Republican Party

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified.

Feb. 17, 2018 1:29 PM EST
Special election to replace lawmaker who killed himself

MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburb will soon choose a successor for a Republican state lawmaker who killed himself last year after a woman publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his basement when she was a teenager and he was her pastor.

Feb. 17, 2018 9:20 AM EST
Romney postpones announcement on Senate race after shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney is preparing to announce a bid for Utah's Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, a position some hope the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will use to continue his biting criticism of President Donald Trump.

Feb. 14, 2018 11:52 PM EST
Democrats say Florida statehouse race a bellwether for US

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic win in a Florida statehouse district that's firmly Republican is being called a bellwether for national politics, a referendum of sorts on President Donald Trump and his conservative agenda.

Feb. 14, 2018 2:13 PM EST
Congress takes on immigration issue amid election pressures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate begins a rare, open-ended debate on immigration and the fate of the "Dreamer" immigrants on Monday, and Republican senators say they'll introduce President Donald Trump's plan.

Feb. 12, 2018 5:26 AM EST
Democrats see partisanship in GOP Pennsylvania district map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats on Saturday described a revised congressional district map being proposed by Republican leaders as too partisan, citing as evidence the results of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Feb. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EST
Trump accuser takes #MeToo message to voters in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rachel Crooks' allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump have been dismissed by the president and his supporters, so she has a new approach to ensure her message is heard: She's running for office.

Feb. 7, 2018 3:25 PM EST
Democratic memo on Russia probe under White House review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memo written by Democrats on the House intelligence committee as part of its investigation of Russian election interference was under review Tuesday at the White House, where President Donald Trump will decide whether to allow the public to read it.

Feb. 6, 2018 11:41 AM EST
Pence stumps for GOP candidate in 1st '18 congressional race

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is stumping for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania, slamming his Democratic opponent and trying to help the GOP keep the seat in its House majority.

Feb. 2, 2018 6:30 PM EST
GOP congressman who led the Benghazi probe will leave House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Trey Gowdy, a powerful GOP watchdog who built his name leading the investigation into the 2012 attacks against Americans in Benghazi, Libya, has become the latest prominent Republican to head for the exits rather than run for another term.

Jan. 31, 2018 5:55 PM EST
Trump turns again on immigration; allies bash 'Amnesty Don'

NEW YORK (AP) — Fearing betrayal on a signature campaign issue, President Donald Trump's loyalists are lashing out against his proposal to create a path to citizenship for nearly 2 million "Dreamer" immigrants.

Jan. 26, 2018 6:15 PM EST
Some GOP-counties in Oregon backed Medicaid-funding measure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It wasn't only Democratic-leaning counties in Oregon that voted to impose a tax on hospitals and health insurers to pay for Medicaid for low-income residents — several counties that voted for Donald Trump also helped propel the ballot measure to resounding "yes" vote.

Jan. 24, 2018 8:30 PM EST
Trump hoping to keep Pennsylvania seat in Republican hands

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged "total support" for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state.

Jan. 18, 2018 12:10 PM EST
Democrats flip traditionally conservative Wisconsin district

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democrat has been elected to represent a traditionally conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump in 2016, in an upset that Democrats suggest could lead to more Republican losses in the state.

Jan. 17, 2018 9:14 AM EST
Donald Trump Jr. leads Kansas fundraiser for Kobach campaign

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. appeared at a fundraiser Tuesday evening for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's campaign for governor, highlighting how Kobach has closer ties to the president than any fellow Republican in the crowded race.

Nov. 28, 2017 11:03 PM EST
Silence from Trump as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who've called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls.

Nov. 16, 2017 12:51 AM EST
Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could use his clout to resolve a problem that Republicans say leaves them with no easy options.

Nov. 14, 2017 10:46 PM EST
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
Speaker Ryan urges Georgia Republicans to resist upset bid

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday implored Georgia voters to vote Republican in next month's special election, linking the Democratic candidate in the surprisingly competitive House race to the California liberal who leads the rival party in the House.

May. 15, 2017 5:40 PM EDT