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Even with no major rival, Trump steps up early state effort

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over, 2020 Democrats. President Donald Trump would like to remind voters that he, too, is on the ballot next week.With no serious challenger and money to burn, Trump's reelection team hopes to use voting in early states on the...

Bloomberg, Trump detail campaign ads to air on Super Bowl

By JILL COLVIN | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will use his Super Bowl ad to highlight his efforts to combat gun violence, while President Donald Trump will focus on his economic record as the two candidates face off during the...

AP-NORC poll: GOP more fired up for 2020, Democrats anxious


When it comes to the 2020 presidential election, Democrats are nervous wrecks and Republican excitement has grown.That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research as Americans look ahead to a high-stakes election...

Biden under pressure to prove he can thwart new GOP attacks

By BILL BARROW | January 30, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — With five days until the Iowa caucuses, Joe Biden is fending off a new onslaught of GOP attacks over his son's business overseas and facing piling pressure to show Democratic voters he can handle the incoming.As Republicans amplified...

Misinformation pledge gains a supporter in presidential race

By AMANDA SEITZ | January 29, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday in a presidential campaign pledge to avoid the use of fake news, manipulated images or online misinformation.The declaration signals that viral misinformation...

‘How good I feel’: Sanders setting high expectations in Iowa

By WILL WEISSERT | January 29, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Most presidential candidates try to manage expectations in the final stretch of a campaign knowing a surprise win is always better than an expected one. Not Bernie Sanders.Ever the insurgent, Sanders is spending his final days...

Sanders defines a Jewish identity his way on the 2020 trail

By ELANA SCHOR | January 29, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Sanders is approaching next week’s Iowa caucuses in a position to become the first major-party Jewish presidential nominee in the nation’s history. And at a time of resurgent anti-Semitism, he’s talking in more depth about...

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?


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...