ALEXANDRA JAFFE

Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump _ not each other

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other.

Aug. 10, 2019 6:32 AM EDT
Too many candidates: Some Iowans tired of massive 2020 field

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Jake Poorman is exhausted. He's been trying to get every Democratic presidential candidate to sign a baseball, a souvenir of the wildest Democratic primary he's seen in his 60 years as an Iowan.

Aug. 9, 2019 1:18 AM EDT
2020 Democrats target Trump gains in rural areas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — They're flanked by hay bales on otherwise deserted fields, speak atop countertops at small-town coffee shops and tour farms far removed from city centers.

Aug. 7, 2019 3:47 PM EDT
Pence launches 'Latinos for Trump' coalition

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America.

Jun. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT
2020 candidate Buttigieg makes hires in Iowa, New Hampshire

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has hired four staffers in Iowa and three in New Hampshire as he works to build on the momentum his campaign has seen in recent weeks.

May. 6, 2019 4:22 PM EDT
Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen.

Apr. 17, 2019 6:37 PM EDT
Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says President Donald Trump is "kind of like a Chinese finger trap — you know, the harder you pull, the more you get stuck" and warns that Democrats shouldn't get bogged down in trying to "knock him flat with some zinger.

Apr. 17, 2019 6:33 AM EDT
Warren, Klobuchar agree on breaking up Big Ag

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar expressed support Saturday for strengthening antitrust laws and enforcement to break up big agriculture monopolies.

Mar. 30, 2019 7:32 PM EDT
Beto O'Rourke hires Iowa caucus architect as state tactician

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa Democratic Party official is facing criticism for jumping to Beto O'Rourke's campaign — and bringing with him inside information that O'Rourke's rivals for the White House say could give the former Texas congressman an advantage on caucus night.

Mar. 28, 2019 3:21 PM EDT
Left or center? Democrats mull best options to beat Trump

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — As she waited to meet former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper at a recent house party in Dubuque, attorney Connie O'Connor was anxious about the liberal direction of the Democratic presidential primary.

Mar. 16, 2019 3:54 PM EDT
O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid.

Mar. 14, 2019 11:45 PM EDT