Political endorsements

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 file photo, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos gestures as he arrives for a meeting of EU finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels. Eurozone finance ministers on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 have endorsed their Spanish counterpart Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of European Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the only other candidate. Spain is the eurozone’s No. 4 economy, but has been absent from the board, which is a key part of the apparatus guiding eurozone monetary policy, for almost six years. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo/File)
February 19, 2018 - 12:35 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Finance ministers from the 19-country eurozone on Monday endorsed Spain's Luis de Guindos for the coveted post of European Central Bank vice president, after Ireland withdrew the only other candidate. European Union leaders are expected to anoint de Guindos at a summit on March 22-...
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Oregon Representatives debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state Constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. (AP Photo.Andrew Selsky)
February 13, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Legislature took a step Tuesday toward enshrining the right to health care in the state Constitution, a move that would be unprecedented in the United States but raises serious funding questions. The House of Representatives' 35-25 endorsement of the bill sends it to the...
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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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