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Biden's decision to drop out leaves Democrats across the country relieved and looking toward future

Jul. 22, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty about who would be at the top of the Democratic Party’s ticket in November, many voters expressed relief over the news that President Joe Biden would drop his reelection bid and began to think about who might replace him in a dramatically...

Vice President Kamala Harris leads list of contenders for spots on the Democratic ticket

Jul. 22, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's decision to step down as the Democratic Party's nominee for president opens the door for other contenders to become the Democratic nominee in November. The president has thrown his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris, and other prominent Democrats moved quickly to...

JD Vance makes solo debut as GOP vice presidential candidate with Monday rallies in Virginia, Ohio

Jul. 22, 2024 00:36 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Republican JD Vance will make his first solo appearances on the campaign trail Monday, a day after the 2024 presidential race was thrown into upheaval as President Joe Biden dropped out of the race, making the Democratic candidate an open question. Vance, an...

Takeaways from a day that fundamentally changed the presidential race

Jul. 22, 2024 00:20 AM EDT

President Joe Biden’s abrupt decision to bow out of the presidential race and endorse Vice President Kamala Harris to be the Democratic candidate against former President Donald Trump caused a political earthquake on Sunday. It also changes the contours of a presidential race — which most...

Harris gets chance to press reset on 2024 race against Trump

Jul. 22, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past year, the presidential campaign seemed destined to be a monotonous slog featuring two candidates, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, that voters didn’t really want. But that all changed on a quiet Sunday afternoon just 107 days...

Democrats are rallying around Harris as she vows to 'earn and win' party nomination for president

Jul. 21, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats quickly rallied around Vice President Kamala Harris as their likely presidential nominee Sunday after President Joe Biden 's ground-shaking decision to bow out of the 2024 race, a volatile fast-moving political situation just months before the November election. ...

Biden drops out of 2024 race after disastrous debate inflamed age concerns. VP Harris gets his nod

Jul. 21, 2024 22:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden dropped out of the 2024 race for the White House on Sunday, ending his bid for reelection after a disastrous debate with Donald Trump that raised doubts about the incumbent's fitness for office. The unprecedented announcement, delivered less than four months...

2024 Election Latest: Biden ends reelection bid, endorses VP Harris for Democratic nomination

Jul. 21, 2024 22:28 PM EDT

President Joe Biden announced Sunday that he is dropping his reelection bid against Donald Trump, in a social media post that sent political shockwaves around the country and threw an element of turmoil into the election just months before voters go to the polls. Biden's decision...

Biden's decision to drop out crystallized Sunday. His staff knew one minute before the public did

Jul. 21, 2024 21:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 1:45 p.m. Sunday, President Joe Biden’s senior staff was notified that he was stepping away from the 2024 race. At 1:46 p.m., that message was made public. It was never Biden’s intention to leave the race: Up until he decided to step aside Sunday, he was...

Democrats hail Biden's decision to not seek reelection as selfless. Republicans urge him to resign

Jul. 21, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers hailed President Joe Biden's historic decision on Sunday not to seek reelection, praising him as putting his country and his party before himself. Republicans called on him to resign from office, saying that if he could not run for another term, office, then...