Political endorsements

January 29, 2018 - 3:53 pm
Some Republican Senate candidates who once trumpeted the blessing of former White House adviser Steve Bannon are now denying he ever endorsed them. Bannon's backing was once seen as coveted validation with Republicans' unsettled base but has now become a predicament since his falling-out with the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, a crowd fills Independence Avenue during the Women's March on Washington, in Washington. The astounding sea of women in bright pink "pussy hats" in Washington, across the nation and beyond, often described as the largest single-day protest in U.S. history, became the face of the resistance to Trump and his agenda. It inspired thousands of women to do something they'd never done before: explore a run for political office. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 19, 2018 - 1:42 am
The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march on Washington to show the depth of their resistance. Two days later, New York fashion designer Bob Bland joined the call for...
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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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