Negative campaigns

FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School, in Union City, N.J. This year’s race for a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey won’t start officially until after the Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday, June 5. But already incumbent Democratic Sen. Menendez and Republican challenger Bob Hugin are hurling insults at one another in what will be New Jersey’s only statewide contest this fall and an arena in the national fight for control of the narrowly divided Senate. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
May 31, 2018 - 5:01 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ads with grainy images and pointed attacks? Check. Millions of dollars in campaign coffers? Another check. This year's race for a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey won't start officially until after Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries. But already incumbent Democratic...
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May 31, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ads with grainy images and pointed attacks? Check. Millions of dollars in campaign coffers? Check again. This year's race for a U.S. Senate seat from New Jersey won't start officially until after Tuesday's Democratic and Republican primaries. But already incumbent Democratic...
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May 30, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's office is dismissing President Donald Trump's latest claim that she's an "MS-13 lover" as simply not true. The Democratic leader's spokesman pointed to a fact-checker's report rating Trump's earlier suggestions that she favors of the gang as "...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia on Capitol Hill in Washington. Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the congressman's job. (AP Photo/Paul Holston, File)
May 27, 2018 - 12:39 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty-three years ago, Scott Baugh was a little-known Southern California lawyer whose conservative politics and youthful brio impressed Republican U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who steered his new protege to a seat in the state Legislature. Now, Baugh wants the...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson speaks to reporters at the Pulaski County Courthouse in Little Rock, Ark. Goodson and David Sterling, the chief counsel for the Department of Human Services, advanced to a runoff in the election for the nonpartisan state Supreme Court seat, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
May 23, 2018 - 1:36 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an attorney backed by an...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 7:55 pm
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo Republican primary senatorial candidate Corey Stewart, right, gestures as Del. Nick Freitas listens during a debate at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The vicious tenor of the 2016 GOP presidential primary is being matched by Virginia’s raucous congressional primaries. In primaries for the U.S. House and the Senate seat held by Democratic Tim Kaine, there’s been a near constant stream of complaints of below-the-belt attacks or shady campaigning. Some candidates bemoan the negative tone while others say it’s not a problem. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
May 16, 2018 - 12:22 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The vicious tenor of the 2016 GOP presidential primary — which included attacks on a spouse's looks, demeaning nicknames and veiled talk of a candidate's ... ahem ... hand size — is being matched by Virginia's raucous congressional primaries. A GOP House candidate said he's...
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Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Braun faced Todd Rokita and Luke Messer in the Republican primary race. Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe Donnelly, who is considered one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 08, 2018 - 10:36 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone. Republican Mike Braun advances to a November matchup with Democrat Joe...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Almost 18 months have passed since Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government or in her political party. And she is not expected to run for office ever again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party’s 2018 midterm strategy. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
April 22, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost 18 months have passed since Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. She holds no position of power in government. And she is not expected to run for office again. Yet Clinton is starring in the Republican Party's 2018 midterm strategy. With control of Congress up for grabs this...
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