Political endorsements

Zak Ringelstein, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, talks with a passerby while climbing the stairs inside City Hall to attend a meeting of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. At right is Charles Tetelman, field director of Ringelstein's campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2018 - 10:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence addresses the crowd at the America First Policies event in Rosemont, Ill. Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Ga., Saturday, July 21, to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
July 19, 2018 - 3:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is set to attend a rally in Macon, Georgia, Saturday to support Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor, days before the contentious GOP runoff is decided. The White House confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Thursday, one day after...
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From left, Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, President Donald Trump, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., wait for members of the media to be escorted out of the room during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey...
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A team member sets up for the watch party for Alabama Rep. Martha Roby, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. Roby says she has a conservative record while her opponent, Bobby Bright, supported Democrat Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker. Incumbent Roby is defending her Alabama Congressional seat after a backlash when she called Donald Trump an “unacceptable” candidate over his “Access Hollywood” comments. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 17, 2018 - 10:04 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama runoff election (all times local): 9 p.m. Appointed incumbent Steve Marshall has won the Republican nomination for attorney general and now faces his first statewide general election challenge. Marshall defeated former attorney general Troy King in...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, de Leon. He won the party nod Saturday, July 14 after a vote of the party's roughly 360-member executive board made up of local officials and party activists. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 15, 2018 - 1:10 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein is tapping into her political rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if successful will thwart her longshot rival's very real change at capturing the party nod when the committee votes Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
July 12, 2018 - 5:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political Rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her November race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Republican candidate for Georgia Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters in Gainesville, Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Cagle beat out three other opponents in the May 22 primary after a five-man race in which they were slammed by opponents for being late to the Trump train. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
July 09, 2018 - 1:54 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for...
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In this Saturday, July 7, 2018, photo provided by the Leah for Senate campaign, Wisconsin state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, gives a thumbs up while taking part in a conga line with Gov. Scott Walker, left, during a party at the executive residence in Madison, Wis. (Leah for Senate campaign via AP)
July 09, 2018 - 12:18 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker hasn't officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir. The latest? A smiling Vukmir joined Walker in a conga line at a Fourth of July party Saturday night...
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President Donald Trump hugs Senate candidate Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a campaign rally, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in Fargo, N.D. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 27, 2018 - 9:29 pm
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to North Dakota (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is trumpeting the primary loss of Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley of New York to a political newcomer. But he says he's happy that House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. A far-reaching Republican immigration bill is careening toward likely House rejection, a defeat that would be a telling rebuff of the leaders of a divided GOP. The party’s lawmakers are considering Plan B: Passing legislation by week’s end curbing the Trump administration’s contentious separating of migrant families. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 27, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House resoundingly rejected a far-ranging immigration bill Wednesday despite an eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an awkward election-year...
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