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2020 candidate Buttigieg says he raised $24M in 2nd quarter

Jul. 1, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg said Monday that he raised $24.8 million during the second fundraising quarter, a massive sum that cements him as a top White House contender despite entering the Democratic presidential primary as a little-known Indiana mayor. The impressive haul tops the $18 million...

On edge: 2020 Dems face prospect of being cut from debates

Jul. 1, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The largest presidential field in modern Democratic politics could quickly shrink as more than half of the contenders are in real danger of failing to meet tougher requirements to participate in the fall round of debates. Short on support and money and bound by tough party rules, once soaring...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 29, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former Housing Secretary Julián Castro. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and John Barrasso, R-Wyo. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — White House economic...

The Latest: 2nd night of Democratic debates draws to close

Jun. 27, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the second Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Ten Democratic presidential candidates drew the second night of debates to a close with calls for a new generation of elected leadership, pledges to protect reproductive rights and promises to move beyond the...

Pence launches 'Latinos for Trump' coalition

Jun. 25, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. "Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party's)...

New phase in 2020 presidential race tests Dems' aggression

Jun. 24, 2019 6:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The unwritten rules that have so far prevented the Democratic presidential contest from devolving into all-out conflict are about to be tested. The early front-runner , former Vice President Joe Biden, has so far fended off the relatively gentle wrath of his rivals. The shortcomings of his...

The Latest: Dems announce 20 candidates who made 1st debates

Jun. 13, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the first Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 6 p.m. The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who have qualified for the party's first presidential primary debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was the most high-profile candidate left off the...

Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital ads

Jun. 13, 2019 5:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide open primary , President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the narrative heading into the 2020 campaign. The blitz of ads run recently in states including Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania...

Official tells Florida Democrats to expect recount in 2020

Jun. 8, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The new voter protection director for Florida Democrats told party activists on Saturday that they should assume there will be a recount during next year's presidential election. "We are going to be prepared," Brandon Peters told a packed room of Democratic activists at the...

DNC chairman: Debate rules fair despite candidate complaints

Jun. 6, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid criticism of Democratic National Committee debate rules for the 2020 election, Chairman Tom Perez on Thursday defended his decisions to raise the qualifying threshold for later debates and to reject the idea of one-issue debates, even for matters as grave as the climate crisis. "The...