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Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

Aug. 24, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Saturday quashed a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis. The national party committee voted 222-137 at its summer meeting in San Francisco...

DNC denies seats to Alabama Party leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee voted Saturday to deny seats to the two leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party after missed deadlines to comply with party directives. The DNC accepted a recommendation to revoke the credentials of Alabama Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Worley...

Democrats flock to Kander's veterans nonprofit

Aug. 24, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Democrat Jason Kander's job running a nonprofit for homeless veterans has made the Kansas City site a campaign stop for three presidential hopefuls, with more likely to visit. Kander, 38, came close to unseating Republican Sen. Roy Blunt in 2016. The former Missouri...

GOP governor and attorney general's races headline runoff

Aug. 24, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republicans head to the polls Tuesday to decide nominees for governor and attorney general, while some Republicans will vote for a transportation commissioner nominee and some Democrats will vote for a public service commissioner nominee. The GOP race for governor is the...

Buttigieg making faith-based appeal to voters in 2020 bid

Aug. 24, 2019 7:29 AM EDT

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — The question was about climate change. The answer soon turned to the Bible. And Pete Buttigieg knew the verses. "There's a lot about the stewardship of creation that is in Scripture that I don't see being honored by the administration right now, not to mention the stuff about loving...

Florida Democrats fail to force special session on guns

Aug. 23, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers won't be convening for a special session on guns after Democrats failed to win support to immediately address an "epidemic of gun violence" in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. House Democrats needed support from at least 60 percent of each legislative...

Oregon Democrats aim to change quorum after GOP walkouts

Aug. 23, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After two walkouts this year by minority Republican senators in the Oregon Legislature, Democrats said Friday they will ask voters to change quorum rules, allowing the statehouse to convene with only a simple majority of lawmakers present instead of the current two-thirds requirement....

2020 Democratic field: Narrowing but unwieldy, unpredictable

Aug. 23, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Democratic presidential field is shrinking but not quickly enough to ward off the prospect of a long, bruising fight for the nomination. Three candidates dropped out of the race over the last two weeks, and several others could soon follow. What remains will be a historically...

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

Aug. 23, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local): 2:35 p.m. California Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a rousing hometown welcome at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco. Harris is looking to California as a...

Kentucky governor's remark stirs spat with ex-GOP challenger

Aug. 23, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week insulted the challenger he defeated in the May Republican primary, an unorthodox move that runs the risk of alienating a swath of voters he needs to win a second term. While attending the Kentucky Farm Bureau's country ham breakfast on Thursday,...