New wave of GOP candidates poised to join 2024 campaignApril 22, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening phase of the Republican presidential primary has largely centered on the escalating collision between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov.
Anti-abortion group blasts Trump over federal ban commentsApril 21, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A major anti-abortion group blasted former President Donald Trump on the issue Thursday, saying his contention that abortion restrictions should be left up to individual states, not the federal government, is a “morally indefensible position for a self-proclaimed pro-life presidential candidate.”
Biden 2024 campaign announcement coming as soon as next weekApril 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will formally announce his 2024 reelection campaign as soon as next week, three people briefed on the discussions said Thursday.
Biden to huddle with donors next week as 2024 launch nearsApril 19, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is summoning top Democratic donors to Washington next week as he prepares to launch his 2024 reelection bid, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Pa. county sanctioned over copying 2020 voting machine dataApril 19, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Republican-majority county government where two commissioners secretly allowed a third party to copy voting-machine data last year to help former President Donald Trump overturn his 2020 reelection defeat received contempt sanctions Wednesday from the state's highest court.
Abortion, drug trafficking discussed at Kentucky GOP debateApril 19, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Kelly Craft pressed for the death penalty for drug traffickers connected to fatal overdoses in Kentucky, while rival Ryan Quarles defended the state's abortion ban during a free-wheeling GOP primary debate Wednesday on a popular sports radio program.
Montana shelves GOP proposal to alter US Senate primaryApril 19, 2023 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposed change to next year's Montana U.S. Senate primary that was aimed at undermining Democratic Sen.
Anti-vaccine activist RFK Jr. launches presidential campaignApril 19, 2023 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launched his longshot bid to challenge President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination next year.
Kentucky gov candidate backs some Medicaid work requirementsApril 18, 2023 GMT
Republican gubernatorial candidate and current state Attorney General Daniel Cameron said Tuesday that he supports creating a work requirement for some able-bodied Kentucky adults receiving Medicaid health coverage, reigniting a contentious issue from the state's governor's race four years ago.
How some WH hopefuls inflate their fundraising successApril 18, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long before ballots are tallied and reliable polls are conducted, one of the earliest ways to gauge the popularity of presidential candidates is with dollars.
Getting donors to part with their money is a key measure of viability, especially in the early stages of a White House campaign.
Gallego raises more money than Sinema in Arizona Senate raceApril 17, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema reported raising just over $2.1 million in her first full fundraising quarter since leaving the Democratic Party, a smaller haul than the $3.7 million raised by Democratic Rep.
Printing error forces Pennsylvania county to replace ballotsApril 17, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Elections officials in a central Pennsylvania county were scrambling on Monday to fix an error on more than 18,000 mail-in ballots for the spring primary, when voters will elect judges for the state Supreme Court and other positions.
Progressives focus on local-level wins to counter setbacksApril 17, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — For many progressives, the past decade has been littered with disappointments.
Trump raised $34M so far in 2023, including indictment bumpApril 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has raised more than $34 million for his 2024 White House run since the start of the year, buoyed by a big bump in donations since the announcement of criminal charges against him in New York, according to his campaign.
Abortion bans raise fears inside GOP about backlash in 2024April 15, 2023 GMT
Pence: Candidates must run ‘as Republicans’ to win in 2024April 15, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence ramped up his criticism of fellow Republicans at a GOP donor summit Friday night, trying to paint his would-be rivals as straying from party principles as he inches closer to an expected presidential run.
Ex-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo not running for presidentApril 14, 2023 GMT
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday he will not enter the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
In an interview with Fox News, the devoted ally and defender of Donald Trump opted out of a contest that would have put him into competition with his former commander in chief.
Montana GOP seeks to bar 3rd parties from key US Senate raceApril 14, 2023 GMT
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Libertarians lined up with Democrats on Friday against a proposal that would effectively block third party candidates from next year’s Montana U.S.
GOP candidates tread cautiously on gun issues in KentuckyApril 14, 2023 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republicans running for governor have deflected questions about gun legislation since this week's mass shooting at a Louisville bank, turning instead to prayer and a focus on mental health.
Romney gets 1st likely challenger in ’24 Utah Senate primaryApril 13, 2023 GMT
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A potential challenger to Republican first-term Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah took a major step Thursday toward jumping into next year's race, expected to be one of the GOP’s hardest-fought primary contests in 2024.
GOP’s Tim Scott says he backs 20-week federal abortion banApril 13, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said Thursday that he supports a federal abortion ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy and would sign such legislation into law if he became president.
Congressman makes pitch for Kentucky gubernatorial candidateApril 12, 2023 GMT
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky GOP gubernatorial candidate Kelly Craft campaigned alongside U.S. Rep. James Comer on Wednesday, looking to maximize support from the influential home-state Republican after missing out on an endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
Ohio Republican Majewski launches 2nd bid to take on KapturApril 12, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Trump-backed Republican in Ohio whose military record was called into question during his unsuccessful 2022 congressional campaign announced Wednesday that he plans to run again next year.
Scott says GOP ‘starved for hope’ as he moves toward ’24 bidApril 12, 2023 GMT
MARION, Iowa (AP) — Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said Wednesday that conservatives are “starved for hope,” as he tried to present a more positive vision for the future than many of his potential rivals for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Trump and Iowa evangelicals: A bond that is hard to breakApril 12, 2023 GMT
MARION, Iowa (AP) — When South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott returns to Iowa on Wednesday, he will meet privately with a group of pastors at a Cedar Rapids church.
Tim Scott launched an exploratory committee. What is it?April 12, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott on Wednesday launched an exploratory committee for a 2024 GOP presidential bid, a step that comes just shy of making his campaign official.
Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin launches run for 3rd termApril 12, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who spearheaded legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriages last year, announced on Wednesday that she is seeking a third term in battleground Wisconsin.
Dem, GOP convention picks show Midwest’s political influenceApril 12, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump won the White House in 2016 by breaking up the famed electoral “blue wall," snatching the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin, along with Pennsylvania, from Democrats.
GOP attorney joins California race for Feinstein Senate seatApril 12, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Republican attorney announced Tuesday he's entering the 2024 contest to replace outgoing Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, joining a growing field in a state known for its liberal political tilt.
Sheriff Mark Lamb says he’s running for US Senate in ArizonaApril 11, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb said Tuesday he's running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona, becoming the first Republican to jump into a high-profile race for the seat now held by independent Sen.
Dems tap Chicago for 2024 convention, cite critical MidwestApril 11, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats announced Tuesday that they will hold their party’s 2024 national convention in Chicago, choosing the biggest liberal city in the Midwest as they try to keep the momentum going after a strong midterm election performance in the key battleground region.
DeSantis flexes executive powers while eyeing White HouseApril 11, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Suspending an elected Democratic prosecutor. Forbidding gender-affirming treatments for minors. Expanding the “Don’t Say Gay” law to high schools.
GOP’s Moreno joins race to unseat Sen. Sherrod Brown of OhioApril 11, 2023 GMT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wealthy Cleveland business owner Bernie Moreno has joined the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, becoming the second Republican candidate to challenge the three-term incumbent.
US House speaker attends rally in New Mexico swing districtApril 11, 2023 GMT
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy attended a rally in southern New Mexico on Monday for former U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell as the GOP tries to flip a congressional swing seat back to GOP control in 2024.
Paper changes caused Maricopa County printer failure: reportApril 10, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Problems with ballot printers that caused lines to back up at some Phoenix-area polling places last year were not caused by malicious actions but by changes to the paper, a retired Arizona Supreme Court justice concluded in a report released Monday.
Election-denying former Colorado clerk avoids jailApril 10, 2023 GMT
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A former Colorado county clerk accused of illegally accessing her election system avoided jail time for a misdemeanor obstruction conviction in another case on Monday.
DeSantis to make 1st public appearance in South CarolinaApril 10, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to make his first public appearance in South Carolina, a state where votes will be critical if he launches an expected 2024 presidential bid.
Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania to seek 4th termApril 10, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Casey will seek a fourth term in office, bringing the power of incumbency and unmatched name recognition in Pennsylvania politics to his party’s defense of a seat in a critical presidential battleground state.
Anti-vaccine activist RFK Jr. challenging Biden in 2024April 6, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist and scion of one of the country’s most famous political families, is running for president.
Abortion drives liberal’s win in Wisconsin court electionApril 5, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic-backed candidate Janet Protaswiecz's victory in Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court election is a fresh example of the enduring political power of abortion rights in the wake of Roe v.
Trump’s bravado tested as legal woes overlap with campaignApril 5, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump stepped into a Manhattan courthouse Tuesday afternoon, his usual bravado was replaced with palpable anger and notable silence as the former president was reduced to a criminal defendant in custody.
Republicans seek to change Montana primary to thwart TesterApril 5, 2023 GMT
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers in Montana are advancing legislation that would alter next year’s U.S. Senate primary in an apparent bid to thwart the reelection of Sen.
