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Sen. Sherrod Brown to tour early states before 2020 decision

Jan. 15, 2019 9:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Sherrod Brown is launching a tour of three states that cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primary. The move from the Ohio Democrat is a key step before he decides whether to launch a campaign for the White House. Brown won a third term in November on the strength of a...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand jumps into 2020 presidential race

Jan. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entered the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders Tuesday, telling television host Stephen Colbert that she's launching an exploratory committee. "It's an important first step, and it's one I am taking because I am going to run," the New York...

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

Jan. 14, 2019 9:20 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After months of speculation and secrecy, the 2020 presidential primary season is about to explode. With several Democrats already in the race, a half dozen more are locking down final travel, staffing and strategy to launch White House bids in the coming weeks. While plans may...

How long can O'Rourke wait as 2020 pace picks up around him?

Jan. 13, 2019 3:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — You won't see Beto O'Rourke announce whether he's running for president in 2020 for a while. But you may see him do almost anything else in the meantime. "So, I'm here at the dentist," the former Democrat congressman said with a giggle during a teeth-cleaning seen live on Instagram...

Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC

Jan. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pitched...

Democratic Hawaii Rep. Gabbard running for president in 2020

Jan. 11, 2019 7:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020. Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week. The 37-year-old Iraq War veteran is the first Hindu...

NY Legislature to take up early voting, easier registration

Jan. 11, 2019 4:31 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in New York are poised to approve early voting and easier registration as part of a major overhaul of the state's antiquated voting laws, which have been blamed for decades of low turnout at the polls. The Senate and Assembly both plan to take up a package of election and...

Iowa GOP senator plans 2020 primary against Rep. Steve King

Jan. 9, 2019 5:47 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A three-term Iowa state senator says he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. Steve King in next year's Republican primary. Randy Feenstra, an assistant Republican legislative leader, announced Wednesday he intended to run for the northwest Iowa seat and has opened a federal...

GOP officials consider resolutions backing Trump re-election

Jan. 8, 2019 6:25 PM EST

Republican Party officials are circulating two draft resolutions to endorse President Donald Trump's re-election as some Trump loyalists fret that the GOP hasn't done enough to prevent a potentially embarrassing primary challenge to the incumbent president. One resolution, backed by outspokenly pro-Trump...

Kentucky lawmaker challenging Bevin in GOP primary

Jan. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican state Rep. Robert Goforth offered a stinging rebuke of Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday as he opened his campaign to challenge the incumbent in this year's primary. Goforth, a relative newcomer to the legislature, repudiated Bevin's leadership style as one of "arrogance, scorn...