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Here’s who’s most likely in the running to be Joe Biden’s VP

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden gestures during a foreign policy statement in New York.

Marcus Robertson, Contributing Writer

May 7, 2020

This November, we know the Democratic Party’s candidate is Joe Biden. But the other name on the ticket? Anybody’s guess. Biden said he’ll pick a woman in this year’s so-called “veepstakes.” His campaign says they’ve formed a selection committee, meaning the vetting process may have alr...

OPINION: Not all Bernie Sanders supporters will automatically back Joe Biden

OPINION: Not all Bernie Sanders supporters will automatically back Joe Biden

Rebecca Meluch, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

May 6, 2020

When Bernie Sanders announced the suspension of his campaign two weeks ago, I began to have flashbacks to the 2016 presidential election.  After he dropped out and endorsed Democratic presumptive Hillary Clinton four years ago, many progressive voters felt disheartened for having to cast a vote fo...

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, gives support to Biden

Tulsi Gabbard in 2019.

Associated Press

March 19, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is suspending her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. She's offering her full support to former Vice President...

Biden wins Illinois primary, AP reports

Joe Biden speaks at a primary election campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 17, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged victorious in the Illinois Democratic primary elections, according to the Associated Press. Biden had a wide variety of endorsements all throughout the state, including Governor J.B. Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago and Senators Richard J. Durbin and...

Pritzker endorses Biden on eve of Illinois primary

Supporters of VP Joe Biden attend a campaign event in Des Moines.

Associated Press

March 16, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker endorsed Joe Biden for president on the eve of Illinois' primary, saying Monday that the Democratic former vice president “is the right candidate to beat Donald Trump and lead us into a new era.” Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are facing off on Tuesday in Illinois and...

`We can do it,’ say young believers fueling Bernie Sanders’ campaign

Bernie Sanders rally at Grant Park on March 7, 2020. Jonathan Aguilar | The DePaulia

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — They've watched their parents and friends struggle to pay medical bills. They've spent time in Spain, Australia and other countries where people don't have the same worry. They live at home instead of the college dorm to try to cut down on what they'll owe in loans. They question...

Joe Biden has another big primary night, wins 4 more states

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, accompanied by his wife Jill, speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Associated Press

March 11, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago. The former vice president's victory there, as well as in Missouri, Mississippi and Idaho, dealt...

Manifestación de Sanders llena Grant Park

El candidato presidencial, senador Bernie Sanders, habla en frente una gran multitud en Grant Park el sábado 7 de marzo.

Hannah Mitchell and Maria Guerrero

March 9, 2020

El senador Bernie Sanders llegó a Chicago el 7 de marzo en un último intento de ganar seguidores antes de las primarias del 17 de marzo en Illinois.  Sanders le dijo a sus partidarios en la campaña de Grant Park que es el candidato ideal para vencer al presidente Donald Trump– llamando a Trump un "m...

Bernie Sanders rally packs Grant Park

Congressman Chuy Garcia endorses presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in front of a large crowd in Grant Park on Saturday, March 7. 
Below: A supporter waits for Sanders to take the stage (left) and a young attendee gets a better view atop his father’s shoulders (right).

Hannah Mitchell, Multimedia Editor

March 8, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders came to Chicago on March 7 to gain supporters before the March 17 Illinois primary. Sanders told his supporters at the Grant Park campaign rally that he is the candidate to beat the presidential incumbent, Republican Donald Trump. He called Trump a “pathological liar,” criticized his handling o...

Super Tuesday narrows Democratic presidential race

Joe Biden speaks at a primary election campaign rally Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

March 8, 2020

Two clear Democratic front runners emerged following Super Tuesday with Joe Biden winning nine states and Bernie Sanders taking California and several others.  Biden swept states across the South and Midwest – including Texas, Virgina, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Minne...

OPINION: Women just can’t win

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announces the end of her presidential campaign.

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions & Social Media Editor

March 8, 2020

Perhaps one of the best moments of the Democratic primary was when Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., verbally dressed down fellow candidate Mike Bloomberg on two separate debate stages for his history of sexist behavior and penchant for non-disclosure agreements. “I’d like to talk about who we’re runn...

Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden while Jesse Jackson backs Bernie Sanders

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is helped across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Selma, Ala.

Associated Press

March 8, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris endorsed Joe Biden on Sunday and said she would "do everything in my power'' to help elect him, becoming the latest dropout from the Democratic race for president to line up behind the former vice president in his battle with Bernie Sanders for the nomination. The...

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