2020 Democrats talk health care, free college, impeachment

2022 Campaign 04/22/19, 21:06

The fight for the Democratic Party's soul played out Monday as some of the leading presidential contenders clashed in a series of prime-time town halls over free college, free health care and whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Five 2020 hopefuls representing different wings of the party were set to ...

Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

2022 Campaign 04/17/19, 12:47

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate's votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. With 16 missed votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate has held in 2019, Harris and Booker ...

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Amy Klobuchar

Entertainment 04/17/19, 11:36

Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to follow. Sen. Bernie Sanders was the first to venture onto Fox this week. His Monday town hall reached 2.55 million viewers, the biggest ...

Warren releases 2018 tax return, reveals $900,000 in income

2022 Campaign 04/10/19, 09:32

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has released her tax return for 2018, reporting that she and her husband paid more than $200,000 in taxes on a joint income of about $900,000 last year. The move by the senator from Massachusetts on Wednesday follows similar tax return disclosures from fellow presidential candidates ...

2020 by the numbers: Democrats posting big campaign stats

2022 Campaign 04/01/19, 23:39

How many ways can you measure the first quarter of the year? For Democratic presidential candidates, it's 300-plus events, 24 states and hundreds of voter questions. The Iowa caucus is still 10 months away, but the Democratic primary campaign is already an all-out sprint — passing eye-popping markers for campaign activity ...

Democratic presidential hopefuls taking pitch to rural Iowa

2022 Campaign 03/30/19, 01:03

Several Democratic presidential candidates will make their case to Iowa farmers on Saturday — part of a broader effort to win over rural voters who have drifted to Republicans in recent years. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are among the White House hopefuls who will attend ...

2020 hopeful Amy Klobuchar pitches major infrastructure plan

2022 Campaign 03/28/19, 06:08

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar is pitching an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools, airports and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the Minnesota senator since she joined the 2020 race with ...

O’Rourke’s early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

2022 Campaign 03/20/19, 09:37

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the former Texas congressman said the average contribution was $47. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who raised about $6 million during the first 24 hours of ...

Other 2020 Dems begin sharpening criticism of Beto O’Rourke

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 15:47

Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to greater media attention and larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at the former Texas congressman's ...

Update: O’Rourke sticks with coffee on St. Patrick’s Day

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 10:42

The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told hundreds of supporters who gathered Sunday to see him at a Madison, Wisconsin, coffee shop that it would have been justified for a person named O'Rourke to have a pint of beer on ...

2020 roundup: O’Rourke now literally running for votes

2022 Campaign 03/16/19, 18:48

After waffling publicly for weeks over whether he'd run for president, Beto O'Rourke is now so committed that he's literally running for votes. O'Rourke began Saturday competing in a 5K road race in Iowa after a whirlwind of campaign events in the state since announcing his 2020 bid. The Texas Democrat finished ...

Minnesota’s Klobuchar all-in on Iowa as 2020 field grows

2022 Campaign 03/15/19, 09:51

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is going all-in on Iowa as she tries to become the Democratic 2020 presidential nominee. Klobuchar returns to the leadoff caucus state this weekend for a flurry of stops. It's her third visit since launching her campaign just over a month ago. Klobuchar is pitching herself as the ...

2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

Politics 03/09/19, 10:29

Texas is an unlikely can't-miss stop for the Democratic presidential candidates, but many of them are making appearances this weekend at the trendy and techie South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Texas is an early primary state, but the real draw of the event for Democrats is the chance to spend ...

Inslee tops $1M in donations for 2020 presidential campaign

2022 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 ...

Klobuchar and Kennedy kid Washington elite at Gridiron

2022 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 ...

2020 Democratic hopefuls fanning out in early-voting states

Politics 03/02/19, 00:28

Democratic presidential hopefuls are introducing themselves to voters in some of the earliest states that will weigh in on their campaigns to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Candidates are fanned out in South Carolina and Iowa on Saturday, spending time with voters in two of the states ...

Klobuchar forged record as reliable ally to med tech

Politics 02/28/19, 02:08

In her more than two terms as a U.S. senator representing Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has built a reputation as an effective champion for consumer safety, sponsoring bills that improve swimming pool safety, ban lead in children's products and tackle the nation's opioid crisis. "Consumers deserve products that have been tested and ...

Expanding the map: 2020 Dems push past early voting states

Politics 02/22/19, 16:47

The sprawling field of Democratic presidential hopefuls is on the move — to places other than the traditional early voting states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has hopscotched from Puerto Rico to Georgia, where she met with rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams. Minnesota Sen. ...

Klobuchar to meet with Carter, Abrams in Georgia

Politics 02/22/19, 10:50

Sen. Amy Klobuchar will meet with former President Jimmy Carter and Democrat Stacey Abrams on Friday as she brings her presidential campaign to Georgia. Klobuchar spokeswoman Carlie Waibel says the Minnesota Democrat will meet privately with Abrams, who lost a bid for governor last year and delivered the Democratic response to ...

Sanders announcement revives criticism from Clinton backers

Politics 02/19/19, 12:32

The tension between supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton resurfaced on Tuesday after the Vermont senator announced his second run for the White House. Longtime Clinton aide Philippe Reines tweeted that the media had given Sanders a "WELCOME BACK!" reception despite his 2016 primary loss while telling Clinton to "go ...

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