O’Rourke in Nevada praises immigrants, calls for legal pot

2022 Campaign 03/23/19, 23:53

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke drew parallels between Las Vegas and his hometown of El Paso, Texas, on Saturday night as he praised the role immigrants play in the U.S. and called for legalizing marijuana, as Nevada has done, in his first visit to the state. The former Texas congressman, sometimes ...

Harris to seek federal investment on teacher pay, aide says

2022 Campaign 03/23/19, 09:21

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Saturday will call for a significant federal investment in teacher pay, a campaign aide says, the first policy proposal that she has put forth since officially launching her 2020 campaign. At a rally in Houston, Harris will argue that the U.S. faces a teacher pay ...

Gillibrand seeks to improve asylum process for immigrants

2022 Campaign 03/21/19, 19:55

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is pitching her ideas to improve the asylum process for immigrants while touring a law clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that helps unaccompanied immigrant children. The senator from New York kicked off her first presidential campaign trip to Nevada on Thursday by taking ...

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 ...

O’Rourke seeks end of voter ID laws that he calls ‘racist’

2022 Campaign 03/19/19, 20:39

Democrat Beto O'Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as "racist voter ID laws" during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as federal oversight of the ...

Bernie Sanders’ opening argument: I am electable. Really.

2022 Campaign 03/18/19, 23:23

Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability. As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the center of the argument. ...

Facing challenges, Warren campaigns as 2020’s underdog

2022 Campaign 03/18/19, 00:23

Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her past claim to Native American identity. ...

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 ...

Is Jane Sanders the most powerful woman not running in 2020?

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 09:05

Before Bernie Sanders took the stage to formally launch his 2020 presidential campaign this month, the candidate's most influential adviser took the mic. To cheers, Jane Sanders introduced herself to the Brooklyn crowd as "Bernie's wife," then conceded that wasn't the most politically correct label. To be sure, identifying Jane Sanders ...

Gillibrand officially in 2020 race, could Biden soon follow?

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 09:00

And then there was one more. And maybe one more still to come? The large crop of Democrats who want to be president grew, technically, when New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand changed her status Sunday from exploring a 2020 White House run to becoming a full-fledged candidate. She'd spent more than ...

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 ...

Update: O’Rourke sorry for teen writing, wife comment

2022 Campaign 03/15/19, 20:38

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke is acknowledging mistakes he made as a teen and as a candidate as he responds to criticism of his campaign rhetoric toward his wife as well as writings he produced online as a teenager. Former ...

In 2nd bid, Sanders hopes S. Carolina warming to his message

2022 Campaign 03/14/19, 01:17

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is hoping South Carolina has warmed to his message after losing the 2016 state Democratic primary by nearly 50 points. Sanders has spent months working to deepen his ties with the black community in South Carolina. He's eager to prove that those efforts put him in a ...

2020 Democrats try to make inroads in rural America

2022 Campaign 03/11/19, 01:37

Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix it?" Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former mayor of Newark, the largest city in ...

Update: Sanders says his ideas have gained acceptance

2022 Campaign 03/10/19, 12:30

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders says ideas he embraced four years ago that seemed "radical and extreme" are now helping define Democrats' presidential campaigns. Said Sanders: "Virtually all of those ideas are supported by a majority of the American people, and they are being ...

Hickenlooper kicks off campaign with fiery ode to pragmatism

2022 Campaign 03/07/19, 22:22

DENVER (AP) — Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered a fiery defense of his pragmatic approach to politics Thursday night as he held the first rally of his presidential campaign in the state that nurtured his unlikely career in public office. “Being a pragmatist doesn’t mean saying no to bold ideas,” ...

In Iowa, Sanders seeks to reclaim 2020 progressive mantra

Politics 03/07/19, 21:26

Sen. Bernie Sanders is reasserting himself as the original champion of a progressive agenda many of his fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have adopted. At a rally of 2,000 in a western Iowa convention center, the Vermont senator jabbed at some of his rivals, saying, "Shock of all shocks, those very ...

Back-to-back departures from 2020 race could boost Biden

2022 Campaign 03/07/19, 20:07

Joe Biden isn't a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him claim the Democratic nomination. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he wouldn't run for president, following an announcement earlier ...

Sanders’ past New Hampshire backers wary to commit again

Politics 03/07/19, 01:37

New Hampshire has been good to Bernie Sanders. But as he launches his second presidential campaign, there are early signs that he doesn't have a lock on the nation's first primary. More than a half-dozen Democratic leaders, activists and lawmakers who endorsed the Vermont senator in 2016 said they were hesitant ...

Inslee says he welcomes super PAC help in presidential bid

2022 Campaign 03/05/19, 17:22

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he welcomes support from a super PAC, even though many fellow Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them. Inslee made the remark Tuesday at an Iowa campaign stop. It comes after a liberal group called on him to reject support from the group Act Now on Climate. Super ...

End of content

No more pages to load