Political conventions

FILE - In this July 26, 2016, file photo the stage is reflected on a glass window on the suite level at Wells Fargo Arena as Timmy Kelly sings the national anthem before the start of the second day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing Democrats and Republicans to take a close look at whether they'll be able to move forward as planned this summer with conventions that typically kick off the general election season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 02, 2020 - 12:03 pm
Prospective Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he thinks his party's nominating convention will have to be pushed back from July into August because of the coronavirus threat. “It’s going to depend on what kind of action is taken between now and the middle of the summer to change this...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo the White House is seen in Washington. The coronavirus pandemic and the nation's crashing economy are scrambling the themes both political parties thought would carry them to victory in this November's elections. Gone, at least for now, are the hopes of President Donald Trump and Re(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
March 24, 2020 - 12:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic and the nation's crashing economy are scrambling the themes both political parties thought would carry them to victory in November for control of the White House and Congress. Shattered, certainly for now, is President Donald Trump's ability to tout a...
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg speaks to supporters as he announces the suspension of his campaign and his endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for president in New York Wednesday , March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
March 21, 2020 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever. It's the latest sign of the billionaire businessman’s continued involvement in the race since ending his own campaign this month...
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Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, holds a town hall at Keene State College, in Keene, N.H., on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (Kristopher Radder/Brattleboro Reformer via AP)
March 19, 2020 - 11:51 am
COLUMBA, S.C. (AP) — Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has suspended her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and video posted to Twitter on Thursday,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., departs Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, after the Senate passed a second coronavirus response bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 18, 2020 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders isn't leaving the presidential race. Instead, the Vermont senator and democratic socialist is back in a familiar place: on the outside looking in. After being routed in Democratic primary contests for the third consecutive week by former Vice President Joe Biden,...
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Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld speaks during the Higher Education Forum – College Costs & Debt in the 2020 Elections, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the University of New Hampshire in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 18, 2020 - 4:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primaries (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld is ending his primary challenge to President Donald Trump. Weld said in a statement Wednesday that he was suspending his 2020 Republican presidential bid. It came...
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Constable candidate Ben Halloran wears latex gloves and provides disinfectant wipes to voters as they sign his petition to get on the November ballot outside of a polling station Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Phoenix. Halloran was avoiding contact with voters and cleaning the table and pens after each signature was collected in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt York)
March 18, 2020 - 2:00 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The candidates canceled their rallies and stopped door-to-door outreach to voters. Then the debate that was supposed to highlight Arizona’s emergence as a national battleground was moved from a concert venue in Phoenix to an empty television studio in the nation’s capital. Arizona’s...
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Hand sanitizer and stickers are set up at the Lincoln Lodge Polling Station, 1st ward, Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 in Chicago. Voters across the state are getting the chance to decide competitive primary races for the U.S. House and the Illinois Supreme Court, with concerns about the coronavirus looming large. Election officials have been promoting voting early and casting ballots by mail in an attempt to control crowds and curb the spread. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. ( James Foster/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 17, 2020 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press surveyed voters in the three states that held Democratic presidential contests on Tuesday. Here’s a snapshot of voters in Arizona, Florida and Illinois — who they are and what matters to them — based on preliminary results from AP VoteCast. Conducted for The...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. The Justice Department is moving to drop charges against some Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 16, 2020 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is moving to drop charges against two Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinion during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering were among...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate with former Vice President Joe Biden at CNN Studios, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 15, 2020 - 10:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest from the Sunday night Democratic debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Bernie Sanders says he has doubts about Joe Biden’s ability to energize enough voters to defeat President Donald Trump. Sanders said in...
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