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FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2012, file photo, the Wisconsin state capitol dome becomes a backdrop as President Barack Obama waves to photographers as he greets supporters at a campaign event in downtown Madison, Wis. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to give a speech Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, possibly the first visit by a sitting vice president or president inside Wisconsin's state Capitol building in its 103-year history , but Democratic Gov. Tony Evers won't be in his office just a few feet away when it happens. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Pence touts school choice in liberal capital of Wisconsin

Jan. 28, 2020 2:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touted alternatives to a public school education during a visit Tuesday to the state where the private school voucher program began, stopping in battleground Wisconsin for a noontime celebration in the state Capitol. Pence, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy...

Democrat Gideon raises $3.5M in bid to unseat Sen. Collins

Jan. 28, 2020 1:40 PM EST

Democrat Sara Gideon raised $3.5 million in the last three months of 2019 and spent nearly that much over the same period in her bid to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins, her campaign said Tuesday. The fundraising brings Gideon to a total of $7.6 million raised since she announced her candidacy in June, and...

Democratic presidential candidate, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in North Liberty, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Buttigieg thanks staffers of color for voicing grievances

Jan. 28, 2020 1:33 PM EST

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg responded Tuesday to a report that campaign staffers of color had expressed frustration, thanking them for feeling able to voice their grievances. “That may not be something that’s typical or has happened a lot before in...

In this Jan. 20, 2020 photo, former New York City Mayor, and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg walks with supporters along the route of the Little Rock

Bloomberg creates a parallel presidential race. Can he win?

Jan. 28, 2020 12:35 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — When the leading Democratic presidential candidates marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by linking arms and marching through South Carolina's capital, Michael Bloomberg was nowhere near the early primary state. The former New York mayor was instead in Arkansas, tossing out candy at...

Democrats targeting Missouri's 2nd Congressional District

Jan. 28, 2020 11:46 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is making Missouri's 2nd Congressional District a top target for takeover in the November election. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that state Sen. Jill Schupp earned a spot on the group's “Red to Blue” list because...

Gov. Burgum heading to Iowa to support President Trump

Jan. 28, 2020 10:43 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will be among dozens of Republicans headed to Iowa to stump for President Donald Trump. With most of the attention focused on the battle for the Democratic nomination, Trump's campaign announced what it is calling an “unprecedented”...

Police cite 5 protesters at Biden office in Des Moines

Jan. 28, 2020 9:51 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police cited five people Monday night who refused to leave the Des Moines campaign office for Democrat Joe Biden after demanding to talk to him about health care and his campaign donors. The five were among about two dozen people who'd entered the building and remained...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a television news interview during a break in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Warren offers infectious-disease plan amid China outbreak

Jan. 28, 2020 9:47 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in China. The Massachusetts senator on Tuesday unveiled a plan that includes fully funding the federal Centers for Disease Control...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures during a campaign event, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Jan. 28, 2020 6:12 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected. The most prominent candidates in the 2020 presidential race spent months last year making their case to New Hampshire voters, but many of the White House hopefuls have been largely absent from the state in January amid the Senate...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Sioux City, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats struggle with how directly to knock Sanders

Jan. 27, 2020 8:49 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — As Bernie Sanders exudes confidence in his ability to win next week's Iowa caucuses, his moderate rivals are struggling with how — and whether — to directly take on the progressive Vermont senator who some Democrats worry won't be able to defeat President Donald...