BILL BARROW

Governors still in the shadows of Democrats' 2020 campaign

Being a governor isn't what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics.Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators.

Jun. 14, 2019 11:54 PM EDT
Front-runner Biden is campaigning for president on his terms

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.

Jun. 6, 2019 12:14 AM EDT
Biden declares LGBTQ rights his No. 1 legislative priority

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden declared Saturday that the Equality Act would be his top legislative priority, an effort to enshrine LGBTQ protections into the nation's labor and civil rights laws.

Jun. 2, 2019 12:58 AM EDT
Trailing candidates angry over new Democratic debate rules

Frustration over how the Democratic National Committee is managing the upcoming presidential debates is bursting into the open as several longshot candidates say the party is stacking the process against them.

May. 30, 2019 1:09 PM EDT
Montana Gov. Bullock joins 2020 Democratic presidential race

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field's only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016.

May. 14, 2019 8:05 PM EDT
Biden: Trump, Republicans allowing Jim Crow to return

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is "sneaking back in" as he emphasized voting rights at his first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina, where black voters play a key role in the South's first presidential primary.

May. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EDT
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams won't run for Senate in 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says she will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2020, dimming her party's hopes of a Senate majority and renewing speculation about her political future after last year's unsuccessful run for governor catapulted her to national acclaim.

Apr. 30, 2019 1:20 PM EDT
Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift.

Apr. 17, 2019 9:58 PM EDT
Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change.

Mar. 15, 2019 8:42 PM EDT
Abrams, Biden huddle together as both look to 2020 elections

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden and Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams met privately Thursday in Washington, bringing together two starkly different faces of their party as they both weigh their political futures.

Mar. 14, 2019 4:48 PM EDT
Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him.

Mar. 12, 2019 3:56 AM EDT
Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party's effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year.

Feb. 8, 2019 2:18 PM EST
Abrams rebuts Trump: 'We do not succeed alone'

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams stepped onto the biggest stage of her political career Tuesday and accused President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans of abandoning working Americans and fomenting partisan and cultural discord.

Feb. 5, 2019 11:49 PM EST
Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.

Jan. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST
Democrats to start presidential primary debates in June 2019

Democrats will hold at least a dozen presidential primary debates starting in June 2019 and running through April 2020, with party Chairman Tom Perez promising rules that will give everyone in a potentially large field a fair shot at voters' attention.

Dec. 20, 2018 9:55 PM EST
Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state.

Nov. 28, 2018 10:54 PM EST
In defeat, Abrams emerges as leading voting rights advocate

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black female governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage.

Nov. 19, 2018 9:41 AM EST
In defeat, Abrams casts aside traditional expectations

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams broke the rules of politics until the very end.The Georgia Democrat who came about 60,000 votes shy of becoming America's first black woman governor refused to follow the traditional script for defeated politicians who offer gracious congratulations to their victorious competitor and gently exit the stage.

Nov. 17, 2018 3:01 PM EST
Abrams ends Georgia governor bid; says she'll file lawsuit

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams ended her challenge to Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia governor's race on Friday, but pledged to fight the former secretary of state's "gross mismanagement" of the elections with a federal lawsuit.

Nov. 16, 2018 6:32 PM EST
Abrams vows to wait until all Georgia governor votes counted

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's hotly contested and potentially historic governor's race may not be over yet, with Democrat Stacey Abrams saying ballots remain to be counted in her fierce battle with Republican Brian Kemp as she tries to become the first black woman elected governor in the U.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:41 AM EST
Obama urges Georgia voters to elect Stacey Abrams governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Barack Obama urged Georgia voters on Friday to elect Stacey Abrams governor as a way to counter divisiveness and help keep Republicans from dismantling much of his legacy.

Nov. 3, 2018 1:27 AM EDT
States' early turnout setting records ahead of Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump's term.

Nov. 3, 2018 12:35 AM EDT
States setting early turnout records ahead of Election Day

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump's term.

Nov. 2, 2018 8:26 PM EDT
Oprah, Pence offer competing visions of 'Georgia values'

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — In a rousing speech in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey urged voters on Thursday to make history by backing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in next week's election.

Nov. 1, 2018 7:44 PM EDT

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