Political conventions

February 21, 2019 - 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major Democratic group on Thursday announced plans to spend at least $100 million in battleground states during the 2020 election in hopes of denying President Donald Trump a second term. Surveys conducted by Priorities USA suggest Trump is vulnerable in many of the same Rust...
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February 20, 2019 - 7:25 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2018, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his new book, 'Where We Go From Here: Two Years in the Resistance', at a George Washington University/Politics and Prose event in Washington. Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is running for president in 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 19, 2019 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Bernie Sanders' announcement that he is running for president in 2020 (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Bernie Sanders' campaign says he has raised more than $4 million in the 12 hours since announcing his 2020 presidential campaign. The Vermont senator said Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is running for president in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Patrick Gentry
February 19, 2019 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination again, a decision that will test whether he can still generate the progressive energy that fueled his insurgent 2016 campaign. "Our campaign is not only about defeating Donald Trump...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. When Donald Trump visited O'Rourke's hometown to argue that walling off the southern border makes the U.S. safer, the former Democratic congressman and possible 2020 presidential hopeful was ready. As the president filled an El Paso arena with supporters, O'Rourke helped lead thousands of his own on a protest march past the barrier of barbed-wire topped fencing and towering metal slats that separates El Paso from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
February 19, 2019 - 5:32 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke said Tuesday that he hasn't ruled out being a 2020 vice presidential candidate — even as he plans to decide in the next 10 days if he'll seek the presidency. Answering a question in Spanish about the possibility of being another candidate's running mate, the...
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FILE - In this this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Tom Perez, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee speaks to a crowd of Democratic supporters in Washington. Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are in a mad scramble to lure the Democratic presidential nominating convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
February 19, 2019 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in Houston, Miami and Milwaukee are scrambling to lure the Democratic National Convention in 2020, but each city has something left to prove. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he will choose the site by the end of this month. Houston is trying to show...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Sanders, whose insurgent 2016 presidential campaign reshaped Democratic politics, announced Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 that he is running for president in 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 19, 2019 - 7:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid (all times local): 7:20 a.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is describing his new White House bid as a "continuation of what we did in 2016." Sanders notes that policies he advocated for in 2016 are now embraced by the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2019, file photo, Rep. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., walks to a closed Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Virtually all of the Democratic presidential hopefuls have reached out to Cunningham who flipped a House seat in early-voting, conservative South Carolina. Democrats hoping to unseat President Donald Trump in 2020 are dancing with the freshman stars these days in an unprecedented pursuit of still-green lawmakers in an institution driven by seniority. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 19, 2019 - 1:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress. Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-...
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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., listens as she is introduced during a campaign stop at The Village Trestle in Goffstown, N.H., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
February 18, 2019 - 11:36 pm
The Latest on the presidential candidates (all times EST): 11:30 p.m. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that she comes at gun safety legislation from the perspective of: "Would this hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand?" Appearing Monday night at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire, the 2020...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to a question at a campaign event in Portsmouth, N.H., Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Monday she's not a democratic socialist, a not-so-veiled distinction setting her apart from New Hampshire voters' favorite 2016 primary candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders, a potential rival for the party's 2020...
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