Campaigns

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 16, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Montana's Democratic governor was in Iowa on Thursday railing against money's corrupting influence in government and talking up his ability to win in Trump country, but he continued to deflect questions about his plans for a 2020 presidential run. Gov. Steve Bullock's speech at the Iowa State Fair...
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FILE- This Feb. 28, 2018 file photo shows State Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, in Ellisville, Miss. The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge McDaniel’s insurgent bid to be Mississippi’s next Republican senator. A year later, and much of the money from Illinois shipping supply CEO Richard Uihlein and New York financier Robert Mercer is gone, with only a fraction spent reaching voters who could boost the former state lawmaker’s uphill battle against Cindy Hyde-Smith, GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s preferred candidate. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 16, 2018 - 12:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Mississippi super PAC has raised nearly $1.4 million for Republican Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid for the Senate. Yet only a fraction of that money has been spent reaching voters who could boost his uphill battle to win a November special election. An analysis of federal...
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August 15, 2018 - 5:09 pm
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate has brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge a rival to debate. Republican Patricia Morgan visited Cranston City Hall on Wednesday to personally challenge Mayor Allan Fung to a series of primary debates. She did not go...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager said Wednesday Democrats need to nominate a Washington outsider to compete in 2020. Corey Lewandowski said he believes former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg would instantly become a serious challenger to Trump if he ran as a...
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Tim Pawlenty stands with his wife, Mary, background left, and running mate Michelle Fischbach as he concedes his run for governor at his election night gathering at Granite City Food and Brewery, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Eagan, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 12:41 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's bid to win his old job back fizzled Tuesday as the two-time governor who had harshly criticized Donald Trump late in the 2016 presidential campaign failed to connect with an electorate that has shifted in the years since he last held...
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Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in New York. Manigault Newman declared she “will not be silenced” by President Donald Trump, remaining defiant as her public feud with her former boss shifted from a war of words to a possible legal battle. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 15, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a "crazed, crying lowlife" and "that dog," as a clash rooted in the reality star's accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The...
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People vote at Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. It's Minnesota's busiest primary in recent memory, with races for governor, both Senate seats and three contested congressional races. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 11:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017 file photo, White House Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault Newman stands with the of leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington. The White House says former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has "shown a complete lack of integrity" with her criticism of President Donald Trump in her new book, "Unhinged." Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, that Trump's tweets referring to Manigault Newman as "crazed" and a "dog" reflect his "frustration" with her comments. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
August 14, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who...
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FILE - This Oct. 10, 2016 file photo taken from a video screen grab shows then-Libertarian presidential candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson being interviewed in Santa Fe, N.M. Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. Johnson's name appeared Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, on the state's list of Senate candidates. Johnson still holds a vaunted place in New Mexico politics as a former two-term governor. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
August 14, 2018 - 3:51 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. Johnson, a former two-term governor of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2018, file photo, minutes after receiving the Republican Party endorsement for governor, Jeff Johnson pauses behind the stage, in Duluth, Minn. Johnson has been supportive of President Donald Trump. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)
August 14, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who once criticized President Donald Trump are now fighting each other for his support. Minnesota faces a #metoo moment. And Democrats weigh whether to send the "Iron Stache" to Congress. What to watch as voters in four states — Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont and...
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