Primary elections

FILE - This July 28, 2017, file photo, Republican candidate John Curtis speaks during a debate, in Provo, Utah. A primary contest between three Republicans running for a Utah congressional seat held by Jason Chaffetz has tightened ahead of Tuesday's election, the winner of which is expected to cruise to victory in November's special election. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
August 15, 2017 - 11:55 pm
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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In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo, David Muir, a 58-year-old longtime Republican, casts his vote in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Muir said that he cast his ballot early for John Curtis, because he thinks his experience running local government makes him more qualified than the other two. Three GOP candidates hoping to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress will face off in a special election Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 15, 2017 - 10:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three GOP candidates hoping to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress faced off Tuesday in a primary election after weeks trying to burnish their conservative credentials and fend off attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups. Chaffetz abruptly stepped down from his...
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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 15, 2017 - 9:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday 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 event. In his remarks, Trump described the rally as...
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In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo, David Muir, a 58-year-old longtime Republican, casts his vote in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Muir said that he cast his ballot early for John Curtis, because he thinks his experience running local government makes him more qualified than the other two. Three GOP candidates hoping to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress will face off in a special election Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 15, 2017 - 9:28 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three GOP candidates hoping to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress faced off Tuesday in a primary election after weeks trying to burnish their conservative credentials and fend off attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups. Chaffetz abruptly stepped down from his...
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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 15, 2017 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday 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 event. In his remarks, Trump described the rally as...
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In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, photo, David Muir, a 58-year-old longtime Republican, casts his vote in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Muir said that he cast his ballot early for John Curtis, because he thinks his experience running local government makes him more qualified than the other two. Three GOP candidates hoping to replace Jason Chaffetz in Congress will face off in a special election Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
August 15, 2017 - 7:56 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three GOP candidates hoping to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Congress faced off Tuesday in a primary election after weeks trying to burnish their conservative credentials and fend off attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups. Chaffetz abruptly stepped down from his...
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In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee still stands in Lee park in Charlottesville, Va. Weeks before a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, became a flashpoint in the nation’s struggle over race and history, it already was a focus of emotional debate in the state’s Republican primary election. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
August 15, 2017 - 5:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, was the focus of an emotional debate in the state's Republican primary election weeks before it became a flashpoint in the nation's struggle over race. Corey Stewart, an outsider candidate for governor sometimes compared to...
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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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August 15, 2017 - 9:25 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Luther Strange on Tuesday looked to support from President Donald Trump to help carry him to the victory — or at least a runoff — in the Alabama Senate Republican primary, while his GOP rivals continued to batter him as the candidate of the so-called Washington...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Pence will be in Argentina until Wednesday, when he will be heading to Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
August 15, 2017 - 9:24 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is in Argentina, where he's expected to praise President Mauricio Macri's economic reforms days after local primary elections that were seen as a boost for Macri's pro-business agenda. Pence is expected to meet with local officials, hold a...
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