2012 United States presidential election

In this Dec. 18, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Republicans in early-voting states are grappling with how _ and whether _ to protect Trump from a potential primary challenger in 2020. South Carolina GOP leaders said Wednesday they were considering cancelling their presidential primary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 19, 2018 - 5:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in early voting states are grappling with how — and whether — to protect President Donald Trump from a potential primary challenger in 2020. South Carolina's GOP chairman said Wednesday the party was considering cancelling its presidential primary, a move that...
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Democrat Julian Castro poses for a photo at his home in San Antonio, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Castro says he is launching a presidential exploratory committee ahead of a likely White House run in 2020. Castro was the nation’s housing secretary until 2016 and spent five years as mayor of San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
December 12, 2018 - 11:43 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro says he's taking a step toward a possible White House campaign in 2020 by forming a presidential exploratory committee. The Texas Democrat tells The Associated Press that he will announce a decision Jan. 12. The move Wednesday gives the 44...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas, after being defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
November 17, 2018 - 3:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the largest outside Democratic groups says ramped-up spending on digital advertising played a key role in midterm battleground races, offering a lesson for potential presidential contenders in 2020. "You're going to have to have an organization that speaks directly to...
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Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott kisses his wife Ann as he speaks to supporters at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday with relatively little suspense, ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri and delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Mont. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
November 04, 2018 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Belgrade, Mont. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
November 03, 2018 - 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been acting like a candidate on the ballot this week, staging daily double-header rallies and blasting out ads for Republicans up for election on Tuesday. Given the stakes for his presidency, he might as well be. A knot of investigations. Partisan...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, Ohio Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine answers questions from the media in the spin room following a debate with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray at Cleveland State University, in Cleveland. Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, DeWine and Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Angelo Merendino, File)
October 30, 2018 - 6:43 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are using the final stretch to hedge their bets on Donald Trump. Even as Vice President Mike Pence plans a campaign stop for DeWine on Wednesday, the...
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The audience cheers as President Donald Trump arrives at Elko Regional Airport, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Elko, Nv., for a campaign rally. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 20, 2018 - 3:04 pm
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is scoffing at the idea of a "blue wave" sweeping Democrats to big victories on Election Day, saying he thinks it's "being rapidly shattered." He tells a Republican rally in Elko, Nevada,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a town hall-style gathering in Woburn, Ma. A DNA analysis done on Sen. Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. She provided her test results to The Boston Globe for a story published Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 15, 2018 - 8:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released the results of a DNA analysis that she said indicated that she has some Native American heritage, a rebuttal to President Donald Trump, who has long mocked her ancestral claims and repeatedly referred to her as "Pocahontas." The Massachusetts...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for Obama as the former president tries to boost Democratic candidates and party enthusiasm without also motivating President Donald Trump's supporters as the November elections near. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
September 17, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is campaigning again. While he spent most of his post-presidency outside of day-to-day politics, Obama is mapping out a final effort ahead of November's elections to help Democrats take back the House of Representatives and win seats in the Senate...
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