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Biden rejects Democrats' anger in call for national unity

May. 19, 2019 6:12 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His party may be enraged by Donald Trump's presidency, but Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisted Saturday that Democrats will not defeat the Republican president if they pick an angry nominee. Facing thousands of voters in his native Pennsylvania for the second time as a...

Warren building unlikely connection with black female voters

May. 18, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren was the last of eight presidential candidates to take the stage at Texas Southern University last month when she was pressed for a solution to black women dying during childbirth at far higher rates than white women. The Massachusetts senator responded with what has become a...

Republicans, Gov. Evers spar over working with women

May. 18, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' spokeswoman accused Republican legislative leaders Saturday of refusing to work with the governor's chief of staff because she is a woman, leading the GOP lawmakers to call the charge "asinine" and "clueless." The back and forth came after Assembly Speaker...

Galvin calls for early voting in presidential primary

May. 18, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin is pushing to allow early voting in the 2020 presidential primaries. The Democrat is urging lawmakers to approve legislation that would give Massachusetts voters five additional days to cast their ballots before the March 3 presidential...

The Latest: Johnson says Biden is biggest GOP threat

May. 18, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Republican Party convention (all times local): 12:28 p.m. Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says Joe Biden poses the greatest threat to President Donald Trump in Wisconsin. Johnson gave his assessment of the large Democratic presidential field at a news...

Roy Moore weighs AL Senate re-run despite GOP opposition

May. 17, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama, narrow loser of a turbulent special election for Senate in 2017, is considering a fresh run next year. National Republican leaders are signaling they'll again try preventing their party from nominating the twice-removed state jurist whose...

Grimes predicts about 12.5% turnout for Kentucky primary

May. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's chief election official is projecting about 12.5% of the state's registered voters will turn out for next week's primary election. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said Thursday it appears turnout next Tuesday will be consistent with past primary elections, based...

Lawmaker runs underdog campaign against Kentucky governor

May. 16, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Undaunted by his status as a political underdog, state Rep. Robert Goforth has logged more than 10,000 miles in his pickup truck and invested at least $750,000 of his own money into challenging Kentucky's governor in the state's Republican primary. Along the way, he's tried to incite...

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio could be latest White House hopeful

May. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to visit a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. De Blasio is scheduled to appear Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." A spokeswoman says he will travel to Iowa later in the...

NYC mayor announces Iowa trip ahead of expected 2020 entry

May. 15, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing travel plans to a pair of early voting states ahead of an expected entry Thursday into the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race. De Blasio is scheduled to appear on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday morning. A spokeswoman says he...