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Klobuchar pushes to defy expectations in New Hampshire

By HOLLY RAMER | February 9, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Amy Klobuchar's campaign staff initially set up 250 chairs ahead of a Sunday rally at Southern New Hampshire University. But in the moments before the Minnesota senator arrived on campus, the aides scrambled to remove most of...

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...

Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks


MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a debate as rivals raised persistent questions about their ideology and experience, hoping to sow doubts about their...

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...

Biden shuffles campaign leadership after 4th-place finish

By BILL BARROW | February 7, 2020

Joe Biden is reorganizing his top presidential campaign leadership after a fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, elevating Anita Dunn to a role that effectively puts her in charge of his third White House bid.Two people with knowledge of the decision...

Former congressman Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

By HUNTER WOODALL | February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start.“I’m suspending my campaign, but...

To win New Hampshire, Warren has to go through Sanders

By WILL WEISSERT | February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren's path to victory may have to go through fellow progressive Bernie Sanders. And after Sanders' strong showing in Iowa, that path became far more difficult heading into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.The challenge...

Messy Iowa caucuses leave cash-poor candidates scrambling

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and WILL WEISSERT | February 7, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Iowa caucuses weren't just a colossal political mess. They were a massive money drain for Democratic presidential contenders who poured millions of dollars into a contest so marred by technical glitches that its ultimate...

Auditor: More than $4M stolen from Mississippi welfare funds

By JEFF AMY and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | February 6, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state auditor said Thursday that investigators believe at least $4 million in federal welfare money was stolen by the former head of the state welfare agency and others in the nation's poorest state.At least $48,000...

Audit: Missouri Sen. Hawley used state vehicle for politics

By SUMMER BALLENTINE | February 6, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley made campaign stops while traveling in a state vehicle during his time as Missouri's attorney general, an audit released Thursday found.The review by the office of state Auditor Nicole Galloway, a Democrat...

Sanders says he raised $25M in January, will bolster ad buys

By WILL WEISSERT | February 6, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders says he raised a whopping $25 million in January and will use his presidential campaign's flush bank account to increase television and digital advertising in 10 states.The Vermont senator spent $50 million during...