Latest Primary elections News

Democrats favor more access to capital for black businesses

Jun. 15, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Four Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination honed in on the economic concerns of the black community during a forum Saturday in South Carolina, a state where nonwhite voters will play a major role in next year's primary election. Appearing on stage one at a time,...

Weld takes GOP bid to oust Trump to NH. Voters are confused.

Jun. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Bill Weld jokes about not kissing the back of a child's head because he doesn't want to be accused, like Joe Biden, of making people uncomfortable. He tells voters they wouldn't know how obese Americans truly are until they go to county fairs, where "those overalls are working overtime."...

O'Rourke: White Americans don't know full story of slavery

Jun. 15, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke took a path somewhat less traveled on Friday, meeting with a small group representing a community of slave descendants in South Carolina as he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's Southern presidential primaries....

The Latest: Dems announce 20 candidates who made 1st debates

Jun. 13, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the first Democratic presidential debates (all times local): 6 p.m. The Democratic National Committee has announced the 20 candidates who have qualified for the party's first presidential primary debates later this month. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was the most high-profile candidate left off the...

Younger 2020 candidates hint at age divide in hitting Biden

Jun. 13, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the younger candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential primary are suggesting that the early front-runner, 76-year-old Joe Biden , is too mired in the past. Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke , 46, and Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, have stepped...

Rep. Walker won't challenge Sen. Tillis in NC GOP primary

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mark Walker announced Thursday that he won't challenge Sen. Thom Tillis in North Carolina's Republican primary next year, a move that reflects a state political environment where a candidate's support for President Donald Trump can help make or break a campaign. Walker said...

Taiwan leader Tsai gets party nod to run for reelection

Jun. 13, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, a thorn in the side of China's government because of her pro-independence views, sewed up the ruling party's nomination Thursday to seek a second four-year term after a tense primary race. She outperformed her opponent in three days of opinion polling,...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January

Jun. 13, 2019 12:41 AM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen wins ruling party primary, setting up likely run for re-election in January.

Primary victor could add to Virginia Democrats' headaches

Jun. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who once spent his nights in jail and his days at the...

The Latest: Virginia GOP hopes to benefit from Morrissey win

Jun. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia Republicans keep getting help from Virginia Democrats as the GOP tries to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who...