PM EDT
The Latest: Lawmakers want Americans' identities protected

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional investigation into Russian hacking during the 2016 campaign and contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials (all times local):2:50 p.

Mar. 15, 2017 3:00 PM EDT
Postelection dominoes create 5 open House seats

ATLANTA (AP) — The postelection dominoes of President Donald Trump's administration picks and a California Democratic appointment have created five openings in the House, and that means five special elections in the coming months.

Mar. 13, 2017 5:44 PM EDT
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America's 2016 presidential election.

Mar. 2, 2017 10:17 PM EST
Democrats elect Perez national chairman

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

Feb. 25, 2017 6:53 PM EST
Harrison drops out of DNC race, backs Perez

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison is exiting the race for Democratic National Committee chairman and throwing his support to Tom Perez, solidifying the former Labor Secretary's place as the front-runner in a still-volatile contest.

Feb. 23, 2017 2:21 PM EST
DNC race remains tight as energized Democrats combat Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.

Feb. 22, 2017 11:49 PM EST

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