Primary elections

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, center, thanks students as he leaves the The Hub Robison Center on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa., Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 19, 2019 - 3:29 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is making an early impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. An animated O'Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Henderson, Nev. Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he’s turned to a subject that’s a bit more pragmatic: electability. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 19, 2019 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders spent much of 2016 talking of revolution. In 2019, he's turned to a subject that's a bit more pragmatic: electability. As he revs up his second presidential campaign, the Vermont senator and his supporters are putting his case for winning the general election at the...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to a group of about 400 potential voters at a high school on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
March 18, 2019 - 5:50 am
BOSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party's liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism...
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters at a coffee shop on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin. O'Rourke came in wearing a green cabbage St. Patrick's Day necklace given to him by a supporter during breakfast. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
March 17, 2019 - 9:51 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at...
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In this March 14, 2019, photo, former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to reporters after a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery in Burlington, Iowa. The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with O’Rourke’s entry into the race. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 15, 2019 - 12:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race. O'Rourke's candidacy is one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses a rally in North Charleston, S.C., Thursday, March 14, 2019. South Carolina gave Bernie Sanders the cold shoulder in 2016. Four years and several visits later, Sanders hopes the state is ready to warm to him. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
March 14, 2019 - 9:23 pm
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina gave Bernie Sanders the cold shoulder in 2016. Four years and several visits later, Sanders hopes the state is ready to warm to him. The Vermont senator has spent months working to deepen his ties with the black community in South Carolina, where...
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March 13, 2019 - 4:38 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of senators wants more time to look at true early voting in South Carolina. A Senate subcommittee Wednesday did not vote on a proposal allowing a week of early voting for statewide primaries and general elections, ending the Saturday before an election. Currently,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2019 file photo, Michael Bloomberg speaks to workers during a tour of the WH Bagshaw Company, a pin and precision component manufacturer, in Nashua, N.H. Bloomberg is not running for president. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men of the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democratic field in a Bloomberg News editorial on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 05, 2019 - 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York City mayor, announced Tuesday that he will not join the crowded field of Democrats running for president in 2020. Instead, Bloomberg said he planned to focus his energy and considerable resources on outside efforts aimed at...
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In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee takes part in an AP interview, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. On March 1, 2019, Inslee announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination with a call for making the fight against climate change the "first, foremost and paramount duty" of the United States. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 05, 2019 - 5:32 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday that he welcomed the support of a super PAC even as many fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have rejected them, voicing concern that they give the wealthy outsized political influence. Super PACs allow a relatively small...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. poses for a portrait outside of his home in Bladenboro, N.C. The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal is facing criminal charges for his activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in 2018. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, that Dowless was arrested after grand jury indictments alleging illegal possession of absentee ballots and obstruction of justice. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
March 05, 2019 - 3:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top suspect in ballot-fraud allegations in the still-vacant North Carolina congressional election is free again after a surprise court appearance on felony charges. Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Leslie McCrae Dowless was arraigned Tuesday, almost three...
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