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Bright lights, big stakes for Democrats in Nevada

By STEVE PEOPLES, MICHELLE L. PRICE, and JONATHAN J. COOPER | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just past the roulette wheel and slot machines, the smoky bars and blinking lights, Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party's presidential nomination fight.Seven casino-resorts on the Las Vegas Strip stand among 200...

Iowa Democrats agree to Buttigieg, Sanders limited recount

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 21, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party is agreeing to recount the results in about two dozen of almost 1,700 precinct caucuses as part of the ongoing process to resolve the weeks-long question of who won Iowa's tarnished presidential caucuses.Campaign...

Trump rallies Nevada GOP ahead of state’s Dem caucuses

By ZEKE MILLER | February 21, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump rallied supporters in the battleground state of Nevada on the eve of the state's caucuses and predicted chaos once again for Democrats for their management of the voting process,Looking to exploit Democratic divisions...

Despite strong start, Buttigieg seeks $13 million for Mar. 3

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 21, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he needs to raise $13 million to stay competitive through the 14-state Super Tuesday contests on March 3, despite strong finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.The...

DNC chair unbowed by 2020 fracas: ‘My job is … to win’

By BILL BARROW | February 21, 2020

Beyond the presidential candidates themselves, the Nevada caucuses Saturday will test Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez as he tries to keep an already messy primary season from devolving into chaos.“We are working around the clock,”...

Democrats big money pledges give way to reality of 2020 race

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away.Elizabeth...

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL BALSAMO | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, according to three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing.Trump pushed back...

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination process

By EMILY SWANSON and AAMER MADHANI | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates running for president, but they have only moderate confidence that their party’s nomination process is fair, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC...

Warren’s next challenge: Maintain post-debate momentum

By WILL WEISSERT | February 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren enters the final stretch before Saturday's Nevada Democratic caucus with a new and enviable but nonetheless critical mission: capitalizing on a standout performance during Wednesday's presidential debate.The Massachusetts...

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada’s Democratic shift

By SCOTT SONNER | February 20, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections."We had a small conference...

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg’s debate debut

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE | February 20, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Relishing in Democrats' jumbled primary in the wake of a fractious debate, President Donald Trump offered stinging criticism of his rivals as he sought to take advantage of the moment.Making a rare four-day swing through...

Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting

By STEVE PEOPLES and LINDSAY WHITEHURST | February 20, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — His aura suddenly shattered, a defiant Michael Bloomberg sent a pointed message Thursday to a political world grappling with his underwhelming presidential debate debut: He's not going away.The New York ultra-billionaire lashed...