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Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused...

Democratic money jitters ease after big second quarter haul

Jul. 15, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some big fundraising hauls by Democrats have eased worries that lackluster totals last quarter were a sign the party would struggle to stockpile cash for the general election fight with President Donald Trump. All campaigns have to report their second quarter fundraising totals to the...

In Buttigieg and Biden, Dems confront generational divide

Jul. 15, 2019 8:21 AM EDT

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — Amy McInerney at first saw Joe Biden as Democrats' best hope to beat President Donald Trump — an experienced politician with the potential to peel off some of Trump's working-class supporters. Then she heard Pete Buttigieg speak. "I felt like Pete more represented my...

Trump pushes trade deal in formerly blue Wisconsin

Jul. 12, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Donald Trump barnstormed for his new trade deal with Mexico and Canada during a visit to Wisconsin on Friday, hoping that its economic impact will help him to retain a battleground state vital to his re-election effort. Trump told workers at Derco Aerospace the United...

Candidate: Woman reporter needs chaperone to cover him

Jul. 10, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican candidate for Mississippi governor says he would not let a woman journalist follow him while campaigning unless she was accompanied by a male colleague — and now he's trying to raise campaign money based on that because he says the "liberal media" are attacking...

Congress probes approval of Trump backer's housing project

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species. U.S. Rep. Raúl...

Dem in NC US House race redo: $1.74M raised last quarter

Jul. 10, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a special U.S. House election forced by a ballot-collection scandal reports raising $1.74 million in the three months ending in June. The quarterly fundraising total means Dan McCready's campaign has nearly $1.8 million to spend for September's special...

McGrath Senate campaign says she raised $2.5M in 24 hours

Jul. 10, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate campaign for Amy McGrath says she raised over $2.5 million within 24 hours of announcing her run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to a Wednesday news release, donations to the Marine combat aviator came in the form of 69,188 individual...

Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't

Jul. 9, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. Steyer, 62, is one of the most visible and deep-pocketed liberals advocating for...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Jul. 9, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

Tom Steyer ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year. Now he's changed his mind. The billionaire investor and activist announced Tuesday that he would join the crowded Democratic primary for the White House after all, saying his campaign will focus on reducing the influence of corporations in politics....