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Harris exit points to hurdles facing minority candidates

Dec. 5, 2019 12:15 AM EST

Kamala Harris cloaked her presidential campaign in the promise of becoming the first black woman in the White House. That wasn't enough for donors and supporters, including black voters. The California senator abruptly withdrew from the race on Tuesday after her once-promising campaign failed to coalesce around a...

Campaigns swarm Harris donors after she exits the 2020 race

Dec. 4, 2019 8:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris’ exit from the Democratic presidential primary has set off a stampede among her former rivals, who are moving fast to improve their campaigns' fortunes by winning over donors who supported the California senator. In New York, former Vice President Joe Biden, New...

As more men run, Klobuchar makes case for female nominee

Nov. 25, 2019 2:34 PM EST

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) — Amy Klobuchar does not want to run for president as a “woman candidate.” That’s never been the Minnesota Democrat’s style. But the media, public opinion polls and the addition of more men to an already crowded 2020 primary race led the three-term senator...

Northeast senators seek to expand regional climate programs

Nov. 14, 2019 9:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. senators across the Northeast are working to create new regional greenhouse gas reduction programs and expand existing efforts. Led by Sen. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat from New Hampshire, the group has introduced bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the...

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,...

Still a chance? 2020 longshots insist race is up for grabs

Nov. 11, 2019 4:10 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders rallied hundreds of supporters outside the New Hampshire capital when the senator formally filed to compete in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. A howling crowd cheered South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as he walked through the statehouse to...