Some Sanders supporters struggle to move past 2016 fight

Politics 04/06/19, 01:16

It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. But underneath her exuberance, the 36-year-old was still mad about the last Democratic ...

Ohio Rep Tim Ryan latest Democrat to seek White House

2022 Campaign 04/04/19, 10:27

Ohio congressman Tim Ryan says he's running for president. The 45-year-old announced his 2020 Democratic primary bid Thursday on ABC's "The View." He plans an official kickoff rally in downtown Youngstown Saturday, where a big turnout by organized labor is expected. Ryan, a political moderate from Niles, made an unsuccessful bid to ...

Stacey Abrams weighs presidential decision, defends Biden

Politics 04/04/19, 07:49

Democrat Stacey Abrams says she doesn't expect to decide on a presidential bid until the fall because "the average voter is not paying attention until Labor Day." On MSNBC on Thursday, Abrams also offered support for former Vice President Joe Biden, who has acknowledged that his tendency toward physical displays of ...

Update: Pelosi says Biden ought not be so touchy-feely

Politics 04/02/19, 08:46

The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 9:10 a.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Joe Biden's sometimes too-affectionate politicking style is not disqualifying for a presidential bid but she has some advice for the former vice president and potential candidate: "Join the straight-arm club." Former Vice President Joe Biden ...

Miramar, Florida mayor announces Democratic presidential bid

2022 Campaign 03/28/19, 08:16

Unless you are a Florida State University football fan, chances are you have never heard of the newest Democratic candidate for president -- but Wayne Messam is hoping to quickly change that. The mayor of Miramar, Florida, Messam announced Thursday that he is joining the crowded field seeking to unseat President ...

Can Pete Buttigieg turn his ‘buzz’ into a viable 2020 bid?

2022 Campaign 03/26/19, 01:25

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg is riding in the back of a rented minivan to his last event of the day in South Carolina, munching on cold french fries and critiquing his stage performance so far. The enthusiastic crowds of hundreds who've packed his first two stops have been much larger ...

Democratic Socialists group endorses Bernie Sanders for 2020

2022 Campaign 03/22/19, 10:16

The Democratic Socialists of America has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in his second run for president. The New York-based group says its National Political Committee voted Thursday to endorse Sanders and move forward with "an independent campaign" to elect him and "advance a class-struggle agenda." The 56,000-member organization calls Sanders "the ...

Joe Biden’s challenge: Winning over progressives

Politics 03/22/19, 00:17

Joe Biden says he has "the most progressive record" of any Democrat running, or mulling a run, in 2020. But many progressive activists disagree. As the former vice president inches closer to a third White House run, several moments in his long career loom as immediate political liabilities. From his vote ...

Trump targets Biden after former VP’s verbal slip

2022 Campaign 03/18/19, 11:45

President Donald Trump is targeting Joe Biden after the former vice president made a verbal slip about a potential 2020 presidential bid. Trump, who has eagerly followed the 2020 Democratic field, tweeted Monday: "Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple ...

Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

2022 Campaign 03/17/19, 06:02

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Donald Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling around the country to gauge support ...

Castro acknowledges he’s not a front runner, says he will be

2022 Campaign 03/15/19, 23:42

Presidential candidate Julian Castro acknowledged in Las Vegas on Friday night that he's not a front runner right now among the crowded field of Democrats while making a dig at his fellow Texan Beto O'Rourke, who jumped ahead of the pack when he entered the race this week. Castro, speaking to ...

O’Rourke launch is a final puzzle piece in Dem primary race

2022 Campaign 03/14/19, 23:46

The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change. The sprawling Democratic field features ...

Abrams, Biden meet as both weigh 2020 decisions

2022 Campaign 03/14/19, 11:44

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams are meeting privately Thursday in Washington as both weigh their political futures. Biden is expected to make his decision soon on whether to run for president for a third time. Abrams is being heavily recruited to run for the Senate in 2020. ...

Harris makes 2 key hires in early-voting South Carolina

2022 Campaign 03/13/19, 08:00

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is boosting her staffing in the early-voting state of South Carolina, adding two experienced operatives who'll be key to navigating the home of the first 2020 primary in the South. The California senator's presidential campaign announced Wednesday that Reggie Abraham has come on as deputy state ...

Schultz to preview his vision for an independent presidency

2022 Campaign 03/13/19, 06:03

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is set to provide more details on what an independent presidency could look like despite not yet deciding whether to enter the White House race himself. In a speech Wednesday at Miami Dade College in Florida, Schultz will further explain how a president elected outside the ...

Potential challenger to Trump will head to NH next month

Politics 03/12/19, 11:34

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will speak in New Hampshire next month as he weighs a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. The Republican Hogan, who remains popular in liberal leaning Maryland and won re-election last fall, will speak at "Politics & Eggs" on April 23. The program from the New England Council ...

Trump 2020 team has massive plan that relies on 2016 victory

Politics 03/11/19, 21:13

President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign to “Keep America Great” has already bagged $100 million as it builds out the regiment needed to win a second term. “We are on track to outpace our 2016 numbers by many multiples,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, The Washington Post reported Sunday. “We are creating the ...

Pro-Jeb Bush super PAC fined for accepting foreign donations

Politics 03/11/19, 20:58

The Federal Election Commission is fining a super PAC that supported former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush for accepting over $1.3 million in illegal donations from Chinese nationals. The Right to Rise super political action committee was fined $390,000 for soliciting the foreign contributions during the 2016 campaign. American Pacific International ...

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