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Bribery case raises focus on GOP rising star and fundraising

Sep. 22, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a North Carolina insurance magnate and mega-political donor was indicted on bribery charges in April, some politicians who received his campaign dollars offloaded his money by giving it to charity. But Republican party organizations tied to a GOP rising star in Congress show no...

Steak, beer and politics: 2020 Democrats descend on Iowa

Sep. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates made a colorful and often loud pitch to Iowa Democrats at the Steak Fry fundraiser in Des Moines on Saturday as a new poll showed Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden in a close race in the state. The event, a fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic...

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Sep. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. "I don't believe people should stay in this just to stay in it. You either have a trajectory to win or not, and right...

Bernie Sanders says he's reached 1 million individual donors

Sep. 19, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign says that it has received contributions from more than 1 million individual donors and that it's the first in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field to do so. In a statement Thursday, the Vermont senator's campaign says more than 99.9% of those donors...

At Philadelphia rally, Andrew Yang casts himself as underdog

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andrew Yang, the entrepreneur-turned-presidential candidate, jogged onto the Philadelphia Art Museum steps made famous by Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky" on Tuesday, fully embracing the underdog plot of his campaign. Instead of a grey sweatsuit, Yang sported a blue jacket and ball cap,...

Elizabeth Warren's big crowds? She has a plan for them, too

Sep. 17, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of people packed under the marble arch of Manhattan's Washington Square Park to hear Elizabeth Warren on Monday. They didn't show up by accident. The crowd was the product of a carefully planned, data-driven strategy to identify supporters, attract them to a rally and...

Trump rallies backers in New Mexico in bid to turn state red

Sep. 17, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a pocketbook appeal for reelection in the Democratic-leaning state of New Mexico on Monday, telling voters that his energy policies have made the state wealthier and warning that the gains could disappear if the proposal known as the Green New Deal takes...

Governors struggle under new rules in 2020 presidential race

Sep. 17, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

As his 10 top competitors were in Houston prepping for a big night on national television last week, Democratic presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) north in a suburban Des Moines brewpub. The governor wasn't drowning his sorrows over failing to qualify for the...

Low-tier candidates could threaten Sanders in New Hampshire

Sep. 16, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders turned his outsider credentials and call for political revolution into a commanding victory in the 2016 New Hampshire primary. But as he seeks a repeat performance, the Vermont senator could face unlikely competition. On their own, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard and...

DeSantis' fundraising shows cash, appointments linked

Sep. 16, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Proud of his nonstop approach to leading Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis also hasn't taken much of a break from fundraising — quietly salting away almost $2.6 million in contributions since being sworn into office in January. Unlike his predecessor, now-U.S. Sen. Rick Scott,...