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AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

Oct. 20, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two years after a tough loss in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders returned Saturday to the state where he said his progressive message is resonating more strongly than before. In an interview with The Associated Press following a rally attended by...

Kamala Harris: Midterms a fight for 'the best of who we are'

Oct. 20, 2018 1:52 AM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box. The California senator may have been referring to Nov. 6 elections, but...

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are'

Oct. 19, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Declaring this midterm election year an "inflection point" in American history, Kamala Harris came Friday to South Carolina to tell Democrats that the way out of Donald Trump's America is through the ballot box. The California senator may have been referring to Nov. 6 elections, but...

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

Oct. 19, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

Oct. 18, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Cory Booker had hundreds of Democratic activists nodding, applauding and eventually roaring — complete with a sermon-style call-and-response — as he entertained the Orangeburg County party barbecue to put the exclamation point on his first day in South Carolina as a...

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

Oct. 17, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. Hof, a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the...

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

Oct. 16, 2018 10:01 PM EDT

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday. Hof was...

Doing it his way: Warren emulates Trump as she taunts him

Oct. 16, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — She took the DNA test President Donald Trump urged, and he mocked her for it. Now Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a page from Trump's playbook, hitting back in personal terms and calling him "creepy" on Twitter. When it comes to challenging the man who redefined the rules of American...

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

Oct. 16, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to meet late night television host Jimmy Kimmel and superstar hip-hop producer DJ Khaled. Garcetti may not be the...

South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

Oct. 13, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There's no set date for the state's pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that's not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political operatives. The...