Latest Eric Swalwell News

Campaigning from behind: Lower-tier 2020ers seek comeback

Jul. 20, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As her campaign bus trundled along Interstate 80 toward the Michigan-Ohio border, Kirsten Gillibrand was offering wedding planning advice to one of her presidential campaign staffers who recently got engaged. The New York senator recommended a Christmas wedding, preferably on a...

2020 debates: Biden-Harris rematch and progressive faceoff

Jul. 19, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The second set of summer Democratic presidential debates will feature a rematch with a twist, plus the first showdown of leading progressives as the party wrestles with its philosophical identity and looks ahead to a 2020 fight against President Donald Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden...

Rep. Cleaver, civility ally, abandons House gavel amid fight

Jul. 16, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. Civility had had enough. "We don't ever, ever want to pass up, it seems, an opportunity to escalate," Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., said from the House speaker's chair Tuesday afternoon after a fight broke out over a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist tweets."...

Tom Steyer launches 2020 campaign after saying he wouldn't

Jul. 9, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. Steyer, 62, is one of the most visible and deep-pocketed liberals advocating for...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Jul. 9, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

Tom Steyer ruled out a 2020 presidential bid earlier this year. Now he's changed his mind. The billionaire investor and activist announced Tuesday that he would join the crowded Democratic primary for the White House after all, saying his campaign will focus on reducing the influence of corporations in politics....

US Rep. Swalwell ends presidential bid, will seek reelection

Jul. 8, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Eric Swalwell on Monday became the first candidate in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary to exit the campaign, saying he would run for reelection to his California congressional seat next year. Swalwell, 38, announced his exit in his home district, describing his...

Who's in, who's out: Meet the Dems running for president

Jul. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

Rep. Eric Swalwell of California on Monday became the first Democrat to exit the 2020 presidential race. The four-term congressman's White House effort never progressed significantly with voters in the crowded Democratic primary. Swalwell had earlier signaled that he would consider bowing out if he was in danger...

Analysis: Biden's viability, party's future face questions

Jun. 28, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Party is in no mood for a coronation. Joe Biden stepped onto the debate stage Thursday night as a front runner by default more than depth of support, and walked away with a more fragile standing atop the sprawling Democratic field. His rivals showed little deference to the...

Harris gets personal, delivers civil rights blow to Biden

Jun. 28, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris spoke slowly but bluntly as she stared at Joe Biden, then began treating him as a hostile witness. The former prosecutor turned California senator started by saying she didn't think the former vice president was racist. But she criticized him for recently defending having...

Rivals target Biden as Democrats' rifts emerge on age, race

Jun. 28, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Democratic divisions over race, age and ideology burst into public view in Thursday night's presidential debate, punctuated by a heated exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris. It was one of several moments that left the 76-year-old Biden, who entered...