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Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a culinary workers union hall Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

2020 Democratic race is wide open in Iowa as caucuses near

Jan. 13, 2020 1:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential candidates have swarmed Iowa’s rolling landscape for more than a year, making their pitch to potential supporters on campuses, county fairgrounds and in high school gymnasiums. But three weeks before the caucuses usher in the Democratic contest, the battle for...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., gestures during a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Warren, Klobuchar, Booker recent fundraising lags top rivals

Jan. 3, 2020 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren said Friday that she raised $21.2 million from October through December, with more than $1.5 million coming on the last day of the year. But the Massachusetts senator still trailed a trio of other top rivals in fundraising and fell short...

Former Obama Housing Secretary Julian Castro drops out of Democratic presidential primary

Jan. 2, 2020 9:15 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Obama Housing Secretary Julian Castro drops out of Democratic presidential primary.
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives at a stop on his bus tour, in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Joe Biden’s presidential bid got a boost Monday from one of the leading Latinos in Congress, with the chairman of the Hispanic Caucus' political arm endorsing the former vice president as Democrats’ best hope to defeat President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Biden's new endorsement reflects battle for Latino support

Dec. 23, 2019 8:32 PM EST

Joe Biden’s presidential bid got a boost Monday from one of the leading Latinos in Congress, with the chairman of the Hispanic Caucus' political arm endorsing the former vice president as Democrats’ best hope to defeat President Donald Trump. “People realize it’s a matter of life and...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin speaks at a candlelight vigil in Birmingham, Ala. Woodfin is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination just weeks after the vice president met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in key early primary states. (Joe Songer/The Birmingham News via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Birmingham mayor backing Biden for president

Dec. 16, 2019 6:20 AM EST

The mayor of Alabama’s largest city is endorsing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination just weeks after the vice president met with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in key early primary states. In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press on...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, people vote at a polling place in Las Vegas. Nevada, the third state to vote on the presidential primary next year, is supposed to offer Democrats something different. It's more diverse than largely white Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is working class, urbanized and increasingly blue. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Nevada third to vote, still up for grabs for 2020 Democrats

Dec. 9, 2019 7:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada won its coveted early date in the presidential primary because it was supposed to offer Democrats something different. It’s more racially diverse than the two states that weigh in earlier, Iowa and New Hampshire. Its population is young, working class, largely urban and...

Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg speaks to gun control advocates and victims of gun violence in Aurora, Colo., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The billionaire former New York City mayor unveiled a gun control policy just steps from one of Colorado's worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons.  (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)

'We're going to be everywhere:' Inside Bloomberg's 2020 plan

Dec. 6, 2019 12:16 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — For any other candidate, a crowd of just 38 voters at a high-profile policy announcement might be cause for panic. But Michael Bloomberg is not just any candidate. The New York billionaire unveiled his signature plan to end gun violence this week at an invitation-only event in suburban...

North Carolina parties offer 30-plus presidential candidates

Dec. 4, 2019 6:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's official political parties want more than 30 presidential candidates on the March primary ballots. The five qualifying parties had until Wednesday to submit to the State Board of Elections their lists of candidates for the presidential preference primary. State law...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden during a commercial break in a Democratic presidential primary debate, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Democrats submit 18 would-be presidents for March 17 primary

Nov. 29, 2019 6:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democrats in Florida have submitted 18 candidates for the March 17 presidential primary. The crowded field submitted to state elections officials ahead of Saturday’s deadline includes the most recent entries — former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former...

Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid tips his hat during a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Reid: Iowa, NH not diverse enough to provide Dems’ guidance

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire get to weigh in first on the Democratic presidential contest next year, but the states are not ethnically diverse enough to offer any insight into how a candidate will fare across the country, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday. “I...