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Georgia’s Collins to challenge newly sworn-in GOP senator

By BEN NADLER and JEFF AMY | January 29, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. Doug Collins announced Wednesday that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat held by a fellow Republican sworn in just weeks ago, potentially dividing the Georgia party while making allegiance to President Donald Trump even more...

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and ANDREW DeMILLO | January 28, 2020

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state.The former New York...

Collins quiet on Georgia Senate during state Capitol stop

By BEN NADLER and JEFF AMY | January 28, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Collins said “there will be more coming later” about his expected Senate bid, otherwise keeping quiet about the race during a visit Tuesday to the Georgia state Capitol as lawmakers advanced a bill that could...

Collins expected to try ousting new GA senator in GOP battle

By JEFF AMY and ALAN FRAM | January 27, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, an ardent ally of President Donald Trump and vocal opponent of his impeachment, is expected to announce he will challenge fellow Republican and newly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler for her seat this year, a Republican...

Democrats struggle with how directly to knock Sanders

By BILL BARROW and ALEXANDRA JAFFE | January 27, 2020

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry...

Democrats’ competing impulses: Should they fight or unite?

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | January 27, 2020

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that started as a struggle between the activist left and the moderates has become something far less ideological and more emotional as the first nominating contest has come into view: Should they...

Woman behind ‘fired up’ Obama campaign chant backs Steyer

By MEG KINNARD | January 27, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina woman credited with popularizing a memorable slogan and chant that epitomized the 2008 presidential campaign of then-Sen. Barack Obama has endorsed Tom Steyer's bid for the White House.The billionaire climate...

2020 Watch: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?

By STEVE PEOPLES | January 27, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:———Days to Iowa caucuses: 7Days to general election: 281———THE NARRATIVEAfter almost one year of primary drama, the...

Who can topple Trump? Dems’ electability fight rages in Iowa

By STEVE PEOPLES | January 26, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat...

Biden’s ‘consensus’ pitch faces biggest test in Iowa

By BILL BARROW | January 26, 2020

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — On a snowy morning just days before Iowans make their choice in the Democratic presidential contest, Joe Biden invoked President Ronald Reagan, warning a small crowd that the nation was at risk of losing its identity as “that...

In divided America, some voters tuning out impeachment trial

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and JONATHAN J. COOPER | January 26, 2020

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — For all the gravity of a presidential impeachment trial, Americans don’t seem to be giving it much weight.As House impeachment managers make their case to remove President Donald Trump from office, voters in several states said...

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

By BILL BARROW | January 25, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge...