Political endorsements

In this Aug. 2, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump, right, greets Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. More than 2,600 candidates are running in the midterm elections. But for the president, the election comes down to one person: Donald Trump. With the primary calendar winding down, Trump’s me-first strategy is prompting a wave of concern within his own party. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 04, 2018 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 outrun his popularity. Those Republicans worry their statewide...
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Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn campaigns Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at a cafe in Brentwood, Tenn. Blackburn is strongly embracing President Donald Trump as she claims the Republican nomination for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
August 03, 2018 - 1:10 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Basking in the afterglow of an emphatic Republican primary victory in her bid for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn proclaimed it a win for the agenda of President Donald Trump, a statement from Tennessee voters that they want to give him their full support. "We...
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August 01, 2018 - 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is making good on his promise to use his political cache in the 2018 midterm elections. He's endorsing 81 Democrats up and down the ballot in 13 states around the country, with an emphasis on younger, diverse candidates. In a statement, Obama says he'...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 31, 2018 - 7:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is comparing himself to an icon of the Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln. Trump asserted Tuesday night at a rally in Tampa, Florida, that he's the most popular person in the Republican Party...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. The conservative Koch brothers' network declared July 30, that it will not help elect Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 31, 2018 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The war of words intensified between two titans in Republican politics on Tuesday as President Donald Trump trashed the conservative billionaire Koch brothers as a "total joke in real Republican circles." The presidential insult followed a weekend gathering of Koch officials who...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2018, file photo President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally in Fargo, N.D. The conservative Koch brothers' network declared July 30, that it will not help elect Cramer, the Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota, turning its back on the GOP in a marquee election — at least for now — after determining that the Republican challenger is no better than the Democratic incumbent Heidi Heitkamp.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 31, 2018 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday lashed out at the Koch brothers, tweeting that the billionaire industrialists are a "total joke in real Republican circles" and that he is "a puppet for no one." It's the latest salvo between the president and Charles and David Koch, who did not...
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July 26, 2018 - 7:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative candidate Kris Kobach so relished criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union in the Kansas governor's race that he waved the group's mailer in the air before 250 supporters last week so they could groan in disapproval at the effort to prevent him from winning...
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Georgia Republican gubernatorial runoff candidate Brian Kemp hugs a supporter while making his way through a crowd after giving a victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 25, 2018 - 12:28 am
ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor. A self-described "unapologetic conservative" whose campaign...
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FILE - IN this May 20, 2018, file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp participates in a debate in Atlanta. President Donald Trump’s surprise endorsement of Kemp is the latest example of the president diving deep into GOP primary politics. Kemp was surprised by the endorsement over his opponent in the runoff, Casey Cagle. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
July 24, 2018 - 12:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the...
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In this July 12, 2018, photo, Republican candidates for Georgia Governor Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, left, and Secretary of State Brian Kemp speak during an Atlanta Press Club debate at Georgia Public Television in Atlanta. The two will face each other July 24 in a runoff election for the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 23, 2018 - 6:23 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action. The state's gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Casey Cagle, who is backed...
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