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Other 2020 Dems begin sharpening criticism of Beto O'Rourke

Mar. 17, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told Vanity Fair he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many Democrats who've been competing longer, they are taking offense at the...

Democratic 2020 field taking shape with Beto O'Rourke entry

Mar. 15, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The contours of the Democratic presidential primary came into clearer focus this week with Texan Beto O'Rourke's entry into the race — one of the final puzzle pieces in a contest that will be shaped by questions about race and gender, political ideology and generational change. The...

O'Rourke begins 2020 bid with big crowds, centrist message

Mar. 14, 2019 11:46 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race Thursday, shaking up the already packed field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum as he tries to translate his sudden celebrity into a formidable White House bid. The former Texas...

The Latest: O'Rourke: US must reckon with systematic racism

Mar. 14, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says it is important to confront the truth about how black people have been treated in the U.S. At a house party in Muscatine, Iowa, on Thursday...

Presidential hopeful Castro isn't ruling out reparations

Mar. 10, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn't ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. "If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn't you...

The Latest: Buttigieg questions Pence support for Trump

Mar. 10, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he and Vice President Mike Pence have different views of their Christian faith and that he doesn't understand Pence's loyalty to President...

2020 Democrats flock to trendy SXSW festival in Texas

Mar. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A big chunk of the 2020 Democratic field began making Texas an unlikely early-state stop Saturday and pushed back on big tech in front of young, social-media savvy crowds in a city where companies including Google and Apple have big footprints. Texas is an early primary state, but the...

The Latest: Hickenlooper says driving out immigrants 'crazy'

Mar. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper tells a house party in Dubuque, Iowa, that immigration hard-liners have to accept that they won't be able to drive out everyone who is in the U.S. illegally....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Mar. 8, 2019 8:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — White House national security adviser John Bolton. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Reps. Liz Cheney, D-Wyo., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. John...

Wendy Davis says she's also mulling Texas Senate run in 2020

Mar. 5, 2019 4:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wendy Davis of Texas said Tuesday she is considering a U.S. Senate run in 2020 but is waiting to see whether another high-profile Democrat, Rep. Joaquin Castro, goes through with challenging Republican incumbent John Cornyn. Davis hasn't run for office since badly losing the governor's...