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Trump elevates an ally in JD Vance and sets the course of the GOP's future: ANALYSIS

Donald Trump tapped a vocal defender in the form of Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, to join his ticket -- and in doing so, is helping set the course of the GOP's future.
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Republican vice-presidential candidate Sen. JD Vance arrives on the floor during the first day of the 2024 Republican National Convention, July 15, 2024, in Milwaukee.
3 hours ago

The rise of JD Vance: From 'never-Trump guy' to VP pick

J.D. Vance could now reach new heights in his transformative career, as former President Donald Trump has selected him as his running mate.
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Sen. JD Vance speaks to reporters in the spin room following the CNN Presidential Debate between President Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidate, former  President Donald Trump at the McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus on June 27, 2024 in Atlanta.
July 15, 2024 at 7:48 PM

Who is JD Vance, the Ohio senator and Trump's VP pick?

J.D. Vance jumped on the national stage eight years ago through his book "Hillbilly Elegy." Now he's Donald Trump's running mate.
July 15, 2024 at 7:48 PM
Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, addresses the conservative Turning Point People's Convention, June 16, 2024, at Huntington Place in Detroit.
July 15, 2024 at 7:19 PM

What Trump's VP hopefuls have to say about accepting the 2024 election results

As Trump pushes false claims about the 2020 election, those in the running to be his VP pick have been cautious when asked if they'll accept the 2024 election results.
July 15, 2024 at 7:19 PM
Senator Marco Rubio appears at his midterm election night gathering after winning his race in Miami, Florida, Nov. 8, 2022.
July 15, 2024 at 7:01 PM

Previewing day 1 of the Republican National Convention

Former President Donald Trump will give is first speech since his attempted assassination and is expected to announced his running mate.
July 15, 2024 at 7:01 PM
VIDEO: Previewing day 1 of the Republican National Convention
July 15, 2024 at 7:01 PM

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson discusses RNC week

The Republican senator says he's confident the convention will be a time for unity following the attempt on former President Donald Trump's life.
July 15, 2024 at 7:01 PM
VIDEO: Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson discusses RNC week
July 14, 2024 at 6:28 PM

While Trump stresses unity, VP hopefuls and allies blame Biden for shooting

Donald Trump is calling for unity following the Butler shooting while some of his vice presidential hopefuls and allies have begun to shift blame onto Joe Biden.
July 14, 2024 at 6:28 PM
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump waves from the stage as he is surrounded by U.S. Secret Service agents at a campaign rally, July 13, 2024, in Butler, Pa.
July 11, 2024 at 5:46 PM

Who is Doug Burgum?

Doug Burgum has been serving as the 33rd governor of North Dakota since 2016.
July 11, 2024 at 5:46 PM
Doug Burgum, the governor of North Dakota, is running in the Republican presidential primary.
July 11, 2024 at 1:08 PM

Who is Marco Rubio, the Florida senator and potential Trump VP pick?

When Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was first elected to Congress, he was seen as a rising star in the GOP. Now, he’s being looked at as a possible VP Pick for Donald Trump.
July 11, 2024 at 1:08 PM
Sen. Marco Rubio speaks before Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally at Trump National Doral Miami, July 9, 2024, in Doral, Fla.
July 11, 2024 at 1:07 PM

Who is Doug Burgum, North Dakota governor and potential Trump running mate?

Doug Burgum has come a long way since his failed presidential bid. Now, he's one of the top candidates under consideration for being Donald Trump's running mate.
July 11, 2024 at 1:07 PM
North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum speaks to members of the press on the day of the first presidential debate hosted by CNN in Atlanta, GA, June 27, 2024.
July 10, 2024 at 10:51 AM

Trump is trying to distance himself from Project 2025

Donald Trump wants to distance himself from Project 2025, a conservative plan to overhaul the government -- but it's led by many of his former administration officials.
July 10, 2024 at 10:51 AM
Former President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks during a campaign rally at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 22, 2024.
July 9, 2024 at 8:40 PM

Pence, anti-abortion Republicans denounce Trump-backed RNC platform

Former Vice President Mike Pence has joined a faction of conservatives decrying the 2024 RNC platform rubber-stamped by Donald Trump because of softened abortion language
July 9, 2024 at 8:40 PM
Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence stands at the podium after announcing he will discontinue his presidential campaign, during the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 28, 2023.
July 9, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Democrats' debate over Biden in stark contrast to GOP message discipline on Trump

