Latest Caucuses News

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

Jan. 9, 2021 1:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Seattle’s police chief says two city officers were apparently in Washington, D.C., Wednesday when a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters...

Official: GOP Pennsylvania House member dies

Jan. 2, 2021 5:36 PM EST

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state lawmaker who was elected to serve as the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus chairman in the 2020-21 session has died, the House GOP leader said Saturday. Rep. Mike Reese, R-Westmoreland/Somerset, “died peacefully with his family by his side Saturday afternoon at Excela...

Editorial Roundup: Iowa

Dec. 21, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Quad-City Times. Dec. 18, 2020. Editorial: Caucuses need reform It was a lifetime ago, but we’re learning more about the 2020 presidential caucus debacle in Iowa. An internal investigation commissioned by the Iowa Democratic Party and conducted by lawyers in Iowa, including former Attorney General Bonnie...

Caucus votes to nominate Packard as House speaker

Dec. 18, 2020 1:23 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The House Republican Caucus on Friday voted to nominate Sherman Packard as speaker of the House to succeed Dick Hinch, who died of COVID-19 on Dec. 9. Packard, of Londonderry, has been serving as acting speaker. He is serving his 15th term in the House. The full House membership is...

Report blames national Dems for role in Iowa caucus mess

Dec. 13, 2020 12:20 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new audit report blames the national Democratic Party's involvement in the Iowa caucuses for problems that delayed the results for days at the beginning of the 2020 presidential nominating battle. The report commissioned by the Iowa Democratic Party criticized the national party's...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce his choice of retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

AP sources: Biden to pick Katherine Tai as top trade envoy

Dec. 9, 2020 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is set to nominate Katherine Tai to be the top U.S. trade envoy, according to two people familiar with his plans. Tai, who is chief trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, will be tapped as the U.S. Trade Representative, according to the two people,...

In this image from video, Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2020. Two Democratic women are contenders to be President-elect Joe Biden's secretary of agriculture. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio and former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota are in the running for the Cabinet position. (House Television via AP)

AP sources: Biden picks Fudge for housing, Vilsack for USDA

Dec. 8, 2020 9:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden made two key domestic policy picks Tuesday, selecting Ohio Rep. Marcia Fudge as his housing and urban development secretary and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to reprise that role in his administration, according to five people familiar with the...

Tennessee House Democrats elect leadership team

Dec. 8, 2020 4:42 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's House Democratic members on Monday unanimously voted to reelect Rep. Karen Camper as minority leader. Camper, who is from Memphis, has overseen the House Democratic caucus since 2018. Camper said in a statement that she’s “excited about the mix of veteran...

Burlington Democrats nominate incumbent mayor

Dec. 7, 2020 8:26 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democrats in Vermont’s largest city have nominated Burlington incumbent Mayor Miro Weinberger to seek another term. On Sunday about 500 city Democrats participated in a virtual caucus in which they nominated Weinberger to run for what would be his fourth term in office. On...

Vermont Democrats nominate Jill Krowinski for House speaker

Dec. 5, 2020 12:27 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Democrats in the Vermont House of Representatives on Saturday nominated House Majority Leader Jill Krowinski to become the next speaker of the House. Krowinski, of Burlington, was nominated during the Democratic caucus. The Democratic party holds 92 seats in the 150-member House....