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Biden eyes defeated candidates for key administration roles

In politics, there can sometimes be an upside to losing. President-elect Joe Biden is eyeing several Democrats who lost congressional reelection races last month for key positions in his administration. They include outgoing Reps. Abby Finkenauer of Iowa and Donna Shalala of Florida and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama.

Biden nabs Klobuchar, Buttigieg backing on Super Tuesday eve

Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party’s moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just hours before voting began across a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday states.

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib is endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president and will serve as a Western co-chair for the campaign SEATTLE (AP) – Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib announced Thursday that he’s endorsing Pete Buttigieg for president and will serve as a Western co-chair for the campaign.

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 have predicted when the 38-year-old, openly gay mayor of the midsized town of South Bend, Ind., entered the presidential race a year ago.

DNC calls for a ‘recanvass’ of Iowa results after delays

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee is calling for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses. New results show former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Sen. Bernie Sanders by two state delegate equivalents out of 2,152 counted.

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, while 38-year-old Pete Buttigieg was inexperienced and a risky choice.

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 nomination for president. As she heads into a 27-county tour of Iowa, the lead-off caucus state, she’s brought those frustrations fully into public view.

Buttigieg looks to prove his staying power in Atlanta debate

Four Democrats jumbled at the top of the party’s presidential primary are looking to begin separating themselves in Wednesday’s final debate before Thanksgiving begins sapping voters’ attention – and that may mean sharpest criticism for the one with the most-recent rise, Pete Buttigieg.

Sanders raises $25M in 3rd-quarter 2020 cash, Buttigieg $19M

Bernie Sanders reported Tuesday that he raised $25.3 million over the last three months, the largest quarterly sum a Democratic White House hopeful has posted this year and an amount that ensures he will be an enduring presence in the primary.

Sanders, Warren clash with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

Liberal firebrands Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are slapping back against moderate rivals who ridiculed “Medicare for All” during a Democratic presidential debate in which lesser-known pragmatists are warning against “wish-list economics.”