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Democrat Porter flips GOP House seat in Southern California

Democrat Katie Porter has seized a Republican-held U.S. House seat in the heart of Southern California’s Reagan country.


Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back …


Washington state Sen. Joe Fain concedes to Democratic challenger Mona Das

In a tough campaign season for King County Republicans and with the cloud of a rape allegation hanging over him, Washington state Sen. Joe Fain on Friday night conceded the …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Despite poor showing in North Idaho, Democrats gain a few seats in the Legislature

Democrats did poorly throughout North Idaho, but managed to pickup a few seats in southern Idaho.


GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.


Trump again stoking anger at Democrats, media

President Donald Trump is again stoking his supporters’ anger at “Crooked Hillary,” other Democrats and the news media, barely missing a beat after mail bombs were sent to some of …


Incumbent Lawrence Wasden faces accidental candidate Bruce Bistline in Idaho AG race

Boise attorney and Democrat Bruce Bistline filed to run against GOP Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden four years ago just in case Wasden lost the primary, then didn’t actively campaign …


Idaho GOP takes down social media posts mocking Democrat Paulette Jordan

The Idaho Republican Party has removed social media posts that added a mocking laugh track aimed at a Democratic candidate.


Women, minorities overwhelmingly want a Democratic Congress, poll finds

A new poll shows just how important turnout among certain groups of voters will be in determining whether Democrats take control of Congress after the midterm elections or if Republicans …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

President Donald Trump says he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November.


GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as …


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …


Michigan gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans’ allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

Christine Blasey Ford would testify next week to the Senate about her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can …


Montana Sen. Tester talks up Trump to defuse GOP challenge

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of …


Resist In-N-Out? Democratic leader calls for boycott of fast-food restaurant, citing GOP donations

The head of the California Democratic Party this week called for a boycott of the popular West Coast fast-food chain In-N-Out after a public filing revealed that the company had …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 3:54 p.m.

Beto O’Rourke’s rock-star status is cemented by Texas GOP, handing Dems an icon they desperately need

In their quest for an icon, someone to lift their spirits and usher them out of the wilderness, Democrats were shown the way this week by an unlikely guide: Texas …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Florida governor’s race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state’s primary for governor while President Donald Trump’s favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 25, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Senator, war hero and GOP presidential candidate John McCain dies at 81

Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Trump complains to Ohio GOP that Dems are ‘negative, nasty’

President Donald Trump sought to unite Ohio’s fractious state Republican Party on Friday, bitterly complaining about “negative, nasty” Democrats and warning that the Democratic contender for governor would “destroy your …


Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state’s GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck …


Michael Gerson: The only way to save the GOP is to defeat it in the House

University of Chicago researchers – who clearly have a lot of time on their hands – have found that the use of certain brands and products is a good predictor …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, 10:39 a.m.

He’s been Gov. Otter’s longtime No. 2. But who is GOP nominee Brad Little?

The 64-year-old cattle rancher doesn’t have to prove who he is. His task, in part, is to prove who he isn’t: Gov. Butch Otter, the man who named him to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 3 p.m.

Facing indictment, GOP Rep. Chris Collins stepping down

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his re-election campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he …


GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading

Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York was arrested Wednesday on charges he fed inside information that he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology company to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

Idaho Republican candidate uses Muslim slur on social media

BOISE – A Republican candidate for the Idaho Statehouse defended the use of a Muslim slur on his public Facebook page by saying he likes to trigger debate by making …


GOP grumbles as Trump reshapes midterm campaigns

President Donald Trump’s strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he’s complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 12:11 p.m.

Republicans distance themselves from Allsup; Knezovich says he warned the party

Republican leaders continued to distance themselves from white nationalist James Allsup on Thursday, saying the Spokane County GOP chairwoman made an error in judgment when she introduced Allsup during a …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Spokane GOP chairwoman defends alt-right provocateur James Allsup at tea party meeting

The chairwoman of the Spokane County Republican Party offered a defense of James Allsup during a meeting of local conservatives this month, claiming the 22-year-old alt-right provocateur – whose views …


UPDATED: Tue., July 31, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Trump rallying support for Florida gubernatorial candidate

President Donald Trump is wading into Florida’s internal Republican politics, joining his endorsed candidate for governor in a competitive primary.