Elections
Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite (file)

Former Trump adviser says he turned down Russian offer

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/18/18, 12:05 pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into a meeting between a former adviser to President Donald Trump and a man who wanted to sell disparaging information the Russians gathered on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast (file)

Primaries set ballots in key House, Senate battles

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/13/18, 09:06 am

Five states held primaries on Tuesday, setting the ballot in several races that could play a significant role in determining which party gains control of the U.S. House in November. In one of the most surprising results, incumbent Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., lost his seat in a bitter primary battle centered on support for President Donald Trump, or lack thereof. Trump tweeted his disdain for Sanford, one of the president’s vocal critics, just hours before the polls closed Tuesday. During the campaign, state Rep.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle

Tuesday’s primaries a referendum on Trump

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/12/18, 10:55 am

Public opinion about President Donald Trump could affect the outcomes of primary elections in five states Tuesday. South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Henry McMaster faces four challengers but has Trump’s backing in a state where the president remains popular. State Rep. Kate Arrington is using that to her advantage in her bid to unseat incumbent House Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., a frequent Trump critic. Maine voters will choose candidates to run to replace term-limited Gov. Paul LePage, a conservative Republican.

Read more