Latest Caucuses News

Biden holding Democratic campaign town hall at Vegas school

Nov. 16, 2019 11:21 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minority Las Vegas neighborhood. Biden opened a town hall event Saturday saying that as long as Donald Trump is...

Harris’ Iowa pivot struggles to turn interest into momentum

Nov. 16, 2019 1:09 AM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — As he watched Kamala Harris speak recently at a historic hotel in northern Iowa, Jim Davis told the California senator she reminded him of Jimmy Carter, the little-known Georgia governor whose success in the 1976 caucuses helped vault him to the White House. “You’re...

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...

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...

Harris says Iowa's caucuses can prove she's electable

Oct. 6, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris told Iowa voters on Sunday that they can help refute questions about her electability if they support her in the caucuses. "Iowans have the ability to show our country what can be, even if we've never seen it before," Harris said during an...