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2020 hopefuls eye Super Tuesday even as 2 other states loom

By WILL WEISSERT | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada votes next and then South Carolina. But top Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination are already looking ahead to the biggest prize on the primary calendar: Super Tuesday, the slate of contests when more than...

Democrats seek path through diverse states after Iowa and NH

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, JULIE PACE, and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates plotted their paths Wednesday into state primaries now expanding to include voters of color, while the party's establishment braced for a long and increasingly uncertain nomination fight ahead.Sen....

After New Hampshire surge, Klobuchar turns to Nevada, beyond

By SARA BURNETT, HOLLY RAMER, and MICHAEL CASEY | February 12, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It took a year of campaigning, countless stump speeches and an especially strong night on the debate stage for little-known Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar to break into the top tier of the 2020 campaign in New Hampshire.Now...

The Latest: Bloomberg says he’s prepared to take on Trump

February 12, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential primary campaign (all times local):8:50 p.m.Michael Bloomberg says none of the other candidates in the Democratic primary field had answers when asked in last week’s debate why they’re better...

Inside Michael Bloomberg’s big play for black voters

By SARA BURNETT | February 12, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A meeting with nearly 80 black pastors in Detroit. A speech before a black Democratic organization in Montgomery. A rally at a historically black university. A tour of Martin Luther King Jr.'s church. An early voting kickoff...

Joe Biden looks to South Carolina to resurrect his campaign

By BILL BARROW | February 12, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden brought his wounded presidential campaign to South Carolina on Tuesday, staking his hopes for a comeback on the loyalty of black voters in the state after a dismal finish in the New Hampshire primary magnified his disappointing...

A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

By HUNTER WOODALL and NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 12, 2020

New Hampshire Democrats gave Bernie Sanders a win, but also a warning.Sanders' durability, based both on his 2016 campaign and the first two contests this year, cannot be questioned. What remains unanswered is how moderates will now come at him and whether...

What to watch in New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday night

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | February 11, 2020

The Democratic presidential race is deeply unsettled heading into the New Hampshire primary. It may be up to the state to put some structure around the chaotic contest, with Iowa being unable to declare a clear winner.What to watch Tuesday night as the...

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

By WILL WEISSERT, KATHLEEN RONAYNE, and BILL BARROW | February 10, 2020

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...

Biden faces competition for black vote in his SC ‘firewall’

By MEG KINNARD | February 9, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he's repeatedly described as a “firewall" in his bid for the Democratic presidential...

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...

Messy Iowa caucuses leave cash-poor candidates scrambling

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and WILL WEISSERT | February 6, 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...