GOP nomination

CINCINNATI | Trump returning to Ohio to rally Republican voters

CINCINNATI— President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost GOP candidates in a Republican-dominated area. Trump will headline a Friday evening rally at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, northeast of Cincinnati. The county is a GOP stronghold, and Trump won two out of every three votes there in 2016 as he … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Trump returning to Ohio to rally Republican voters

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Rinse, repeat: Rhode Island governor fight will mirror 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I.  — Rhode Island‘s Democratic governor won her party’s nomination for a second term in Wednesday’s primary, overcoming a spirited but poorly funded challenge, while the mayor of the state’s second-largest city earned the GOP nomination for another shot at the governor’s seat in November. Gov. Gina Raimondo fended off a challenge from the … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Rinse, repeat: Rhode Island governor fight will mirror 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY | Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY— A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma’s next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcomer, defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett in Tuesday’s primary runoff after criticizing Cornett for being … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | Tulsa businessman wins GOP nod in race for Oklahoma governor

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCain praised for helping Vietnam relations

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 2 a.m. A former Vietnamese ambassador to Washington, Nguyen Quoc Cuong, says Sen. John McCain played an important role in normalizing relations between the U.S. and the communist country, where he was held prisoner of war for more than five years. Coung … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCain praised for helping Vietnam relations

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Presidents, lawmakers laud McCain as patriot

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 12:40 a.m. Sen. John McCain is being remembered for his service in war and in Congress by presidents and lawmakers. The longtime Arizona Republican died Saturday after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. President Donald Trump has offered his “deepest sympathies … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Presidents, lawmakers laud McCain as patriot

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. — At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a “snowflake meltdown.” And he kept on riding the vehicle in other parades, posting … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race