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The Latest: Trump mocks Cruz-Kasich deal on eve of IN vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:01pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential race on the eve of Indiana's primary (all times EDT):

Cruz fights for survival as Trump eyes Indiana knockout

Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 2:51pm

Ted Cruz's conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP's primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Trump's NY co-chair has challenge of his own _ from teenager

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:51pm

Two candidates inhabit Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino's universe these days. The first is Donald Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner whose campaign Paladino is co-chairing at home in New York.

Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:21pm

Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."

Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling

Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:00pm

The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled through Indiana Sunday focused on Tuesday's critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump itched to fully engage in the one-on-one battle they cast as inevitable.

Utah council wants governor, A.G. probe of monument push

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:32pm

The Constitutional Defense Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert's office, as well as Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to investigate the support behind the push for a new monument in Utah and provide details on opponents.

The Latest: Clinton: Don't let progress fall to Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 8:01pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):

Sen. Orrin Hatch headed to Israel to meet with Netanyahu

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:31pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch is traveling to Israel on Monday to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the Obama administration proposes the largest military aid package ever to another country.

Gov. Herbert met with lobbyists to ask for fundraising help in primary

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  May 1st - 7:00pm

Gov. Gary Herbert held a breakfast meeting with lobbyists to seek their help raising money for his primary election race but told them it was "not a quid pro quo situation," his campaign manager, Marty Carpenter, said Thursday.

As path narrows, Sanders asks party insiders to back his bid

Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 6:20pm

Bernie Sanders acknowledged Sunday that his "uphill climb" to the Democratic nomination depends on winning over superdelegates, the elected officials, lobbyists and other party insiders who are free to back either candidate.

CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina

Nicholas Riccardi and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:00pm

When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport Saturday night, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate.

The Latest: Fiorina says Trump prematurely claiming victory

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:00pm

The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):

GOP race shifts California's political fault lines

Nicholas Riccardi and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:40pm

The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions.

Chaffetz attorney calls FEC complaint claims 'false and misleading'

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:01am

A lawyer for Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Friday the Utah Republican's primary opponent, Chia-Chi Teng, made "demonstrably false and misleading" claims in a request for a Federal Election Commission investigation.

Jury selection begins in Rep. Chaka Fattah's corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:50pm

Jury selection has begun in the federal corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah.

Cruz, Trump campaign in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:10am

Ted Cruz is predicting a close finish in tomorrow's Indiana primary, and he's telling supporters, "We need every single vote." He delivered that message to several hundred people who came to see him this morning at a cafe in Osceola. Cruz is holding five events across Indiana today.

Clinton raises $26 million in April for primary bid

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 9:00am

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised about $26 million in April for her primary race against Bernie Sanders, her campaign said, as her rival's fundraising juggernaut slowed.

Pay to play: Unopposed candidates raise, spend big bucks

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:30am

For Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, fighting for his seat has been an uneventful battle.

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson endorses Ted Cruz

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:10am

In a key pickup for his California campaign, Ted Cruz is being endorsed by former Gov. Pete Wilson.