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Breakouts, burns and zingers: What to watch in the debates

Jun. 26, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty seconds for answers, a television audience of millions and, for some candidates, a first chance to introduce themselves to voters. The back-to-back Democratic presidential debates beginning Wednesday are exercises in competitive sound bites featuring 20 candidates hoping to oust...

Borrello wins Republican primary race for state Senate

Jun. 26, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello has defeated longtime Allegany County legislator Curtis Crandall in a Republican primary election for a vacant seat in New York's Senate. The Republican primary winner is heavily favored to win the general election in November, due to the...

2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

Jun. 26, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, will converge on the debate stage on Wednesday on the first night of Democratic debates to offer their pitches to voters and attempt a breakout moment for their campaigns. For many of the White House hopefuls, it will be the...

The Latest: Caban claims victory in Queens DA race

Jun. 25, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney in New York (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Public defender Tiffany Caban claimed victory in the extremely close Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney. Appearing before a raucous crowd of supporters on Tuesday night,...

2020 hopeful Elizabeth Warren pushes election security plan

Jun. 25, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday pitched a sweeping overhaul of the nation's systems for securing its elections, including the creation of a "uniform federal ballot" and the replacement of the independent commission that currently helps administer the vote....

Trump endorses North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis

Jun. 25, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted his "Full and Total...

Correction: Election 2020-Student Debt story

Jun. 25, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story June 24 about legislative proposals to cancel all student debt, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders' College For All Act would cost $2.2 billion. It would cost $2.2 trillion. A corrected version of the story is below: Sanders, liberals, out with...

Assembly eyes open primaries, end to straight ticket voting

Jun. 25, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday worked toward passage of a range of election law changes, including letting unaffiliated voters participate in primaries, providing easier absentee ballot deadlines and ending the longstanding practice of straight ticket voting. Both chambers of the...

Can 2020 Dems do more than just decry Trump on immigration?

Jun. 25, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration. Most of the proposals that the contenders have advanced combine long-held Democratic priorities — such as...

Trump tweets "Complete and Total Endorsement!" of McSally

Jun. 25, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump is formally backing Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally in one of the most hotly contested Senate races of the 2020 election. Trump said on Twitter Tuesday that McSally has his "Complete and Total Endorsement!" He says the former fighter pilot has done an...