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

Dec. 6, 2019 12:16 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — 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. The New York billionaire unveiled his signature plan to end gun violence this week at an invitation-only event in suburban...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

Dec. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New...

North Carolina parties offer 30-plus presidential candidates

Dec. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's official political parties want more than 30 presidential candidates on the March primary ballots. The five qualifying parties had until Wednesday to submit to the State Board of Elections their lists of candidates for the presidential preference primary. State law...

Pittsburgh forum on education to host Democratic candidates

Dec. 4, 2019 10:11 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — At least six Democratic primary candidates for president are expected to participate in a forum in Pittsburgh later this month to answer questions about their plans for public schools. Organizers of the Public Education Forum 2020 on Dec. 14 include labor unions, the NAACP and...

Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

Dec. 3, 2019 6:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days...

Trump among 4 Republicans who file to run for president

Dec. 3, 2019 6:31 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Three more Democrats and four more Republicans, including President Donald Trump, filed statements of candidacy Tuesday, the second of the state’s three-day filing period for the 2020 Oklahoma primaries. Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt, a...

16 Democrats, 3 Republicans qualify for presidential primary

Dec. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Republican and 16 Democratic candidates have been certified to appear on the Super Tuesday presidential primary ballot in Tennessee, state election officials say. Secretary of State Tre Hargett unveiled the list of qualified candidates on Tuesday ahead of the March...

Democrats aim to catch up to Trump’s 2020 cash advantage

Dec. 2, 2019 8:07 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are narrowing President Donald Trump’s early spending advantage, with two billionaire White House hopefuls joining established party groups to target the president in key battleground states that are likely to determine the outcome of next year’s election....

Democrats submit 18 would-be presidents for March 17 primary

Nov. 29, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats in Florida have submitted 18 candidates for the March 17 presidential primary. The crowded field submitted to state elections officials ahead of Saturday’s deadline includes the most recent entries — former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former...

Takeaways from the 5th Democratic 2020 presidential debate

Nov. 21, 2019 10:48 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats spent more time making the case for their ability to beat President Donald Trump than trying to defeat each other in their fifth debate. Civil in tone, mostly cautious in approach, the forum on Wednesday did little to reorder the field and may have given encouragement to two new...