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2020 campaign trail runs through churches in South Carolina

Apr. 20, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. That's...

After 2 years of Russia probe drips, are you numb to it all?

Apr. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For two years there's been the drip-drip-drip of the Russia investigation and the tweet-tweet-tweet of President Donald Trump assailing it. Numb yet? The slowly rolling revelations may have worked in Trump's favor by diluting the impact of a damaging report by Robert Mueller laying out...

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Amy Klobuchar

Apr. 17, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Amy Klobuchar agreed on Wednesday to become the second Democratic presidential candidate to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel, and others are soon to follow. Sen. Bernie Sanders was the first to venture onto Fox this week. His Monday town hall reached 2.55 million viewers,...

Correction: Election 2020-Iowa story

Apr. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below: Iowa...

O'Rourke says he gave more to charity than tax returns show

Apr. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Facing questions about his relatively meager charitable giving, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that he and his family had donated more than reported on past tax returns because they weren't interested in taking deductions. Speaking to reporters...

Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

Apr. 17, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate's votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. With 16 missed votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate have held in...

Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon, other stars donate to 2020 Dems

Apr. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the...

O'Rourke may amend past tax returns due to under payment

Apr. 16, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says he'll amend "as appropriate" federal tax returns from 2013 and 2014, when he may have underpaid around $4,000 because of incorrectly deducted medical expenses. O'Rourke late Monday released 10 years of returns filed by himself and his...

Democrats raise $75M so far, signaling a drawn-out fight

Apr. 16, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and...

The Latest: Democratic hopefuls raise $75M in 1st quarter

Apr. 16, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first-quarter fundraising totals posted by Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 1 a.m. Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns...