DeSantis kicks off presidential campaign in Iowa, vows to ‘fight back’ against TrumpMay 31, 2023 GMT
CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis stepped into Iowa on Tuesday for the first time as a Republican presidential candidate and stepped up to Donald Trump, vowing to “fight back” against the former president as the GOP’s 2024 campaign enters a new phase.
Christie allies launch super PAC ahead of expected 2024 campaign for the GOP presidential nominationMay 30, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Allies of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have launched a new super PAC to support his expected candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
Trump’s welcome of Scott into 2024 race shows his calculus: The more GOP rivals, the better for himMay 29, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — When Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina launched his campaign for the White House last week, the notoriously prickly former President Donald Trump welcomed his new competitor with open arms.
Diverse Republican presidential primary field sees an opening in 2024 with voters of colorMay 28, 2023 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — During Donald Trump's first visit as president to Chicago, a frequent target in his attacks on urban violence, he disparaged the nation's third largest city as a haven for criminals and a national embarrassment.
Presidential hopeful DeSantis inspires push to make book bans easier in Republican-controlled statesMay 26, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — As he vies for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is touting a series of measures he has pushed that have led to an upswing in banned or restricted books — not just in Florida schools but in an increasing number of other conservative states.
North Dakota Gov. Burgum expected to announce GOP campaign for president, Republican allies sayMay 26, 2023 GMT
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, two GOP operatives told The Associated Press on Friday, putting him in an already crowded field dominated by ex-President Donald Trump.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina state Sen. Ben Clark has added his name to the list of candidates for lieutenant governor in 2024.
The Democrat, who served five terms in the General Assembly through last year, formally entered the race last week.
GOP field in Pennsylvania Senate race still wide open as hard-right state lawmaker says he won’t runMay 26, 2023 GMT
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A hard-right Pennsylvania state lawmaker said Thursday night that he will not challenge Democratic Sen.
DeSantis pushes past embarrassing campaign start, raises $8.2M ahead of early state blitzMay 26, 2023 GMT
While DeSantis supporters privately acknowledged the bungled announcement was an unwelcome distraction, there was a broad sense that it would likely have limited long-term political consequences, if any at all.
Twitter’s launch of DeSantis’ presidential bid underscores platform’s rightward shift under MuskMay 25, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years ago, signing a bill intended to punish Twitter and other major social media companies, Florida Gov.
Republican Karrin Taylor Robson says she won’t run for Sinema’s Senate seat in ArizonaMay 25, 2023 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Karrin Taylor Robson, a wealthy Republican businessperson who was seen as the likeliest establishment candidate for a crucial Arizona Senate contest, said Thursday that she won't run for the seat now held by independent Kyrsten Sinema.
Friends to foes: How Trump and DeSantis’ relationship has deteriorated over the yearsMay 25, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — It wasn't always this way.
Before Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis were leading rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, they were allies.
DeSantis launches GOP presidential campaign in Twitter announcement plagued by glitchesMay 25, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday with firm words but a disastrous Twitter announcement that did little to counter criticism that the 44-year-old Republican may not be ready to take on former President Donald Trump.
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Phoenix television journalist announced her candidacy Wednesday for the congressional seat currently held by seven-term Republican Rep. David Schweikert.
Wisconsin trial over fake electors set to start just before 2024 presidential electionMay 24, 2023 GMT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury trial in a lawsuit seeking $2.4 million in damages from Republicans who attempted to cast Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes for Donald Trump in 2020 even though he lost is scheduled to begin just two months before the 2024 presidential election.
After months of anticipation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis formally entered the Republican presidential primary contest on Wednesday.
What’s on DeSantis’ agenda? A look at the laws he passed as Florida governor, from abortion to gunsMay 24, 2023 GMT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — From the death penalty to gender identity to abortion, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has cemented himself as a conservative standard-bearer in the lead-up to his 2024 presidential announcement.
Haley commits to federal abortion ban but says it’s unlikely without more Republicans in CongressMay 24, 2023 GMT
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Wednesday pledged to sign a federal ban on abortion but noted that passing one would be highly unlikely without more Republicans in Congress.
