Democratic primary

  • Joe Biden Feb 9

    Biden Faces Competition for Black Voters in His SC ‘Firewall’

    Joe Biden is facing increasingly formidable competition in South Carolina, a state his campaign has long assumed was safely in his column and one he’s repeatedly described as a “firewall” in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and billionaire activist Tom Steyer are challenging the former vice president’s standing in South Carolina. The Feb. 29 primary...

  • Democratic Debate Feb 7

    5 Questions Ahead of New Hampshire’s Democratic Debate

    Seven Democratic presidential hopefuls are scheduled to face off in a debate Friday night at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire

  • 2020 Elections Feb 7

    New Hampshire Officials Confident They’ll Avoid Iowa Chaos

    In contrast to the chaos in Iowa, New Hampshire officials are reassuring the public that Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary will run just as smoothly as it has for the last century

  • Democratic primary Jan 22

    In-Person Absentee Voting for Va. Democratic Primary Underway

    Some Virginia voters are already casting ballots in the Democratic primary, weighing in on the candidate they hope will become the next president. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey went to a Fairfax County polling place to see what’s influencing voters.

  • Democratic primary Jan 16

    Absentee Voting Beginning for Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary

    Absentee voting is beginning for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Elections says in-person absentee voting for the March 3 primary begins Thursday, Friday or Saturday, depending on office hours and observation of state holidays. Registered voters may request an absentee ballot be mailed to them by going online. They can also find the form…

  • Election 2020 Jan 15

    Key Takeaways From Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa

    There was a lot of pre-debate chatter about a coming fight between Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren over Warren’s assertion Sanders told her in 2018 that a woman couldn’t be elected president. Sanders denied it, Warren didn’t press it and a substantive debate on a range of issues ensued. Still, after the debate, it appeared that Warren declined to...

  • Marianne Williamson Jan 10

    Marianne Williamson’s ‘Psychic Force’ Will Be Missed

    Marianne Williamson, the self-help book author and spiritual adviser who vowed to create a Cabinet-level Department of Peace, announced Friday that she had suspended her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Williamson often got more attention for her colorful moments during the Democratic debates than as a top-tier contender with a shot at winning the primary. Still, her memorable...

  • Elizabeth Warren Jan 6

    Julián Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren in Presidential Race

    Former Obama administration housing chief Julián Castro is endorsing Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid, saying the Massachusetts senator is “the most qualified, best-equipped candidate to win the nomination” and defeat President Donald Trump. In an online video posted Monday featuring the two former 2020 White House rivals, Castro tells Warren, “No one is working harder than you.” The pair had remained friendly...

  • Decision 2020 Jan 5

    The Unsinkable Joe Biden? Many Months and Many Gaffes Later, Biden Is Still Ahead

    Joe Biden is beginning 2020 the same way he began 2019: a front-runner in a presidential primary race in which many expected him to flame out early, NBC News reports. The former vice president has been attacked more by rivals and President Donald Trump than any other candidate in the race, and he’s arguably made more unforced errors than any other Democrat, but his position...

  • Democratic primary Dec 15, 2019

    Seven Candidates, One Issue: Here’s What Democratic Presidential Candidates Had to Say About Education

    Seven Democratic candidates for president on Saturday offered plans to make their mark on American schools, NBC News reports. Though the vast majority of education decisions in the U.S. are made at the state and local levels, candidates who participated in a public forum sponsored by 11 education groups vowed to increase federal spending in schools — some by enormous…

  • Elizabeth Warren Dec 12, 2019

    Warren Slams Moderate Rivals, Laying Bare Ideological Divide

    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Warren is lashing out at her moderate Democratic rivals seeking the White House. She says they naively accept Republican calls for unity instead of standing up to the rich and too quickly bend to the whims of their own wealthy donors. Warren didn’t name-drop former Vice President Joe Biden or South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete...

  • Pete Buttigieg Dec 11, 2019

    Buttigieg Discloses Ex-Clients as Fundraising Swing Begins

    Facing intense pressure to answer questions about his work in the private sector, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday disclosed a roster of former consulting clients that include a major health insurance provider, a nationwide electronics retailer, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Department of Defense. He also opened a big-dollar fundraiser for the first time to...

  • Democratic primary Dec 6, 2019

    Warren, Buttigieg Scrap Puts Democratic Divide on Display

    Elizabeth Warren has spent weeks absorbing attacks from moderate rivals looking to blunt her surging campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Now, as the Massachusetts senator risks losing momentum, she’s starting to hit back. After a Democratic Party fundraiser in Boston on Thursday night, Warren blasted Pete Buttigieg, who is emerging as a leading moderate candidate in the lead-off...

  • Mayor Dec 2, 2019

    Buttigieg Turns to Black Pastor to Discuss Racism, Poverty

    As he labors to win over black voters whose support is vital to his Democratic presidential bid, Pete Buttigieg found a receptive host on Sunday in a civil rights activist who has sought to continue the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s push for a racially diverse national campaign against poverty. After attending services at the Rev. William Barber’s Greenleaf Christian...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 21, 2019

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • Atlanta Nov 20, 2019

    7 Key Questions Heading Into Wednesday’s Democratic Debate

    New uncertainty hangs over the Democratic presidential primary as 10 candidates meet on the debate stage once again. No longer is there a clear front-runner. The fight for African American voters is raging. And there are growing concerns that impeachment may become a distraction from the primary. Those issues and more will play out Wednesday night when the Democratic Party’s...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Biden Defends His ‘Vision’ Against Warren’s Indirect Attacks

    Bristling at Elizabeth Warren’s suggestions that he’s a milquetoast moderate with small ideas, presidential candidate Joe Biden countered Saturday that he offers a “bold” vision for the country and warned that Democratic primary voters should not get distracted by the party’s increasingly tense battle over ideological labels. It was a departure from Biden’s usual campaign speech and signaled perhaps a...

  • PRESIDENT Oct 25, 2019

    Gabbard Drops Congressional Race to Focus on Presidential

    Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she will focus on her White House bid and not run for reelection to her congressional seat. The congresswoman from Hawaii made the announcement early Friday. While lagging behind in a crowded Democratic presidential field, Gabbard has gotten renewed attention lately after a heated argument with former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Gabbard Fires Back at Clinton Suggestion She’s Russia’s Pawn

    It’s Hillary Clinton vs. Tulsi Gabbard on the sidelines of the 2020 presidential race. The Hawaii congresswoman fought back unsparingly after Clinton appeared to call her “the favorite of the Russians” in a recent interview and said she believes the Russians have “got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the...

  • director Oct 15, 2019

    MeToo Leader Launches New Hashtag to Mobilize Voters

    The founder of #MeToo is using the second anniversary of the movement to launch a new effort intended to mobilize voters heading into the 2020 election. The new hashtag #MeTooVoter was unveiled Tuesday, on the same day as the fourth Democratic presidential debate and reflects a frustration among activists that issues of sexual violence and harassment have largely been absent...

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