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Woman to woman: Female Trump backers try to sell his message

Aug. 22, 2019 9:23 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign is rallying and training a corps of female defenders, mindful that Trump's shaky standing with women could sink his hopes of reelection next year. Female surrogates and supporters fanned out across important battlegrounds Thursday in a high-profile...

Sanders touts $16 trillion climate plan in fire-ravaged town

Aug. 22, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our entire nation" to the dangers of a warming planet. "Climate change is a...

Sanders campaign boss concedes he may not win New Hampshire

Aug. 22, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The campaign manager for Bernie Sanders emphasized Thursday that New Hampshire is a critical presidential primary state he expects Sanders to win, but he's leaving room for a scenario in which Sanders falls short. Faiz Shakir said he doesn't "like the language of must-win," though...

Democrat Pete Buttigieg pays a visit to Maine

Aug. 22, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tah-juhj) has brought his presidential campaign to Maine. A crowd gave a big ovation Thursday to the South Bend, Indiana, mayor at a fundraiser at the State Theater in Portland. So far, Maine has seen little presidential activity, though author Marianne...

Democrats see opening on economy, resist cheering recession

Aug. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

PROLE, Iowa (AP) — Campaigning under the stifling August sun, Joe Biden assailed President Donald Trump's trade war with China, accusing him of squandering a strong economy and putting Americans' financial security at risk. But he was quick to add that he was not hoping for the worst. "I never wish for a...

Democrat Hood wants 3 debates in Mississippi governor's race

Aug. 22, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Mississippi governor said Thursday that no matter who wins the Republican nomination next week, he wants to debate that person three times before the general election. Attorney General Jim Hood said he watched the 30-minute Republican debate Wednesday night...

California may join other states in OKing 17-year-old voters

Aug. 22, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California may join many other states in allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary and special elections, if they will turn 18 before the following general election, under a proposed amendment to the state constitution approved Thursday by the state Assembly. If two-thirds of...

Lincoln Chafee weighs presidential bid as Libertarian

Aug. 22, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is considering another run for president as a Libertarian. The onetime governor of Rhode Island confirmed in a text message he is open to another presidential run, this time with the Libertarians. The Daily Beast...

Sanders, Harris set for showdown in delegate-rich California

Aug. 22, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has promised to win the California presidential primary in March, but home-state Sen. Kamala Harris is defending her turf — putting the two on a collision course in a state both see as a critical steppingstone to the White House. Sanders' campaign...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announces run for 3rd term

Aug. 22, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, announced Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor. Inslee sent the email detailing his plans hours before he was to appear at a news conference at Planned Parenthood in Seattle...