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2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help

Steve Sovern had low expectations for a recent event he hosted to support Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. Iowans are legendary for expecting to meet White House hopefuls in person – …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Faith, politics mix on holiday

Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over his contested legacy against the backdrop of a presidential election year.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Facing Senate trial crunch, Dems blitzing Iowa, early states

The Senate impeachment trial schedule means this may well be the last full weekend of campaigning in Iowa for some Democratic candidates.


Trump’s black voter outreach looks in part to the pews

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is reaching out to black voters through one of their community’s most important institutions – black churches


AP sources: FBI to keep states in loop on election breaches

The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials told The Associated Press.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker endorses Joe Biden

Billionaire businesswoman Penny Pritzker, a major Democratic fundraiser and former commerce secretary under President Barack Obama, has endorsed Joe Biden for president.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Warren, Sanders spar over her claim he said woman can’t win

Elizabeth Warren is standing behind her charge that Bernie Sanders said a woman could not defeat Donald Trump


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold

A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the …


2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state’s bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state’s voter …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020

Sen. Cory Booker exits the Democratic presidential primary, making the field less diverse

Cory Booker, the New Jersey senator who pitched himself as a candidate of hope and optimism, is suspending his presidential campaign, he said Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections – not just for the presidency, but for thousands of lower-profile elections for state House and …


Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson ends 2020 White House bid

Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson, the spiritual guru and bestselling author, ended her campaign on Friday, weeks before voting begins, saying she did not want to make it tougher for …


Trump heading to Ohio for 1st campaign rally of 2020

President Donald Trump heads into his first campaign rally of the election year flush with cash, chafing at impeachment and hoping to capitalize on his order to take out Iran’s …


Warren, Klobuchar, Booker recent fundraising lags top rivals

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker says he raised $6.6 million for his Democratic presidential campaign in the final three months of last year


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Methodists propose split in gay marriage, clergy impasse

A group of United Methodist Church leaders from around the world and across ideological divides is proposing an amicable separation


Video edited to suggest Biden made racist remark

A video clip that shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden saying, “Our culture is not imported from some African nation or some Asian nation,” is being taken out of context …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Sanders and Trump surge, Biden rebounds in fundraising race

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign says it raised $22.7 million in the final quarter of 2019


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Conservatives seek immediate purge of 200,000 voters in Wisconsin

A conservative law firm on Thursday asked a judge to find the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt and impose $12,000 a day in fines until it immediately purges more than …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 2, 2020

Democrat Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

The only Latino candidate in the 2020 Democratic presidential race is ending his bid


Pete Buttigieg raises $24.7 million during 4th quarter

Pete Buttigieg’s campaign says he raised more than $24.7 million in the last three months and now has a campaign staff of 500 people nationwide


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

As more women run for office, child care remains a hurdle

Women are expected to run for office in high numbers in 2020, but many of them face financial hurdles paying for child care while they campaign


Biden leaves it unclear if he would honor Senate subpoena

Joe Biden is seeking to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, he will defy the order.


States are on front lines of 2020 election-security efforts

Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with …


Weeks from Iowa vote, Klobuchar steps up hits on Buttigieg

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has argued for weeks that Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of a small Indiana city, doesn’t have enough experience to be a serious contender for the Democratic …


Buttigieg-Warren clash on campaign trail spills into debate

The long-festering feud between Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg has erupted in a high-stakes debate that’s testing the strength of the Democratic Party’s shrinking pool of presidential candidates


Wisconsin Democrats vow to register voters who may be purged

Democrats in the key swing state of Wisconsin vowed Monday to double down on efforts to ensure that any voters whose registrations are nullified by a judge’s recent ruling will …


Trump threatens to bypass Commission on Presidential Debates

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump made clear Monday that he intends to participate in at least three general election debates, but he is threatening to sidestep the nonprofit group …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

‘We’re going to be everywhere’: Inside Bloomberg’s 2020 plan

For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate.


Bloomberg gun plan: Permits, assault weapon ban, age limits

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all …