February 10, 2016

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Another ‘first man’ looms on campaign trail: Carly Fiorina’s husband Frank

MARION, Iowa — There’s another man out on the presidential campaign trail this year looking to become America’s first gentleman. While former President Bill Clinton tours the country on behalf of his wife, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, Frank Fiorina is hitting the road in Iowa and other early voting states for his wife Carly Fiorina, Read More…

Trump-Cruz rivalry intensifies after rollicking Republican debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The rivalry between the Republican Party’s two leading candidates for president intensified in Thursday’s debate, which featured the most rollicking action to date. Yet rising tensions between billionaire businessman Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz left little space for any of the other candidates to make an impression. With less Read More…

Debate watchers gather to view, rub shoulders

Trump-SLIDE

AVON — Ronald Borish had a Hillary Clinton bumper sticker on his car in 2008. Fast-forward eight years, he’s picking up Donald Trump paraphernalia at a Republican debate watch party Thursday night. “I really like that he’s not a part of the establishment,” the 70-year-old Westlake resident said. “I was ready to vote for Hillary Read More…

Tonight’s GOP debate one of the last chances to reach voters before Iowa caucus

WASHINGTON — A smaller cast of Republican presidential candidates returns to the main debate stage Thursday night, one of the last high-profile opportunities for the White House hopefuls to sway voters before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucus. The prime-time showdown in South Carolina will highlight a race that has cleaved into two distinct — and Read More…

AP analysis: Obama in campaign form with final State of the Union

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union speech saying he’d keep it short, in what must have seemed music to the ears of some in the chamber antsy to get to Iowa to campaign for president. At times, Obama looked like he was one of them, eager to challenge biting criticism Read More…

Sanders’ big spending coincides with uptick in poll numbers

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders has been putting up major advertising cash to seize momentum heading into the Democratic presidential primaries — outspending his rival Hillary Clinton just as voters are beginning to pay attention to the race. In the past three weeks, Sanders’ campaign has spent about $4.7 million on ads to Clinton’s $3.7 million, Read More…

Local politicians react to State of the Union

John Kasich

President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union speech Tuesday night and local politicians gave swift comments about his swan song. “President Obama outlined a clear vision tonight for expanding American opportunity, and I’m ready to get to work building a future where anyone who’s willing to work hard and play by the Read More…

Prospect of upset keeps long-shot presidential candidates in race

PARKERSBURG, Iowa — Running as an underdog presidential candidate isn’t always glamorous. You speak to half-filled halls and small rooms, low-key rallies. There may not be a bus emblazoned with your smiling face. And then there are the rally-goers who blatantly say they aren’t quite convinced. But for the longshots sprinting across Iowa and New Read More…

After state GOP backs Kasich, some prominent conservatives announce endorsement of Cruz

CINCINNATI — Some prominent conservative activists in Ohio are backing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The joint announcement Monday by three dozen people who’ve been involved in anti-abortion groups or other conservative causes comes after Friday’s endorsement by the Ohio Republican Party of the state’s governor, John Kasich. Republican Sen. Rob Read More…

Ohio GOP formally endorses Kasich for president

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Republican Party has formally endorsed Gov. John Kasich’s bid for the White House. The party’s governing body made its endorsement for president at a meeting Friday morning. Ohio GOP spokeswoman Brittany Warner says many members of the party’s state central committee already have endorsed Kasich individually and asked to hold an Read More…