Political endorsements

Georgia Republican gubernatorial runoff candidate Brian Kemp hugs a supporter while making his way through a crowd after giving a victory speech during an election night party, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 24, 2018 - 9:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor. A self-described "unapologetic conservative" whose campaign...
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FILE - IN this May 20, 2018, file photo, Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp participates in a debate in Atlanta. President Donald Trump’s surprise endorsement of Kemp is the latest example of the president diving deep into GOP primary politics. Kemp was surprised by the endorsement over his opponent in the runoff, Casey Cagle. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
July 23, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Competing in a contested runoff campaign for Georgia's governor, Brian Kemp didn't see it coming: the single-most prized endorsement in Republican politics. When President Donald Trump tweeted his support last week of Kemp over his Republican opponent, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the...
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In this July 12, 2018, photo, Republican candidates for Georgia Governor Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, left, and Secretary of State Brian Kemp speak during an Atlanta Press Club debate at Georgia Public Television in Atlanta. The two will face each other July 24 in a runoff election for the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
July 23, 2018 - 3:23 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Move over, Ohio. Make room, Florida and Pennsylvania. Georgia wants in on the swing-state action. The state's gubernatorial contest comes into greater focus Tuesday after Republicans choose between Brian Kemp, who is endorsed by President Donald Trump, and Casey Cagle, who is backed...
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Vice President Mike Pence, center left, and Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp, center right, gesture during a rally in Macon, Ga., Saturday, July 21, 2018. Pence endorsed Kemp for governor during the event. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 21, 2018 - 7:21 pm
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made his presence felt Saturday in Georgia's race for governor, headlining a rally for Secretary of State Brian Kemp ahead of the looming Republican primary runoff. The appearance came three days after President Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed in on the...
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Zak Ringelstein, center, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, talks with a passerby while climbing the stairs inside City Hall to attend a meeting of the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America in Portland, Maine, Monday, July 16, 2018. On the ground in dozens of states, there is new evidence that democratic socialism is taking hold as a significant force in Democratic politics. At right is Charles Tetelman, field director of Ringelstein's campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
July 21, 2018 - 7:58 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A week ago, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't quite ready to consider himself a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a U.S. senator. Three days later, he told The Associated...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, de Leon. He won the party nod Saturday, July 14 after a vote of the party's roughly 360-member executive board made up of local officials and party activists. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 14, 2018 - 10:55 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif asks questions during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein is tapping into her political rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if successful will thwart her longshot rival's very real change at capturing the party nod when the committee votes Saturday, July 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
July 12, 2018 - 2:38 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is tapping into her political Rolodex to convince California Democratic Party leaders to not formally endorse a candidate in her November race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. She says it's to avoid an intraparty fight, but her effort if...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Republican candidate for Georgia Gov. Casey Cagle speaks to his supporters in Gainesville, Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Cagle beat out three other opponents in the May 22 primary after a five-man race in which they were slammed by opponents for being late to the Trump train. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
July 09, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for...
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