Primary elections

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke tours monuments to slave and civil rights leaders before a town hall meeting with members of the Gullah/Geechee Nation Friday, June 14, 2019 in Beaufort, S.C. In South Carolina on Friday, the Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman met with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a culture of slave descendants along the Southeast coast. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
June 15, 2019 - 3:26 am
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, speaks during a New England Council "Politics & Eggs" breakfast in Bedford, N.H. Weld has decided to focus his unlikely attempt to oust the sitting president on the maverick nature of the New Hampshire GOP primary. But as he’s toured the state in recent months, the 73-year-old has left Republicans and independents cold on the president scratching their heads. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 15, 2019 - 12:50 am
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Bill Weld has decided to focus his unlikely attempt to oust the sitting president on the maverick nature of the New Hampshire GOP primary. But as he's toured the state, the former Massachusetts governor has left Republicans and independents cold on President Donald Trump...
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Democratic presidential candidate Steve Bullock speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
June 13, 2019 - 6:02 pm
The Latest on the first Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 6 p.m. The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who have qualified for the party's first presidential primary debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was the most high-profile candidate...
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June 13, 2019 - 2:40 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign...
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Virginia 24th District Sen. Emmett Hanger, R-Mount Solon, is congratulated by family members as he arrives at The Depot Grille for an Election Night party in Staunton, Va., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Hanger won the primary election against challenger Tina Freitas. (Daniel Lin/Daily News-Record via AP)
June 11, 2019 - 11:09 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several hearings scheduled by Democrats on special counsel Robert Mueller's report, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, June 10, 2019. The panel will focus on testimony from former White House counsel John Dean, a star witness from Watergate who helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 11, 2019 - 3:49 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's highly charged legislative primary Tuesday is being closely watched as a possible political barometer for the coming presidential election year. The state's 2017 elections were an early warning signal that a blue wave of opposition to President Donald Trump was...
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June 10, 2019 - 12:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Activists hoping to defeat House Democrats in next year's primary elections with more progressive and diverse challengers are assessing how to cope with unintended consequences of their 2018 success, even as they hunt for their next Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . Ocasio-Cortez,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the 2019 California Democratic Party State Organizing Convention in San Francisco, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 07, 2019 - 4:35 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tim Bottaro was ready to endorse Kamala Harris. He planned an event for the California senator in Sioux City, Iowa, buying balloons to match her campaign's colors. But the morning before Harris was due to arrive, her campaign called the former Democratic Party chairman in...
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Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden walks with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in downtown Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
June 06, 2019 - 12:14 am
Just six weeks into his presidential campaign, Joe Biden is running as the Democrat to beat, charting a distinct path through the primary states, taking positions that may rile the party base and working with a single goal in mind: not being lumped in with the rest of the field. While most...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 file photo, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan speaks during the Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young swearing-in ceremony at War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, says in a Washington Post interview that "I'm not going to be a candidate for president in 2020."(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
June 01, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland's Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, said in a statement posted Saturday on Twitter that while he...
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