Latest U.S. Democratic Party News

At rally, Warren decries Trump as 'corruption in the flesh'

Sep. 16, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts. "Corruption...

The Latest: Trump arrives in New Mexico for rally

Sep. 16, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to New Mexico (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in New Mexico and is on his way to a rally in a suburb of Albuquerque. Thousands of people were gathered at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, awaiting...

Classic campaign event draws Democrats to South Carolina

Sep. 16, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — Four Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina on Monday for what organizers call the oldest traditional campaign speech event in the country, taking an opportunity to continue to make their cases ahead of the first Southern vote of 2020. On Monday, Joe...

Letter: 150,000-plus voters placed on 'inactive list'

Sep. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More than 150,000 registered Kentucky voters were improperly placed on an "inactive list" that could jeopardize their right to vote in November, the state Democratic Party said Monday. In a letter to the State Board of Elections, Democratic chairman Ben Self demanded that the board...

Morrissey talks policy, says 'no scores to settle' in Senate

Sep. 16, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Joe Morrissey staged a primary challenge against Sen. Rosalyn Dance, he also faced off against the state's top Democratic leadership -- Gov. Ralph Northam, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and former Gov. Terry McAuliffe -- who supported the incumbent. Morrissey has been disbarred twice,...

Trump's rally in New Mexico is a bid for an upset next year

Sep. 16, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on economy; Dems' selective facts

Sep. 16, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant , shattering all economic records for...

No millennial bump for Buttigieg, but hints of broad appeal

Sep. 15, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample base of support, even among his fellow millennials, is a...

Gun control must include background checks, Dems tell Trump

Sep. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — or else risk no legislation at all. In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...