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Klobuchar: Woman with Buttigieg's record would miss debate

Nov. 11, 2019 6:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign drew a record six female candidates to the field. But with just less than three months until voting starts, only one has risen to the top tier. Is it sexism or just politics? That's the debate that erupted Monday as one of those candidates,...

Still a chance? 2020 longshots insist race is up for grabs

Nov. 11, 2019 4:10 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders rallied hundreds of supporters outside the New Hampshire capital when the senator formally filed to compete in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. A howling crowd cheered South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as he walked through the statehouse to...

Progressive lawyer Boudin wins San Francisco's DA race

Nov. 10, 2019 9:59 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Chesa Boudin, the son of anti-war radicals sent to prison for murder when he was a toddler, has won San Francisco's tightly contested race for district attorney after campaigning to reform the criminal justice system. The former deputy public defender declared victory Saturday night...

Harris, Warren compete for support from black female voters

Nov. 9, 2019 8:29 AM EST

Kamala Harris got a much needed boost this past week when the California senator picked up the endorsement of Higher Heights, the country's largest political organization aimed at electing black women. But Elizabeth Warren would not be outdone. A day after Harris' announcement, the Massachusetts senator won the...

Harris zeroes in on health care before powerful Nevada union

Nov. 8, 2019 11:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Presidential candidate Kamala Harris zeroed in on the Democratic Party's debate over health insurance Friday as she made her pitch to one of Nevada's most powerful political forces, the casino workers' union. Leaders and members of the Culinary Union and its parent organization, Unite...

The Latest: Harris tells union they shaped her Medicare plan

Nov. 8, 2019 11:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris' town hall with a powerful Nevada union (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told members of Nevada's most powerful political union that she had them in mind when she proposed a "Medicare...

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

Nov. 8, 2019 8:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa aide to businessman Tom Steyer resigned Friday, a day after The Associated Press revealed he had privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing Steyer's White House bid. Steyer's Democratic presidential campaign announced the...

Las Vegas law makes sleeping on downtown streets illegal

Nov. 6, 2019 9:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters. The issue spurred emotion and drama, including the ejection by city marshals of several audience...

Castro campaign shutting down New Hampshire operations

Nov. 6, 2019 12:08 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Julián Castro's presidential campaign is closing down his presence in New Hampshire. The last day for Castro's New Hampshire team is Nov. 11, according to a person familiar with the campaign's plans, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The person did not say how many staffers...

Harris picks up endorsement from black women's organization

Nov. 6, 2019 6:00 AM EST

The country's largest online political organization aimed at electing black women is endorsing Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris, the lone black woman in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. Higher Heights co-founder Glynda Carr says the group chose to back the California senator because of her qualifications,...