Special election

WASHINGTON | GOP aims to keep Senate control, aided by Trump-friendly map

WASHINGTON  — Republicans are aiming to retain Senate control in Tuesday’s voting and renew their role as guardians of President Donald Trump‘s conservative agenda, banking on a lopsided electoral map that imperils far more Democratic seats to offset Trump’s deeply divisive effect on voters. Democrats’ longshot prospects for capturing a Senate majority were pinned on … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP aims to keep Senate control, aided by Trump-friendly map

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: A vote for Sen. Hyde-Smith is vote for me

WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is raising questions about the drinking habits of Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s beer drinking. Trump told a crowd at a rally in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump: A vote for Sen. Hyde-Smith is vote for me

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Trump tours Ohio children’s hospital before speech to GOP

COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Donald Trump has toured the neonatal intensive care unit of an Ohio children’s hospital that treats babies affected by the opioid epidemic. Trump was accompanied on Friday’s tour of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus by his wife, Melania, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Both the president and first … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Trump tours Ohio children’s hospital before speech to GOP

WESTERVILLE, Ohio | The Latest: Battleground Ohio decides final special election

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — The Latest on primaries in Missouri, Kansas, Michigan and Washington and a congressional special election in Ohio (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Battleground Ohio is deciding the year’s final special election, a congressional faceoff that tests anew President Donald Trump’s political clout and the appeal of his signature tax cuts. Seventy-one-year-old retiree … Continue reading WESTERVILLE, Ohio | The Latest: Battleground Ohio decides final special election

WESTERVILLE, Ohio | Ohio race pits Trump coalition against Democrats’ resistance

WESTERVILLE, Ohio — President Donald Trump’s preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season’s final high-stakes special election. The midsummer affair comes as Trump’s shadow looms over primary contests in four other states on Tuesday, none bigger than Kansas, where the Republican … Continue reading WESTERVILLE, Ohio | Ohio race pits Trump coalition against Democrats’ resistance

WESTERVILLE, Ohio | Ohio contest could signal Democrats’ momentum for November

WESTERVILLE, Ohio— President Donald Trump’s preferred congressional candidate — and his chief legislative achievement — are about to be tested in battleground Ohio in the season’s final high-stakes special election. The midsummer affair comes as Trump’s shadow looms over primary contests in four other states on Tuesday, none bigger than Kansas, where the Republican president … Continue reading WESTERVILLE, Ohio | Ohio contest could signal Democrats’ momentum for November

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio special election Tuesday watched for clues to November

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A Democrat is within striking distance of winning a congressional race in Ohio on Tuesday for an open seat that has been reliably Republican for more than three decades. Both national parties are focusing on the contest for clues to whether Democrats will retake the U.S. House in November. Republican President Donald … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Ohio special election Tuesday watched for clues to November

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Candidates make final push in tight Ohio US House race

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Candidates in a closer-than-expected race for an open U.S. House seat in Ohio are making their final push before a special election. Troy Balderson, a two-term Republican state senator, is working to retain GOP control of the 12th District, which Republicans have held for nearly 35 years. Balderson faces Democrat Danny O’Connor, … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Candidates make final push in tight Ohio US House race