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FILE - In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks with reporters after a Senate Republican weekly luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. Four relatively unknown Iowa Democrats are competing in a primary Tuesday to take on Ernst. The endeavor was once viewed as a long shot. But Ernst’s slip in approval and the rallying of Iowa and national Democrats behind one of the four has the race receiving a second look.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Democrats fight for chance to take on GOP Sen. Ernst in Iowa

Jun. 1, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four relatively unknown Iowa Democrats are competing in a primary Tuesday to take on Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, an endeavor viewed as a long shot when better-known prospects last year took a pass on running. But Ernst's slip in approval and the rallying of Iowa and national...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Howze for Congress campaign shows Republican 10th Congressional District candidate Ted Howze in Modesto, Calif. The U.S. House's top Republican has withdrawn his support for a Central California congressional candidate over derogatory online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that he says he did not write. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy rescinded his support for Ted Howze in light of the

GOP leader pulls support for California candidate over posts

May. 26, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. House's top Republican on Tuesday withdrew his support for a Central California congressional candidate over derogatory online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that the candidate says he did not write. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy rescinded his support for...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Howze for Congress campaign shows Republican 10th Congressional District candidate Ted Howze in Modesto, Calif. National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support for the candidate over offensive online posts that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not withdrawn his endorsement of Howze, who is facing freshman Democrat Josh Harder in the farm belt's swing 10th District. In a statement sent to The Associated Press on Friday, May 22, 2020, Howze said he was the target of “maliciously false attacks

Republicans back away from House candidate over online posts

May. 22, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — National and state Republicans have withdrawn their support from a California congressional candidate over offensive online posts about Muslims and Hillary Clinton that he says are not his words. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has called the posts disturbing but has not...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Del. Biden has won Wyoming’s Democratic presidential caucus, which had been postponed for two weeks and scaled back to just mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic, state party officials said Sunday, April 19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Biden wins mail-in Wyoming Democratic presidential caucus

Apr. 19, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Joe Biden has won Wyoming’s Democratic presidential caucus, which had been postponed for two weeks and scaled back to just mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic, state party officials said Sunday. The results come less than two weeks after Bernie Sanders dropped...

FILE — In this March 31, 2020 file photo the American flag flutters in the wind as work is done on the roof of a building under construction in Sacramento, Calif. On Friday April 17, 2020, the California Employment Development Department announced the state's unemployment rate jumped to 5.3% in March, up from 3.9% the previous month. Construction job losses made up 11.6% of the decline. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California's unemployment rate soars, but worst yet to come

Apr. 17, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lost nearly 100,000 jobs in March, state officials announced Friday, signaling a sudden end to a record 10-year streak of growth because of a coronavirus outbreak that has shuttered nonessential businesses and overwhelmed the state's unemployment office. The...

FILE —In this Feb. 29, 2020 file photo Democratic presidential candidate, billionaire Tom Steyer announces the end of his presidential campaign following the results of the South Carolina primary in Columbia, S.C. California Gov. Gavin Newsom named Steyer as co-chair of his Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery on Friday, April 17, 2020. The 80-member task force will focus on reviving the state's economy in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

Business, labor, politics have role in California task force

Apr. 17, 2020 8:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Gov. Gavin Newsom turns his attention to the economic devastation in California brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, he's turning to the heads of some of the country's biggest companies, labor unions, four former governors and other political allies to lead the effort....

Wyoming Democrats prepare to count votes delayed by COVID-19

Apr. 17, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Democrats plan to release the results Sunday of a presidential caucus that was postponed two weeks and scaled back to strictly mail-in voting because of the coronavirus. The outcome is largely moot with Sen. Bernie Sanders dropping out and endorsing former Vice President Joe...