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 ...

‘Carer-feeder’: Gillibrand plays up motherhood in 2020 race

Politics 02/17/19, 15:17

Kirsten Gillibrand had a flurry of pots on the stove and steak, haddock, peas, steamed vegetables and rice on the menu. She had a cable news appearance coming up in a few hours, but for now, her 10-year-old son entertained the family goldendoodle, Maple, a few feet away. The New York senator ...

Dem presidential candidates introducing themselves to voters

Politics 02/16/19, 09:05

Five Democratic senators vying for their party's nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 are fanning out across the country Saturday to campaign and meet voters. Kamala Harris of California plans to spend her second straight day in the pivotal early-voting state of South Carolina, holding a town hall meeting ...

2020 hopeful Gillibrand immerses herself in early voting SC

Politics 02/10/19, 13:42

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York immersed herself in South Carolina over the weekend, using her first trip to the state as a possible presidential contender to introduce herself to the heavily black Democratic electorate. The three-day trip began Friday night with Democratic Party activists but quickly became a whirlwind tour ...

Booker announces 2 key hires to lead South Carolina campaign

Politics 02/04/19, 07:00

Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has hired two veteran political operatives to head up his presidential campaign efforts in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina. Booker announced Monday that Christale Spain would serve as his state director. Spain worked in political outreach for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' ...

Gillibrand promises bipartisanship, but not in her Cabinet

Politics 02/01/19, 21:37

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand agreed with every position raised by enthusiastic young voters in New Hampshire on Friday night except one: appointing a bipartisan Cabinet. The New York senator kicked off a weekend of campaigning in the state that will hold the earliest presidential primary next year with a speech in a ...

Warren likely to announce 2020 presidential run on Feb. 9

Politics 01/31/19, 20:03

Elizabeth Warren is expected to officially announce her candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on February 9. The Massachusetts senator is telling supporters she'll make a "BIG announcement" that day. Warren opened her presidential exploratory committee exactly one month ago, a move that made her the first prominent sitting Democrat to ...

South Carolina Dems overwhelmed by flood of 2020 contenders

Politics 01/31/19, 15:48

South Carolina Democrats are feeling overwhelmed. Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders, who are potential presidential contenders, were just in town. Sens. Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, both presidential candidates, have already been here. Another White House hopeful, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, will pay her first visit in February. And this is just ...

Hawaii’s Gabbard formally launches campaign for president

Politics 01/24/19, 17:03

U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat known for bucking the party establishment and for criticizing U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, formally launched her campaign for president with a video posted online Thursday. Gabbard joins a growing field of Democrats seeking their party's nomination. U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro recently ...

2020 Democratic primary field puts diversity in spotlight

Politics 01/23/19, 21:07

The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party's diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. Of the more than half dozen Democrats who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy, four are women: Sens. ...

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

Politics 01/19/19, 03:56

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken. Gillibrand continues her first trip Saturday to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to seek ...

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

Politics 01/16/19, 13:34

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is hitting the television daily double this week, announcing her presidential candidacy on Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" on Tuesday and following it up with an interview Wednesday with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. Her itinerary reflects the importance of those two media figures to the expected crowd ...

sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Politics 01/14/19, 15:45

Several people familiar with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's plans say the New York Democrat is expected to take steps toward launching a presidential campaign in the coming days by forming an exploratory committee. One person says Gillibrand will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend. She will ...

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

Texas 01/14/19, 00:47

After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode into public view.Several Democrats are already in the race, but a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy preparations to launch White House bids in the coming weeks.While plans may change ...

Sen. Gillibrand eyes Troy, New York, for 2020 campaign base

New York 01/10/19, 17:18

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking at basing a potential 2020 presidential campaign in Troy, New York, a small upstate city on the banks of the Hudson River, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions.The search for a headquarters is the strongest signal yet that the New York senator ...

Gillibrand, GOP challenger debate NY Senate race issues

New York 10/25/18, 11:32

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, considered a potential Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020, said during a debate Thursday with her Republican challenger that she will serve out her six-year Senate term if she's re-elected next month.Gillibrand, whose star has risen quickly since she succeeded Hillary Clinton in 2009, ...

Gillibrand cancels debate over Charter Communications strike

New York 10/19/18, 16:10

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it.Gillibrand, a Democrat running for re-election Nov. 6, said she would pull out of the Spectrum ...

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