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Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

Kamala Harris ends White House bid, citing lack of funding

Associated Press

December 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sen. Kamala Harris told supporters on Tuesday that she was ending her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, an abrupt close to a candidacy that held historic potential. “I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days...

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Michael Bloomberg launches Democratic presidential bid

Associated Press

November 24, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign...

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Buttigieg takes hits on issue of his experience

Associated Press

November 21, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) – In Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, Pete Buttigieg became the focus of several of his Democratic opponents for what they characterized as a lack of experience. After the South Bend, Indiana, mayor called for federal leadership on voting rights, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar pointed...

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

1 Year Out: A divided nation lurches toward 2020 election

Julie Pace, Associated Press

November 3, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year from Sunday, voters will decide whether to grant President Donald Trump a second term in office, an election that will be a referendum on Trump's vision for America's culture and role in the world. Much is unknown about how the United States and its politics will look...

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Buttigieg removes attorney from fundraiser after backlash

Brian Slodysko and Errin Haines

October 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg is returning campaign contributions from a former Chicago city attorney who led a vigorous effort to block the release of a video depicting the shooting of Laquan McDonald , a black teenager whose death at the hands of police stirred months of protest and resulted in ...

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press

October 16, 2019

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a s...

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

Julie Pace, Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

October 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump. Less than four months before voting begins, front-running candidates...

OPINION: Don’t count out the progressives

OPINION: Don’t count out the progressives

Tristen Wilbers, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

The 2020 Democratic primary elections hold incredible importance regarding the future of the American presidency, more so than in most, if not all, presidential elections in recent memory. Should the Democrats lose: another four years to the populist demagogue who they believe threatens the sanctity ...

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

10 Democrats set for next debate as several others miss cut

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press

August 30, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she was dropping out o...

And then there were 20

And then there were 20

Paul Gordon, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential race has already begun and the selection field is up to 20, with more likely to join in ahead of next year’s state primaries. There is a long road until the election a year and a half from now and candidates are on the move to make the short list. Ben Fisher, a contributing writer...

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