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State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.

May. 25, 2019 3:52 PM EDT
Rivals for Kentucky governor both have work to do

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The winning candidates for Kentucky governor drew just a fraction of the state's voters in party primaries this week, a signal that both have lots of work to do in what will likely be a brutal general election campaign.

May. 23, 2019 12:38 PM EDT
GOP's Weld says he's most pro-choice candidate in 2020 race

EXETER, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump's only major Republican primary challenger said Saturday that the recent spate of abortion laws being passed in states like Alabama has him feeling "terrible," and declared that abortion is a decision the government should not come anywhere near.

May. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EDT
NC 'bathroom bill' sponsor wins GOP redo of tainted election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's most infamous political story lines of recent years are merging into a congressional race this summer that pits the architect of the state's "bathroom bill" against a Democrat who was granted an electoral do-over after evidence of ballot fraud tainted his prior opponent's campaign.

May. 15, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

Democratic Party View More

State abortion bans may hand Democrats a political weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year's elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states, members of both parties say.

May. 25, 2019 3:52 PM EDT
Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee.

May. 19, 2019 6:11 AM EDT
Dem group says Trump weak on economy in 2020 battlegrounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest outside Democratic group said Friday that the key to defeating Donald Trump is to focus on pocketbook issues and not fall prey to the president's efforts to tag the party as a band of socialists.

May. 17, 2019 2:39 PM EDT
NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults 'Con Don'

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump.

May. 16, 2019 2:22 PM EDT