Political endorsements

April 24, 2018 - 5:05 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic candidate for Iowa Secretary of State said Tuesday she would refund a major contribution from a national political group after learning it was mistakenly given and accepted in violation of Iowa law. Deidre DeJear's campaign said it would send back the $5,000...
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FILE - This combination of March 29, 2017, file photos shows Bridget Kelly, left, and Bill Baroni leaving federal court after sentencing in Newark, N.J. Attorneys for Kelly and Baroni are scheduled to argue in court, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia, to try and convince a federal appeals court their clients' convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should be reversed. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 24, 2018 - 1:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The tales of political vendettas and back-room machinations that animated the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal were replaced Tuesday with comparatively dry legal arguments as two former associates of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie argued before a federal...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Trump's Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don't work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues. This election season is testing lawmakers' commitment to...
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In this Friday, March 2, 2018 photo, Mitt Romney poses with a group at the Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife Banquet during a campaign stop, in Blanding, Utah. Romney is gearing up for arguably the biggest challenge of his Senate campaign: A Utah Republican party convention where he'll have to face down nearly a dozen contenders in front of a far-right-leaning audience. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
April 21, 2018 - 11:33 pm
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state's far-right-leaning GOP convention. Romney remains the heavy favorite overall to replace long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch in November...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., leaves the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has endorsed Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted April 19, 2018, that the sitting congresswoman is a “wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee. Trump tweeted Thursday that the sitting congresswoman is a "wonderful woman who has always been there when we have needed her." Trump added that she's great on his...
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A sign promoting the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Todd Rokita is shown along a state highway in Brownsburg, Ind., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Donald Trump's re-election campaign has issued a rebuke to Rokita, ordering the Republican to take down yard signs that could give a false impression that Rokita is endorsed by the president, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
April 18, 2018 - 10:18 am
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump's re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs it says give the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press. The rebuke came...
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April 14, 2018 - 7:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The progressive Working Families Party has endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon against incumbent Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Nixon says she was honored to receive the endorsement Saturday and "inspired by the enthusiasm of progressive working-class members...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined at right by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Ryan is backing McCarthy as his successor. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ryan says McCarthy is “the right person.” “I think Kevin is the right guy to step up,” Ryan says in the interview that will air Sunday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 14, 2018 - 2:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and top Republicans dined on filet mignon at the White House this week, just hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his stunning retirement, Trump and Ryan's top lieutenant found themselves with a moment alone. Do you really want to be the next...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his state of the state address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. On Friday, April 13, 2018, Cuomo announced that he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. The announcement came after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and “Sex and the City” actress Cynthia Nixon. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
April 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) says he will not seek the ballot line of the progressive Working Families Party. Cuomo's announcement came Friday after two influential unions said they would withdraw from the party over its likely endorsement of Cuomo rival and "Sex and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2018, file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined at right by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Ryan is backing McCarthy as his successor. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ryan says McCarthy is “the right person.” “I think Kevin is the right guy to step up,” Ryan says in the interview that will air Sunday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 13, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump and top Republicans dined on filet mignon at the White House this week, just hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his stunning retirement, Trump and Ryan's top lieutenant found themselves with a moment alone. Do you really want to be the next...
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