DeSantis plans to announce 2024 bid Wednesday on Twitter Spaces with Elon Musk, sources tell APMay 23, 2023 GMT
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, long seen as Donald Trump's leading rival for the Republican nomination, plans to launch his 2024 presidential campaign on Wednesday in an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Riverton Mayor Trent Staggs announced plans to run for U.S. Senate next year and challenge first-term Republican Mitt Romney in what could emerge as a competitive primary battle in the deeply conservative state.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Democratic party's U.S. Senate campaign arm is asking a Charleston-based judge to order the release of the calendar of West Virginia Gov.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Pamela Pugh, the president of Michigan's Board of Education, announced Tuesday that she will seek the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2024 and challenge U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin for the Democratic nomination.
Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware won’t seek reelection, opening up seat in liberal stateMay 23, 2023 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware announced Monday that he will not seek reelection to a fifth term in the U.S. Senate.
Carper's announcement paves the way for a wide-open contest for the seat he has held since 2001 in heavily-blue Delaware.
Tim Scott launches 2024 presidential bid seeking optimistic contrast with other top rivalsMay 22, 2023 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott launched his presidential campaign on Monday, offering an optimistic and compassionate message he's hoping can serve as a contrast with the political combativeness that has dominated the early GOP primary field.
Who is Tim Scott? Here’s what to know about the newest 2024 GOP presidential candidateMay 22, 2023 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As Sen. Tim Scott enters the 2024 GOP presidential field, he will be eager to introduce himself to voters who might not know much about him.
Nikki Haley and Tim Scott started as allies in South Carolina. Now they’re rivals for president.May 22, 2023 GMT
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As she introduced South Carolina’s next senator, then-Gov. Nikki Haley said her decision to appoint Tim Scott was “pretty simple.”
2024 Republican hopefuls rush to defend Marine who put NYC subway rider in fatal chokeholdMay 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urged the nation to show Daniel Penny that “America's got his back.” Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley called for New York's governor to pardon Penny, and biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy donated $10,000 to his legal defense fund.
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ex-U.S. Rep. Mark Walker formally entered next year’s race for North Carolina governor on Saturday, saying that he's best suited to win the seat that has eluded Republicans for much of the past three decades, by attracting a diverse set of voters in the otherwise closely divided state.
South Carolina Republicans hear pitches from 2024 candidates, reelect state party chairmanMay 20, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republicans on Saturday selected Drew McKissick as their chairman for a fourth term at a convention where some of the party's 2024 presidential hopefuls made pitches to voters in the first-in-the-South primary state.
DeSantis super PAC tackles tricky task of organizing support for him in Iowa without the candidateMay 20, 2023 GMT
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — LaTomah Hauff stopped at the red-draped table on her way into Dean's Classic Car Museum to jot her contact information on a sign-up sheet to hear more about Ron DeSantis.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina made it official Friday: He's running for president.
DeSantis meets New Hampshire lawmakers, greets voters ahead of expected 2024 announcementMay 19, 2023 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Chatting with a mom in a New Hampshire diner on Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis paid no attention to the Mickey Mouse shirt worn by her young son. But the woman said she has been paying attention to him.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the remaining registered Democrats on a North Carolina Supreme Court whose new Republican majority recently overturned previous decisions on gerrymandering and voter identification announced Thursday that he won't seek reelection next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden 's reelection campaign is vowing to hold the states that won him the White House in 2020 but also compete in places it lost like North Carolina and increasingly Republican-dominated Florida, providing what it says are “a number of viable pathways to the 270 electoral votes” needed to clinch four more years.
Gov. Ron DeSantis criticized Donald Trump for implying that Florida's new six-week abortion ban is “too harsh,” going after the former president as DeSantis prepares to challenge him for the 2024 Republican nomination.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Hughes, who won a gold medal in figure skating at the 2002 Winter Olympics, has filed to run for Congress in New York, joining several other Democrats seeking to unseat Long Island Republican Anthony D'Esposito.
Pence allies launching super PAC to back former vice president’s expected 2024 candidacyMay 16, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Allies of former Vice President Mike Pence are launching a new super PAC to support his expected candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former state Rep. Leslie Love, a Democrat who represented Detroit for six years in the Michigan Legislature, announced Monday that she is running for the state's open U.S. Senate seat in 2024.
DeSantis in Iowa warns of GOP ‘culture of losing’ as weather sidelines Trump’s event in the stateMay 14, 2023 GMT
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) — Decrying a Republican “culture of losing,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sought Saturday to weaken former President Donald Trump’s grip on the GOP as tornado warnings interrupted a collision of leading presidential prospects in battleground Iowa.
