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O'Rourke's early fundraising had fewer donors than Sanders

Mar. 20, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

CLAREMONT, New Hampshire (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his first-day $6.1 million in campaign donations came from 128,000-plus contributions in all 50 states. Campaigning in New Hampshire on Wednesday, the former Texas congressman said the average contribution was $47. Vermont...

'We need a million -- and quick!' Dem candidates' playbook

Mar. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, little known outside his home state, boasts he raised over $1 million in the days after launching his White House bid. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and others say they did, too. Impressive numbers, even if dwarfed by the $6 million or so reported by...

Beto O'Rourke boasts about $6.1M in campaign's 1st 24 hours

Mar. 18, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create "the largest grassroots campaign this country has ever...

The Latest: Biden's verbal slip draws Democrats' cheers

Mar. 17, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the Democratic contenders for president (all times Eastern): 9:05 p.m. A slip of the tongue by former Vice President Joe Biden might suggest he's leaning toward running for the White House again. In a keynote speech at a Saturday dinner for the Delaware Democratic Party, Biden boasted that he has...

O'Rourke: Being white male doesn't put me at disadvantage

Mar. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years. While he'd spoken before about his gender and race, O'Rourke had largely dodged...

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacre

Mar. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by white nationalism after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity." Trump, whose own previous responses to the movement have drawn scrutiny, expressed sympathy for the...

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

Mar. 15, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change. Gore, who emerged as a leading...

Bipartisanship in 2020? Not so fast, some Democrats say

Mar. 13, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When John Hickenlooper announced his Democratic presidential campaign, he vowed to sit down with the Senate's top Republican if he wins in 2020 — the kind of milquetoast pitch for bipartisanship that White House hopefuls have made for generations. But for some Democrats,...

2020 Democrats aim to make inroads in rural America

Mar. 11, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix it?" Berry asked, her eyes narrowed. Booker, former...

Presidential hopeful Castro isn't ruling out reparations

Mar. 10, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro isn't ruling out direct payments to African-Americans for the legacy of slavery — a stand separating him from his 2020 rivals. "If under the Constitution we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn't you...