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Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Apr. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other Democrats....

Sanders gets endorsements from 7 black S. Carolina lawmakers

Apr. 18, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year's primary...

Booker rolls out black lawmakers' endorsement in S. Carolina

Apr. 18, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is announcing backing from a slate of black elected officials in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina. Booker's campaign said Thursday that the New Jersey senator is being endorsed by state Reps. Leola Robinson-Simpson and...

Ex-Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020

Apr. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift. McAuliffe said Wednesday night that instead of joining a...

The Latest: McAuliffe says he'll focus on Virginia politics

Apr. 17, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he won't run for president in 2020 and will instead focus on helping Democrats win in the state. McAuliffe made the announcement Wednesday on CNN. He flirted with a...

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...

Head of Foxconn announces Taiwan presidential bid

Apr. 17, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Terry Gou, chairman of the world's largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, including Apple's iPhones, said Wednesday he intends to run for president of Taiwan, bringing his pro-business and China-friendly policies to what is expected to be a crowded field for next year's...

Terry Gou, head of Foxconn, world's largest electronics supplier, says willing to run in Taiwan presidential primary

Apr. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Terry Gou, head of Foxconn, world's largest electronics supplier, says willing to run in Taiwan presidential primary.

Ballots tossed over signatures mostly from same Kansas homes

Apr. 16, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — As an election supervisor and poll worker for more than 20 years, Robert Bailey routinely mailed in his ballot early, confident that voting problems elsewhere that he read about would have a slight chance of happening in his suburban Kansas City county. So when the 82-year-old...

North Carolina lawmaker's funding leads 10 in GOP House race

Apr. 16, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator who loaned his campaign $250,000 is leading fundraising among 10 Republicans facing a May primary for a congressional seat left vacant because a ballot-collection scandal that voided November's election. State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte collected $130,717...