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Warren turns down a televised town hall on Fox News

May. 14, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is saying no to a televised town hall on Fox News, slamming the network as "a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists." Several of Warren's rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have already held or agreed to hold...

Casey lobbies for Democratic primary debate in Pennsylvania

Apr. 22, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is lobbying for a presidential primary debate in his home state, which is a projected battleground in the 2020 presidential election. Casey's letter Monday to Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez says holding a primary debate...

Washington Democrats want presidential debate in Seattle

Apr. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state Democrats are making a push for the third presidential primary debate to be held in Seattle. The state party announced Monday that it is asking Washingtonians to sign a public petition to the Democratic National Committee. Party chairwoman Tina Podlodowski plans to...

A 2016 hangover: Some Bernie Sanders supporters still upset

Apr. 6, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It was hard to miss Cheri Pichone's excitement about Bernie Sanders' second presidential run. She showed up to a recent Iowa rally decked out in Sanders gear, complete with a figurine of the Vermont senator and progressive icon. But underneath her exuberance, the 36-year-old was...

Bernie Sanders to appear in Fox News town hall meeting

Apr. 3, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel says that Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear on a televised town hall on April 15, making him the first Democratic candidate to venture onto Fox for this type of event in the current presidential cycle. It's an important booking for Fox, after the Democratic National Committee...

2nd Democratic presidential debates July 30-31 in Detroit

Apr. 2, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The second Democratic presidential debates will be held July 30 and 31 in Detroit. The Democratic National Committee announced the location Tuesday. It will be broadcast live on CNN. Candidates will be assigned randomly to one of the two stages. Each night's debate will have up to 10...

2020 Democrats in mad dash for donors to make debate stage

Apr. 1, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

The fiercest battle for campaign cash is playing out between the presidential candidates who might not be on your radar. Ahead of Sunday's fundraising deadline for the first quarter, the underdogs of the Democratic primary were in a mad dash to coax as little as $2 from grassroots donors. It's all part of their...

Ocasio-Cortez can't run, but she's a big part of 2020 race

Mar. 29, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — AOC could stand for "All Over the Campaign." For better or worse, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, known ubiquitously by her initials, is a big part of the 2020 race for the White House more than five years before she's even old enough to run for the nation's highest office. Democrats want...

First Democratic 2020 debates set for late June in Miami

Mar. 28, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

The first Democratic presidential debates will take place June 26 and 27 in Miami. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the plans first disclosed by NBC News, which will broadcast the two-night event along with MSNBC and Telemundo. DNC Chairman Tom Perez already had announced that the debates in June and...