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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, House Majority Whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., background, listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, speaks at an event where Clyburn endorsed him in North Charleston, S.C. Political endorsements aren’t generally thought of as carrying much heft, used by candidates and endorsers alike for a momentary media bounce, then becoming names added to a growing list. But Clyburn’s backing of Biden could be the endorsement that not only boosted voters to give the former vice president his first-ever primary win in South Carolina but also helped pave the way to his presidential nomination by way of a consolidation of moderate Democrats who, one by one, have since shuttered their campaigns to support him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Clyburn's kingmaker moment changes landscape of 2020 race

Mar. 7, 2020 9:30 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At a funeral service last month, Jannie Jones locked eyes with Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn across the church sanctuary and crooked a finger, beckoning him to come over to the pew where she sat. She had a question, but she didn’t want to ask it out loud. The House majority whip...

Supporters hold a sign before a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Biden's victories unleash something he's never had: Money

Mar. 5, 2020 9:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Strapped for cash and badly outspent by his rivals, Joe Biden barely had enough money to air television ads in critical Super Tuesday battlegrounds. He won't have that problem again. Support for Biden from the Democratic establishment abruptly materialized Wednesday as influential...

Editorial Roundup: US

Mar. 4, 2020 4:58 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 4 The Washington Examiner on President Donald Trump's peace deal with Afghanistan: Many will welcome the United States-Taliban peace deal signed last weekend in Qatar. They see a war that has lasted nearly 19 years, taken the lives of...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a primary election night rally, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Eastern Market in Detroit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Warren reevaluates, Bloomberg drops out after Super Tuesday

Mar. 4, 2020 2:59 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy Wednesday as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight lurched forward after a consequential Super Tuesday. Bloomberg...

Voters wait on line at a polling station at the University of Southern California on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Some California voters are waiting in long lines because of technical glitches connecting to the statewide voter database or too many users trying to cast ballots at once. The secretary of state's office said election workers in 15 counties could not connect to the statewide voter registration database on Super Tuesday but that the issues have been resolved. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

Long lines in Los Angeles County prompt Sanders complaint

Mar. 4, 2020 2:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Technical issues plagued voting sites throughout California on Tuesday, including in the nation's most populous county, where long lines and an overloaded new voting system prompted a legal complaint from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Los Angeles County rolled out a...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives at a primary night election rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders wins California, Super Tuesday's biggest prize

Mar. 4, 2020 1:38 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bernie Sanders won Super Tuesday's biggest prize, taking California on a night he sought to blunt the momentum of a suddenly surging Joe Biden in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. California was only one of 14 states that voted Tuesday, but its more than 400 delegates...

Bloomberg fans gather at Minglewood Hall as Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg delivers his stump speech during a campaign stop in Memphis, Tenn. on Feb. 28, 2020. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Tennessee

Mar. 3, 2020 10:24 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Tennessee, a state that woke up on Super Tuesday to mass tornado damage across Nashville and other parts of the state. The overnight tornadoes resulted in at least 24 dead and shredded more than 140...

Bloomberg fans gather at Minglewood Hall as Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg delivers his stump speech during a campaign stop in Memphis, Tenn. on Feb. 28, 2020. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

Primary in tornado-battered Tennessee goes to Joe Biden

Mar. 3, 2020 9:34 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has won Tennessee's Democratic presidential primary. The state has 64 delegates at stake. Deadly overnight tornadoes delayed the start of Super Tuesday presidential primary voting in Nashville and another Tennessee county, spurring elections officials...

Democratic presidential primary candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, center left, participates in an event at the Chicken Scratch restaurant the night before Super Tuesday primary voting, on Monday night March 2, 2020 in Dallas. Former Democratic presidential primary candidate Pete Buttigieg, right, was there to endorse Biden after he stopped his campaign Sunday. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Here's what happens to the votes for candidates who drop out

Mar. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The abrupt departures of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar from the Democratic presidential race on the eve of Super Tuesday primaries could be frustrating for the millions of people who have already voted in those 14 states and might have cast ballots for them. As voters stream to...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally Monday, March 2, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Black voters seek to flex political power on Super Tuesday

Mar. 3, 2020 10:34 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Martha Whiting-Goddard believes there’s power in voting — she’s seen it firsthand. Her great-grandfather, the Rev. John Henry “Jack” Yates, was one of a handful of freed slaves who founded Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in 1866, Houston’s oldest...