Democratic Party

Jimmy Carter: To beat Trump, Dems cannot scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left.

Sep. 13, 2018 3:22 AM EDT
Tennessee Senate hopeful 'embarrassed' by Kavanaugh hearings

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said Wednesday that he's "embarrassed by the circus" in the confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee — and he's pointing at both Democrats and Republicans.

Sep. 12, 2018 6:14 PM EDT
Jimmy Carter cautions Democrats not to scare off moderates

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left.

Sep. 12, 2018 12:40 AM EDT
High stakes as 2-month sprint to Election Day begins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president can get his supporters to the polls.

Sep. 10, 2018 11:02 AM EDT
Immigration tricky issue in tight Kansas congressional race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder and his Democratic challenger are having a hard time keeping their political footing on immigration issues, complicating their efforts to win a competitive swing House district in Kansas that President Donald Trump narrowly lost.

Sep. 9, 2018 11:18 AM EDT
Obama tells voters to step up or 'things can get worse'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama says the November midterm elections will give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.

Sep. 9, 2018 7:48 AM EDT
Obama, on campaign swing, urges 'sanity in our politics'

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama said Saturday that November midterm elections would give Americans "a chance to restore some sanity in our politics," taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House.

Sep. 8, 2018 6:47 PM EDT
Trump: Russia probe 'really, really unfair for the midterms'

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is not only bad for the country, it's "really, really unfair for the midterms.

Sep. 7, 2018 7:03 PM EDT
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
Obamas step up political efforts ahead of midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are stepping up their political involvement ahead of the November midterm elections, moves aimed at bolstering Democratic enthusiasm as the party aims to regain control of Congress.

Sep. 5, 2018 8:43 PM 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
Democrat logs 35K miles in long-shot bid in Trump territory

REDMOND, Ore. (AP) — One of the largest U.S. congressional districts voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016, yet an Oregon Democrat campaigning against a Republican incumbent doesn't see it as hostile territory.

Sep. 5, 2018 4:33 PM EDT
Pressley calls upset House win 'surreal,' gets in Trump dig

BOSTON (AP) — The black Boston city councilor whose upset primary win over a 10-term congressman stunned Massachusetts' political establishment called her victory "surreal" Wednesday and said the wave of inclusiveness sweeping the nation is the best way to counter President Donald Trump.

Sep. 5, 2018 12:41 PM EDT
Political newcomer carries antiestablishment fight to Carper

DOVER, Del. (AP) — As outbreaks of antiestablishment activism roil the Democratic Party nationwide, a veteran Delaware political leader who's never been beaten faces a primary election challenge from an insurgent who's never run for office.

Sep. 5, 2018 11:57 AM EDT
Pressley's upset another win for fresh Democratic voices

BOSTON (AP) — Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and liberal politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era.

Sep. 5, 2018 7:30 AM EDT
In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano

BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress.

Sep. 4, 2018 11:48 PM EDT
Incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker wins Massachusetts GOP primary

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker's commitment to the Republican platform.

Sep. 4, 2018 9:21 PM EDT
Potential 2020 Democrats seize on Kavanaugh Senate hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spoiling for a fight, a trio of Democratic senators weighing 2020 presidential campaigns seized upon the opening moments of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday in a show of force aimed at countering President Donald Trump.

Sep. 4, 2018 8:20 PM EDT
Advisers say Joe Biden to decide on a 2020 run by January

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

Sep. 4, 2018 12:20 AM EDT
Will Joe run? Biden feels the push to take on Trump in 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

Sep. 3, 2018 4:33 PM EDT
Florida governor's race turns ugly in aftermath of primary

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-American opponent.

Aug. 29, 2018 7:46 PM EDT
Black candidates win primaries for governor in 3 states

With Andrew Gillum's upset victory in Florida, black candidates have won the Democratic nomination for governor in three states this year in a historic turn largely attributed to voter backlash against President Donald Trump.

Aug. 29, 2018 5:04 PM EDT
Arizona Senate race likely to be a tale of 2 pivots

PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was once a member of the liberal Green Party and a self-described "Prada socialist," but now she's one of the congressional Democrats most likely to vote with President Donald Trump and a champion of moderate compromise.

Aug. 29, 2018 10:35 AM EDT
Florida governor's race pits liberal Dem vs Trump Republican

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Aug. 29, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
Primary takeaways: Establishment loses, diversity grows

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump got his man in battleground Florida, but he watched a prominent immigration ally fall in Arizona in what was another eventful night in the 2018 midterm season.

Aug. 29, 2018 7:10 AM EDT
McSally, Sinema to face for Arizona Senate seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Martha McSally won the Republican nomination for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday, setting up a November contest with Democratic Rep.

Aug. 29, 2018 1:29 AM EDT
Liberal Gillum, Trump-backed DeSantis win Florida primaries

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — A liberal Florida Democrat pulled off an upset victory Tuesday in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruised to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground.

Aug. 29, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

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