Latest 2020 United States presidential election News

In key Senate races, Democrats buck leftward tilt on issues

Jul. 22, 2019 2:03 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House seat last...

Sanders' early life in Brooklyn taught lessons, some tough

Jul. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as an...

Biden says young people are 'not a generation of socialists'

Jul. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday that it's a myth that the young people Democrats need to turn out in the 2020 presidential election are looking for "something radically different" in politics. "This is not a hit on Bernie," Biden said. "But this is not a generation of...

Sanders campaign adapts after Washington primary shift

Jul. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — It's a cloudy weekend morning at a farmers' market in a leafy suburb east of Seattle, and Bernie Sanders' volunteers are out in force. Along with traditional campaign materials, they have what they say might be the next best thing to the candidate himself: a life-size cardboard...

Capitol Watch: Stewart-Cousins' national profile rises

Jul. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Democrats are hoping Andrea Stewart-Cousins can take her election success to the national level. The Yonkers Democrat and leader of the state Senate was tapped last week to lead the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, an organization that works...

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

The Latest: Mayor: No National Guard for telescope protests

Jul. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Big Island Mayor Harry Kim says the state will order National Guard to stand down and that police will not immediately use force to remove peaceful telescope protesters blocking a road to the summit of...

Biden's son Hunter makes his 1st 2020 campaign appearance

Jul. 19, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Joe Biden's son Hunter made his 2020 presidential campaign trail debut with his father Friday, two weeks after the former vice president praised him for battling through "tough times," including years of drug and alcohol abuse. The younger Biden's appearance at a fundraiser in...

South Bend police to get body camera upgrades after shooting

Jul. 19, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor is updating its police officers' body camera technology following the recent fatal police shooting of a black man. South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O' Neill fatally shot Eric Logan on June 16, but the...

Why no hush-money charges against Trump? Feds are silent

Jul. 19, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When special counsel Robert Mueller closed the books on the Russia investigation, he produced a report of more than 400 pages, and Attorney General William Barr held a news conference outlining the reasons the Justice Department didn't charge President Donald Trump. But in stark contrast to...