Democratic Party

Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg has requested a petition in Tennessee that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot, top election officials said Wednesday.

Nov. 13, 2019 4:36 PM EST
Tight Louisiana governor’s race is testing Trump’s coattails

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In conservative Louisiana, where voters bucked expectations and elected a Democratic governor four years ago, this year’s gubernatorial race is testing if they’re willing to do it again — or if President Donald Trump can flip the seat.

Nov. 13, 2019 4:09 PM EST
Stone trial testimony ends with talk of outreach to Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to "debrief" him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Nov. 12, 2019 4:36 PM EST
GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020.

Nov. 11, 2019 2:24 PM EST
2020 Watch: Bloomberg escalates doubts about front-runners

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:Days to Iowa caucuses: 84Days to general election: 358THE NARRATIVEWhether he does or doesn't run, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has escalated doubts about front-runners Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren and pushed Democratic anxiety to new heights.

Nov. 11, 2019 5:09 AM EST
Black voter outreach intensifies in Louisiana governor race

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To win a second term in his Southern state, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards needs strong turnout from Louisiana's black voters, who form the core of his party and who lagged in getting to the polls for the primary election.

Nov. 9, 2019 9:38 AM EST
Correction: Trump-Politics story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015.

Nov. 9, 2019 8:15 AM EST
Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg plans to skip early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire if he launches a presidential bid and instead focus his efforts on the crush of states that vote on Super Tuesday and beyond.

Nov. 8, 2019 8:14 PM EST
Bloomberg opens door to 2020 Democratic run for president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill equipped to defeat President Donald Trump.

Nov. 8, 2019 6:08 AM EST
Donald Trump works up a sweat at a Louisiana campaign rally

MONROE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov.

Nov. 7, 2019 9:16 AM EST
Dems flip Virginia; Kentucky governor race too close to call

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump.

Nov. 6, 2019 8:43 AM EST
Democrats win full control of Virginia statehouse

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Trump on Tuesday and took full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades.

Nov. 5, 2019 11:06 PM EST
Pence rallies for Mississippi GOP governor candidate

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence campaigned Monday in Mississippi for the Republican nominee for governor, who's in a tight race with the state's best-funded Democratic nominee in nearly a generation.

Nov. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EST
1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from now, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's culture and role in the world.

Nov. 4, 2019 6:03 AM EST
From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg's social network in Washington is shrinking.Bipartisan hostility against Facebook has been building for months, fueled by a series of privacy scandals, the site's role in Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and accusations that Facebook crushes competitors.

Nov. 4, 2019 4:12 AM EST
Primary election chief back in spotlight after near-ouster

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's longtime secretary of state, Bill Gardner, looked on in silence last week as Bernie Sanders stood in his office and unloaded on a new voter residency law that Gardner supports.

Nov. 4, 2019 12:45 AM EST
Biden defends his 'vision' against Warren's indirect attacks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bristling at Elizabeth Warren's suggestions that he's a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a "bold" vision for the country and warned that Democratic primary voters should not get distracted by the party's increasingly tense battle over ideological labels.

Nov. 2, 2019 9:27 PM EDT
Lacking magic of Senate run, O'Rourke drops presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid.

Nov. 2, 2019 12:33 AM EDT
Why vote GOP in Mississippi? Trump cites impeachment inquiry

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats for a vote this week formalizing the House impeachment inquiry as he urged rallygoers in Mississippi to send a message to Washington by voting Republican in the state's upcoming gubernatorial race.

Nov. 2, 2019 12:12 AM EDT
Democrats push candidates to fully commit to 2020 nominee

The Democratic National Committee is increasing pressure on its presidential candidates to commit to campaign actively for the party's nominee in 2020, going beyond a previous loyalty pledge for White House hopefuls.

Nov. 1, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
Trump-Netanyahu embrace boosts progressive Jewish Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Israel and the United States grapple with uncertain politics that could have a massive effect on the future of Israel-Palestinian relations, politically progressive Jewish Americans are showcasing their influence.

Oct. 28, 2019 5:43 PM EDT
Biden joins Warren, Sanders with Super Tuesday focus

Joe Biden is expanding his presidential campaign footprint in Super Tuesday states and a general election battleground in the latest sign that Democrats' top White House contenders foresee a potentially lengthy nominating process in 2020.

Oct. 28, 2019 5:46 AM EDT
Gabbard drops congressional race to focus on presidential

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii doubled down on her long-shot presidential campaign, announcing she wouldn't also run for reelection in her congressional district where a state senator is mounting a spirited push to take her seat.

Oct. 25, 2019 9:28 PM EDT
Florida's lone statewide elected Democrat takes on Trump

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will be a key prize in the 2020 presidential election as Donald Trump seeks a second term in office, and the most prominent Democratic voice working against him is someone who wasn't even on political radars two years ago.

Oct. 24, 2019 12:22 PM EDT
Correction: Election 2020-Gabbard-Clinton story

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about Tulsi Gabbard and Hillary Clinton, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Hillary Clinton said she believes the Russians have "got their eye on somebody who's currently in the Democratic primary and grooming her to be the third-party candidate.

Oct. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT
House Democrats pass election security bill amid impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved legislation Wednesday to better protect the country's elections from foreign interference, the third major bill the Democratic-controlled chamber has passed this year addressing problems that arose in the 2016 presidential election.

Oct. 23, 2019 7:23 PM EDT