After Joe Biden's disastrous debate, Democrats worried about the president's chances in November are mired in a debate of their own: shut up or shout louder.
July 9, 2024 at 6:00 PM
President of the United States Joe Biden and Former President Donald Trump participate in the first Presidential Debate at CNN Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, United States June 27, 2024.
July 9, 2024 at 9:58 AM

Donald Trump will define 2024 RNC platform, committee members say

Different from 2016, it will show a party in lockstep with the former president.
July 9, 2024 at 9:58 AM
Balloons drop after Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination to be President of the United States at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
July 9, 2024 at 9:58 AM

RNC committee adopts GOP's 2024 policy platform -- including on abortion

The Republican National Committee's platform committee adopted a new GOP platform on Monday -- and it addresses the issue of abortion.
July 9, 2024 at 9:58 AM
President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally in Charlotte, N.C., March 2, 2020.
July 9, 2024 at 9:09 AM

How Trump's top VP hopefuls have criticized him in the past

As Donald Trump gets closer to announcing his vice presidential pick, many of his top candidates have a long history of attacking him personally and politically.
July 9, 2024 at 9:09 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio, Gov. Doug Burgum, Sen. JD Vance.
July 8, 2024 at 7:35 PM

Trump still loses some GOP primary voters to Haley: Will it matter when facing Biden?

Nikki Haley continues to win some votes against Donald Trump in the Republican primary, despite the former president clinching the party's nomination on March 12
July 8, 2024 at 7:35 PM
A poll worker prepares a voting booth as he waits for voters to arrive at the Miami Beach Fire Station 4 to cast their ballot during the primary, March 19, 2024, in Miami Beach.
July 8, 2024 at 7:34 PM

After Alabama court ruling, Nikki Haley agrees that 'embryos, to me, are babies'

Nikki Haley said in a new interview that she agrees with an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are considered children in the state
July 8, 2024 at 7:34 PM
Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign rally in Dallas, TX, Feb. 15, 2024.
July 8, 2024 at 7:33 PM

How DeSantis and Haley see their potential paths to beating Trump

DeSantis and Haley see opportunity in New Hampshire and South Carolina to, somehow, cut into Trump's huge lead in popularity in the Republican primary
July 8, 2024 at 7:33 PM
Nikki Haley, Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis.
July 8, 2024 at 7:32 PM

Florida Republican Party chair removed amid rape allegation he denies

Christian Ziegler, who is facing a rape allegation that he denies, on Monday was voted out as Florida Republican Party chair during a closed-door meeting in Tallahassee
July 8, 2024 at 7:32 PM
Republican Party of Florida Chairman Christian Ziegler addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit, Nov. 4, 2023, in Kissimmee, Fla.
July 8, 2024 at 7:30 PM

DeSantis talks Trump, Black history, Disney, state of GOP primary and more

DeSantis sought to contrast himself with Trump while defending against criticism of his campaign and speaking about his plan for the southern border and other issues
July 8, 2024 at 7:30 PM
Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis speaks with ABC News Live Prime anchor Lindsey Davis during an interview, Sept. 20, 2023 in Midland, Texas.
July 8, 2024 at 7:29 PM

DeSantis calls out Trump abortion comment as 'mistake': He's 'different' than in 2016

DeSantis criticized Trump for calling Florida's six-week abortion ban "terrible," with DeSantis accusing his 2024 rival of being "a different candidate" than 2016
July 8, 2024 at 7:29 PM
Florida Governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis speaks with ABC News Live Prime anchor Lindsey Davis during an interview, Sept. 20, 2023 in Midland, Texas.
July 8, 2024 at 7:28 PM

GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy wants to cut federal workforce by 75%

Vivek Ramaswamy said during a speech in the nation's capital on Wednesday that he wants to cut the federal workforce by 75% -- in part by dismantling the government.
July 8, 2024 at 7:28 PM
Republican Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy speaks at the America First Policy Institute on Sept. 13, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
July 8, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Ron DeSantis ends presidential campaign before New Hampshire primary

Ron DeSantis is ending his 2024 Republican presidential campaign after failing to overtake Trump in polling or in the early vote
July 8, 2024 at 6:49 PM
Republican presidential candidate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant on Jan. 19, 2024 in Dover.
July 8, 2024 at 6:47 PM

Nikki Haley argues Trump not getting 40% of primary voters is clue he'd lose to Biden

Trump only winning 60% of the vote in contested Republican races so far should be taken as a warning sign, Nikki Haley said on Monday
July 8, 2024 at 6:47 PM
Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign event at the Amway Grand Plaza on Feb. 26, 2024 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
July 1, 2024 at 10:31 PM

Donald Trump is having a very good few days. Republicans are giddy.

