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Rhode Island governor backs Michael Bloomberg for president

By MICHELLE R. SMITH | February 5, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Billionaire presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg snagged his first gubernatorial endorsement Wednesday, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo called him the right leader to take on President Donald...

The Latest: Iowa Democrats release additional caucus results

February 5, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):11 p.m.The Iowa Democratic Party has released additional results from Monday night’s presidential caucuses.After a daylong delay, the party has now made...

Democratic primary pivots to unpredictable New Hampshire


NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire rarely takes its cues from Iowa. And this time, there aren't clear cues anyway.The Democratic presidential hopefuls descended on the small New England state on Tuesday, fresh off overnight flights, full of caffeine...

The Latest: Dems say delay due to coding error, results soon

February 4, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses (all times local):8:45 a.m.The Iowa Democratic Party says delays in reporting the outcome of Monday's caucuses were due to a coding issue that has been fixed. The party says...

Caroline Kennedy backs Biden, calls him Democrats’ best bet

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, endorsed Joe Biden on Tuesday, calling the former vice president Democrats' “best bet to win the White House.”The Kennedy family has been a major force in Massachusetts...

Iowa in Focus: Democrats open 2020 with hope, anxiety

By The Associated Press | February 3, 2020

Hopeful but also afraid. Uncertain but still focused. Iowa's Democrats will arrive at their 2020 kickoff caucuses on Monday with a mix of emotions and one urgent mission: voting President Donald Trump out of office in November.For months, Associated Press...

The Latest: Warren assures supporters a woman can win

February 2, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local):4:30 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has answered a question she says people are “embarrassed” to ask about her candidacy: “Can a woman...

Kansas Senate rivals try to minimize Kobach’s ties to Trump

By JOHN HANNA | February 1, 2020

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Hardline conservative Kris Kobach tried Saturday to reassure his fellow Kansas Republicans that if they nominate him for the U.S. Senate, they wouldn't have to worry that he'd lose to a Democrat again because no one is closer than...

`Zombie’ campaigns could pick up support in Iowa caucuses

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | February 1, 2020

FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa caucuses could feature an attack of the “zombie” candidates.As some Democrats prepare for Monday's contest, they say they're planning to side with candidates who have been out of the race for weeks, even months....

Crowded Senate battle in Georgia likely won’t end until 2021

By RUSS BYNUM and BEN NADLER | February 1, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a month after being sworn in as Georgia's new U.S. senator, Republican Kelly Loeffler faces a 2020 election battle that's already shaping up to be so contentious that odds are it won't be over until 2021.Loeffler, a wealthy...

National Democrat group backs Georgia’s Warnock for Senate

By BEN NADLER | January 31, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Friday endorsed the Rev. Raphael Warnock, pastor of the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached, over two fellow Democrats in the Georgia race to challenge newly sworn-in...

McConnell’s Democratic rival McGrath endorses Biden for 2020

January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath, a former Marine combat aviator who has raised more than $16 million in her effort to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell in November’s election, said Friday that she was endorsing Joe Biden for president.The former vice president...