BILL BARROW

Democratic Party transforming as it searches for leaders

BOSTON (AP) — When Ayanna Pressley topped a 10-term congressman in a Massachusetts district once represented by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, she became the latest face of a burgeoning movement of the grassroots left.

Sep. 6, 2018 12:40 AM EDT
Inside the makeover of the Democratic Party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic makeover is in full swing.With just a few primaries remaining before the decisive midterm elections in November, voters have dramatically reshaped the Democratic Party to become younger, more diverse and unquestionably liberal.

Sep. 5, 2018 6:31 PM EDT
Democrats seek deal on insiders' role in picking nominee

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats are on the cusp of overhauling how they pick a White House nominee, but not without one final public fight over whether to curtail the high-profile role played by party insiders, a major source of ill will in the 2016 race.

Aug. 25, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
Democrats seek to keep focus on corruption, not impeachment

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrats aren't ready to embrace the I-word.A day after separate legal hammers dropped nearly simultaneously on two former members of President Donald Trump's inner circle, Democrats in Washington and across the country faced a delicate balance as they sought to take political advantage of his growing troubles without alienating moderates and independents turned off by talk of impeachment.

Aug. 23, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
Attempt to break into Democratic Party voter data thwarted

CHICAGO (AP) — An attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee's massive voter database has been thwarted, a party official said Wednesday, two years after Russian operatives sent the party into disarray by hacking into its computers and facilitating the release of tens of thousands of emails amid the presidential election.

Aug. 22, 2018 6:34 PM EDT
AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November.

Aug. 11, 2018 12:25 AM EDT
AP Analysis: On enthusiasm, Democrats have advantage

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November.

Aug. 10, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
Warren at black university: Criminal justice system 'racist'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Speaking Friday at a historically black university, potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called "the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It's racist .

Aug. 3, 2018 9:54 PM EDT
Georgia governor's matchup sets a battle for the middle

ATLANTA (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state.

Jul. 25, 2018 9:37 PM EDT
Trump-backed candidate Kemp wins Georgia GOP governor runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — With a damning secret recording of his opponent and a late endorsement from President Donald Trump's White House, Secretary of State Brian Kemp won a decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican runoff for Georgia governor.

Jul. 25, 2018 12:28 AM EDT
Some Democrats with eye on 2020: 'Abolish ICE'

ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 have sought to bolster their progressive credentials by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Jun. 30, 2018 1:18 PM EDT
New rallying call for 2020 Democrats: 'Abolish ICE'

ATLANTA (AP) — Several prominent Democrats who are mulling a bid for the White House in 2020 sought to bolster their progressive credentials this week by calling for major changes to immigration enforcement, with some pressing for the outright abolition of the federal government's chief immigration enforcement agency.

Jun. 29, 2018 5:03 PM EDT
Kennedy retirement guaranteed to ratchet up midterm rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button social and cultural issue in American politics.

Jun. 28, 2018 12:59 AM EDT
Kennedy's retirement roils election-year landscape

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could have shifted the political landscape more than this.Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement and President Donald Trump's pledge to move quickly to fill the seat guarantee a searing summer of charged rhetoric that could touch on virtually every hot-button social and cultural issue in American politics.

Jun. 27, 2018 11:59 PM EDT
Things to Know: Trump looms over Tuesday's primaries

Voters in seven states will decide the value of an endorsement by President Donald Trump, the fate of a convicted felon seeking to return to Congress and whether to loosen rules on marijuana.

Jun. 26, 2018 2:40 PM EDT
Chaos on the border inflames GOP's split with Latinos

When more than 1,000 Latino officials __ a crop of up-and-coming representatives from a fast-growing demographic __ gathered in Phoenix last week, no one from the Trump administration was there to greet them.

Jun. 23, 2018 12:42 PM EDT
Border separations ripple through midterm campaigns

Wrenching scenes of migrant children being separated from their parents at the southern border are roiling campaigns ahead of midterm elections, emboldening Democrats on the often-fraught issue of immigration while forcing an increasing number of Republicans to break from President Donald Trump on an issue important to the GOP's most ardent supporters.

Jun. 19, 2018 7:58 AM EDT
Test of Trump loyalty topples South Carolina's Sanford

Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat Tuesday hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent's public extramarital affair seven years ago.

Jun. 13, 2018 1:33 AM EDT
Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 20 about potential Democratic presidential candidates and their campaign activity in 2018, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former Vice President Joe Biden was planning to campaign in North Carolina on behalf of a congressional candidate Dan McCready.

May. 21, 2018 9:19 PM EDT
2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump.

May. 20, 2018 12:47 PM EDT
House GOP looks for right message after rough primaries

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans surveying the midterm election landscape are sharpening their message and assessing their standing with voters after watching their colleagues' wipeout in high-profile primary elections this week.

May. 9, 2018 7:15 PM EDT
Rightward tilt of GOP primaries worry some Republicans

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of step with the broader electorate in November.

May. 7, 2018 9:26 AM EDT
Early GOP primaries shaping up as rightward march with Trump

As primary season kicks into high gear, Republicans are engaged in nomination fights that are pulling the party to the right, leaving some leaders worried their candidates will be out of a step with the broader electorate in November.

May. 5, 2018 5:49 PM EDT
House already threatened, could GOP also lose Senate grip?

Republicans have known for months that their House majority is in genuine peril. But after another bruising showing in a special election, some in the party are reconsidering the once inconceivable notion of losing the Senate.

Apr. 25, 2018 6:12 PM EDT
Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump not appealing to Dems

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Steyer is on a multimillion-dollar mission to impeach Donald Trump, but Democrats whose campaigns the California billionaire is helping bankroll aren't keen to follow his lead.

Apr. 21, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

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