Political endorsements

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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FILE -- In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks after being sworn in at the presidential inauguration ceremony in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's new president is taking steps to differentiate himself from his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:15 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new president is showing signs of charting a path different from that of his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year's elections. On Friday, the ruling ZANU-PF party is expected to endorse President Emmerson Mnangagwa as...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the end of an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore didn't concede the election to Democrat Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
December 14, 2017 - 3:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. "As the leader of the party, I would have liked to have had the seat," Trump acknowledged...
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Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 14, 2017 - 2:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate election (all times local): 9 p.m. Some establishment-minded Republicans are cheering Roy Moore's loss in Alabama's Senate race. The prospect of a high-profile Republican senator dogged by sexual misconduct accusations had unnerved a GOP that's...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at the end of an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore didn't concede the election to Democrat Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
December 13, 2017 - 8:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump managed to endorse two different losing candidates in the same Senate race, a setback that is highlighting an experience deficit within the White House political team. "As the leader of the party, I would have liked to have had the seat," Trump acknowledged...
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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore leaves the stage after speaking at the RSA activity center, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Moore did not concede defeat to his Democratic opponent Doug Jones. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
December 13, 2017 - 3:58 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is not conceding to Democrat Doug Jones, telling campaign supporters "it's not over." "It's going to take some time," the candidate says during a brief...
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Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones and his wife Louise wave to supporters before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 13, 2017 - 12:26 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct...
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