Amid Trump indictment, 2024 hopefuls try to stay visibleApril 5, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The candidates vying against former President Donald Trump for the White House in 2024 have found themselves battling for air time and media attention this week as the GOP front-runner's indictment and arraignment dominate headlines.
Johnson elected Chicago mayor in victory for progressivesApril 5, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Johnson, a union organizer and former teacher, was elected as Chicago's next mayor Tuesday in a major victory for the Democratic Party’s progressive wing as the heavily blue city grapples with high crime and financial challenges.
Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen of Nevada running for reelectionApril 5, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat from Nevada who steered a moderate path during her first term in the chamber, announced Wednesday that she will seek reelection in the perennial battleground state.
Democrats’ choice wins key Wisconsin Supreme Court raceApril 5, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic-backed Milwaukee judge won the high stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court race Tuesday, ensuring liberals will take over majority control of the court for the first time in 15 years with the fate of the state’s abortion ban on the line.
Denver’s more moderate mayoral candidates pull aheadApril 5, 2023 GMT
DENVER (AP) — Two of the more moderate candidates for Denver mayor in the unusually large and divergent field of 16 contestants pulled far ahead in initial results Tuesday night.
If early results hold, Kelly Brough, the former president and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Mike Johnston, a former state senator, could be pushed to a runoff election.
Wisconsin: What to expect on election nightApril 3, 2023 GMT
Voters in Wisconsin will pick a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, choosing between Democratic-backed Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Janet Protasiewicz and Republican-backed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly in a race that will determine control of the court in a key political battleground.
Chicago: What to expect on election nightApril 3, 2023 GMT
Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson face off in the city’s runoff election for mayor on Tuesday, vying to replace outgoing incumbent Lori Lightfoot.
Ex-DeSantis staffer Parkinson runs for Kaine’s Virginia seatApril 3, 2023 GMT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Scott Parkinson, a former congressional staffer and adviser to Ron DeSantis and other Republican officials, announced plans Monday to seek the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic U.S.
Hutchinson launches GOP 2024 bid, calls on Trump to drop outApril 2, 2023 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Asa Hutchinson, who recently completed two terms as Arkansas governor, said Sunday he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, positioning himself as an alternative to Donald Trump just days after the former president was indicted by a grand jury in New York.
Biden and his 2024 campaign: Waiting for some big decisionsApril 2, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has all but announced he's running for reelection, but key questions about the 2024 campaign are unresolved: Who will manage it?
How to run against Trump? GOP considers lessons from 2016April 2, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Christie, one of the only 2016 presidential candidates to seriously consider taking on Donald Trump again, says he and his fellow Republican rivals made a strategic error in that race.
Not just Trump’s VP: Pence touts time as governor, US RepMarch 31, 2023 GMT
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Mike Pence is best known as Donald Trump’s vice president, someone who, apart from one dramatic rejection of his boss ’s effort to overturn their 2020 election defeat, served as a steadfastly loyal, mostly uncontroversial No.
Trump indictment throws 2024 race into uncharted territoryMarch 31, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The historic indictment of former President Donald Trump thrust the 2024 presidential election into uncharted territory, raising the remarkable prospect that the leading contender for the Republican nomination will seek the White House while also facing trial for criminal charges in New York.
California’s Newsom starts tour to boost red-state DemocratsMarch 30, 2023 GMT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom dropped $10 million on a new political action committee Thursday, pledging to boost Democrats in the reddest of red states ahead of the 2024 election and what could be a future run for president.
New Hampshire Senate votes to protect presidential primaryMarch 30, 2023 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s prominent place in the presidential nominating calendar would be enshrined in the state’s constitution under a measure that won unanimous support Thursday in the state Senate.
Trump campaign leans in on made-for-social media videosMarch 30, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump rails against a possible indictment in New York, his team is leaning into a strategy that has quietly become a cornerstone of his 2024 presidential campaign: releasing made-for-social media videos reacting to the news and outlining his agenda for a possible second term.
N.C. board removes election officials who refused to certifyMarch 28, 2023 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s state elections board on Tuesday removed two local election officials who had refused to certify their county's 2022 results after officials determined they violated state law.
DeSantis to visit Israel to speak at Jerusalem museumMarch 28, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will travel to Jerusalem next month and speak at a museum event as Israel faces a spiraling domestic crisis, giving the potential 2024 presidential candidate a stage to tout his foreign policy credentials.