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Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats …


Sanders, liberals, out with bill to cancel student debt

Days before the first Democratic presidential debates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and House progressives rolled out legislation to cancel all student debt, going farther than a signature proposal by Sen. Elizabeth …


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

South Carolina’s ‘World Famous Fish Fry’ reels in 2020 Dems

It’s been part of South Carolina politics for nearly three decades, but House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry” is a little different this year, becoming a showpiece …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing …


Trump campaign raises $24.8M in less than 24 hours

President Donald Trump raised $24.8 million less than 24 hours after kicking off his reelection campaign, a figure that dwarfs what the top Democratic contenders took in over the course …


Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

President Donald Trump’s early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise …


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, leading mayor Pete Buttigieg to return home early from a presidential campaign trip to address the public and …


O’Rourke: White Americans don’t know full story of slavery

As he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year’s southern presidential primaries, Beto O’Rourke has taken a path somewhat less …


Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden

Some of the younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden , is too entrenched in the past.


Word coming about who’s in, who’s out for Democratic debates

The Democratic National Committee is set to announce that as many as 20 presidential candidates have qualified for the first debates later this month.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:38 a.m.

Ferguson discusses suing Trump administration, potential run for governor at town hall

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson shared his thoughts Wednesday on a career in public service, running for governor and suing the president of the United States.


Trump says he’d ‘want to hear’ foreign dirt on 2020 rivals

Trump says if a foreign power were offering dirt on his 2020 opponent, he’d be open to accepting it


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden are assailing each other during overlapping visits to Iowa on Tuesday, previewing what the country might get in next year’s election if Biden …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

McConnell: ‘We’d fill’ any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

Increasingly, Fox News is the star of the Democratic race. After years of playing the culture wars, the cable news network has become a key flash point in the 2020 …


Some Democrats see Fox as a helpful link to voters

In the gymnasium of Stevens High School, just before 7 p.m., Chris Wallace stepped onto the red-carpeted, Fox News-branded stage for his first-ever town hall. The host of “Fox News …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

NYC Mayor de Blasio announces candidacy, insults ‘Con Don’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for …


House GOP seeks women, fresh faces for 2020 challengers

Top Republicans are searching district-by-district for just the right candidates – women and political newcomers in many cases – to help them recapture the House, six months after a political …


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:15 p.m.

Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections

Microsoft announced an ambitious effort it says will make voting secure, verifiable and more transparent with open-source software. Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in …


National Urban League focusing on minority voting for 2020

Voter suppression and Russian interference are some of the greatest barriers to minority voting in 2020, the National Urban League said Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Gov. Inslee’s national climate plan calls for banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2030

The plan relies heavily on federal regulatory action to swiftly transition the U.S. away from fossil fuels in the transportation, electricity and building sectors. It calls for a phaseout of …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 12:36 p.m.

Democrats face setbacks in recruiting top Senate candidates

Senate Democrats are stinging from a trio of high-profile failures to recruit candidates who could help reclaim the majority, including Stacey Abrams’ announcement that she would pass up a U.S. …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race.


UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Donald Trump campaign eyes chances to vie for states lost in 2016

As President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it’s exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016, aiming to keep divided Democrats on the defensive.


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 12:07 a.m.

Inslee gets national audience for presidential campaign pitch on climate change

In nationally televised pitch to win support for his 2020 presidential run, Gov. Jay Inslee tells town hall audience Washington is a good “template” for the rest of the country


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:17 p.m.

Biden jokes about accusations, targets union voters

Former Vice President Joe Biden tries to use humor to defuse his recent controversy about crossing physical boundaries with women — but acknowledges he’ll have to change the way he …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee visits WSU to talk climate change, renewable energy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a 2020 presidential hopeful, says investing in the environment is critical now more than ever.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 10:04 a.m.

Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Timeline: Jay Inslee’s political career started in 1985

A partial time line of the key elements in Jay Inslee’s political career.


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Inslee’s in the 2020 White House race and he’s headed to Iowa

Jay Inslee makes it official: He’s running for president.