- Wisconsin to host Democratic presidential debate Updated: Oct-08-15 5:12 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin will host a Democratic presidential primary debate on Feb. 11.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Oct-07-15 1:08 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- N. Idaho lawmaker navigates Kootenai County politics Updated: Oct-05-15 11:51 am
BOISE, Idaho - Luke Malek is a young lawyer, a North Idaho resident since the second grade with deep ties in the community, and the son of two local physicians. A Republican, he worked for former Sen. Larry Craig and Sen. Mike Crapo, and was recruited by former Gov. Jim Risch to be the state's first governor's representative to North Idaho. He comes from a religious family; his brothers are Matthew, Marc and John.
- Bush donors embrace new mantra: He's built to last Updated: Oct-02-15 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Jeb Bush's challenge in the first half of the year was daunting yet simple. To be considered a fundraising success, the Republican presidential candidate had to hit the magic number of $100 million, an ambitious goal set by some in his campaign. And he did.
- Trump, Rubio, Bush among candidates going to state GOP event Updated: Oct-01-15 12:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Donald Trump, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are among at least six presidential candidates that will attend a summit hosted by the Republican Party of Florida.
- Sanders pulls in nearly as much cash this quarter as Clinton Updated: Oct-01-15 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - Bernie Sanders is offering Hillary Rodham Clinton an unexpected challenge in the race for primary campaign money this quarter as he collected nearly as much money from small donations as the Democratic front-runner has from big-dollar donors.
- Kentucky leads nation in political ad spending in 2015 Updated: Oct-01-15 6:13 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The biggest spenders in Kentucky's competitive race for governor are a pair of Louisville millionaires who want to see a Republican elected as the state's chief executive.
- Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries Updated: Oct-01-15 3:51 am
NEW YORK - Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is planning a major push to organize Latino voters ahead of the Nevada caucuses and early primary contests in Texas, Florida and Colorado, all with an eye toward connecting with Hispanics in the 2016 election.
- North Carolina primaries officially on March 15 with signing Updated: Sep-30-15 7:57 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday signed into law a move for all of North Carolina's primaries next year to March 15, including the political parties' presidential contests. A $2 billion bond referendum also is expected on statewide ballots that day.
- Field for SC's Republican presidential primary set at 15 Updated: Sep-30-15 6:32 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Republican Party officials say 15 candidates have paid the $40,000 fee to be on the state GOP presidential primary ballot next year.
- Comer, Pape to vie for retiring Rep. Whitfield's seat Updated: Sep-30-15 5:22 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A longtime aide to U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield and the second-place finisher in Kentucky's Republican primary for governor both say they want to replace the retiring 11-term congressman in next year's election.
- Rubio campaign taps Idaho state controller as state chairman Updated: Sep-30-15 1:31 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday selected Idaho State Controller Brandon Woolf to serve as state chairman for the campaign.
- New Hampshire presidential primary filing period announced Updated: Sep-30-15 12:19 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Secretary of State's Office says the filing period for the 2016 presidential primary will start Wednesday, Nov. 4.
- Koochiching County commissioner wins House primary Updated: Sep-30-15 7:15 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A county commissioner has won a special election primary for a House seat to represent Minnesota's largest district.
- Bridgeport mayor ends re-election effort, backs Foster Updated: Sep-29-15 5:49 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch withdrew from the city's mayoral race on Tuesday and threw his support to Democratic one-time opponent Mary-Jane Foster in an effort to ultimately defeat former Mayor Joe Ganim in November.
- Ex-Virginia Gov. Gilmore officially enters SC GOP primary Updated: Sep-29-15 2:48 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Presidential hopeful Jim Gilmore has made a special trip to South Carolina to make his candidacy in the state official.
- Former South Dakota Gov. Walter Dale Miller dies Updated: Sep-29-15 12:43 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Former South Dakota Gov. Walter Dale Miller, who stepped in as the state's leader in 1993 after a plane crash killed his predecessor, died Monday night. He was 89.
- Kelley Paul files husband Rand's S. Carolina primary papers Updated: Sep-29-15 10:19 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rand Paul is now officially a candidate in South Carolina's presidential primary.
- Brnovich to serve as Arizona chairman for Rubio campaign Updated: Sep-29-15 6:12 am
PHOENIX - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has been tapped to serve as state chairman for Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential campaign.
- GOP presidential contender Cruz to campaign in Kalamazoo Updated: Sep-28-15 6:10 pm
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz will campaign in Michigan next week.
- Comer greeted at hemp meeting, plans return to private life Updated: Sep-28-15 5:40 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said Monday he plans to "ride off into the sunset" when his term ends in December after an agonizing defeat in May's Republican primary for governor by just 83 votes.
- GOP allows proportional delegates in presidential primary Updated: Sep-27-15 3:53 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Republicans have decided against awarding all of the party's pledged delegates to the top vote-getter in the state's presidential primary in mid-March, even as a bill on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk strongly suggests they use the winner-take-all format.
- Interim mayor for Lake Station already decided before caucus Updated: Sep-27-15 1:42 pm
LAKE STATION, Indiana - The outcome of a Democratic Party caucus to select an interim replacement for a northwestern Indiana mayor convicted of fraud already is determined after just one person filed for the post.
- Boehner's decision to leave the House surprises constituents Updated: Sep-26-15 2:54 am
WEST CHESTER, Ohio - People in the Ohio district that House Speaker John Boehner has represented for decades are stunned by his decision to step down, nearly 35 years after he first won election there as township trustee.
- New Mexico GOP unveils plans to put state in play in 2016 Updated: Sep-25-15 5:20 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Republican Party unveiled plans Friday to build a grass-roots strategy it says will help the GOP presidential nominee and keep the state House under the party's control.