Democratic Party

UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity.

Sep. 22, 2019 4:49 AM EDT
Correction: Election 2020-Democrats story

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Sept. 20 about Democratic political strategies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Amy Klobuchar was touring Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 PM EDT
Kennedy mystique could factor into Massachusetts Senate race

BOSTON (AP) — When Edward M. Kennedy was running for the U.S. Senate for the first time in 1962, his Democratic primary opponent turned to him during a debate and said if his last name was Moore — Kennedy's middle name — his "candidacy would be a joke.

Sep. 20, 2019 6:05 AM EDT
Biden's abortion shift tests the politics of his faith

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was one of the first stress tests of Joe Biden's presidential campaign: A sudden reversal of his decades-long support for restricting federal funding of abortions.

Sep. 17, 2019 11:17 AM EDT
Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings.

Sep. 13, 2019 3:43 PM EDT
Democratic debate: Top 2020 contenders finally on same stage

HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative.

Sep. 11, 2019 5:10 PM EDT
GOP holds N Carolina House seat but shows frailty in suburbs

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina, averting a demoralizing Democratic capture of a district the GOP has held for nearly six decades.

Sep. 11, 2019 10:28 AM EDT
Debate offers Harris chance to regain momentum in 2020 race

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Seven months after Kamala Harris burst into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination with a flag-draped launch rally and the confidence of a front-runner, the California senator is facing persistent questions about whether she can recapture the energy of her campaign's opening days.

Sep. 10, 2019 10:41 AM EDT
Trump tells rally crowd: Vote for Bishop in special election

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in Washington.

Sep. 10, 2019 7:37 AM EDT
Democratic candidates look for edge on Iowa's campuses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On a sunny Tuesday as the fall semester was beginning on Iowa State University's campus, volunteers for three presidential candidates set up tables, calling out to harried students as they made their way to the school's massive library.

Sep. 10, 2019 5:51 AM EDT
Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost long ago.

Sep. 9, 2019 3:17 PM EDT
Minnesota oil pipeline fight highlights Democratic dilemmas

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A divisive fight over the future of a crude-oil pipeline across Minnesota is pinning presidential candidates between environmentalists and trade unions in a 2020 battleground state, testing their campaign promises to ease away from fossil fuels.

Sep. 9, 2019 10:44 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems fudge science on climate, storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe and a looming point of no return on the climate.

Sep. 9, 2019 12:47 AM EDT
Manager: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades to come

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades," transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values.

Sep. 7, 2019 8:45 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Democrats mangle science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe.

Sep. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
In New Hampshire, 2020 Dems urge voters to not play it safe

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates urged voters in New Hampshire on Saturday to not play it safe in the 2020 election, leveling an implicit critique of front-runner Joe Biden.

Sep. 7, 2019 3:44 PM EDT
N. Carolina election tests Trump clout, suburbs' GOP flight

MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Republicans that fueled the party's 2018 House election losses.

Sep. 6, 2019 7:18 PM EDT
Analysis: Black votes will define electability for Democrats

For all the strategic calculations, sophisticated voter targeting and relentless talk about electability in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Democratic presidential nomination will be determined by a decidedly different group: black voters.

Sep. 5, 2019 4:56 PM EDT
Sun Belt or Rust Belt? Democrats search for path to power

DENVER (AP) — As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority.

Sep. 5, 2019 2:44 PM EDT
False claims blur line between mass shootings, 2020 politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that may be automated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.

Sep. 5, 2019 1:38 PM EDT
2 more House Republicans retiring ahead of 2020 elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day started with one Republican congressman from Texas announcing he would retire and ended with another, a long-serving former committee chairman from Wisconsin, saying he too was ready to bow out, signaling the House GOP mood as the party tries to find its path back to the majority in 2020.

Sep. 5, 2019 7:04 AM EDT
Democratic candidates focus on climate change in town halls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the candidates a chance to distinguish themselves on a topic of growing importance to their party's liberal base.

Sep. 4, 2019 11:23 PM EDT
Trump's approval rating remains below 50% in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A poll released Wednesday shows that President Donald Trump's job approval in the key swing state of Wisconsin remains below 50%, a troubling sign for Republicans 14 months before the 2020 election.

Sep. 4, 2019 5:43 PM EDT
Kansas treasurer drops Senate bid to challenge Rep. Watkins

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat.

Sep. 4, 2019 2:32 PM EDT
GOP shifts focus to House Dem 'squad' in campaign attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, Nancy Pelosi. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the "squad" of freshmen women of color are emerging as new stars of Republican attacks against Democrats running for Congress.

Aug. 31, 2019 2:10 AM EDT
Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor's race

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging in against opponents: two-term Republican Lt.

Aug. 28, 2019 5:42 PM EDT
Biden: Racism in US is institutional, 'white man's problem'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racism in America is an institutional "white man's problem visited on people of color," Vice President Joe Biden said, arguing that the way to attack the issue is to defeat President Donald Trump and hold him responsible for deepening the nation's racial divide.

Aug. 28, 2019 5:51 AM EDT

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