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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden departs after speaking at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden tops Trump in June, 2nd-quarter cash; GOP still flush

Jul. 1, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Donald Trump's campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign. The joint GOP effort still has considerably...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020, file photo, Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate Great Falls lawyer Kristen Juras are seen during an event at the Pub Station in Billings, Mont. Gianforte on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, released tax returns showing he reported income of $184 million over a 10-year period. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP, File)

Tax returns: Republican Gianforte made $184M over 10 years

Jul. 1, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte reported income of $184 million and paid $30.5 million in state and federal taxes over a 10-year period ending in 2018, according to tax returns released by his campaign Wednesday. Gianforte, a former technology entrepreneur...

Sen. Markey, Rep. Kennedy both report $1.9M fundraising haul

Jul. 1, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $1.9 million in the past three months, ending the quarter with about $4.8 million in cash left in his campaign account, campaign manager John Walsh said Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Markey's Democratic primary challenger, also...

Campaign for Black soccer player denied by England in 1925

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor the late Jack Leslie, who was denied the chance to play for England's national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black. Leslie, an attacking player who scored 137 goals in 401 matches during a 14-year career with...

In this Friday, June 19, 2020, photo Jeannine Lee Lake, Democratic candidate for Indiana's 6th congressional district, speaks to the crowd gathered for Juneteenth day event in Columbus, Ind. The reenergized movement against racial inequality and police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has amplified the voices of Black candidates across the country. Among them is Lake, who is challenging Rep. Greg Pence, the vice president's brother, in a deeply conservative Indiana district.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Black candidates push race debate into GOP-held districts

Jun. 28, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — It was a scene Jeannine Lee Lake never would have imagined when she first ran against Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s brother, for a rural Indiana congressional seat two years ago: an almost entirely white crowd of more than 100 people marching silently in the Pences'...

Official finds Montana GOP violated campaign finance laws

Jun. 26, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Republican Party and two minor party qualification committees violated state campaign finance laws in a successful effort to qualify the Green Party of Montana for the primary ballot without the Green Party's knowledge, the commissioner of political practices said Friday....

In this Nov. 4, 2016, photo, Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb is about to introduce Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Omaha, Neb. Kleeb published a book in 2020 about how her party could return from relative irrelevance in rural America and once again win elections, but the last few months have shown just how difficult that task can be. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Democrats fight for relevance in red-state Nebraska

Jun. 26, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — It's never been easy to be a Democrat in Nebraska, but somehow it keeps getting even harder. The 29% of Nebraska voters registered as Democrats is the smallest in at least 50 years, and that’s only one indication of the party’s problems. Just in the last week, the party...

In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, photo, Joey Prestley, a staff canvasser for the Progressive Turnout Project, uses hand sanitizer between stops to talk to voters in the age of the new coronavirus in northwest Denver. The coronavirus pandemic isn't going away anytime soon, but campaigns are still forging ahead with in-person organizing.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Campaigning finds a new normal as door-knocking resumes

Jun. 25, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Across much of America, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t fading away. But political campaigns are still forging ahead with in-person organizing. The pandemic upended elections this year, forcing campaigns to shift their organizing activities almost entirely online and compelling both...


Targeted sculptures linked to Wisconsin, Civil War history

Jun. 24, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Protesters have defaced and torn down statues of historic figures during recent demonstrations against racial injustice in cities across the nation. Most of those pieces have explicit ties to colonialism, slavery and the Confederacy, including imagery of Christopher Columbus and former U.S....

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic candidates in Miami. Nearly eight years after he was last on the ballot, Obama is emerging as a central figure in the 2020 presidential election. Democrats are eagerly embracing Obama as a political wingman for Joe Biden, who spent two terms by his side as vice president. Obama remains the party’s most popular figure, particularly with black voters and younger Democrats. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Obama raises $7.6 million at fundraiser for Biden's campaign

Jun. 23, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats against being “complacent or smug” about the presidential race at a grassroots fundraiser Tuesday for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, calling on viewers to learn the lessons from 2016 and not take the election for...