Trump and advisers caught off guard by New York indictment

Advisers had privately counseled Trump that an indictment by a Manhattan grand jury involving hush-money payments to an adult-film star would not come for some time.

By Ashley Parker and Josh DawseyMarch 30, 2023

Republican rivals, leaders rally around Donald Trump after indictment

Some GOP lawmakers and strategists see short-term gains for the former president in his quest for the nomination.

By Michael SchererMarch 30, 2023

Newsom forms new group to fight ‘rising authoritarianism’ in red states

The California governor, who is widely viewed as a potential future Democratic White House contender, plans to travel to “states where freedom is most under attack."

By Maeve RestonMarch 30, 2023

Arizona Democrats to sue No Labels to block third-party challenge

The lawsuit claims that Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, a Democrat, made an error in accepting signature petitions for the No Labels Party.

By Michael SchererMarch 30, 2023

GOP donors open to other Trump challengers as DeSantis tries to find footing

Interviews show the desire for a backup option in 2024 has intensified amid questions about the Florida governor.

By Maeve Reston and Michael SchererMarch 29, 2023

Pro-DeSantis PAC hires senior team from Cruz, Trump, Youngkin campaigns

Never Back Down has set itself up to receive donations of unlimited value to support the Florida governor’s presidential ambitions.

By Michael SchererMarch 28, 2023

Christie repeatedly berates Trump in N.H., signals 2024 decision by June

Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie also portrayed himself as uniquely well positioned to take on the 45th president.

By Colby ItkowitzMarch 27, 2023

Trump extends election-rigging myth to his potential criminal charges

Trump repeatedly emphasized his false insistence that the 2020 election was stolen from him and suggested his political opponents were now bent on rigging the next election against him through the prospect of criminal charges.

By Isaac Arnsdorf and Hannah KnowlesMarch 27, 2023

Trump, under legal threat, tries to short-circuit DeSantis momentum

The former president holds his first rally of the 2024 campaign on Saturday, as he seeks to further slow his chief GOP rival.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Isaac Stanley-Becker and Hannah KnowlesMarch 25, 2023

Mike Pence’s aides recognize he may have to testify before grand jury

The former vice president’s advisers have privately accepted the possibility that the he might have to testify against former president Donald Trump during an election season.

By Michael SchererMarch 23, 2023

GOP 2024 hopefuls grapple with how to take on Trump

Many Republicans are quietly testing messages and discussing strategies to defeat him in their party’s upcoming presidential primary.

By Ashley Parker and Josh DawseyMarch 22, 2023

Trump campaign prepares for ‘new normal’: Running under indictment

The former president’s team is pressuring other Republicans to show support. But advisers privately acknowledged many potential risks.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey, Michael Scherer and Hannah KnowlesMarch 21, 2023

Nikki Haley walks fine line on race, gender in appeal to GOP base

As she campaigns, Haley is at once seeking to accentuate her differences as a woman of color and offer reassurances that they are not impediments to achieving success.

By Dylan WellsMarch 21, 2023

Mike Pence, unmoored from Donald Trump, finds his old voice

The former vice president is banking on Republicans returning to more traditional conservatism after the turbulent Trump era.

By Michael Scherer and Ashley ParkerMarch 19, 2023

Nikki Haley, Tim Scott converge at S.C. forum as potential 2024 rivals

The former governor and current senator appear Saturday at an evangelical gathering in Charleston.

By Hannah KnowlesMarch 18, 2023

Where the 2024 Republican presidential hopefuls stand on Ukraine

Disagreements among current and potential candidates about what the U.S. posture should be point to a potential longer-term debate as the field takes shape.

By Dylan WellsMarch 17, 2023

Trump-commissioned report undercut his claims of dead and double voters

A report buried by the former president’s campaign and obtained by The Post did not back up his claims of fraud and did not provide evidence to overturn the 2020 election.

By Josh DawseyMarch 17, 2023

Much of the 2024 GOP field focuses on dark, apocalyptic themes

Most of the declared and potential Republican hopefuls feature rhetoric focused on existential dangers and demonizing Democrats.

By Ashley ParkerMarch 16, 2023

On the trail, freewheeling Donald Trump counters scripted Ron DeSantis

As the former president hits the trail in earnest, his campaign is placing a strategic bet on more unscripted, up-close-and-personal moments.

By Isaac Arnsdorf, Josh Dawsey and Maeve RestonMarch 14, 2023

Trump claims violence he inspired on Jan. 6 was Pence’s fault

The former president suggested the riot could have been avoided if his vice president had cooperated in overturning the results.

By Isaac Arnsdorf and Maeve RestonMarch 13, 2023