Latest Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez News

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Republican U.S. House hopeful Yvette Herrell of New Mexico waits for a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. A March 2016 email from Herrell asked fellow Republican state legislators if they were interested in supporting U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz for president and if they would like to sign an attached endorsement card. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)

New Mexico oil group, GOP House hopeful condemn candidate ad

Feb. 25, 2020 10:46 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A radio ad from a New Mexico GOP House candidate suggesting that her Republican oil executive opponent endorses “New Green Deal” policies pushed by liberal Democratic U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York is drawing strong condemnation. The ad paid by Yvette...

Jill Biden, wife of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, arrives to speak at a campaign event at the home of state Senate candidate Richard Hricik in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: Klobuchar revisits flub about Mexico's leader

Feb. 18, 2020 10:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Amy Klobuchar is trying to make amends for not being able to name Mexico’s president recently -- but she's still making a small mistake. The Minnesota senator was unable to name Mexican President Andres Manuel...

Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), left, and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), center left, square off in the first Senate primary debate hosted by WGBH News and moderated by Margery Egan and Jim Braude on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the WGBH Studios in Boston, Massachusetts. (Meredith Nierman/WGBH via AP, Pool)

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy face off in first televised debate

Feb. 18, 2020 9:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sparred on everything from climate change to gun violence and foreign policy during their first televised debate Tuesday. While the two agreed on many issues, Kennedy argued he is better positioned than...

Ed Markey, Joe Kennedy to face off in first televised debate

Feb. 17, 2020 3:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, are planning to face off in their first televised debate. WGBH News will host the hour-long debate Tuesday at 7 p.m. and also will stream it online. The race is pitting two well-known politicians against...

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden, takes photos with supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Democratic hopefuls now test strength among minority voters

Feb. 16, 2020 2:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For I.S. Leevy Johnson, the Democrats’ search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump is personal. “There is what I call an ‘ABT mood’ in the black community: Anybody but Trump,” said the 77-year-old who was the first black graduate of the...

FILE - In a Wednesday, July 24, 2019 file photo, U.S. Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham testifies before the House Oversight subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. With the start of the 2020 census just a month away for most U.S. residents, Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham is going to Capitol Hill Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 to update lawmakers about the agency's readiness for the federal government’s largest peacetime operation.  (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Report: Census Bureau at risk of not being ready for count

Feb. 12, 2020 4:42 PM EST

With the start of the 2020 census just a month away for most U.S. residents, the U.S. Census Bureau is behind in recruiting workers and establishing partnerships with civic groups, and it is at risk of missing some informational technology testing goals, according to a report released Wednesday. While the...

1st McSally ad for 2020 race slams Kelly over impeachment

Feb. 12, 2020 1:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Vulnerable Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally attacks her Democratic opponent, Mark Kelly, for supporting the impeachment d removal of President Donald Trump in an ad that began airing on Wednesday. McSally's first television ad of the election cycle attempts to ties Kelly to liberal...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders, arrives to speak to supporters at a primary night election rally in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sanders edges Buttigieg in NH, giving Dems 2 front-runners

Feb. 12, 2020 6:18 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s presidential primary, edging moderate rival Pete Buttigieg and scoring the first clear victory in the Democratic Party’s chaotic 2020 nomination fight. In his Tuesday night win, the 78-year-old Sanders, a self-described democratic...

FILE - In this May 4, 2011, file photo, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera arrives at the Walter Reade Theater in New York. The former CNBC anchor will challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary on June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Former CNBC host Caruso-Cabrera to challenge Ocasio-Cortez

Feb. 11, 2020 12:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera said Tuesday she will run against U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, joining a dozen other candidates who have announced plans to challenge the high-profile freshman from New York City. Caruso-Cabrera told CNBC that she will run against...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a campaign event at Exeter Town Hall, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Exeter, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Klobuchar optimistic before New Hampshire vote

Feb. 10, 2020 10:39 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The latest on campaigning for the 2020 election (all times local): 10:30 p.m. At a rowdy event Monday at a Manchester bar, Amy Klobuchar made her final push for votes ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Amid chants of “Amy” and plenty of beer, Klobuchar...