Primary elections

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 25, 2017 - 7:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted. The president's sharp words underscored the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 25, 2017 - 3:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted. The president's sharp words underscored the perilous...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 24, 2017 - 9:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted. The president's sharp words underscored the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. The president lashed out at Republican leaders in Congress, suggesting efforts to increase the country's borrowing limit to avoid an economic-rattling default on the nation's debt are "a mess!" (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 24, 2017 - 8:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump accused Republican congressional leaders Thursday of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted. The president's sharp words underscored the...
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August 21, 2017 - 6:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A former county elections administrator in North Carolina faces charges that he altered the number of votes cast during a primary election last year. A Durham County grand jury on Monday indicted 59-year-old Richard Rawling of Cary for felony obstruction of justice and a...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. Republican leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 16, tiptoed around Trump's extraordinary comments on white supremacists. Ryan said on Aug. 15 "white supremacy is repulsive,' but ignored the presidents comments. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
August 17, 2017 - 6:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Republicans (all times local): 6:20 a.m. President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Sen. Lindsey Graham a "publicity seeking" lawmaker. In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP...
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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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In this Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, photo, white nationalist demonstrators clash with counter demonstrators at the entrance to Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va. President Donald Trump on Aug. 15, defended his response to Saturday’s racially-charged protests in Charlottesville in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event. In his remarks, Trump described the rally as largely a debate over removal of a Confederate monument, although organizers billed the rally as push back against the “anti-white climate.” Trump also misstated his levels of political support in the 2016 election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 16, 2017 - 9:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of the event. Trump described the rally as largely over the...
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Provo Mayor John Curtis celebrates with his family 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 - 12:43 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district. John Curtis pulled off the...
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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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