- Trump eyes general election amid Republican backlash Updated: May-06-16 3:27 am
WASHINGTON - Just days into his tenure as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump is brushing off a stinging rebuke from the GOP's top elected official while vowing to unite a fractured party.
- Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP's Trump Updated: May-06-16 3:23 am
WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's likely Democratic opponent and her allies are laying their traps for him.
- Trump to hold rallies in Washington state Saturday Updated: May-05-16 11:28 pm
SEATTLE - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Washington state campaign team says he will visit the state Saturday for two public rallies before the state's primary election May 24.
- Bill Clinton makes second Portland stop for Hillary Updated: May-05-16 8:21 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Former President Bill Clinton was in Portland after visiting Bend to campaign for his wife and Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
- Montana Gov. Bullock releases 11 years of tax records Updated: May-05-16 8:07 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released 11 years of federal tax records, including his most recent filing, a move his re-election campaign hopes will draw a distinction between him and wealthy Republican opponent Greg Gianforte.
- Huelskamp foe to run in Kansas 1st District as independent Updated: May-05-16 7:48 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An educator and farmer who previously challenged U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp as a Republican announced Thursday he will run this time as an independent candidate in the 1st Congressional District of western and central Kansas.
- Krebs: South Dakota ballots were printed on April 22 Updated: May-05-16 7:20 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says the state's June 7 primary ballots were printed on April 22, so presidential candidates who suspended their campaigns after that date will still appear on ballots.
- Jonathan Johnson hasn't decided if he'll support Trump Updated: May-05-16 6:41 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson hasn't decided if he'll support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- Ohio Democrats happy about Trump as presumptive GOP nominee Updated: May-05-16 6:33 pm
CINCINNATI - Ohio Democrats are happy for businessman Donald Trump - that is, happy for the prospect of the brash presumptive Republican presidential nominee topping the opposition ticket in November.
- In election fight, Utah governor retreats from Common Core Updated: May-05-16 5:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican Gov. Gary Herbert spent years defending Utah's adoption of Common Core education standards but reversed course this week, calling for a repeal as he faces a tough re-election fight for his party's nomination.
- Paul Ryan dodges questions, doesn't refer to Trump in stop Updated: May-05-16 5:03 pm
BURLINGTON, Wisconsin - House Speaker Paul Ryan campaigned for Sen. Ron Johnson in southern Wisconsin on Thursday, but he avoided expanding on his surprise announcement that he couldn't currently support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
- New online system withstands first campaign finance deadline Updated: May-05-16 4:49 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana's commissioner of political practices is touting the state's new online campaign finance filing system as a success after its first major test this week.
- Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations Updated: May-05-16 3:38 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Three campaign advisers to 2012 presidential candidate Ron Paul were convicted Thursday in a federal case alleging they conspired to cover up the campaign's payments to a former Iowa state senator who had agreed to endorse their boss.
- Illinois GOP lawmakers want auditor spending answers Updated: May-05-16 3:26 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A group of Republican lawmakers attempted to turn up the election-year heat Thursday on the state's chief fiscal monitor, demanding that Auditor General Frank Mautino answer questions about his campaign spending as a legislator.
- Correction: California Marijuana Legalization story Updated: May-05-16 1:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - In a story May 4 about a campaign to legalize marijuana in California, The Associated Press misspelled the surname of the state's lieutenant governor in one reference. He is Gavin Newsom, not Newson.
- Trump campaign says he's expected at Omaha airport rally Updated: May-05-16 10:22 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - Campaign officials say Republic presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to attend a rally Friday in Omaha.
- Sanders heads to West Virginia for more campaign events Updated: May-05-16 7:15 am
SOUTH CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is heading to West Virginia for more campaign events.
- Corruption allegations hound Binay in Philippine election Updated: May-05-16 5:54 am
MANILA, Philippines - In a poor Southeast Asian country with a soft spot for the underdog, Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay has tried to turn online jokes about his dark complexion and small stature to his advantage by portraying himself in campaign ads as an everyman who understands the struggles of the underclass.
- How Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway Updated: May-05-16 3:37 am
WASHINGTON - Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it.
- Rep. Scott ends campaign for Congress due to health reasons Updated: May-05-16 3:11 am
EVERETT, Washington - Republican state Rep. Elizabeth Scott of Monroe has announced she's ending her campaign for the 1st Congressional District.
- Utah governor drops Common Core support, calls for repeal Updated: May-04-16 8:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican Gov. Gary Herbert is asking the state school board to repeal Utah's adoption of the Common Core education standards after his re-election challenger made it a key campaign issue.
- Missouri voters could decide on campaign contribution limits Updated: May-04-16 6:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri voters could decide whether to re-impose limits on the large amounts of money flowing to political candidates and committees.
- Oscar De La Hoya hits Trump where it hurts, says he cheats Updated: May-04-16 4:15 pm
LAS VEGAS - Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat.
- Hillicans? As Trump wins, Clinton explores how to woo GOPers Updated: May-04-16 3:50 pm
ATHENS, Ohio - With Donald Trump's remaining rivals bowing out of the race, clearing his path to the nomination, Hillary Clinton is looking for ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.
- The Latest: Cooper seeks business backing over LGBT law Updated: May-04-16 3:19 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on the two major candidates for North Carolina governor addressing the state's chamber of commerce. (all times local):