Debate update: Biden asks Sanders to put his hand down for a second

Politics 12/19/19, 18:00

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): It came at the tail end, but the fieriest back-and-forth at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate came in the form of former Vice President Joe Biden's renewed criticism of the estimated costs of the “Medicare for All” health care proposals of some ...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

2022 Campaign 12/04/19, 15:47

Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and South Bend, ...

Michael Bloomberg formally launches Democratic presidential bid

2022 Campaign 11/24/19, 05:01

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday, Nov. 24, in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned ...

Mark Sanford drops GOP presidential primary challenge to President Trump

U.S. 11/12/19, 15:11

Mark Sanford suspended his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an ...

Michael Bloomberg opens door to 2020 presidential campaign

2022 Campaign 11/07/19, 17:42

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump. Bloomberg has not made a final decision on whether to run, according to advisers, but ...

UK leader compares rival to Stalin at start of election

Europe 11/06/19, 04:01

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has compared his main rival to Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as he prepares to officially launch the governing Conservative Party's campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Johnson, writing in the Daily Telegraph, says Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party would "raise taxes so wantonly" that it would destroy ...

Lacking magic of Senate run, O’Rourke drops presidential bid

2022 Campaign 11/02/19, 02:17

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said he made the decision "reluctantly" and vowed to stay active in the fight to ...

What do 2020 Democrats say about California fires? Not much.

U.S. 11/01/19, 16:42

California Democrats hoped they would finally bask in the attention of presidential candidates when they moved their primary to the front of the calendar. But as the state battles the twin disasters of wildfires and mass power outages, White House hopefuls are nowhere to be found. In a field of nearly ...

Harris campaign cuts headquarters staff, moves some to Iowa

2022 Campaign 10/30/19, 16:49

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest, make the California senator the most prominent candidate so ...

Papadopoulos seeks California seat left vacant by Rep. Hill

U.S. 10/29/19, 20:32

George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too much to see it run down by candidates like Hill. All talk, no action, ...

Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential

2022 Campaign 10/25/19, 09:26

Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument ...

Castro says he needs $800,000 in 10 days or campaign is over

2022 Campaign 10/21/19, 14:27

Former Obama administration housing secretary Julián Castro said Monday, Oct. 21, that he'd drop out of the presidential race if he doesn't raise $800,000 in 10 days—following the lead of rival Cory Booker, who rode a similar plea to a recent uptick in donations. "This is a critical moment—if my campaign ...

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats’ top rank

2022 Campaign 10/16/19, 06:49

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of "Medicare for All" and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday reinforced her new status as a front-runner ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

Politics 10/15/19, 14:17

South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South Carolina's history, ...

Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

2022 Campaign 10/09/19, 18:07

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. The Vermont senator backtracked in an interview with NBC News just a day after indicating that health concerns would force him to change "the nature" ...

Warren stands by account of once being fired for pregnancy

2022 Campaign 10/08/19, 13:31

Elizabeth Warren is standing by her account of being fired from a teaching job nearly 50 years ago because she was pregnant — an anecdote that she routinely recounts at campaign events but one that some conservatives charge has been embellished to make the narrative more compelling for her presidential ...

Sanders has heart procedure, cancels campaign events for now

2022 Campaign 10/02/19, 11:34

Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Sanders was in Las Vegas when, according to a campaign statement, he experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event Tuesday and sought ...

President Trump raises $13M after Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry

2022 Campaign 09/26/19, 15:30

President Donald Trump has received a $13 million flood of campaign cash to bolster his reelection effort following a Democratic impeachment inquiry. House Speaker "Nancy (Pelosi) just called for Impeachment. WITCH HUNT!" his campaign said in one fundraising text message sent Tuesday. "I need you on my Impeachment Defense Team." In the ...

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn’t pick up

2022 Campaign 09/21/19, 14:07

Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday said he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. "If you believe in me, this is the time to help because without it we shouldn't be in this race," he told CNN. His campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, ...

Rep. Joe Kennedy formally announces US Senate campaign

2022 Campaign 09/21/19, 12:18

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III formally declared his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Saturday, becoming the first member of the Kennedy political dynasty to run for the upper chamber of Congress from Massachusetts since Edward M. Kennedy in 1962. The Democrat spoke to supporters gathered in a community center during ...

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