Latest Primary elections News

Bloomberg wins key SC endorsement ahead of possible 2020 bid

Nov. 18, 2019 11:15 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before he’s officially a presidential candidate, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is picking up a key endorsement in South Carolina. Steve Benjamin, the mayor of Columbia, told The Associated Press on Monday that he’s ready to back the billionaire if he decides to...

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

AP Interview: Steyer’s fortune fuels underdog 2020 campaign

Nov. 17, 2019 9:47 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — Tom Steyer says it’s “not possible” to buy the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet the elderly crowd gathered in the back of the Southern Barrell Brewing Company in this town near the South Carolina coast sure did appreciate the waitresses offering free iced...

The Latest: United Farm Workers backs Harris for nomination

Nov. 17, 2019 7:06 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The farm workers union started by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta has endorsed Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination for president. United Farm Workers announced its endorsement of Harris on...

Sanders stars with Biden, Warren absent at California forum

Nov. 16, 2019 10:50 PM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders was greeted with booming cheers at a gathering of California Democrats Saturday, underscoring his popularity with the party’s liberal base as he looks to capture the biggest prize in the presidential primary season next year. The decisions by Joe Biden and...

New Hampshire primary filing chaos comes to a close

Nov. 16, 2019 8:41 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Moments before former Vice President Joe Biden arrived to sign up for the New Hampshire primary, a nuclear power safety activist shouted at reporters and photographers crammed into one room of the secretary of state’s office, while a man wearing a motorcycle helmet tried to get...

Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’

Nov. 16, 2019 8:23 AM EST

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on President Donald Trump. It adds to the now months-long debate within the Democratic Party over...

Buttigieg backed by former Charlottesville, Va., mayor

Nov. 15, 2019 5:33 PM EST

The former mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, endorsed Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign on Friday, citing him as one of the people whose advice he sought ahead of the deadly 2017 clash between white supremacists and counter protesters. Michael Signer, who was the Charlottesville mayor at the time of...

Cory Booker on ballot in New Hampshire, last day of filing

Nov. 15, 2019 10:46 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is on the ballot in New Hampshire, where he hopes his patience will pay off. The Democratic presidential hopeful signed up for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary on Friday, the final day of the filing period. Though he lags behind in polls, Booker...

Bloomberg pouring $100M in anti-Trump ad campaign

Nov. 15, 2019 8:17 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who is deciding whether to launch a Democratic presidential bid, is pouring $100 million into an online advertising campaign attacking President Donald Trump. The campaign, which targets voters in four general election battleground states —...