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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane, left, speaks during a campaign event in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

As Bernie Sanders surges, Texas liberals take their own shot

Feb. 25, 2020 11:06 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren endorsed her, Texas' largest labor union is on her side and she surpassed $1 million in donors. Jessica Cisneros, who at 26 would become the youngest member of Congress, is the best shot liberal activists could've taken for a win in the 2020 election....

Green candidate leaves party to remove barrier to ballot

Feb. 25, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SOLON, Maine (AP) — A U.S. Senate hopeful is leaving the Maine Green Independent Party to make it easier to get onto the November ballot. Lisa Savage, an educator from Solon, says that running as an independent candidate will free her from the requirement of getting signatures from 2,000 Greens by March 15...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during First in the South Dinner, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders

Feb. 24, 2020 9:42 PM EST

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Worried Democrats on Monday intensified their assault against the party's presidential front-runner, Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator marched toward South Carolina's weekend primary eyeing a knockout blow. At least three leading candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg...

U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville makes a stop at Martin's Restaurant in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2020, to kick off a month-long bus campaign in the state. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Famed coach Tuberville runs for Senate seat as an outsider

Feb. 24, 2020 5:40 PM EST

IRONDALE, Ala. (AP) — As former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville made his way through the Irondale Cafe on Monday, diners stood up from plates of fried green tomatoes to ask for selfies or to greet him with a hearty Auburn “War Eagle” or a teasing “Roll Tide.”...

U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, left, R-Kan., shakes hands with former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, right, after receiving Colyer's endorsement in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. Colyer is urging Republicans to unite behind Marshall as he battles former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for the GOP nomination. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer endorses Rep. Marshall in Senate race

Feb. 24, 2020 2:21 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer on Monday endorsed western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall for the state's open Senate seat with some Republicans still fearing a repeat of Colyer's narrow primary loss in 2018 to polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. Marshall said before a Monday news conference...

Georgia election chief sets qualifying for US Senate special

Feb. 24, 2020 1:15 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s secretary of state has set the qualifying period for the special U.S. Senate election featuring Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and GOP Rep. Doug Collins. Qualifying in the race will take place next week from March 2-6, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Moderates hustle to blunt Sanders' momentum after Nevada win

Feb. 23, 2020 10:18 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ commanding Nevada caucus victory made him a top target for his Democratic rivals and a growing source of anxiety for establishment Democrats worried that the nomination of an avowed democratic socialist could cost the party in November. The win solidified...

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is seen during an interview in Raleigh, N.C. The choice for North Carolina Democrats next month on a challenger to Republican Sen. Thom Tillis likely comes down to an Iraq War veteran with the backing of the party's establishment or an African American woman trying to beckon the party's liberal wing. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Populism vs. pragmatism underpins N Carolina Senate primary

Feb. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Votersseeking to take back a U.S. Senate seat in closely divided North Carolina must choose whether liberal populism or centrist pragmatism is best suited to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis, a devotee of President Donald Trump. Next month’s Democratic Senate primary has...

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2020, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks to reporters following a GOP strategy meeting at the Capitol in Washington. A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other campaign materials designed to meddle in North Carolina's Democratic Senate primary, the group acknowledged on Friday. Campaign finance documents filed late Thursday show the Faith and Power...