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Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ALAN FRAM | February 12, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's...

The Latest: Bloomberg says he’s prepared to take on Trump

February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local):8:50 p.m.Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better...

Inside Michael Bloomberg’s big play for black voters

By SARA BURNETT | February 12, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff...

Gospel of Matthew’s message rings loudly for some 2020 Dems

By ELANA SCHOR | February 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — When Pete Buttigieg launched his first statewide television ad in South Carolina two months ago, its opening lines may have sounded familiar to a churchgoer.The ad opens with footage from a speech by the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

AP VoteCast: NH Democrats angry, seek alternative to Trump

By HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters in the New Hampshire primary were angry at President Donald Trump's administration and eager to pick the candidate most likely to oust him from office.Roughly three-quarters of voters said they were not just dissatisfied...

AP VoteCast: Young, liberal voters key to Sanders’ NH win

By JOSH BOAK and HANNAH FINGERHUT | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders won the young, the liberal and the disaffected in New Hampshire. Their votes were enough to deliver him a victory in Tuesday's Democratic primary, while Pete Buttigieg earned a slight edge among more moderate and conservative...

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

By STEVE PEOPLES, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, and HUNTER WOODALL | February 12, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old...

A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

By HUNTER WOODALL and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 12, 2020

New Hampshire Democrats gave Bernie Sanders a win, but also a warning.Sanders' durability, based both on his 2016 campaign and the first two contests this year, cannot be questioned. What remains unanswered is how moderates will now come at him and whether...

The Latest: Top Nevada union warns about Sanders, Warren

February 11, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential contest and the New Hampshire primary (all times local):12:15 a.m. WednesdayNevada's most influential union is sending a warning over the heath care stances of the two most progressive...

Bloomberg embraces stop and frisk in resurfaced 2015 audio

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which the Democratic presidential candidate says the way to bring down murder rates is to "put a lot of cops" in minority neighborhoods because that's where "all the crime...

How the Iowa caucuses ‘broke down in every way possible’

By RYAN J. FOLEY | February 11, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Days before the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Party activist Lindsey Ellickson prepared to run her Cedar Rapids precinct by downloading the new smartphone app designed to calculate and report results.But her planning ran into a problem:...

Small New Hampshire town votes for Bloomberg in primary

February 11, 2020

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is not even on the ballot, won the votes of a tiny New Hampshire community that barely hung onto its tradition of being among the first to make their picks in the presidential...