Former President Donald Trump has had a particularly good few days in his bid for a second term. And Republicans are feeling their oats.
July 1, 2024 at 10:31 PM
Former President Donald Trump arrives to a rally at Greenbrier Farms in Chesapeake, VA, June 28, 2024.
July 1, 2024 at 12:19 PM

Voters kick all the Republican women out of the South Carolina Senate

The only three Republican women in the South Carolina Senate took on their party and stopped a total abortion ban from passing in their state last year
July 1, 2024 at 12:19 PM
A poster with every woman who has served in the South Carolina General Assembly from its first meeting 250 years ago to 2021 is displayed outside the governor's office on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, in Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Senate will likely have two women in its 46-member body next year after three Republican women were all voted out in their party's primary. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)
June 29, 2024 at 9:16 PM

Trump campaign memo signals plans to reduce national GOP platform

This memo did not specifically mention abortion or reproductive rights but doubled down on the notion that the new platform will reflect Trump's political stances.
June 29, 2024 at 9:16 PM
Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Greenbrier Farms, on June 28, 2024, in Chesapeake, Virginia.
June 28, 2024 at 6:39 PM

Do debates still matter? Impact wanes amid polarization, viral competition: Experts

What used to be an important ritual in the presidential election cycle has lost some of its power, according to experts, as many voters have already made their decision.
June 28, 2024 at 6:39 PM
In this Oct. 21, 2020, file photo, the stage for the final presidential debate of the US 2020 presidential elections is being tested for light and sound at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
June 28, 2024 at 1:19 AM

5 things to watch for in the 1st 2024 general election debate

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will face off in-person Thursday for the first of two presidential debates this year.
June 28, 2024 at 1:19 AM
This combination of pictures shows former president Donald Trump and President Joe Biden during the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., on October 22, 2020.
June 27, 2024 at 2:56 AM

Republican adviser on winning strategies for Trump and Biden ahead of debate

ABC News’ Linsey Davis speaks with a former senior adviser to Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) campaign, Matt Gorman, before the presidential debate where both sides seek to gain support in a tight race.
June 27, 2024 at 2:56 AM
VIDEO: Republican adviser on winning strategies for Trump and Biden ahead of debate
June 26, 2024 at 9:21 AM

Biden-Trump is the rematch many voters don't want. Could the debate change minds?

When former President Trump and President Biden debate later this week, they will be looking to appeal to voters – but many said are not looking forward to the rematch.
June 26, 2024 at 9:21 AM
In this Oct. 22, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump, Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and moderator, NBC News anchor, Kristen Welker (C) participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn.
1 month ago

Republicans use election security as campaign tactic

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with ABC News' Deputy Political Director Averi Harper and political strategist Mark McKinnon about both parties' tactics in advance of next week's presidential debate.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Republicans use election security as campaign tactic
1 month ago

Sen. Tim Scott says he stands by vote to certify 2020 election

Tim Scott, who is on the short list to be Donald Trump's running mate, said Sunday he stands by his vote on Jan. 6, 2021, to certify President Joe Biden's 2020 victory.
1 month ago
In this March 7, 2024, file photo, Senator Tim Scott is shown during a hearing in Washington, D.C.
1 month ago

Tim Scott on his vote to certify the 2020 election: ‘I will stand by that decision’

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviews Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., on “This Week.”
1 month ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Tim Scott
1 month ago

Republicans torn over Trump-backed Sam Brown, the nominee in key Nevada Senate race

Nevada Republican Sam Brown cruised to victory in the GOP Senate primary. Now, he'll have to compete against a well-heeled incumbent -- and Republicans are nervous.
1 month ago
Republican senatorial candidate Sam Brown speaks at an election night party, June 11, 2024, in Reno, Nev.
1 month ago

Trump wraps conversation with Republican lawmakers in DC

Former President Donald Trump met with GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Trump wraps conversation with Republican lawmakers in DC
1 month ago

