Latest Primary elections News

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...

The Latest: Biden offers health plan 'public option' details

Jul. 15, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's defense of "Obamacare" (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend much of the coming week talking about his approach to health care. On Monday, Biden is unveiling a plan that would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care...

AP Interview: Buttigieg discusses his plan to tackle racism

Jul. 11, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

Pete Buttigieg has a message for white liberals who decry racism: "Good intentions are not going to be enough." The Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor is combating perceptions that he's out of touch with black people and will struggle to win their votes. On Thursday, he unveiled his...

Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff

Jul. 9, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Voters in the 3rd District GOP primary runoff chose state Rep. Greg Murphy of...

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Jul. 9, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support from one of Sanders' fellow Democratic presidential candidates. The legislation introduced Tuesday night...

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....

Kobach launches US Senate bid in Kansas; some in GOP wary

Jul. 8, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach, a nationally known advocate of tough immigration policies and vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, launched a campaign Monday for the U.S. Senate in Kansas amid hostility from some Republicans worried that his loss in the governor's race could threaten the party's...

Warren raises $19.1M, topping Sanders in new fundraising

Jul. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren raised $19.1 million in the second quarter, her campaign said Monday, cementing her status in the top tier of Democratic presidential contenders and surpassing Bernie Sanders, her main liberal rival. The strong showing leaves the Massachusetts senator behind only Pete...

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

Jul. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California on Monday became the first Democrat to exit the 2020 presidential race. The four-term congressman's White House effort never progressed significantly with voters in the crowded Democratic primary. Swalwell had earlier signaled that he would consider bowing out if he was in danger...