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Gillibrand: Female senators unfairly blamed for Franken exit

Jul. 23, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand said Monday that she doesn't regret calling for Al Franken's resignation from the Senate and that female senators are being blamed for it in a way their male colleagues are not. In an interview with The New Yorker magazine published...

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair. So he created his own

Jul. 23, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview. Instead, he made an appearance on "The 99," his Democratic presidential campaign's in-house livestreamed show, a controlled, decidedly...

Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Jul. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House. As vice president under Barack Obama, Biden "was just a great friend of Detroit," Duggan told The Associated Press on Monday. "He visited...

O'Rourke announces 1st campaign hires in early voting Nevada

Jul. 22, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke is announcing his first campaign staff hires in the early voting state of Nevada. The five staffers announced Monday by the former Texas congressman come months after other candidates in the packed Democratic presidential field announced...

Democrats, Republicans for Mississippi secretary of state

Jul. 22, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates apiece are running for the Republican and Democratic nominations for Mississippi secretary of state. The winners of the Aug. 6 primaries will advance to the Nov. 5 general election to face each other: DEMOCRATS — Johnny DuPree, 65, of Hattiesburg. Political...

Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in Colorado

Jul. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is in Colorado to campaign for his and President Donald Trump's re-election, as well as for Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Pence arrived at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland Monday. He was scheduled to appear at a luncheon for Gardner in Aurora....

Senate candidate reads Mueller report aloud from kitchen

Jul. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic contender for U.S. Senate in New Mexico staged a live-broadcast reading on social media Monday of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, highlighting her support for immediate impeachment proceedings against President Trump....

In key Senate races, Democrats buck leftward tilt on issues

Jul. 22, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House seat last...

Kamala Harris proposes bill to invest in safe drinking water

Jul. 22, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris is introducing legislation designed to ensure all Americans, particularly those in at-risk communities, have access to safe, affordable drinking water, the latest response to burgeoning water crises across the country. The California Democrat and presidential...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...