• Themis Klarides July 26, 2022 8:48 pm

    Klarides Draws Conservative Criticism Ahead of GOP Primary

    When the Connecticut Republican Party endorsed former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides for the U.S. Senate this spring, the social moderate was viewed by many past and present party leaders as the GOP’s best chance in years to defeat veteran Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. But in the months since the state convention, Klarides, who supports both abortion...

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2019 9:24 pm

    Round 2 of Democratic Debate Is Party's Most-Watched Ever

    NBC says round two of the Democratic presidential debate was the party’s most-watched ever. Based on Nielsen figures out Friday, the event including early front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders averaged 18.1 million viewers across NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. That topped the previous Democratic debate audience high of 15.5 million for an October 2015 event, which included eventual nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Donald Trump June 20, 2019 8:22 pm

    Alabama's Roy Moore Roy Moore Running for Senate Despite Discouragement From GOP

    Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten Commandments, Moore is aiming for an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones,...

  • Donald Trump June 20, 2019 8:22 pm

    Alabama's Roy Moore Roy Moore Running for Senate Despite Discouragement From GOP

    Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten Commandments, Moore is aiming for an eventual rematch against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones,...

  • Donald Trump August 15, 2018 6:47 am

    Kansas Governor Concedes to Kobach in Tight GOP Primary

    Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat after a review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas counties failed to find enough votes for him to overcome a...

  • Donald Trump August 15, 2018 10:52 am

    Primary Night: Dems Pick ‘Firsts,' GOP Votes With Trump

    Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress....

  • Donald Trump August 9, 2018 1:27 pm

    Kansas Democrats Smell Opening in Close GOP Governor's Race

    Out-of-power Kansas Democrats smelled opportunity Wednesday in the tight, unsettled GOP primary race for governor between Gov. Jeff Colyer and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a close political ally of President Donald Trump and a conservative lightning rod who alienates even some Republicans.

  • Donald Trump July 10, 2018 8:45 am

    Trump Court Pick Aimed at Cementing Legacy: Analysis

    With fanfare befitting the nation’s pre-eminent showman, President Donald Trump on Monday poured accelerant on his campaign to shift Washington’s balance of power toward conservatives and remake the federal judiciary for generations to come. Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is the latest milestone in what has been an 18-month, top-to-bottom remaking the federal bench, the...

  • Donald Trump June 26, 2018 11:46 pm

    Mitt Romney Wins GOP Primary in Utah Senate Race

    Republican voters in the U.S. Senate primary in Utah were deciding Tuesday between Mitt Romney and a state lawmaker who kept him from getting the GOP nomination at the party’s convention as the former presidential candidate looks to restart his political career.

  • Donald Trump June 13, 2018 9:49 am

    Dennis Hof, Nevada's Most Famous Pimp, Wins GOP Primary

    Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series “Cathouse,” won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He’ll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly...

  • Connecticut August 13, 2018 2:55 pm

    GOP Debate Leads to Focus on Trump

    The first official GOP primary debate of the campaign season was cordial and uneventful, by and large.

  • Donald Trump April 21, 2018 7:03 am

    Haley's Response: ‘I Don't Get Confused' Draws Notice

    The public split between the White House and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley this week over Russia sanctions threw a spotlight on her at-times uneasy relationship with President Donald Trump, even as her deft rebuttal bolstered talk about her own future political fortunes. Haley’s rejoinder to a putdown from a close Trump adviser about message confusion — she declared that “I...

  • Associated Press March 19, 2018 4:27 pm

    Russian Election Assault Poses Quandary for 2018 Campaigns

    Encrypted messages. Two-factor authentication. Real-time monitoring of social media for malicious internet bot activity. This is the new reality for candidates running in 2018, scared of email hacks and elaborate misinformation schemes like the ones Russia used to disrupt the 2016 campaign. And many candidates say they’re concerned they can’t rely on Congress or the White House for advice, or...

  • Donald Trump October 4, 2017 4:02 pm

    UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Reprimanded For Political Tweet

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been reprimanded for violating a law limiting government employees’ political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate. Last week, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel notified Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington it had issued a warning letter to the former South Carolina governor but would pursue no further action. A...

  • Donald Trump September 30, 2017 1:48 am

    GOP Unsure How to Deal With Voters Angry Over Health Care

    Republicans face a big problem following the collapse of their latest push to repeal the Obama health care law: Their own voters are angry and don’t trust them. Right now, they don’t know what to do about it. That’s trouble for a party preparing to defend its House and Senate majorities in 2018 midterm elections that look riskier than most...

  • Donald Trump September 27, 2017 6:53 am

    Firebrand Roy Moore Wins Alabama GOP Senate Primary, Defeating Trump-Backed Incumbent

    Firebrand jurist Roy Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent backed by both President Donald Trump and deep-pocketed allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell. In an upset certain to rock the GOP establishment, Moore clinched a nearly 10-point victory over Sen. Luther Strange to take the GOP nomination for the seat previously...

  • NBC September 26, 2017 11:34 am

    Strange, Moore Look to GOP Runoff in Ala. Senate Race

    Alabama Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore spoke to supporters in August after the Republican primary race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.

  • Donald Trump July 11, 2017 6:32 pm

    House Panel Unveils $1.6B Plan for Building US-Mexico Wall

    A House panel Tuesday unveiled legislation to begin building President Donald Trump’s long-promised wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Mexico, however, will not be footing the bill. The move by the House Appropriations Committee again puts the Trump administration and its allies on Capitol Hill on a collision course with Democrats who oppose the wall and succeeded in blocking a request...

  • Donald Trump April 18, 2016 6:41 pm

    Trump Hits 40 Percent Support in National Poll, But Cruz Close Behind

    Donald Trump has extended his support in the 2016 presidential race among Republican primary voters to a record 40 percent as the field has narrowed, but he is still locked in a tight battle with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows. Trump gets the support of 40 percent of Republican primary voters, while Sen. Ted...

  • The Associated Press March 3, 2015 3:56 pm

    Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.

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