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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...

Biden camp prepping backers for extended fight beyond Iowa

By BILL BARROW | February 1, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three days before the Iowa caucuses begin the 2020 nominating process, Joe Biden’s campaign manager downplayed the significance of Iowa and New Hampshire and prepped supporters for an extended primary season.“The vice president...

Bloomberg could qualify for debates under new party rules

By BILL BARROW and STEVE PEOPLES | January 31, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising qualifications for the party’s Feb. 19 debate before the Nevada caucuses, opening the possibility that billionaire Michael Bloomberg could make his first...

The delegate game: Math, timing and how to win a nomination

By SETH BORENSTEIN | January 31, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winning a party’s presidential nomination is like the children’s board game Chutes and Ladders spiced up with momentum, math and money.In the delegate game, it costs millions to win a nomination and the stakes are huge, but the...

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...

Upcoming events: week of Aug. 26

Upcoming events: week of Aug. 26

By Northern Star Staff | August 26, 2019

TuesdayUniversity Honors Program Welcome Back BBQ: Honors students and staff are invited to attend a catered barbecue to meet new honors students and catch up with returning students. The barbecue is from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Campus Life Building, Room...

Super Tuesday holds surprises for Santorum

By Joe Palmer | March 6, 2012

Santorum fights back and Romney widens the gap after Super Tuesday’s primaries. Nine states held Republican primary elections Tuesday, with seven states hosting primary votes, and two holding caucus votes. 410 total delegates for the Republican National...