Biden’s reelection pitch that he can govern well faces daunting challenges with debt, border, moreMay 13, 2023 GMT
Three weeks since launching his reelection campaign, President Joe Biden is confronting a sweeping set of problems in his day job that defy easy solutions and are not entirely within his control.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden was running for president three years ago, he flew on a white private jet with his campaign logo painted on the side.
Now he has a larger, more recognizable ride as he seeks a second term.
Ramaswamy proposes raising voting age to 25, unless people serve in military or pass a testMay 12, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy on Thursday voiced support for changing the overall U.S.
CNN’s town hall quickly turned chaotic, displaying the tightrope facing journalists covering TrumpMay 11, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is facing a backlash over its town hall featuring former President Donald Trump, an event that swiftly turned chaotic in a stark display of the tightrope facing journalists covering a leading 2024 Republican candidate who refuses to play by the rules.
Trump’s defiance at the CNN town hall may scare off many voters — but not the GOP baseMay 11, 2023 GMT
Former President Donald Trump’s defiant performance at the CNN town hall may ultimately hurt his standing with key groups of voters in next fall's general election. But Trump also demonstrated his extraordinary grip on the voters who will decide the GOP’s looming 2024 nomination fight. The magnitude of the challenge ahead for Trump’s Republican rivals was painfully exposed as the former president repeatedly turned his greatest political liabilities into jokes and applause lines for the Republican voters in attendance. On Thursday, Trump’s Republican critics conceded publicly and privately that they don’t know how to stop him. So far, at least, they have been unable or unwilling to use his most egregious behavior against him.
Biden showcases Dem coalition with campaign advisory boardMay 10, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is aiming to showcase the Democratic coalition rallying around his reelection bid as he announces on Wednesday his campaign's national advisory board of prominent elected officials who will assist his 2024 campaign.
Walker to reveal N. Carolina governor race plans this monthMay 9, 2023 GMT
KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Mark Walker is expected to announce his plans to enter next year's North Carolina governor's race at an event later this month, according to a spokesperson for a political consulting firm that is advising him.
Gov. Whitmer’s sister seeking New York congressional seatMay 9, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic businesswoman Liz Gereghty, the sister of Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, announced Tuesday she is running for a New York congressional seat that narrowly flipped to Republican control last year and is expected to be one of the country's most competitive contests in 2024.
Top Maryland county leader Alsobrooks running for US SenateMay 9, 2023 GMT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Angela Alsobrooks, the chief executive of Maryland's Prince George's County, announced Tuesday she will run for the U.S. Senate seat that is opening with the retirement of Sen.
Pro-DeSantis super PAC ramps up hiring into Super TuesdayMay 9, 2023 GMT
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The super PAC promoting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis plans to have dozens of staff in place in the first 18 states on the Republican presidential primary calendar in the coming weeks, a move indicating that his expected 2024 announcement is drawing closer.
Biden uses humor to try to defuse concerns about his ageMay 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden served in the Senate for 270 years. He used to be three years older than his sister Valerie, but now has 20 years on her.
N. Carolina state Rep. Elmore to run for lieutenant governorMay 8, 2023 GMT
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Rep. Jeffrey Elmore has added his name to the growing list of candidates for lieutenant governor in 2024.
Elmore, a Wilkes County Republican who has guided public education legislation and spending during his time in the General Assembly, announced his bid at a recent county GOP meeting, news outlets reported.
Pro-Biden groups spend $20M+ to promote record ahead of ’24May 8, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three progressive groups are spending more than $20 million in a new national ad campaign to promote President Joe Biden's record as he begins his 2024 reelection race.
Black voters backing Biden, but not with 2020 enthusiasmMay 7, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — LaJoia Broughton, a 41-year-old small-business owner, considers herself a fan of President Joe Biden.
He’s provided opportunities for Black-owned business while bringing integrity to the White House, she said.
W.Va. politicos keep fighting over 2020; voters, not so muchMay 6, 2023 GMT
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some Republican officeholders in West Virginia are already revving up campaigns for governor in 2024. But first, they have to sort out what happened in 2020.
Years after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the White House winner, Secretary of State Mac Warner and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey say they remain concerned his victory was not legitimate.