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Bloomberg requests Tennessee presidential ballot petition

Nov. 13, 2019 4:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg has requested a petition in Tennessee that would require securing 2,500 signatures from registered voters in less than a month if he wants to qualify for the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot, top election officials said Wednesday. Tennessee has...

Warren files for NH primary, scorns ‘billionaires’

Nov. 13, 2019 2:00 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has once again scorned big money’s influence in politics as she signed up for New Hampshire's presidential primary. The Massachusetts senator said Wednesday, "We really shouldn't have elections that are about billionaires calling all the shots, whether they're...

AP sources: Deval Patrick mulling Democratic White House run

Nov. 12, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations, underscoring some Democrats' deep uncertainty about the party's current crop of contenders. Patrick, a close...

Top Iowa aide to Steyer's campaign resigns after AP report

Nov. 8, 2019 8:56 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top Iowa aide to businessman Tom Steyer resigned Friday, a day after The Associated Press revealed he had privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing Steyer's White House bid. Steyer's Democratic presidential campaign announced the...

Bloomberg's wealth gives him options his rivals don't enjoy

Nov. 8, 2019 6:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are many questions surrounding Michael Bloomberg's potential presidential candidacy. Whether he'll have enough money to sustain a lengthy and bruising campaign is not one of them. The billionaire former New York City mayor opened the door this week to a potential Democratic White...

AP Exclusive: Steyer aide offered money for endorsements

Nov. 7, 2019 3:45 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A top aide to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Iowa privately offered campaign contributions to local politicians in exchange for endorsing his White House bid, according to multiple people with direct knowledge of the conversations. The overtures from Pat Murphy, a...

Las Vegas law makes sleeping on downtown streets illegal

Nov. 6, 2019 9:56 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Despite protests about a "war on the poor," Las Vegas officials passed a law Wednesday making it illegal for the homeless to sleep on streets when beds are available at established shelters. The issue spurred emotion and drama, including the ejection by city marshals of several audience...

Steyer aide resigns after access of Harris' volunteer data

Nov. 5, 2019 1:05 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An aide to Democrat Tom Steyer in South Carolina resigned after accessing volunteer data collected by rival Kamala Harris, the billionaire activist's campaign said Monday. Last month, Dwane Sims was announced as Steyer's deputy state director in South Carolina, which holds the first...

Early and pricey: Trump's World Series ad an expensive pitch

Oct. 31, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign delivered a brushback pitch during the final game of the World Series with an in-your-face national TV ad more than a year before the 2020 election. The swaggering TV spot, complete with an image of Trump presiding over the weekend raid that killed the...

Growing uncertainty looms over Democrats' 2020 primary

Oct. 28, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Look no further than Pearl City Station, a plain brick building set along the banks of the Mississippi River, to understand the growing sense of uncertainty seeping into the Democratic Party's 2020 primary contest. Inside, 200 Iowa Democrats recently sized up Joe Biden, the former...