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How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask


ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what could be...

AP Explains: Why isn’t there a winner of Iowa’s Dem caucuses

By The Associated Press | February 10, 2020

On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, how can it be there is still no winner of last week's Iowa caucuses?Final results of the Democratic caucus were released late Sunday, after the Iowa Democratic Party made a series of corrections to a tally initially...

Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa caucus recanvass

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' and Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaigns filed requests Monday for a partial recanvass of the results of Iowa's Democratic caucuses.The Sanders campaign cited "mathematical errors and inconsistencies" in more than...

Sanders to seek partial recanvass of Iowa caucus results

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign plans to ask for a “partial recanvass” of the results of last week's Iowa caucuses.A campaign aide confirmed the plans Sunday night, ahead of a Monday deadline for candidates to ask the Iowa Democratic...

The Latest: Warren says she’s best positioned to beat Trump

February 9, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential race and Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire (all times local):6:45 p.m.Elizabeth Warren is tweaking her standard campaign speech, saying that she’s in the best position to win...

Biden tells NH Democrats that Buttigieg ‘not a Barack Obama’

By JULIE PACE and HUNTER WOODALL | February 8, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg's experience as a small city mayor and cutting down the comparisons Buttigieg has drawn to the...

Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

By JULIE PACE | February 8, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party deeply unsettled and President Donald Trump gleeful about...

‘A disappointment’: Iowa caucus turnout below expectations

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | February 7, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats are recovering from a number of disappointments after Monday's Iowa caucuses, though one has received less attention than the others.About 176,000 Iowans attended their precinct caucuses, a slight uptick from 2016...

The Latest: Bloomberg isn’t at debate, but he’s name-dropped

February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic presidential debate and the upcoming primary in New Hampshire (all times local):10:15 p.m.Billionaire Michael Bloomberg didn’t qualify for the Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire...

Buttigieg says he’s raised $4M since strong showing in Iowa

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg said Friday that he has raised $4 million since the Iowa caucuses, an impressive haul for a candidate looking to capitalize on his strong showing to continue building a national political brand.The campaign of the former...

‘Serious discussions’ about DNC changes, top Democrat says

By LISA MASCARO | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Democrat in Congress said Friday the party's future under Tom Perez is under scrutiny amid fallout from the Iowa caucuses and the winnowing of the presidential primary field to the exclusion of candidates of color.Rep. Jim Clyburn...

Iowa Democrats to undergo independent review of caucus chaos


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Troy Price, under immense pressure following the state's presidential caucus debacle, said Friday that an independent review will determine what caused the problems that led to a dayslong delay...