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O'Rourke raises just $3.6M, a big drop from last quarter

Jul. 16, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a glowing...

The Latest: O'Rourke's fundraising plunges in 2nd quarter

Jul. 15, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on second quarter fundraising totals (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Beto O'Rourke raised just $3.6 million for his presidential campaign in the second quarter, a dramatic drop in fundraising that underscores his campaign's struggle to gain traction. The former Texas congressman...

Booker's Iowa senior adviser leaves, citing personal reasons

Jul. 15, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cory Booker's Iowa senior adviser is departing his 2020 presidential campaign, leaving the New Jersey senator without one of his top staffers in a key early voting state. Iowa senior adviser Joe O'Hern confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that he had stepped down from the...

Reaction to Trump telling liberal lawmakers to leave US

Jul. 15, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a group of non-white Democratic congresswomen in tweets and said they should leave the U.S. and go back to the countries "from which they came." The four women are American citizens and all but one was born in the U.S. A sampling of reaction to Trump's tweets: __ "Mr....

2020 Democrats paint contrast with Trump on immigration

Jul. 12, 2019 6:26 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates promised major changes to U.S. immigration law, contrasting their ideas to the hardline policies of President Donald Trump during a forum with Latino political activists in Milwaukee. The White House hopefuls gathered Thursday as Trump's detention...

A matter of faith: Democrats embrace religion in campaign

Jul. 7, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When 10 Democratic presidential candidates were pressed on immigration policy during their recent debate, Pete Buttigieg took his answer in an unexpected direction: He turned the question into a matter of faith. Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, accused Republicans who claim to...

The Latest: Booker visits Mexico to see asylum seekers

Jul. 4, 2019 6:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the treatment of migrants detained after crossing the southern border (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Cory Booker has crossed back over the southern border after traveling to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to meet with migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States. Booker is...

Dem debates fuel race for support from Black Caucus members

Jul. 3, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris called twice. In her first conversation with Rep. Bobby Rush, a veteran member of the Congressional Black Caucus, Harris was explicit about what she wanted: his endorsement in the Democratic presidential primary. Rush demurred, not yet ready to pick a side in the most...

Show of hands on immigrant health care belies a thorny issue

Jul. 3, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one unanimous show of hands, Democratic presidential candidates moved the idea of full health insurance for people who are not legally in the United States into the political mainstream. That debate night moment last week symbolized the party's move to the left heading into a primary...

Harris picks up new endorsement among divided black caucus

Jul. 3, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris picked up another endorsement Wednesday from a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, where she is competing for support with former Vice President Joe Biden. Connecticut Democrat Jahana Hayes posted an op-ed in Essence on Wednesday ahead of the magazine's...