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Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged.

Jul. 20, 2019 7:38 AM EDT
Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats.Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago.

Jul. 19, 2019 1:33 AM EDT
Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Court records released Thursday show that President Donald Trump took part in a flurry of phone calls in the weeks before the 2016 election as his close aides and allies scrambled to pay porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair.

Jul. 18, 2019 8:12 PM EDT
2020 hopeful Warren pitches new private equity constraints

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren is proposing new regulations on the private equity industry, pitching constraints designed to end what she decries as "legalized looting" by investment firms that take over troubled companies.

Jul. 18, 2019 9:15 AM EDT
Another military veteran joins Kentucky US Senate race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next year in Kentucky.

Jul. 18, 2019 8:23 AM EDT
Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Jul. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT
Florida Democrats complain of Trump 'ballot bias' in 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from a string of high-profile razor-thin election losses in Florida, national Democrats are asking a federal judge to discard a longstanding state law that reserves the top slot of next year's presidential ballot for the party of the state's governor.

Jul. 16, 2019 7:33 PM EDT
Joe Biden draws line against progressives on health care

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joe Biden is taking an aggressive approach to defending the Affordable Care Act, challenging not just President Donald Trump but also some of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination who want to replace the current insurance system with a fully government-run model.

Jul. 16, 2019 2:23 AM EDT