Primary elections

January 15, 2019 - 8:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Sherrod Brown is launching a tour of three states that cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primary. The move from the Ohio Democrat is a key step before he decides whether to launch a campaign for the White House. Brown won a third term in November on the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, speaks during a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas. O’Rourke barged into last year’s Texas Senate race almost laughably early in March 2017. Now, as the onetime punk rocker mulls a much-hyped White House bid for 2020, he’s doing anything he can to stay in the spotlight without formally starting a campaign. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 13, 2019 - 3:08 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — You won't see Beto O'Rourke announce whether he's running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime. "So, I'm here at the dentist," the former Democrat congressman said with a giggle during a teeth-cleaning seen live on...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Senate Agriculture Committe Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, speaks during the signing of an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, at EPA headquarters in Washington. The veteran Republican Senator is preparing to announce Friday whether he will seek re-election in 2020. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 04, 2019 - 4:13 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the longest-serving member of Congress in Kansas history, announced Friday that he won't run again in 2020, setting up a scramble to replace him in a GOP-leaning state where Democrats are energized by key victories in last year's midterm elections...
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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. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and his chief lieutenants are offering contrition as some of his 2016 campaign staffers face allegations of sexual harassment that threaten to derail a second White House bid before it begins. Hours after a New York Times report detailed allegations of...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Washington. From left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, Trump, acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 02, 2019 - 7:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump declared himself "the most popular president in the history of the Republican Party" on Wednesday. Yet his allies fear a primary challenge from a high-profile Republican could doom his re-election. The concern was outlined in a private email shared among Republican...
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December 27, 2018 - 11:36 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina lawmakers considering an override of the governor's veto of legislation he says would add secrecy to campaign finance investigations. (all times local): 11:15 a.m. North Carolina lawmakers are delaying plans to consider overriding the governor's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Katie Hill, bottom right, votes in Agua Dulce, Calif. California is trying to matter in the 2020 presidential election. The nation’s biggest state has moved up its primary in the hopes of getting some love from candidates along with the traditional quartet of early states, Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
December 27, 2018 - 12:15 am
California is trying to matter in the 2020 presidential election. The nation's biggest state has moved up its primary in the hopes of getting some love from candidates along with the traditional quartet of early-voting states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. There's no guarantee it...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media is reporting Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition government has agreed to call an early election for April 9. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
December 25, 2018 - 7:57 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A day after snap elections were called in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged as the overwhelming early front-runner Tuesday, with rivals and commentators alike pinning their primary hopes of unseating him on a potential corruption indictment. With Netanyahu holding a...
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December 20, 2018 - 12:01 pm
The Democratic Party will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates from June 2019 through April 2020. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says there will be six debates in 2019 and six in 2020. Exact dates, locations, media partners and qualifying thresholds will be announced...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion on the Federal Commission on School Safety report, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Republicans in early-voting states are grappling with how _ and whether _ to protect Trump from a potential primary challenger in 2020. South Carolina GOP leaders said Wednesday they were considering cancelling their presidential primary. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 19, 2018 - 5:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in early voting states are grappling with how — and whether — to protect President Donald Trump from a potential primary challenger in 2020. South Carolina's GOP chairman said Wednesday the party was considering cancelling its presidential primary, a move that...
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