Political endorsements

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., waits to speak at a rally, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Phoenix. McSally announced Friday that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 13, 2018 - 1:08 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally wants Arizona to know she supports Donald Trump. The Republican congresswoman voted with the Republican president nearly 97 percent of the time. She says young immigrants shouldn't be shielded from deportation unless Democrats agree to build...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of metro Phoenix, during a news conference in Marshalltown, Iowa. Former Phoenix lawman and Trump ally Arpaio says he will run for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat held by Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 09, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's announcement that he'll run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake potentially pits two conservative, pro-Donald Trump candidates against each other and could create an opening for a more moderate GOP contender to take...
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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2012, file photo, Ohio state Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel, right, accompanied by his wife Ilana Shafran Mandel, left, concedes defeat to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, on election night in the ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Mandel was again seeking the Republican party nomination to challenge Brown in the 2018 general election, but announced Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in an open letter that he decided to drop his bid, citing his wife's health. (AP Photo/Mike Munden, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:30 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced Friday he is dropping his second bid to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, citing his wife's health. Mandel's decision came in an open letter to friends and family and leaves Cleveland banker Mike Gibbons for now as the...
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FILE- In this Friday, June 2, 2017 file photo, Moldovan President Igor Dodon addresses the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president Dodon of his duties for his refusal to endorse new ministers in a political standoff, it was reported Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
January 02, 2018 - 2:29 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's Constitutional Court has temporarily stripped the country's pro-Moscow president of his duties for his refusal to endorse new ministers in a political standoff. President Igor Dodon rejected the court's Tuesday ruling, which said his powers should be given to the...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, foreground, arrives to submit endorsement papers at the Central Election Commission in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017. Putin is running for his fourth term in office as an independent candidate. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 27, 2017 - 9:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted the nomination papers required for him to run for re-election. Putin's visit to the Central Election Commission on Wednesday came a day after his supporters, ranging from lawmakers to athletes, signed up to endorse his candidacy. Putin is...
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking during his supporters' meeting that nominated him for the presidential election race in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017. His wife Yulia is on the left. The 41-year-old anti-corruption crusader has run a yearlong grass-roots campaign and staged waves of rallies to push the Kremlin to let him run. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 24, 2017 - 11:33 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday, allowing Navalny to ready the endorsement papers required for candidacy and putting pressure on the Kremlin to allow him to run. Navalny, the most formidable foe President Vladimir...
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December 22, 2017 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Republican congressman Ron DeSantis for Florida governor. Trump tweeted Friday that DeSantis is "a brilliant young leader." DeSantis, who is 39, back in August proposed a time limit on funding for special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation...
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Delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 16, 2017 - 11:39 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's ruling party meeting (all times local): 6:40 p.m. South Africa's president says he has met with all of the candidates to succeed him as ruling party leader and that all agreed to abide by the choice made by thousands of delegates this weekend...
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Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, a member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee, confers with an aide as tax bill conferees gather to work on the sweeping GOP plan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 14, 2017 - 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican tax overhaul (all times local): 10:30 p.m. A Democratic senator taking part in talks on the GOP tax package says a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates and still keep their tax-free status won't be in the final bill. Oregon Sen...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015 file photo, Minnesota Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith speaks to attendees at the North Star Ball in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Lt. Gov. Smith. Dayton was expected to make the appointment Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, nearly a week after Franken announced his plan to resign over allegations of sexual misconduct. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
December 14, 2017 - 4:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's next senator, Tina Smith, could face a clear path to the 2018 unexpected general election, with support pouring in from nearly every corner of the state's Democratic party and a top potential primary challenger announcing he won't run against her. Within minutes...
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