Trent Franks

New Border State Congresswoman Urges Review of All US Ports of Entry For Security Threats

Coming from a border state, one of the newest members of Congress is making her presence felt in the immigration debate by introducing legislation …

Conservative View

AP Analysis: 25 state lawmakers running in 2018 have been accused of sexual misconduct

Months after the #MeToo movement first swept the nation, the media and Capitol Hill, allegations of sexual harassment and assault aren't done …

Sexual Harassment

Debbie Lesko is sworn into the House, replacing Rep. Trent Franks

By Mike DeBonis<p>, Reporter<p>Debbie Lesko, an Arizona Republican who withstood a Democratic onslaught in a heavily conservative congressional district, was sworn into the House Monday. She replaces GOP Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned in December after a former aide said Franks offered her $5 million to …

Politics

9 members of Congress who were forced out of office by sexual misconduct scandals

Nine members of the 115th US Congress have had to step down after allegations of sexual misconduct against them became public.<p>This wave of scandals stemmed from the #MeToo movement, the rising national conversation on workplace sexual harassment after highly publicized allegations of predatory …

Sexual Harassment

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former …

Politics

Republican Debbie Lesko Wins Arizona Special Election by Surprisingly Small Margin

Former Arizona state senator Debbie Lesko has defeated Democratic first-time candidate Hiral Tipirneni in the state’s special congressional election, …

News (U.S.)

Arizona GOP Winner Lesko Expected to Join Freedom Caucus

Congresswoman-elect Debbie Lesko is expected to join the conservative wing of the House once she officially joins the chamber, Freedom Caucus …

Conservative View

Republican Lesko narrowly wins Arizona special election

Republican Debbie Lesko won a special election for Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night, the Associated Press reported, in a race …

Elections

Republicans Avoid An Upset In Tight Arizona Special Election

<b>Updated at 7:15 a.m. ET</b><p>Republicans defended a congressional seat in Arizona on Tuesday, avoiding another special election upset with a tight victory in a typically strong GOP district.<p>Republican Debbie Lesko, a former state senator, defeated Democrat Hiral Tipirneni, a physician new to politics, …

Politics

Republican wins US House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Debbie Lesko won the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday, keeping the U.S. House …

Politics

Republican Wins Arizona Seat Despite Tough Fight From Democrat

Republican Debbie Lesko won the race for Arizona's 8th congressional district Tuesday, keeping Democrats from another upset victory.<p>Republican Debbie …

U.S.-Mexico border

Democrats hope to flip Arizona district in Tuesday special election

After Rep. Trent Franks was forced to resign after being accused of offering money to an office aide for surrogacy, the special election to replace …

Elections

Debbie Lesko and Hiral Tipirneni face off for Trent Franks’s seat in Arizona’s special election

Republicans have poured a lot of money into the deep-red AZ-8 district.<p>Republican Debbie Lesko won the election against Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in the special election for Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District. Decision Desk HQ called the race at 12:39 am Eastern time on Wednesday.<p>More than …

U.S. Politics

Conor Lamb Sworn In as House Member

Democrat fills Western Pennsylvania seat previously held by Republican<p>Democrat Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania took his oath of office as a member of the …

Politics

Replacing Trent Franks: GOP nervous even in heavily Republican Arizona district

PHOENIX — Voters in Arizona's solidly GOP 8th Congressional District are getting something they haven’t had for a long time: a new representative. They're also getting unusual attention as Republicans across the country see their candidates falter while Democrats stand united against President …

Conor Lamb

Republicans deploy more support in Arizona special election race

National Republicans, trying to prevent another special election disaster, are intensifying their involvement in an upcoming race for an Arizona congressional seat.<p>House Speaker Paul Ryan will headline an April 18 fundraiser for Arizona Republican Debbie Lesko, according to a copy of an invitation …

Politics

Monday’s Campaign Round-Up, 3.26.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) confirmed to MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt last night …

Government

Republicans invest nearly $300,000 in red Arizona district

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has poured nearly $300,000 into an Arizona congressional race in a district considered to be safely held by …

Donald Trump

RNC Spends Money In Supposedly Safe District

The RNC has put $281,250 into the special election to replace former Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), “the first financial commitment by either national …

Conor Lamb

Roberts: Democrats can forget about replacing Trent Franks in AZ08

It’s official: Arizona’s Democrats have moved to fantasyland.<p>How else can you explain the party’s top dog predicting that a Democrat will be …

U.S. Congress

GOP rallies behind Arizona primary winner in US House race

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans who slugged it out in a 12-way primary for an open Congressional seat in a race tinged by sexting and charges of …

Politics

Wednesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.28.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* In Arizona yesterday, Republican voters nominated Debbie Lesko to fill …

Donald Trump

Lesko Wins GOP Primary in Arizona Race to Replace Rep. Trent Franks

Ex-state senator to face Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in April 24 special election<p>Former Republican state Sen. Debbie Lesko has won the special election …

Politics

Latest: Lesko wins GOP primary for Arizona US House seat

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a special primary election Tuesday in Arizona's 8th Congressional District (all times local):<p>10:05 p.m.<p>Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko has won the Republican primary race to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks.<p>Lesko pulled out a strong victory Tuesday evening over 11 …

Government

Lesko wins GOP primary for Arizona US House seat

PHOENIX (AP) - Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko has won the Republican primary race to replace former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks.<p>Lesko pulled out a strong …

Elections

Lesko Wins Special Election Primary in Arizona

Debbie Lesko (R) won the Republican primary race for the vacant Arizona congressional seat Tuesday night, “drawing on her deep ties to the area to …

Donald Trump

Ex-state senator wins GOP primary in race for US House

PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona state senator easily outpaced another candidate embroiled in a sexting scandal and 10 other Republicans to win …

Politics

GOP Worries Sexting Scandal Could Cost a House Seat

“Republicans are fretting that a front-runner for an Arizona congressional seat — a married minister involved in a sexting scandal — will pull a Roy …

Republicans

GOP candidate running to replace “Handmaid’s Tale” congressman caught sexting a staffer

Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigned from Congress in December when reports surfaced that he had repeatedly asked female staffers to bear …

Government

Monica Lewinsky says the #MeToo movement has caused her to question the issue of consent in her affair with Clinton

Monica Lewinsky, whose name saturated the American media 20 years ago when her sexual relationship with former President Bill Clinton became public, wrote in a new essay for Vanity Fair, saying the #MeToo movement has made reconsider her affair with Clinton.<p>"I now see how problematic it was that …

Me Too movement