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10 Democrats qualify for next week’s presidential debate

Nov. 14, 2019 3:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling...

Carroll College to host 2 GOP gubernatorial candidates

Nov. 14, 2019 12:09 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Carroll College will host a debate this month between two of the three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Montana governor. A statement distributed Thursday by Attorney General Tim Fox’s campaign says the debate will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 26 and will feature...

Republican gubernatorial debate in Helena postponed

Nov. 12, 2019 1:44 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Lewis and Clark County Republican Central Committee has decided to postpone a gubernatorial candidate debate it had planned to sponsor in Helena later this month until all three candidates can attend. The committee announced Monday it would hold a debate at Carroll College on Nov....

Despite ban, high-capacity magazines still sold in Colorado

Nov. 12, 2019 12:38 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A state law banning the sale and transfer of large-capacity gun magazines has not stopped the sale and transfer of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition. An undercover investigation by 9Wants to Know found examples of gun stores in Colorado either ignoring the law altogether...

Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Gubernatorial candidates Fox, Olszewski to debate in Helena

Nov. 11, 2019 4:29 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two of the three Republican candidates for governor are scheduled to discuss jobs and the economy during a debate in Helena later this month. Attorney General Tim Fox and state Sen. Al Olszewski have agreed to the Nov. 26 debate at Carroll College. Lewis and Clark County Republican...

AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

Nov. 7, 2019 3:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations. The overtures from Pat Murphy, a...

Tick tock, in hock: National debt clock looms over Atlanta

Nov. 7, 2019 1:34 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A nonpartisan organization has placed a national debt clock in downtown Atlanta, right on time for a Democratic presidential debate coming to the city in two weeks. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports New York-based Peter G. Peterson Foundation placed the billboard on Ted Turner Drive...

Immigration opens ideological fault lines for 2020 Democrats

Nov. 7, 2019 8:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that's further exposing deep ideological divides in the Democratic primary and may prove politically treacherous for the party in the general...

University of Michigan to pay at least $2.5M for 2020 debate

Nov. 5, 2019 3:55 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is paying at least $2.5 million for hosting a 2020 presidential debate. The Detroit News reports Tuesday it obtained a contract including that price tag and other costs associated with the Oct. 22 debate at the Ann Arbor school. The university also must...