Sanders planning rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pittsburgh

2022 Campaign 04/08/19, 11:35

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a campaign swing Monday that will take him to three Great Lakes region states that are a key part of the Democratic strategy to rebuild a "blue wall" and defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders planned weekend rallies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania along with stops in ...

Bernie Sanders embraces a new role: Democratic front-runner

2022 Campaign 04/08/19, 02:09

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Less than two months into his second White House bid, no other declared ...

Sanders, O’Rourke face off in Iowa; other hopefuls in NH, SC

2022 Campaign 04/06/19, 07:31

It's Bernie versus Beto in Iowa. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are holding dueling events Saturday just days after Bernie Sanders won the campaign cash derby for the first quarter of the year. The Vermont senator raised more than $18 million in 41 days, while Beto O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, reported ...

2020’s missing issue? Criminal justice gets little mention

2022 Campaign 04/04/19, 02:16

The Democrats seeking the White House have issued proposals on overhauling education, agriculture, technology and immigration. But none of the candidates has made specific pitches on how he or she would transform the nation's criminal justice system. Although the Democratic candidates have talked broadly about systemic racism — with several backing ...

In 2020 race, Sanders and O’Rourke vie for same young voters

2022 Campaign 04/03/19, 23:42

In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont, who exudes a curmudgeonly grumpiness and bursts with detailed policy proposals. The other's a boyish 46-year-old native of the U.S.-Mexico border city of El Paso, Texas, ...

2020 fundraising: Sanders sets pace, Buttigieg hauls in $7M

2022 Campaign 04/03/19, 01:11

A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they've raised in the first fundraising period of a 2020 primary fight that will last into next spring. The totals for the first quarter, which ran through March 31, are the first measure of how candidates are faring. Details ...

Bernie Sanders says he’s raised $18.2 million in 41 days

2022 Campaign 04/02/19, 09:47

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says his campaign has raised $18.2 million in the 41 days since he launched his Democratic presidential bid. Campaign manager Faiz Shakir said Tuesday it came from about 900,000 first quarter contributions. He says the average donation was $20 and Sanders' campaign has $28 million cash. Sanders was ...

Biden defending interaction with women after complaint

Politics 03/31/19, 23:47

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday defended his interactions with women, saying he doesn't believe he's ever acted inappropriately. But a Nevada politician's assertion that Biden's kiss on the back of her head made her feel uncomfortable prompted some Democrats to question whether the 76-year-old is too out of ...

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 Cory Booker to kick off campaign tour April 13

2022 Campaign 03/29/19, 06:00

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker will launch a two-week national tour next month from his presidential campaign's base in Newark, New Jersey. It's an effort by Booker to break out from the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary field. Booker's campaign announced Friday it will hold a kickoff for the tour at Newark's ...

Biden team views Iowa as crucial to securing 2020 nomination

2022 Campaign 03/28/19, 09:20

As former Vice President Joe Biden prepares for a potential White House campaign, his associates increasingly see a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses as crucial to his ability to win the Democratic presidential nomination. Although Biden hasn't decided whether to launch a third presidential campaign, one of his top associates, ...

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 ...

Trump visits Michigan as Republicans confront ominous signs

2022 Campaign 03/27/19, 23:22

The 50 or so party faithful gathered at a western Michigan GOP headquarters prayed for President Donald Trump's re-election and hummed with excitement about his upcoming visit — a meeting-turned-pep rally for the effort they'll mount on his behalf in 2020. "Are we ready?" former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn ...

Trump heads to California next week for campaign fundraiser

2022 Campaign 03/26/19, 19:49

President Donald Trump is returning to California next week for a campaign fundraiser that has premium tickets going for $150,000. The April 5 event in Los Angeles will bring the Republican president back to the heavily Democratic state where Hillary Clinton handily beat him in the 2016 presidential election. Tickets for a ...

Mueller findings flip Trump debate in 2020 campaign

Politics 03/25/19, 20:33

The release of the special counsel's findings in the Russia probe upended the 2020 presidential campaign, all but settling the question of whether President Donald Trump could be knocked from the race by a new revelation in the report and turning the debate over the investigation on its head. The president, ...

Surprise? Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary could be competitive

U.S. 03/25/19, 00:12

Beto O'Rourke's splashy campaign event in Pennsylvania this week appeared to herald the start of the state's presidential primary season. But if Pennsylvania's Democratic Party faithful are searching for a favorite from among the crowded 2020 primary field, it may be in vain. Early-voting states typically make that choice. Pennsylvania historically gets ...

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