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Sanders defends 'Medicare for All' after criticism by Biden

Jul. 17, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders vigorously defended his signature "Medicare for All" proposal Wednesday after criticism from his 2020 rival Joe Biden and called on his fellow Democratic presidential candidates to join him in refusing to accept contributions from the health care industry. Saying he wanted...

Democratic presidential candidates invited to Latino forum

Jul. 10, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Latino Victory Fund is inviting Democratic presidential candidates to speak at a forum in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Nov. 6 ahead of the 2020 Democratic primary season. The fund, a political action committee aimed at increasing Latino representation at every level of government, shared a...

Voting group founded by Georgia's Abrams raises $3.9 million

Jul. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The political action committee for a group founded by former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has reported raising $3.9 million in the past six months. Abrams founded Fair Fight to support voting rights after narrowly losing to Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in November....

LGBTQ Victory Fund endorses Pete Buttigieg for president

Jun. 28, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest political action committee dedicated to electing LGBTQ candidates endorsed Democrat Pete Buttigieg for president on Friday, saying he's "redefining what is possible in American politics" and is the best person to defeat President Donald Trump. LGBTQ Victory Fund President Annise...

Battleground Florida: Both parties prepare for 2020 fight

Jun. 17, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's early strength in Florida on the night of the 2016 election was the first sign that he was about to score an upset victory. In an otherwise bleak 2018 for the GOP, the state was again a bright spot for Republicans who won the governor's mansion and flipped a...

The Latest: Challenger wins in Fairfax prosecutor primary

Jun. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Challenger Steve Descano has scored an upset victory over incumbent Ray Morrogh in the Democratic primary for commonwealth's attorney in the state's largest jurisdiction. Descano beat Morrogh in Tuesday's primary...

Veteran Virginia prosecutors face challengers bent on reform

Jun. 4, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — For decades they've been fixtures in northern Virginia courthouses: longtime prosecutors who made their names and earned public trust with successful convictions of serial killers and snipers. Now, though, a national reform movement emphasizing the rights of defendants is posing a...

Online video of GOP House candidate may target super PACs

May. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a sign that rich flows of untraceable money are expected to influence the election for a North Carolina congressional seat left vacant after earlier allegations of ballot fraud, a cleanly produced video of the Republican candidate has been posted online for use by supportive outside...

Democratic pledges against big money come with an asterisk

May. 23, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders wants to crack down on outside groups that do political spending, though one is allied with his presidential campaign. Elizabeth Warren has vowed no untraceable "dark money" will help her White House bid, despite being backed by an organization that doesn't disclose some of...