Colorado Sen. Bennet launches Democratic presidential bid

Politics 05/02/19, 07:41

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado jumped into the packed Democratic presidential primary on Thursday, announcing a 2020 campaign that had been stalled while he was treated for prostate cancer. Bennet, a former head of Denver Public Schools who has carved out a reputation as a policy-oriented moderate, made his announcement ...

Buttigieg making new effort to reach black voters, talk race

2022 Campaign 04/30/19, 04:27

From lunch with a civil rights leader in Harlem to meetings at a historically black university in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on race. His main strategy: Talk less. ...

Update: Trump cheers economy, criticizes 2020 rivals

2022 Campaign 04/27/19, 20:51

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is cheering the thriving U.S. economy and criticizing his Democratic presidential opponents as he rallies supporters at an arena in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Randal Thom, Lakefield Minn., adjusts a flag while waiting in line before President Donald J. Trump's ...

Julián Castro is finally running but fighting to get noticed

2022 Campaign 04/24/19, 01:21

Julián Castro's run for president followed a fast rise in the Democratic Party: a big-city Latino mayor of San Antonio at age 34, an Obama Cabinet member and a contender for Hillary Clinton's running mate in 2016. But signs of an upward trajectory have been hard to spot in his presidential ...

Harris adds to endorsements in early-voting South Carolina

2022 Campaign 04/23/19, 08:30

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is adding to her list of African American endorsements in South Carolina, the first test of the black vote in next year's primary elections. Harris' campaign tells The Associated Press that I.S. Leevy Johnson is backing the California senator. Johnson was among the first three black ...

Harris faces calls to prove her commitment to NH voters

2022 Campaign 04/23/19, 03:42

When Sen. Kamala Harris made her first trip to New Hampshire, she attracted an enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 people who braved a treacherous February snowstorm to see the person vying to become America's first black female president. But as the California senator returns to the state this week, ...

Flores: Biden’s hugging jokes ‘incredibly disrespectful’

Politics 04/23/19, 02:37

A Nevada Democrat who accused Joe Biden of touching her without permission says the former vice president has been "so incredibly disrespectful" by joking about the matter. Lucy Flores leveled her criticism Monday on Fox News as Biden nears an announcement of his 2020 presidential campaign. Flores, a former Nevada state legislator, ...

Buttigieg scrambles to turn 2020 buzz into momentum

2022 Campaign 04/21/19, 23:53

There are no policy positions on his website. He has virtually no paid presence in the states that matter most. And his campaign manager is a high school friend with no experience in presidential politics. Welcome to the campaign of Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old Indiana mayor who has suddenly become one ...

2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

2022 Campaign 04/19/19, 23:40

By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's because success in South Carolina, home to ...

Trump to hold April 27 rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

2022 Campaign 04/16/19, 12:26

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. Trump's re-election campaign announced Tuesday that the rally will be held April 27 at Green Bay's Resch Center. Trump eked out a narrow victory in the state in ...

Workers’ rights are a 2020 campaign focus this weekend

2022 Campaign 04/13/19, 08:39

The issue of workers' rights is a focus this weekend for some of the Democrats running for president. Bernie Sanders has campaign stops in the Midwest, including a community meeting in Indiana and an event with members of a plumbers and pipefitters' union in Michigan. A rally by the Vermont senator ...

Sanders promises to win back Midwest states Trump captured

2022 Campaign 04/12/19, 19:02

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to the friendly terrain of Wisconsin on Friday, promising to build a coalition that will defeat President Donald Trump as he kicked off a swing through pivotal states that are part of the Democratic "blue wall" strategy for 2020. Sanders, speaking to a crowd of about ...

2020 candidate Warren proposes new tax on corporate profits

2022 Campaign 04/11/19, 09:02

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that's designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate. The 7% tax on corporate profits above $100 million is the latest in a series of ambitious policy ...

Harris gets 1st Iowa endorsement from Democratic activist

2022 Campaign 04/10/19, 23:12

White House hopeful Kamala Harris has nabbed her first Iowa endorsement from a major state Democratic activist. Jean Hessburg, a former Iowa Democratic Party executive director and the current chair of the party's Women's Caucus, told The Associated Press that she's endorsing Harris because "she's tough, she's got heart. She's quick ...

Inslee: Forget impeaching Trump. A 2020 defeat is better.

2022 Campaign 04/10/19, 22:19

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee says his party should scrap any thoughts of impeaching President Donald Trump and instead focus on voting him out of office in 2020. The Washington governor offered his take during a CNN town hall Wednesday. The 68-year-old candidate says damning details still could emerge about Trump's campaign ...

2020 hopeful Castro holds Trump counterrally in San Antonio

2022 Campaign 04/10/19, 20:39

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is using President Donald Trump's visit to his hometown as a chance to give a jolt to his campaign. Castro held a rally in San Antonio on Wednesday night, hours after Trump was in town for a fundraiser. Castro was San Antonio mayor for five years ...

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