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Montana Gov. Bullock eyes public financing for 2020 run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bullock will apply to be the first — and perhaps only — Democrat in the presidential primary who accepts public financing for his campaign, a potentially risky move that could give his struggling fundraising a boost but would also require the Montana governor to abide by a cap on the amount of money he can spend.

Sep. 30, 2019 1:05 AM EDT
Debate takeaways: Should 2020 Democrats go big or get real?

DETROIT (AP) — Should Democrats be going big or getting real? That's the question that dominated the Democratic presidential primary debate as progressive favorites Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders fended off attacks from lesser-known moderates.

Jul. 31, 2019 9:38 AM EDT
On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates.

Jul. 1, 2019 5:55 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
AP source: Biden to announce 2020 bid on Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) — Answering perhaps the most significant question of the early 2020 election season, former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his presidential campaign on Thursday.

Apr. 23, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a matter of months, Stacey Abrams has gone from losing the Georgia governor's race to being a heavily recruited Democratic star, urged to run for Senate and mentioned as a possible presidential contender.

Mar. 20, 2019 6:06 PM EDT
Indiana GOP hopes nasty primary won't haunt Senate candidate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans who picked wealthy former state lawmaker Mike Braun as their Senate candidate now are hoping he's not too battered from a grueling primary to mount an effective challenge against a vulnerable Democratic incumbent.

May. 9, 2018 12:17 AM EDT
Braun defeats 2 GOP congressmen in Indiana Senate primary

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A wealthy former state lawmaker defeated two congressmen Tuesday in Indiana's Republican Senate primary, ending a bitter campaign dominated by personal attacks that drew national attention for its nasty tone.

May. 8, 2018 10:36 PM EDT
Nation's nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence's Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence's home state of Indiana, where a grueling Republican Senate race has been dubbed the nation's nastiest primary.

Apr. 26, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
APNewsBreak: Trump campaign rebukes Indiana candidate signs

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Donald Trump's re-election campaign has demanded that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs it says give the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.

Apr. 18, 2018 10:18 AM EDT
Indiana GOP Senate candidate called Trump 'vulgar' in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate candidate who carries a cardboard cutout of Donald Trump to campaign rallies, dons a "Make America Great Again" hat in a TV ad and ridicules an opponent for being a "Never Trumper" called the eventual president "vulgar, if not profane" in a little-noticed 2016 interview.

Apr. 4, 2018 8:11 PM EDT
AP Exclusive: Senator's family business uses Mexican labor

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana senator railed against Carrier Corp. for moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico last year, even as he profited from a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press.

Jul. 13, 2017 1:54 PM EDT
Trump nominates Pence ally to oversee health programs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The architect of Gov. Mike Pence's Medicaid expansion in Indiana is expected to play a key role in determining how Republicans replace President Barack Obama's health care law.

Nov. 29, 2016 9:44 PM EST
Pence, who touts openness, tries to stop document release

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana Governor and Republican Vice President-elect Mike Pence argued in court Monday that the state's judicial branch has no authority to require him to comply with Indiana's public records law.

Nov. 21, 2016 5:31 PM EST
Pence returns to Indiana triumphant after election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several hundred well-wishers and a high school band greeted Republican Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Thursday night when he triumphantly returned to Indiana for the first time since Tuesday's election.

Nov. 10, 2016 8:28 PM EST
Trump-Pence campaign aide stays on Indiana payroll

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A key aide to Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, continues to earn $23,000 a month as Indiana's sole Washington lobbyist even as he has taken a paid position with the Republican presidential campaign and regularly travels with Pence to political rallies across the country during working hours.

Nov. 3, 2016 3:16 AM EDT
Trump-Pence campaign aide stays on Indiana payroll

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A key aide to Donald Trump's vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, continues to earn $23,000 a month as Indiana's sole Washington lobbyist even as he has taken a paid position with the Republican presidential campaign and regularly travels with Pence to political rallies across the country during working hours.

Nov. 2, 2016 10:02 PM EDT
Indiana official clarifies voter registration fraud probe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After initially warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state has acknowledged that many of the thousands of altered registration records she flagged might just be residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of the election.

Oct. 20, 2016 6:58 AM EDT
Indiana election official clarifies registration fraud probe

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after warning of potential widespread voting fraud, Indiana's secretary of state acknowledged Wednesday that many of the thousands of altered registration records she flagged might just be residents rushing to correct their names or birth dates ahead of the election.

Oct. 19, 2016 11:07 PM EDT
Bayh, Young keep up biting attacks during Senate debate

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Democrats this campaign season have gleefully attacked as their Republican opponents awkwardly try to distance themselves from Donald Trump, the party's provocative presidential nominee.

Oct. 18, 2016 11:06 PM EDT
Pence emerges in NC with praise, 'forgiveness' for Trump

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence emerged Monday after a weekend out of the public eye reaffirming his relationship — awkward as it may seem — with Donald Trump.

Oct. 10, 2016 9:36 PM EDT
Indiana GOP governor hopeful breaks with Pence on refugees

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican who replaced Mike Pence on the ballot for governor of Indiana broke with his political benefactor on Monday, stating that Syrian refugees should be allowed into the state despite Pence's insistence that they pose a security risk.

Oct. 3, 2016 11:16 PM EDT
When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

Aug. 25, 2016 5:13 PM EDT
GOP source: Trump, Pence to appear at Evansville fundraiser

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence are expected to headline a southern Indiana fundraiser next week where seats cost a minimum of $10,000 — and an upscale package costs 25 times that.

Aug. 9, 2016 1:19 PM EDT

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