Political endorsements

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is welcomed by European Council President Donald Tusk prior to a meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday July 4, 2019. European Union leaders have nominated Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to become the next president of the European Commission. (Francois Lenoir, Pool Photo via AP)
July 04, 2019 - 1:03 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk appealed Thursday to hostile lawmakers to endorse a raft of nominees for some of the EU's most coveted jobs amid accusations that he and the bloc's leaders hand-picked the candidates in a series of shady backroom deals. Two days after one of...
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In this June 27, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., gestures during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
July 01, 2019 - 9:02 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two more members of the Congressional Black Caucus are backing Kamala Harris's bid for the presidency: Reps. Bobby Rush of Illinois and Frederica Wilson of Florida. Endorsements from the caucus, which counts more than 50 members, could be influential in the Democratic presidential...
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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
June 28, 2019 - 11:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg is following up his first presidential debate with a fundraiser in New York with a group that has contributed millions of dollars to openly LGBT candidates and says it's planning "a historic special announcement." LGBTQ Victory Fund President Annise Parker...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks during the I Will Vote Fundraising Gala, in Atlanta. Bottoms announced Friday, June 28, that she is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Bottoms tells The Associated Press that her decision came down to Biden's experience and her belief that the former vice president is best positioned to beat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
June 28, 2019 - 5:04 am
The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke to The Associated Press ahead of her scheduled Friday announcement. Bottoms says her decision came down...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., attends a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump has endorsed Tillis, handing a significant political asset to the first-term Republican senator seeking reelection in 2020 in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted Tuesday, June 25, his "full and total endorsement" to Tillis as he already faces a primary challenger. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 25, 2019 - 8:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, handing a significant political asset to the first-term Republican senator seeking reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted late Tuesday his "Full and Total Endorsement" to Tillis as he...
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, speaks from the Truman Balcony of the White House during the annual Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn, Friday June 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 23, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he hesitated to back a possible 2024 presidential run by Vice President Mike Pence because he was caught off-guard by the question. Given a chance at a do-over, however, Trump still did not endorse his loyal lieutenant. "You can't put me in that...
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June 20, 2019 - 1:08 pm
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The widow of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. is providing support to a pediatrician in a Republican runoff seeking to succeed him in his eastern North Carolina seat. Joe Anne Jones praised 3rd Congressional District candidate Joan Perry at a news conference on Thursday. Jones...
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June 19, 2019 - 1:26 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is heading into his re-election campaign with a slate of endorsements that show off a strong position he hasn't always enjoyed among the state's Republicans. Graham's campaign has told The Associated Press that all eight of South Carolina's...
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In this June 18m 2019, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. After more than a decade’s absence, the case for reparations for slavery is returning to Capitol Hill. McConnell said Tuesday that he opposes reparations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 19, 2019 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade's absence, the case for reparations is returning to Capitol Hill, this time amid a growing discussion in the Democratic Party about what the country might owe to the descendants of slaves in the United States. Actor and activist Danny Glover and writer Ta-...
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In a Thursday, May 30, 2019 photo, Sonja Houston expressed dismay that someone dumped a large pile of trash in her yard to Kansas City mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas, who was going door-to-door in the Ruskin Heights neighborhood. Quinton faces Jolie Justus in the mayoral election Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 1:56 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial...
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