Trump-endorsed Nancy Mace projected to win South Carolina GOP primary

Voters in the Republican primary for South Carolina's 1st congressional district voted on Tuesday.
1 month ago
In this Nov. 29, 2023, file photo, Rep. Nancy Mace is shown at a Joint Conference Committee meeting at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C.
1 month ago

Trump campaign, GOP seize on Hunter Biden verdict to escalate attacks on father

Donald Trump's 2024 campaign and Republican lawmakers are seizing on Hunter Biden's conviction to escalate their attacks on President Joe Biden.
1 month ago
Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, June 6, 2024, in Phoenix.
1 month ago

Trump endorses Sam Brown in Nevada Republican Senate primary

Former President Donald Trump endorsed Sam Brown in Nevada's Republican Senate primary on his social media platform Sunday night.
1 month ago
Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at Sunset Park on June 09, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
1 month ago

Tim Scott working with PAC to bring Black, Hispanic voters to Trump

Sen. Tim Scott sees a path where Black and Hispanic voters could help former President Donald Trump win reelection.
1 month ago
Sen. Tim Scott speaks as former President Donald Trump looks on during a campaign rally at the Grappone Convention Center in Concord, NH, Jan. 19, 2024.
1 month ago

NRSC tells GOP candidates to support birth control ahead of contraception bill vote

The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a memo on Tuesday that advises GOP Senate candidates to underscore their support for birth control.
1 month ago
A gynecologist gives a patient the contraceptive pill in her gynecologist's office. (Photo by Stefan Puchner/picture alliance via Getty Images)
1 month ago

House passes GOP bill to sanction ICC as it seeks arrest warrant for Netanyahu

The House passed a GOP-led bill that would impose sanctions on the ICC after its top prosecutor recommended war crimes charges against Israel's Netanyahu.
1 month ago
House Speaker Mike Johnson, flanked by House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol June 4, 2024.
1 month ago

Trump revives spat with McConnell over Senate leader mentioning 'candidate quality'

Donald Trump and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have again publicly split -- this time over the GOP's chances of retaking Congress in November
1 month ago
Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker participates in a campaign event to announce his opposition to the Democrats' proposed Inflation Reduction Act, in Milton, Ga., Aug. 4, 2022. Walker is running against incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock.
1 month ago

GOP's 'law and order' message at odds with their defense of Trump: ANALYSIS

Republicans have long proclaimed themselves the party of "law and order." That philosophy, however, doesn't seem to have extended to the conviction of Donald Trump.
1 month ago
Doug Burgum, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and Vivek Ramaswamy  look on as former President Donald Trump talks to the media outside Manhattan criminal court in New York, May 14, 2024.
2 months ago

Republicans are ramping up election fraud claims ahead of November

Republicans continue to embrace election denialism by pushing efforts to ban noncitizens from voting (which is already illegal).
2 months ago
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks during a news conference on the steps of the U.S. Capitol introducing the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, to require proof of citizenship to vote in federal elections, May 8, 2024, in Washington.
2 months ago

Trump endorses GOP Rep. Bob Good's primary challenger

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed Rep. Bob Good's primary challenger, state legislator John McGuire.
2 months ago
Rep. Bob Good (R-VA) introduces the Defending Students Civil Rights Act, which is in opposition to Critical Race Theory, with fellow Republicans at the House Triangle, in Washington, DC on September 29, 2021. Del. John McGuire speaks at the Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day rally for gun rights at Capitol Square in Richmond, Virginia on January 16, 2023.
2 months ago

Trump campaign accuses Secret Service of 'critical flaw' in RNC convention planning

The Trump campaign penned a letter to Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle asking her to adjust the security perimeter of this summer's Republican National Convention.
2 months ago
Former President and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on May 11, 2024.
2 months ago

Many Haley voters won't back Trump. They weren't going to anyway.

Nikki Haley has endorsed Donald Trump, but which Haley primary voters will break with the Republican Party in the 2024 general election?
2 months ago
Will Nikki Haley's supporters back Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the 2024 general election?
2 months ago

Vials of blood found in package addressed to Trump at RNC's DC headquarters: Sources

The U.S. Secret Service said the package was "addressed to a Secret Service protectee."
2 months ago
The Republican National Committee logo is shown on the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum, Jan. 13, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C.
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