Schultz to preview his vision for an independent presidency

2020 Campaign 03/13/19, 06:03

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the ...

2020 Democrats try to make inroads in rural America

2020 Campaign 03/11/19, 01:37

Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix it?" Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former mayor of Newark, the largest city in ...

Update: Sanders says his ideas have gained acceptance

2020 Campaign 03/10/19, 12:30

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders says ideas he embraced four years ago that seemed "radical and extreme" are now helping define Democrats' presidential campaigns. Said Sanders: "Virtually all of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people, and they are being ...

No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio

2020 Campaign 03/07/19, 22:38

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he will not run for president in 2020, becoming the latest Democrat to bow out of the White House race. His decision comes after recent visits to several early-voting states to highlight his worker-friendly policy agenda. Brown said he believed his "dignity of work" tour ...

Hickenlooper kicks off campaign with fiery ode to pragmatism

2020 Campaign 03/07/19, 22:22

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered a fiery defense of his pragmatic approach to politics Thursday night as he held the first rally of his presidential campaign in the state that nurtured his unlikely career in public office. “Being a pragmatist doesn’t mean saying no to bold ideas,” ...

Back-to-back departures from 2020 race could boost Biden

2020 Campaign 03/07/19, 20:07

Joe Biden isn't a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him claim the Democratic nomination. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he wouldn't run for president, following an announcement earlier ...

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg won’t run for president in 2020

2020 Campaign 03/05/19, 18:15

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, announced Tuesday that he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. Instead, Bloomberg said he planned to focus his energy and considerable resources on outside efforts aimed at defeating President Donald Trump, as ...

Inslee says he welcomes super PAC help in presidential bid

2020 Campaign 03/05/19, 17:22

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he welcomes support from a super PAC, even though many fellow Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them. Inslee made the remark Tuesday at an Iowa campaign stop. It comes after a liberal group called on him to reject support from the group Act Now on Climate. Super ...

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley won’t join 2020 presidential field

2020 Campaign 03/05/19, 08:20

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon has decided not to enter the increasingly crowded race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after months of consideration. Merkley told The Associated Press the large field of Democratic contenders for the White House was not a major factor in his decision, nor was an ...

Hillary Clinton says she won’t run for president in 2020

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 23:07

Hillary Clinton says she won't run for president in 2020, but vows she's "not going anywhere." The former secretary of state, senator and first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview posted Monday by New York TV station News12 . Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, says, ...

Inslee tops $1M in donations for 2020 presidential campaign

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 21:49

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he has raised more than $1 million since launching his Democratic presidential campaign Friday. That's a notable haul for a governor who starts his campaign less widely known than many of his competitors in a field dominated by senators. Inslee disclosed his mark Monday on MSNBC. He'd ...

Holder rules out 2020 run, says he’ll focus on redistricting

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 08:44

Former Attorney General Eric Holder says he's not running for president in 2020. Holder, a Democrat, said in a Monday opinion piece in The Washington Post that he'll focus on redistricting, the process of reconfiguring electoral districts. Holder served under President Barack Obama and is chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, ...

Former Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper joins presidential race

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 08:05

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Monday he's running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who is used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state. "I'm running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done," ...

Update: Sanders says much work to do for civil rights

2020 Campaign 03/04/19, 01:50

The Latest on Democratic presidential hopefuls at events commemorating the 54th anniversary of the civil rights march on Selma, Alabama, known as "Bloody Sunday" (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is recalling his start in the civil rights movement at the University of Chicago in the early 1960s, ...

Democratic presidential candidates marking Selma anniversary

2020 Campaign 03/03/19, 08:18

Several Democratic White House hopefuls are visiting one of America's seminal civil rights sites to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of ...

Klobuchar and Kennedy kid Washington elite at Gridiron

2020 Campaign 03/02/19, 23:56

If a woman can be president, can a woman also tell a dirty joke? Amy Klobuchar thinks so. The U.S. senator from Minnesota and famously snow-swept presidential candidate was the Democratic speaker for the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner. The event calls for good-natured roasting through songs, skits and ...

Top 8 moments from President Trump’s speech at CPAC 2019

2020 Campaign 03/02/19, 21:13

President Trump delivered a two-hour speech Saturday at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference as the White House gears up for the 2020 election. CPAC, the largest annual national gathering of conservative activists, runs through Saturday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Here are the top ...

Update: Elizabeth Warren urges positivity over personal attacks

2020 Campaign 03/02/19, 15:53

The Latest on the 2020 presidential candidates campaigning throughout the country this weekend: (all times EST): 3:45 p.m. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is emphasizing the need for Democrats to focus on policies over personal attacks, and to remain united in order to win the 2020 presidential race. Campaigning in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday, ...