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Stories with subject: Primary elections
  • Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich not running for president 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:49 pm

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich says he isn't running for president, and he has no plans to run for U.S. Senate, either.

  • GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:20 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.

  • Mississippi Dem and GOP primaries narrow list of candidates 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:40 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's Democratic and Republican primaries will narrow the list of candidates in a wide variety of races.

  • GOP White House hopefuls flood New Hampshire 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:06 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Days before the first official debate of the 2016 Republican presidential primary, nearly every GOP White House hopeful is heading to New Hampshire.

  • New Hampshire, Washington schools offer political course 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:14 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - A new course being offered by George Washington University and Saint Anselm College promises to provide insight into both the national political establishment and the day-to-day grassroots campaigning in New Hampshire.

  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 1:53 am

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win the Republican presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest.

  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism' 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:31 pm

    DANA POINT, California - Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - even if those policies help their businesses.

  • US presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley visits Puerto Rico story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 9:16 pm

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley became the first Democratic presidential candidate to make a campaign stop in Puerto Rico this year as part of an effort to woo Latino voters.

  • Bevin saves jabs for Fancy Farm at annual political picnic 
    Updated: Aug-01-15 6:34 pm

    FANCY FARM, Kentucky - Matt Bevin went to Fancy Farm and brought back a selfie with Mitch McConnell and a T-shirt from James Comer.

  • Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 3:19 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd.

  • Fitch tries to hold off GOP primary challenge from McRae 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:12 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - First-term Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch is trying to fend off a Republican primary challenge from a fellow attorney who used to work in the Unclaimed Property division of her office.

  • Jeb Bush's son visiting South Carolina to campaign for dad 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:12 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Jeb Bush's son is visiting South Carolina this week for some campaign stops on his father's behalf.

  • Providence council candidate, manager charged with fraud 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 9:19 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A former Providence City Council candidate and his campaign manager are charged with election fraud in connection with the 2014 primary.

  • Obama calls GOP criticism of Iran deal 'ridiculous,' 'sad' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:55 pm

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Barack Obama unleashed a blistering and belittling rebuke of Republican White House hopefuls Monday, calling their attack on his landmark nuclear deal with Iran "ridiculous if it weren't so sad."

  • Fadness leaving Wisconsin GOP to join Walker campaign 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 10:32 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Republican Party executive director Joe Fadness is leaving his position to join Scott Walker's presidential campaign.

  • State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania's US seat 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 10:49 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats can expect to decide a primary contest in nine months to see who will challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who is seeking his second six-year term in the 2016 election. The seat is expected to be crucial to determining control of the U.S. Senate, and Democrats hope their four-to-three registration advantage in Pennsylvania and heightened voter interest in the presidential election will deliver a victory to their eventual nominee. Here is a look at the race and the candidates:

  • Oklahoma Democrats vote to open primaries to independents 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 5:59 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - Registered independents in Oklahoma will now be able to vote in Democratic primaries.

  • South Carolina editorial roundup 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 3:41 pm

    Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:

  • Gov. Walker shuns Trump's presidential primary attention 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 2:21 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday that he's not worried about the attention Donald Trump is getting in his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

  • NC Senate passes plan to hold presidential primary in March 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:32 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A deal brokered by Republican leaders in North Carolina to push the next year's presidential primary into March has passed the state Senate and will head back to the House for final approval.

  • Republican Sen. Dixon enters race for Missouri governor 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 4:55 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.

  • 'Say 2016!' Sisters snag selfies with presidential hopefuls story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 9:32 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Addy and Emma Nozell aren't the first New Hampshire residents to collect photos of themselves with as many presidential candidates as possible. But in the age of selfies, the Merrimack sisters are attracting a lot of attention, so much so that candidates now arrive in the state ready for their close-ups with the teens.

  • Conservative wins mayoral election in Argentina's capital story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 9:01 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Conservative Horacio Rodriguez Larreta won Sunday's mayoral run-off election in Buenos Aires, in a closer race than his opposition party had hoped for in the capital ahead of presidential voting later this year.

  • New Hampshire Fish and Game rallies vote for their dog "Sig" 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:37 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are working hard to get out the vote, but their efforts have nothing to do with the state's prominent presidential primary.

  • NC lawmakers get behind March 15 presidential primary 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 1:44 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Republican legislators appear to have settled on a new presidential primary date next year.