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Candidates didn’t flock to Washington for presidential primary

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

When the Legislature last year moved Washington’s presidential primary to early March to give its voters more say in the selection of the parties’ nominees, some supporters predicted that would generate an influx of candidates coming to the state to campaign. That didn’t really happen.

Inside the 3 days that remade the Democratic primary race

UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

At Mike Bloomberg’s midtown Manhattan campaign headquarters, a team of pollsters and analysts churned out multiple tranches of data each day on the state of the Democratic race. The sophisticated data operation was supposed to be the candidate’s not-so-secret weapon, giving Bloomberg an almost real-time look at voters’ preferences in key states and allowing the campaign to rapidly move around its vast resources. But after Joe Biden’s commanding victory in the South Carolina primary, the numbers moved too fast for Bloomberg’s money to catch up.

Trump defends his rhetoric in 1st TV town hall of 2020

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

President Donald Trump defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions from the public in his first TV town hall of the 2020 election cycle

Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden’s super Tuesday

UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

His front-runner status slipping, Bernie Sanders refocused his Democratic presidential campaign on surging rival Joe Biden on Wednesday as the Vermont senator’s allies grappled with the fallout from a Super Tuesday stumble that raised internal concerns about the direction of his White House bid.