• FILE – In this May 8, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., attends a hearing about the international financial system on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. House race in New Jersey's 5th District between Garrett and his Democratic challenger Josh Gottheimer, a former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, is being closely watched as Democrats seek to win Republican-held suburban districts, and make gains in the GOP-controlled House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    In wealthy New Jersey district, congressional race is bitter

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — In a congressional district across the river from New York filled with million-dollar homes and massive shopping malls, a former speechwriter for President Bill Clinton is waging a well-funded campaign against a seven-term incumbent Republican who has been dragged down by reports he challenged his party’s support for gay candidates.

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  • Susana Martinez works to elect other GOP governors

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is working to ensure other Republican governors win election in November at a meeting of the Republican Governors Association.

  • In this June 29, 2015, file photo, protesters gather across the street from a restaurant in Chicago before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to members of the City Club of Chicago. When it comes to connecting with and motivating Hispanic voters, GOP candidates across the country face an exceptional obstacle: their own presidential nominee. Trump’s harsh words about immigrants in the country illegally and his vows to deport them and build a border wall have turned off many of the estimated 27 million Latinos eligible to vote. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

    Republicans contend with Trump factor among Hispanic voters

    HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is “100 por ciento” Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she’d vote for Sen. Marco Rubio.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he arrives to speak to a campaign rally, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Is the gloomy ‘Obamacare’ report a lifeline for Trump?

    DORAL, Florida (AP) — Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days effort to spark election momentum.

  • FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2016 photo, Kentucky Democrat House Speaker Greg Stumbo speaks with reporters in Frankfort, Ky. Democrats in Kentucky are worried Donald Trump's appeal in Appalachia could topple their majority in the state House of Representatives. The Kentucky House is the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country — Donald Trump.