2012 United States presidential election

File-This Oct. 9, 2018, file photo shows Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney answering a question about tariffs during the debate with Democratic opponent Jenny Wilson in the America First Event Center in Cedar City, Utah. Utah Sen.-elect Romney says President Donald Trump's "conduct over the past two years ... is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office." Romney, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, is praising some of Trump's policy decisions in a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. But he adds: "With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent's shortfall has been most glaring."(James M. Dobson/The Spectrum via AP, File)
January 02, 2019 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen.-elect Mitt Romney's criticism of President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:10 a.m. President Donald Trump is responding to blistering criticism from Republican Sen.-elect Mitt Romney. Trump says he would "much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so...
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Democrat Julian Castro poses for a photo at his home in San Antonio, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Castro says he is launching a presidential exploratory committee ahead of a likely White House run in 2020. Castro was the nation’s housing secretary until 2016 and spent five years as mayor of San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 12, 2018 - 11:42 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the 44...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, of Wis., speaks after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis awarded him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service at the Pentagon, in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
November 29, 2018 - 1:15 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying he has no immediate plans to return to public office. The Republican lawmaker from Wisconsin, the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas, after being defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 17, 2018 - 11:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. "You're going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at a get out the vote event hosted by the NH Young Democrats at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Motivated by an urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field, Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes. (AP Photo/ Cheryl Senter, File)
November 13, 2018 - 5:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days after the midterm election, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker worked the phones with Democratic luminaries in Iowa. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock courted high-dollar donors in New York. Other Democrats openly mused about their White House ambitions on live television. Motivated...
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FILE - This combination of Sept. 21, 2018, file photos shows Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, right, during their first Senate debate in Dallas. Win or lose Texas' high-profile Senate race on Tuesday, Nov. 6, both Cruz and O'Rourke probably still have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool, File)
November 04, 2018 - 11:29 am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O'Rourke probably have bright political futures, perhaps even plausible White House aspirations, regardless of which one wins their high-profile Texas Senate race. Around Labor Day, when polls showed onetime punk rocker O'Rourke closing in...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Mont. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
November 04, 2018 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan...
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FILE - This Oct. 20, 2014 file photo shows George Stephanopoulos at the 24th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards in New York. ABC News says it is getting a one-hour jump on its rivals covering midterm election night results. The network will start at 8 p.m. Eastern time with Stephanopoulos as anchor on Nov. 6, 2018. Both CBS and NBC News previously said their continuous coverage would begin at 9 p.m. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 24, 2018 - 9:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says that it is treating midterm election night coverage as if it were a presidential year, promising Wednesday to get a one-hour jump on its broadcast rivals by devoting the entire prime-time schedule on Nov. 6 to reporting results. The network said its "Your Voice, Your...
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Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally for democrat candidates running for office this fall at UW-Milwaukee Monday, Oct. 22. 2018. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Tony Evers, Madela Barnes, Randy Bryce and Gwen Moore were all participating. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
October 22, 2018 - 4:22 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The event comes...
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The audience cheers as President Donald Trump arrives at Elko Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Elko, Nv., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 20, 2018 - 3:04 pm
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is scoffing at the idea of a "blue wave" sweeping Democrats to big victories on Election Day, saying he thinks it's "being rapidly shattered." He tells a Republican rally in Elko, Nevada,...
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