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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,”...

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...

The Latest: Warren says Bloomberg NDA refusal disqualifying

February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local.):6:30 p.m.Elizabeth Warren says that if Mike Bloomberg isn’t willing to release his former employees from any non-disclosure agreements they’ve signed, he should...

Harry Reid: Brokered convention ‘not the end of the world’

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said it was possible the crowded Democratic primary race was headed toward a contentious convention fight and downplayed the political dangers of a scenario many party leaders are...

The Latest: Sanders: Democrat with most delegates should win

February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential campaign and Democratic debat e (all times local):8 p.m.Bernie Sanders is the only Democratic candidate on the debate stage who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s...

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | February 19, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day of the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses.Tom Perez, chairman...

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico’s leader

February 18, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):7:35 p.m.Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake.The Minnesota senator...

Bernie Sanders’ campaign to request recount of Iowa caucuses

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 18, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign plans to ask for a partial recount of the Iowa caucus results after the state Democratic Party released results of its recanvass late Tuesday that show Sanders and Pete Buttigieg in an effective...

The Latest: Warren calls for party unity in taking on Trump

February 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):2 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is preaching Democratic unity in taking on President Donald Trump, a challenge she framed as an existential crisis for America.Warren, having partly...

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival’s aggressive loyalists

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 17, 2020

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state.Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg...

Biden in Vegas takes on Sanders’ gun votes in fiery speech

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and STEVE PEOPLES | February 16, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Biden, standing on a Las Vegas stage roughly 1,000 feet from the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, took on White House rival Bernie Sanders for his past vote to exempt gun manufacturers from liability...