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Evers 'confident' Milwaukee will host DNC in 2020

Feb. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he is "confident" that Milwaukee will beat out Houston and Miami and win the bid to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The three cities are finalists for the convention , an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and...

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

Feb. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders in three major cities are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy and put them at the center of the political world for one week next summer. Democratic National Committee...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 16, 2019 10:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.; Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio; California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; former Gov. William Weld, R-Mass. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; New York City Mayor...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Feb. 15, 2019 7:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — To be announced. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Tom Perez, Democratic National Committee chairman. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sens. Lindsey...

2 stages, up to 20 candidates in first 2 Democratic debates

Feb. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first two Democratic presidential debates for the 2020 election will have two heats with room for a total of 20 candidates who meet certain polling or grassroots fundraising thresholds. A senior Democratic National Committee official outlined the framework Thursday for the June and...

DNC chair: Qualifications for first debates coming this week

Feb. 13, 2019 9:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says he'll announce details of the first two presidential primary debates by the end of the week. Perez says he plans to include a grassroots fundraising metric as part of the qualifying threshold. He wants that to make the debate more...

Democrats to launch new voter database with Dean at the helm

Feb. 13, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is declaring a major victory ahead of the 2020 presidential election, with the help of one of his most well-known predecessors. Howard Dean, the one-time presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and ex-DNC chairman, is set to head a...

The Latest: Dem women, including Ocasio-Cortez, cheer Trump

Feb. 5, 2019 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump seemed pleasantly surprised when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez jumped to her feet with other white-garbed female House members and cheered something he said. The moment...

Virginia's Gov. Northam says that wasn't him in racist photo

Feb. 2, 2019 8:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook. In a tumultuous 24 hours, Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday...

Inslee pitches to Nevada outside 2020 spotlight on DC

Jan. 12, 2019 3:32 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pitched...