Primary Elections

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., worships at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C. By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they’re in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)
April 20, 2019 - 5:16 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — By now, most Democratic presidential candidates have polished their stump speeches. But when they're in South Carolina, they may need to add in a sermon. In a large and diverse primary field, White House hopefuls are angling to develop relationships with black churches...
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Former vice president Joe Biden talks with officials after speaking at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 19, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders waits to take the stage ahead of a town hall with black lawmakers on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Spartanburg, S.C. Ahead of the event, Sanders announced 2020 campaign endorsements from seven black South Carolina lawmakers, a show of force in state where black voters comprise more most of the Democratic primary electorate. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
April 18, 2019 - 8:08 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Thursday announced endorsements from seven black lawmakers in the critical early voting state of South Carolina, a show of force in the first place where African American voters feature prominently in next year's primary...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker speaks during an Iowa Democratic Party Black Caucus Reception, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 18, 2019 - 8:03 pm
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is announcing backing from a slate of black elected officials in the crucial early voting state of South Carolina. Booker's campaign said Thursday that the New Jersey senator is being endorsed by state Reps. Leola Robinson-...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, then-Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivers his annual budget projection at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Former Virginia Gov. McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, according to two people familiar with calls he made Wednesday, April 17, 2019, to allies. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 17, 2019 - 9:59 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe won't run for president in 2020, meaning establishment, centrist Democrats will have one less option in a nominating free-for-all that so far has highlighted the party's leftward shift. McAuliffe said Wednesday night that instead of joining...
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April 09, 2019 - 9:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — After a judge threw out two previous election results, frustrated voters in one Georgia House district are hoping the third time's a charm. Unofficial results Tuesday showed Chris Erwin beating Dan Gasaway in the third Republican primary for a state House seat in northeast Georgia,...
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Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 08, 2019 - 10:43 am
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is quieting critics who questioned whether he could recapture the energy of his upstart 2016 campaign, surpassing his rivals in early fundraising and establishing himself as an indisputable front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO WESSELL INSTEAD OF WESSEL - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, photo Mike Wessell, center, a Republican-turned Democrat, talks with other supporters for democratic party candidate for Pennsylvania state senator Pam Iovino at her election returns party in Pittsburgh. Some Democrats thought they didn’t need white male voters in 2016. But the party knows it needs them in 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
April 07, 2019 - 1:51 pm
UPPER ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — When he moved to Pennsylvania about five years ago, it was a coin toss which party Brian Heitman would register with. No longer. Since Donald Trump's election in 2016, Heitman, who is 42 and white, has become a reliable Democrat. Last week, he voted for the...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center right, and his wife, Jane, arrive at a rally at Grand Park in Los Angeles. A persistent group of Sanders supporters say they won’t let go of the slights from the 2016 primary fight against Hillary Clinton. The frustration is notable now that Sanders is a 2020 front-runner, raking in $18.2 million in the first quarter, downplaying concerns about DNC bias and highlighting his success in bringing the party around on liberal policies it once resisted. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
April 06, 2019 - 2:05 pm
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...
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President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 05, 2019 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former Vice President Joe Biden (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Joe Biden isn't directly apologizing to several women who have told stories about how his behavior made them feel uneasy. The Democratic former vice president said Friday in Washington, D.C.: "I'm sorry I...
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