The Latest: Trump renominated as GOP presidential candidate
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to North Carolina, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON The Latest on this week's Republican National Convention (all times local):12:10 p.m.President Donald Trump has been renominated as the GOPs presidential candidate. Republicans made it official during a scaled-back roll call vote on Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. Democrats nominated former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential candidate at their all-virtual convention last week. ___9:35 a.m.Republicans have begun the process of formally nominating Donald Trump as the partys 2020 presidential nominee.
House Dems seek to hold suburbs as Trump's slide worries GOP
Democrats boast an ever-expanding target list that includes a half-dozen Republican seats in Texas plus others outside Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Phoenix. The tale of two districts 1,600 miles apart spotlights that many pivotal House races hinge on suburban voters. We're still on offense, said Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., who leads House Democrats' campaign organization. Since January 2019, all 29 Democrats in House districts Trump carried in 2016 have banked more money than their GOP challengers, usually by multiples. The same is true for all but two of the 24 other Democrats in seats Republicans said they'd pursue aggressively this year.
Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP's bid for House
Citing its direct payments for immigrant workers in the U.S. illegally and other asinine provisions, the House Republican campaign arm all but promised attack ads. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll this month found 61% of suburban voters disapprove of Trump, little changed over three years. Garcia represents a nod toward diversity for the overwhelmingly white House GOP. Republicans have sought more female candidates, too, hoping to improve an embarrassing look: Just 13 of the 198 House Republicans are women, and two are retiring. All 53 remaining House Democrats in seats the GOP targeted last year, mostly from Trump-won districts and freshmen, have outraised their Republican challengers.