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Democrats making a fresh push for Biden to reconsider running in runup to their own party convention

Jul. 18, 2024 01:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats worried about President Joe Biden's ability to win this November are making a renewed push for him to reconsider his reelection bid, using mountains of data, frank conversations and now, his own time off the campaign trail after testing positive for COVID, to encourage...

Prominent Democrat Schiff calls for Biden to withdraw, but party aims to nominate before convention

Jul. 17, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday became the highest-profile Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the party pushed ahead with plans for a virtual vote to formally make Biden its nominee in the first week of August. ...

Nearly two-thirds of Democrats want Biden to withdraw, new AP-NORC poll finds

Jul. 17, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Democrats say President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race and let his party nominate a different candidate, according to a new poll, sharply undercutting his post-debate claim that “average Democrats” are still with him even if some...

Kamala Harris and JD Vance have talked, but they're yet to agree on terms for a VP debate

Jul. 16, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris and Republican JD Vance on Tuesday had their first chat since the Ohio senator became the GOP vice presidential nominee, but the two sides are still working on terms for participating in a debate, according to three people familiar with the matter. ...

House Democrats want to stop early DNC effort to nominate Biden before party convention in August

Jul. 16, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of House Democrats is wary of swiftly nominating President Joe Biden as the party's pick for reelection, circulating a letter Tuesday raising “serious concerns” about plans for a virtual roll call as soon as July 21, ahead of the Democratic National Convention...

Swing-state Democrat Casey walks a fine line between his own campaign and turmoil surrounding Biden

Jul. 13, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey has a fine line to walk. He and other Democrats fighting to hang on to hotly contested Senate seats have seemed jittery about the turmoil surrounding President Joe Biden after his disastrous debate performance. In many cases...

The Democratic Party crisis after Biden's debate spirals with no clear ending

Jul. 12, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than two weeks now, the Democratic Party has been mired in crisis. And yet there is no sign that the threat to Joe Biden’s reelection is nearing a conclusion, as the president digs in and a growing chorus of Democratic officials, donors and strategists calls for him to...

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear taking Asia trip amid turmoil over Biden's candidacy

Jul. 12, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Friday left behind the turmoil gripping his party over the fate of President Joe Bide n's candidacy, taking a business trip to Asia to promote his state. Beshear is one of several Democratic governors viewed as a potential...

Actor Ashley Judd, a Democratic activist, adds her voice to those calling on Biden to leave the race

Jul. 12, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

Actor Ashley Judd is adding her voice to calls for President Joe Biden to step aside from the presidential race following his performance in last month's debate, arguing that she worries he could lose to Republican Donald Trump in November. In an opinion piece for USA Today published...

Melania Trump will attend the Republican convention in a rare political appearance, AP sources say

Jul. 12, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former first lady Melania Trump will attend the Republican National Convention next week in Milwaukee, according to two people familiar with her plans who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity before full details were released. Melania Trump has largely refrained...