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Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin

Nov. 13, 2019 9:48 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — More than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to cast their ballot unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit being filed Wednesday that liberals fear could dampen turnout among Democrats in the 2020 presidential race. The lawsuit could affect how...

Democrat Mike Espy starts 2020 US Senate bid in Mississippi

Nov. 12, 2019 6:51 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announced Tuesday that he's running again for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith, setting up a 2020 rematch of a race that churned up the state's painful racist history. "I can and will do a better job for the people of Mississippi...

GOP Kansas state school board member running for US Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican member of the Kansas State Board of Education who shares retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' last name is running to replace him in Washington. Steve Roberts of Overland Park filed paperwork Tuesday with the state to claim a spot on the ballot in the August primary. Pat...

Bloomberg registers for 2020 presidential ballot in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 3:24 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork Tuesday to appear on the ballot in Arkansas' March 3 presidential primary, the latest indication that the billionaire former New York City mayor may seek the Democratic nomination . Bloomberg sent staffers to Alabama last week to file for the...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse....

North Carolina schools chief running for lieutenant governor

Nov. 12, 2019 2:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican state schools superintendent announced on Tuesday he'll run for lieutenant governor instead of his current job, shaking up races for two statewide elections just three weeks before candidate filing begins. Mark Johnson was narrowly elected superintendent of...

Steyer signs up for New Hampshire primary

Nov. 12, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Businessman Tom Steyer says the presidential race is more unsettled than it's ever been. Steyer, a billionaire progressive activist who was late to join the crowded Democratic field, signed up for the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday. He says he won't be surprised if more...

Activist files to run against Tennessee's US Rep. Jim Cooper

Nov. 12, 2019 1:49 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee activist Justin Jones has filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper in a 2020 Democratic primary. A Federal Election Commission document shows Jones filed Monday to seek the Nashville seat. Jones didn't immediately return requests for comment. The 24-year-old black activist...

Playing up name, Bullock connects to New Hampshire history

Nov. 12, 2019 1:06 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed up for the New Hampshire primary, joking that he deserved a discount on the filing fee for sharing a name with the man who started the state's tradition more than a century ago. Candidates sign up to get on the ballot at a desk that belonged to...

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,...