Latest Caucuses News

Black lawmakers in Virginia set to be key powerbrokers

Nov. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, where the Confederacy once had its capital and where political power has historically eluded black people, African Americans have just won unprecedented levels of clout. Black officials there give ironic credit for the change to President Donald Trump and the voter...

Sanders attempts to recapture 2016 political energy

Nov. 4, 2019 8:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders attempted to recapture the political energy at a Minneapolis rally that led to his runaway victory in the Minnesota DFL presidential caucus four years ago. He appeared Sunday at the University of Minnesota with Rep. Ilhan Omar, who has endorsed the 78-year-old Vermont...

Warren, Buttigieg circle each other in Iowa as caucuses near

Nov. 4, 2019 12:26 AM EST

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) — Gaining momentum in the final three months before the Iowa caucuses, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg offered sharply different messages this weekend as they inched closer to a confrontation over the direction of the Democratic Party. Warren, a Massachusetts senator, positioned...

New Alabama Democratic chair elected; infighting continues

Nov. 2, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama state representative was elected chair of the Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday after months of in-house bickering about the party's leadership. But the election may not settle the ongoing battle between two factions of the party over governance and leadership, as the...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

Nov. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the...

Warren vows no middle class tax hike for $20T health plan

Nov. 1, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday proposed $20 trillion in federal spending over the next decade to provide health care to every American without raising taxes on the middle class, a politically risky effort that pits the goal of universal coverage against skepticism of government-run health...

Harris campaign cuts headquarters staff, moves some to Iowa

Oct. 30, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is laying off several dozen staff members and transferring others in an effort to salvage her prospects in the Iowa caucuses. The move, which comes roughly three months before the caucuses formally usher in the Democratic contest,...

Growing uncertainty looms over Democrats' 2020 primary

Oct. 28, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Look no further than Pearl City Station, a plain brick building set along the banks of the Mississippi River, to understand the growing sense of uncertainty seeping into the Democratic Party's 2020 primary contest. Inside, 200 Iowa Democrats recently sized up Joe Biden, the former...

Texas House Republican caucus condemns GOP speaker,

Oct. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House Republican caucus has condemned GOP Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Republican Rep. Dustin Burrows for secretly recorded comments asking a conservative group to target 10 GOP lawmakers in the 2020 primaries, calling a female lawmaker "vile" and saying President Donald Trump...

Nevada Democrats to offer about 80 early caucus locations

Oct. 7, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Democratic Party will have about 80 locations open for four days of early voting in the presidential caucuses next year, the party announced Monday. Party officials are planning to have locations in all 17 of Nevada's counties, including locations in the state's diverse...