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Alabama Democratic Sen. Jones in a bind on impeachment

Oct. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

HANCEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones walked into a recent town hall and declared he was ready for whatever his constituents wanted to throw at him. But first, he wanted to address the biggest news from Washington: The House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. "I'm not making a judgment...

Biden on racism: White people 'can never fully understand'

Sep. 16, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Visiting a black church bombed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden framed current racial tensions as part of an enduring struggle that is older than the nation. "In a centuries long campaign of violence, fear, trauma, brought...

Worley: DNC chair trying to 'beat Alabama into submission'

Sep. 10, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The chair of Alabama's Democratic Party accused the party's national chairman on Tuesday of trying to beat "Alabama into submission" by portraying the state party as in a shambles, just the latest twist in an ongoing dispute between state and national party officials. In a written...

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, launched his reelection bid Sunday, seeking to create another Deep South victory in a Republican-dominated state. Before several hundred cheering supporters in Birmingham, Jones...

In Alabama, Sen. Doug Jones kicks off 2020 reelection bid

Sep. 8, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, the Democrat who pulled off a stunning political upset in Alabama two years ago, has kicked off his reelection bid. Jones launched his 2020 campaign with a rally in Birmingham attended Sunday by several hundred cheering supporters. Invoking the campaign theme...

Sun Belt or Rust Belt? Democrats search for path to power

Sep. 5, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority. Democrats' best shot at the White House is to win back their old turf — the Rust Belt states...