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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Bloomberg to go face to face against rivals after ad blitz

For Mike Bloomberg, the one-way conversation with Democratic voters is about to end.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at Sanders’ aggressive loyalists

With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn’t contesting the state.


Sue Lani Madsen: Washington’s earlier primary gives voters a chance to make a difference

Washington voters are no longer afterthoughts in the presidential primary season. Along with the other Little Tuesday states of Idaho, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi that also will vote …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 14, 2020

Go West: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

As the Democratic presidential race hurtles toward Nevada, candidates in the still-crowded field are jumping in to their first test in a racially diverse, largely urban state with solid union …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

Bernie Sanders schedules campaign stop Monday in Tacoma

The Vermont senator and presidential frontrunner will appear with Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the congresswoman from Seattle who has endorsed Sanders and is helping to form health policy for the campaign. …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Deval Patrick, last black candidate in 2020 race, drops out

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, the last remaining African American candidate in a Democratic presidential field once defined by its diversity, ended his 2020 campaign Wednesday after his late bid …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Sanders edges Buttigieg in N.H., giving Dems 2 front-runners

Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Yang, who created buzz with freedom dividend, ends 2020 bid

Democrat Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur who created buzz for his presidential campaign by championing a universal basic income that would give every American adult $1,000 per month, suspended his 2020 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Sanders edges Buttigieg in New Hampshire, cements Dem top 2

The first polls have closed in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary election.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Bloomberg embraces ‘stop and frisk’ in resurfaced 2015 audio

Michael Bloomberg is under fire for resurfaced comments in which the Democratic presidential candidate he says the way to bring down murder rates is to “put a lot of cops“ …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

How crucial is New Hampshire win? It depends on whom you ask

In the waning hours before New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary voting begins, Democratic presidential candidates took varied approaches to the expectations game Monday as they look to advance deeper into what …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Buttigieg, Sanders campaigns request Iowa caucus recanvass

Bernie Sanders’ and Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaigns filed requests Monday for a partial recanvass of the results of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

Revolution or realism? NH tests Democrats’ call for change

New Hampshire voters are poised Tuesday to re-order the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But as important, they will also send a message about what kind of change they want …


Trump’s ex-Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg for president

The former Navy secretary who was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump said Friday he is endorsing Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Former congressman Joe Walsh ends 2020 GOP bid against Trump

Former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh ended his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on Friday, abandoning an effort that faced long odds and financial struggles from the start.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks

With urgency rising in their nomination fight, Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a Friday night debate in New Hampshire


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Pete Buttigieg surges into New Hampshire, hoping to ride a wave of new support

The results out of Monday’s Iowa caucuses remain murky and marred by reporting blunders, but one thing is clear: Buttigieg has rolled into New Hampshire on an upswing few would …


Biden hits Sanders, Buttigieg as he seeks rebound from Iowa

With questions swirling about the long-term viability of his campaign, Joe Biden sharply criticized two of his top rivals on Wednesday, suggesting Sen. Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, was unelectable, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020

Elections experts in Washington: Fiasco in Iowa highlights flaws in presidential nomination process

Democrats in Washington and Idaho switched to primaries this year to select their delegates that will decide the nominee for president. That prevents the type of technology-fueled fiasco that occurred …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Bloomberg doubles ad spending after chaos of Iowa caucuses

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is doubling the already massive amount of money he will spend on advertising, an effort to lift his Democratic presidential bid and capitalize on the chaotic outcome …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 4, 2020

Buttigieg, Sanders lead as Iowa releases partial results

The Iowa Democratic Party has released partial results of its kickoff presidential caucus after a long day of delay.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020

Dems kick off Iowa caucuses amid worry over beating Trump

A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 2, 2020

The race for nominating presidential candidates kicks off in Iowa this week. Here’s how Washington will participate.

Organizers for top-polling contenders Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg are organizing ahead of the ballot, which will arrive in mailboxes after Feb. 19.


Few presidential candidates have Idaho primary plans, but party leaders expect record participation

As Idaho’s primary inches closer, the state’s voters will have to choose a party and one of more than a dozen candidates who will be on the state’s presidential primary …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Delaney, longest-running Democratic candidate, ends 2020 bid

John Delaney, the longest-running Democratic candidate in the 2020 presidential race, is ending his campaign after pouring millions of his own money into an effort that failed to resonate with …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Wary of irking China, Trump offers rosy take on virus threat

President Donald Trump had plenty to talk about during his latest big campaign rally, regaling a friendly crowd in New Jersey with his thoughts about impeachment, the economy, the border …


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.


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.