Political endorsements

Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates after winning Utah's Republican primary to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Jason Chaffetz Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Provo, Utah. Curtis of Provo, defeated former state lawmaker Chris Herrod and business consultant Tanner Ainge, son of Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 16, 2017 - 6:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican Utah mayor celebrating a primary win will have to fend off competitors linking him to embattled President Donald Trump as he prepares for the general election to replace Jason Chaffetz in the U.S. House of Representatives. John Curtis, the popular mayor of the...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James speaks while holding his daughter, Zhuri, during the We Are Family Reunion at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Erin McLaughlin/The Sandusky Register via AP)
August 16, 2017 - 12:52 am
SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James went after President Donald Trump in an emotional speech on Tuesday night, calling him the "so-called president" while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy. Standing on stage before students, parents and families connected to his foundation at...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore smiles after he votes at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Gallant, Ala. Alabama's Republicans and Democrats were casting ballots Tuesday to select party nominees in the closely watched race for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP race is testing the reach of both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 15, 2017 - 11:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from office, forced a primary runoff Tuesday against Trump-backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in a race likely to be closely watched for clues about Republicans' prospects in 2018 midterm elections. Despite...
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Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore smiles after he votes at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Gallant, Ala. Alabama's Republicans and Democrats were casting ballots Tuesday to select party nominees in the closely watched race for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The GOP race is testing the reach of both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
August 15, 2017 - 10:17 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Sen. Luther Strange and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore are headed to a Republican primary runoff to fill the U.S. Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The two men, who represent different factions within the Alabama Republican Party, will...
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Senator Luther Strange walks in with his wife, Melissa, to cast their votes, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Homewood, Ala. Alabama voters are casting ballots Tuesday to select party nominees in the closely watched Senate race for the seat that belonged to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
August 15, 2017 - 4:00 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Luther Strange was counting on support from President Donald Trump to help carry him to victory — or at least a runoff — in Alabama's Republican primary on Tuesday, while his GOP rivals got in their last licks, calling him the candidate of the so-called...
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio at a campaign event in Marshalltown, Iowa. President Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 14, 2017 - 8:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism. Trump told Fox News during an interview Sunday that he was...
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August 14, 2017 - 5:50 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may grant a pardon to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio following his recent conviction in federal court, prompting outrage among critics who say the move would amount to an endorsement of racism. The report was welcome news for the former Phoenix-area sheriff...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2017 file photo, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz waves after addressing the Utah GOP Convention in Sandy, Utah. The Republican race to fill the congressional seat abandoned by Utah's Jason Chaffetz is pitting the state's GOP establishment against further-right conservatives split over two candidates. The winner of Tuesday's primary will be the overwhelming favorite in the November special election in a district where Republican voters outnumber Democrats five-to-one. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 13, 2017 - 11:05 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican race to fill a Utah congressional seat abandoned by Jason Chaffetz is pitting the party establishment, which is backing a popular mayor with a Democratic past, against further-right conservatives who are divided between two candidates with support from national...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2017 file photo, Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala. responds to questions during a TV news interview on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump is endorsing Strange in a special GOP primary election next week. Trump wrote on Twitter that Strange "has done a great job representing the people of the Great State of Alabama. He has my complete and total endorsement!" Strange has called Trump's election to the presidency a "biblical miracle." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:55 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Alabama Sen. Luther Strange as Strange goes into a contentious GOP primary election next week. Trump took to Twitter to throw his support to the Republican senator who is trying to hold on to the Senate seat previously held by...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2010 filephoto, Danny Tarkanian speaks in Las Vegas. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. will face a challenge in the 2018 GOP primary by a conservative who is aligning himself with President Donald Trump. The bid by Tarkanian, a 55-year-old Las Vegas businessman, makes good on conservatives’ threats to challenge incumbents who they blame for hurting the years-long quest to dismantle the Obama-era health care law. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans face a problem as they try to defend a slim majority in the Senate and win races elsewhere: Insurgent primary candidates are trying to lay claim to President Donald Trump's mantle, and knock out the establishment's choices. The latest case is in Nevada, where...
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