Political endorsements

Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez pauses from writing notes to familiarize herself with the timekeeper's position before a gubernatorial debate against Gov. Greg Abbott prior to a debate at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 10:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday defended more security on the U.S.-Mexico border while Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez sought to breathe life into her flailing campaign at their only debate of a race overshadowed by the state's unexpectedly intense U.S. Senate...
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Missouri Attorney General and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley speaks to supporters during a campaign stop Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in St. Charles, Mo. Hawley is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 28, 2018 - 1:51 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's Republican Senate nominee Josh Hawley opposes a federal provision that bars religious organizations from political endorsements, and his upcoming appearance at a Baptist university may provide a test case for the future of the measure. Hawley, the state's attorney...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament's civil liberties and justice...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer addresses her supporters in Detroit after winning the primary. Whitmer will face Republican Bill Schuette in November. She is focusing her campaign on cleaning up drinking water across the state, rebuilding roads and maintaining the expansion of Medicaid that provided health coverage to 663,000 lower-income adults. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
September 23, 2018 - 1:05 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2013, file photo, U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., speaks during a Congressional Field Hearing on the Affordable Care Act in Apache Junction, Ariz. Six siblings of Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November 2018 in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters to usher Paul Gosar out of office because he has broken with the family’s values. They do not elaborate. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 22, 2018 - 6:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 16, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Assemblyman Jay Webber, R-Parsippany, speaks during a meeting in the state legislature, in Trenton, N.J. President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, on one of the most watched House races in this year’s election to endorse Webber over Democrat Mikie Sherrill. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 20, 2018 - 4:41 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump weighed in Thursday on one of the most watched House races in this year's election to endorse Republican Assemblyman Jay Webber over Democrat Mikie Sherrill. Trump narrowly won the northern New Jersey's 11th District — situated just north of his golf club...
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Julia Salazar answers questions during an interview after winning the Democratic primary over Martin Dilan in New York's 18th State Senate district race, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
September 14, 2018 - 12:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life Thursday to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to...
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September 13, 2018 - 1:25 pm
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian lawmakers on Thursday endorsed a center-left government in a tight vote that still keeps the power away from anti-immigrant populists who topped the polls in June's election. The government of Prime Minister Marjan Sarec — a former comedian — bucks the trend in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2018 file photo, New Hampshire Republicans Stewart Levenson, left, and state Rep. Steve Negron participate in the 2nd Congressional District debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Levenson conceded the race to Negron in the Sept. 11 Republican primary. (Thomas Roy/The Union Leader via AP, Pool, File)
September 12, 2018 - 11:13 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the New Hampshire primary election (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A state lawmaker who served in the Air Force and worked in the defense industry has won the Republican nomination for the state's 2nd Congressional District and will face Democratic incumbent Annie...
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Workers' Party presidential candidate Fernando Haddad, center, and his running-mate Manuela d'Avila, right, hold a campaign rally outside federal police headquarters where former President Luiz inacio Lula da Silva is in jail for corruption in Curitiba, Brazil, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Brazil’s Workers’ Party replaced da Silva with Haddad as its candidate for October’s general election, clarifying one of the biggest question marks hanging over the vote to lead Latin America’s largest nation. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
September 12, 2018 - 12:28 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a letter from his jail cell, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on tens of millions of supporters to vote for the man he named to lead his Workers' Party ticket in October's presidential election. "I want everyone who would vote for me to vote for...
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