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Split GOP tries to unite in Louisiana governor's race runoff

Oct. 13, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republican leaders working to oust the Deep South's only Democratic governor were trying Sunday to put their intraparty backbiting behind them ahead of Louisiana's November runoff election, needing a united focus if they want to keep John Bel Edwards from a second term. National and...

Sanders never considered leaving race after heart attack

Oct. 10, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said Thursday that he never considered dropping out of the presidential race after suffering a heart attack last week and characterized his recovery as "so far, so very good" despite acknowledging that the incident left his heart "with some damage." In an interview with CNN...

Sri Lanka governing party candidate stresses security

Oct. 10, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The presidential candidate of Sri Lanka's governing party said Thursday he will put a former army chief in charge of national security if he wins, an apparent move to counter front-runner Gotabaya Rajapaksa, whose campaign centers on security following last Easter's deadly...

Sanders: I misspoke when I mentioned slowing campaign pace

Oct. 9, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Wednesday that he "misspoke" when he told reporters he may slow his frenetic campaigning pace after a recent heart attack. The Vermont senator backtracked in an interview with NBC News just a day after indicating that health...

Virginia legislative elections provide warmup for 2020

Oct. 9, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox is a low-key retired school teacher who hasn't faced serious competition since the first President Bush was in office. Now he's a top target of Democrats —both in and out of state— looking to capitalize on voter antipathy toward the current...

Recuperating Sanders says he may slow down campaigning pace

Oct. 9, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Bernie Sanders began reintroducing himself to the 2020 campaign on Tuesday, venturing outside his Vermont home to say that he doesn't plan on leaving the presidential race following last week's heart attack — but that he may slow down a frenetic pace that might have...

Sanders releases campaign finance plan while recuperating

Oct. 7, 2019 6:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is unveiling a major campaign finance plan, continuing his 2020 presidential bid even as he's at home recuperating from a heart attack. The Vermont senator said Monday that as president he'd enact mandatory public financing laws for all federal elections and ban corporate...

Campaign: Sanders had heart attack, released from hospital

Oct. 4, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had a heart attack, his campaign confirmed Friday as the Vermont senator was released from a Nevada hospital. The 78-year-old was at a campaign event Tuesday when he experienced chest discomfort and was taken to a hospital where he was...

The Latest: Sanders releases video saying he's 'much better'

Oct. 4, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Bernie Sanders says he's feeling "much better" after having a heart attack and being released from a hospital. Sanders posted a video on Twitter Friday where he's smiling and standing with his wife in a Las...

Biden: New Trump campaign attack ad proves he's 'terrified'

Sep. 27, 2019 8:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign says President Donald Trump's misleading new television ad is proof that Trump is "in a panic" and knows Biden "would beat him like a drum." Biden's 2020 campaign issued a statement Friday responding to news that Trump is spending $8...