Latest Primary elections News

Biden files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

Nov. 22, 2019 5:03 PM EST

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his presidential bid official in South Carolina. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary during a stop Friday at a soul food restaurant in Abbeville. Surrounded by a crush of media and lunchtime patrons...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:52 AM EST

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors...

California court invalidates law requiring Trump tax returns

Nov. 21, 2019 8:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump does not have to disclose his tax returns to appear as a candidate on California’s primary ballot next spring, the state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday. The law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, violates a...

Biden courts Southern black mayors for 2020 endorsements

Nov. 21, 2019 4:37 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden met Thursday with a group of Southern black mayors representing millions of voters in urban centers who could play a key role in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. A day after the latest presidential debate in Atlanta, Biden was joined by the city’s mayor, Keisha...

Israel’s Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Nov. 21, 2019 3:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an...

Bloomberg files campaign paperwork, no decision on bid yet

Nov. 21, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has taken another step toward launching a Democratic bid for president. The former New York City mayor, who became a Democrat just last year, filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to formally create a presidential campaign...

The Latest: Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Nov. 21, 2019 8:12 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 11:20 p.m. In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters

Nov. 20, 2019 6:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states....