Democratic Party

Road to 270: Where Trump, Clinton start their race

No matter the 2016 presidential matchup after the primary campaigns, the Democratic nominee was likely to have an edge over the Republican candidate once the election turned toward the November race.

Jun. 11, 2016 11:32 AM EDT
The Latest: Just 1 disorderly conduct charge at Trump rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):10:30 p.m.Richmond, Virginia, police now say only one of the five people detained outside a Donald Trump rally Friday night has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Jun. 10, 2016 10:33 PM EDT
With careful staging, Obama backs Clinton, nudges Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testifying to Hillary Clinton's grit and experience, President Barack Obama endorsed his former secretary of state's bid to succeed him on Thursday and urged Democrats to line up behind her.

Jun. 9, 2016 9:46 PM EDT
Warren on attack against Trump as she gets behind Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren threw her support behind Democrat Hillary Clinton for president Thursday, following President Barack Obama in sending a signal to progressive voters now backing Bernie Sanders that it's time to unite around the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Jun. 9, 2016 9:15 PM EDT
Awkward: Dems dance around the word 'quit' on Sanders

WASHINGTON (AP) — What to do when one presidential candidate clinches her party's presidential nod but her effectively vanquished rival refuses to leave the race?First, avoid saying the words "quit" or "exit" and "Bernie Sanders" in the same discussion, according to interviews with Democrats the day after Hillary Clinton claimed her place in history.

Jun. 9, 2016 3:33 AM EDT
AP Interview: Clinton says Trump behaving like a demagogue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is opening her general election campaign against Donald Trump by accusing him of behaving like a "demagogue," likening his attacks on judges, the media, his opponents and their families to dark moments in world history.

Jun. 9, 2016 2:28 AM EDT
AP Interview: Clinton says Trump behaving like a demagogue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton opened her general election campaign against Donald Trump on Wednesday by accusing him of behaving like a "demagogue," likening his attacks on judges, the media, his opponents and their families to dark moments in world history.

Jun. 8, 2016 10:03 PM EDT
Ready to back Clinton, Obama works to unite fractured Dems

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama opened a determined fence-mending mission Wednesday, hoping to use his popularity among Democrats to unite the party behind Hillary Clinton and draw in Bernie Sanders supporters reluctant to give up after a grueling primary fight.

Jun. 8, 2016 10:00 PM EDT
Sanders under pressure to quit as Democrats look to unite

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from Democratic leaders to abandon his presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders returned home to Vermont on Wednesday following dispiriting losses to Hillary Clinton.

Jun. 8, 2016 9:52 PM EDT
News Guide: Clinton, Trump sharpen contrasts for matchup

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a splash of history and a dose of reassurance, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump claimed their parties' presidential nominations and are turning their political guns on each other.

Jun. 8, 2016 7:44 AM EDT
Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for equality.

Jun. 8, 2016 2:52 AM EDT
Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Montana

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential primary in Montana, a late victory on the night rival Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the race for their party's nomination.

Jun. 8, 2016 2:10 AM EDT
Clinton wins Democratic presidential primary in South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in South Dakota, adding a third victory to her tally on the night she claimed victory over rival Bernie Sanders in the race for her party's nomination.

Jun. 7, 2016 11:48 PM EDT
Sanders 'disappointed' and 'upset' at news of Clinton's win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Tuesday he was "really disappointed" and "upset" that The Associated Press declared rival Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic nominee on the eve of primary elections in six states, adding a somewhat muted voice to the outrage expressed by many of his supporters.

Jun. 7, 2016 11:37 PM EDT
Clinton wins Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in New Mexico, adding another state to her tally and extending her delegate lead over rival Bernie Sanders after she claimed victory in the race for her party's nomination.

Jun. 7, 2016 10:56 PM EDT
Clinton claims victory in race for Democratic nomination

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton claims victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, eight years after conceding defeat in her first White House bid and one day after reaching the number of delegates needed to defeat rival Bernie Sanders.

Jun. 7, 2016 10:29 PM EDT
Delegate math: Clinton wins, and how AP counts delegates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lifted by a big win in Puerto Rico and a burst of late support from Democratic superdelegates, Hillary Clinton has commitments from the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for president.

Jun. 7, 2016 11:51 AM EDT

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