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VP talk could intensify with Harris-DNC fundraising deal

California Sen. Kamala Harris has made an unusual fundraising move that is sure to fuel speculation about her prospects to be Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket.


Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, ended his presidential bid on Wednesday, an acknowledgment that the former vice president is too far ahead for him to have any reasonable hope of catching up.


Wisconsin voters wait for hours, others stay home amid virus

Hundreds of voters in Wisconsin are waiting in line to cast ballots at polling places for the state’s presidential primary election


Wisconsin governor delays election, prompts court challenge

Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic.


Federal judge signals he won’t postpone Wisconsin election

A federal judge is signaling he won’t postpone or make any major changes to Wisconsin’s spring election to alleviate concerns about voters and poll workers contracting the coronavirus.


Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governor

President Donald Trump’s allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation’s most important swing states.


Presidential primary ballots painted Washington deep blue

Analysis of the presidential primary ballots shows Democrats ahead in totals, among men and women, and among young and senior voters.


Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is threatening legal action against local TV stations in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if they don’t pull a Democratic anti-Trump commercial the campaign says is false


Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Biden calls for ‘meticulous oversight’ of virus aid package

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday that the congressional aid package addressing the coronavirus outbreak “goes a long way,” but he said it requires “meticulous oversight” and isn’t all-encompassing.


Bloomberg to give $18M to DNC; state parties to get offices

Mike Bloomberg is transferring $18 million from his presidential campaign to the Democratic National Committee in the largest single such transfer ever.


Joe Biden, nominee-in-waiting, with a long wait

Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting


Sanders suspends all campaign Facebook ads amid rumors he’s dropping out of Democratic race

Bernie Sanders suspended all of his Facebook campaign ads Wednesday on the heels of another stinging primary setback, sparking rumors that he’s about to drop out of the race.


Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic presidential race upended by the coronavirus.


Biden holds big lead in new poll

A new poll of Democratic primary voters conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows a significant consolidation of support behind former vice president Joe Biden, emphasizing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failure to broaden his support the way Biden has over the past few weeks. Among those Democrats who have voted or plan to vote, 61% say Biden is their preferred nominee as opposed to 32% who prefer Sanders, I-Vt. In a poll conducted in mid-February, 15% of voters identified Biden as their preferred choice.


Biden likely to take majority of Washington delegates after more votes counted

Bernie Sanders took a 400-plus vote lead after ballots were counted Wednesday, but Biden leapfrogged the Vermont senator Thursday.


Idaho voting participation is up 350% after party switches to primary

Idaho Democrats saw a 351% increase in voter participation statewide in the presidential primary Tuesday, as the party switched from doing a caucus to a primary.


Sanders isn’t dropping out, but where does he go from here?

Bernie Sanders is acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic presidential race


Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

Joe Biden won the Idaho Primary Tuesday night, continuing his Super Tuesday surge.


Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden nearly tied in Washington presidential primary after first ballots counted Tuesday

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders appeared locked in a dead heat for Washington’s delegates after early returns Tuesday.


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