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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.


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

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 …


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.


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

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.


UPDATED: Fri., March 20, 2020

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.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

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 …


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. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

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.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

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.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

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

Bernie Sanders is acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic presidential race


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

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


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

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.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan primary, deals major blow to Sanders

Joe Biden has won Michigan’s Democratic primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago.


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Lawmakers briefed on Russian attempts to sow discord in U.S.

Members of the House and Senate are receiving classified briefings Tuesday on election security, the first since intelligence officials warned lawmakers of new Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Candidates didn’t flock to Washington for presidential primary

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 …


Questions, answers about Tuesday’s presidential primary ballot

Presidential primary voters have three days left to mark and return ballots.


Vicky Dalton and Kim Wyman: What you need to know about Washington’s March 10 presidential primary

We respect that some voters don’t want to affiliate with either of these political parties and will choose not to participate in this political party decision. We just want you …


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Inside the 3 days that remade the Democratic primary race

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

A promising 2020 presidential campaign for women falls short

This year’s presidential campaign looked very promising for women candidates


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

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


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Warren ends presidential campaign, centering race on 2 men

Elizabeth Warren has ended her once-promising presidential campaign after failing to finish higher than third place in any of the 18 states that have weighed in on the Democratic contest


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Biden’s victories unleash something he’s never had: Money

Strapped for cash and badly outspent by his rivals, Joe Biden barely had enough money to air television ads in critical Super Tuesday battlegrounds. He won’t have that problem again.


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden’s super Tuesday

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 …


UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Klobuchar is ending her presidential bid, will endorse Biden

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president’s White House …


Biden fights for momentum in Democrats’ shifting primary

An emboldened Joe Biden is casting himself as the clear moderate alternative to polarizing progressive Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ shrinking presidential field races toward Super Tuesday.


Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as S. Carolina looms

The South Carolina primary is just two days away, but the race is quickly going national as candidates pivot to the 14 states that vote on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 22, 2020

Nevada finish doesn’t dampen Elizabeth Warren rally in Seattle

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, seemingly unfazed by a fourth-place finish in the Nevada caucuses earlier in the day, electrified a crowd packed into two buildings at Seattle Center, promising to …


Bright lights, big stakes for Democrats in Nevada

Nevada Democrats are preparing to weigh in on their party’s presidential nomination fight