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1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes
Political News
1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish-language ads for Joe Biden used the same slogan to contrast him with President Donald Trump — “los cuentos no pagan las cuentas,” a play on words that roughly means “telling stories won't pay the bills.”... Read More

Iowa State Fair Cancellation Silences Forum for Candidates Hoping to Connect With Voters
State News
Iowa State Fair Cancellation Silences Forum for Candidates Hoping to Connect With Voters
2020-06-16 14:25:04
by Sara Wilkerson

The cancellation of the 2020 Iowa State Fair due to ongoing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus isn't just a blow to those who love carnival rides, live music, fried Twinkies and an almost unimaginable array of food items... Read More

Third Way Presents Strategists’ Views on Engaging the Latino Voter
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Third Way Presents Strategists’ Views on Engaging the Latino Voter
2020-06-15 15:59:12
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - The Latino voter may well determine the outcome of ballot races across the country this year, however, it’s a mistake to consider this population a single-issue constituency election strategists said at a recent virtual forum hosted by Third... Read More

Trump’s Tulsa Rally Should ‘Probably’ Include Face Masks, Adviser Says
Health
Trump’s Tulsa Rally Should ‘Probably’ Include Face Masks, Adviser Says

Those attending President Donald Trump’s upcoming Tulsa rally should “probably” wear masks, one of his advisers says. Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council chief, stressed the importance of continuing to observe safety guidelines — such as practicing social distancing and wearing... Read More

Biden’s War Chest Swells as Donors Grow Increasingly Alarmed by Trump
2020 Elections
Biden’s War Chest Swells as Donors Grow Increasingly Alarmed by Trump

WASHINGTON — It was another in an unrelenting procession of Zoom fundraisers — the script familiar, the donors determined not to be deterred by technical glitches, and the candidate about to go through the motions — when Joe Biden revealed... Read More

Virus, Racial Unrest Force Trump Campaign to Recalibrate
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Virus, Racial Unrest Force Trump Campaign to Recalibrate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than five months before voters will decide his fate, President Donald Trump is confronting a vastly different political reality than he once envisioned. For starters, if the election were held today, he’d likely lose. The president,... Read More

Coronavirus Changes Nature of Campaign Planning and Spending
Campaigns
Coronavirus Changes Nature of Campaign Planning and Spending
2020-05-22 19:42:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - There's no question that the coronavirus outbreak that began in earnest in March profoundly affected the nature of politicking ahead of one of the most consequential elections in modern times. For instance, the latest batch of Federal Election... Read More

Democrats Wrote the Playbook on Digital Organizing, So Why Is Trump Dominating?
Campaigns
Democrats Wrote the Playbook on Digital Organizing, So Why Is Trump Dominating?

WASHINGTON — Political campaign apps are hardly a new phenomenon, but when President Donald Trump recently unveiled the one for his reelection bid, digital innovators on the left responded with alarm — and exasperation. A refrain echoed from executive suites... Read More

2020 Campaigns Go Digital Amid Fears of Coronavirus Spread
2020 Elections
2020 Campaigns Go Digital Amid Fears of Coronavirus Spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — No more rallies. No more door-knocking. And no more in-person fundraisers, raking in dollars from dozens of millionaires at once. The coronavirus has disrupted American life, and the 2020 presidential campaign is no exception. Amid calls for social distancing to stop the... Read More

As SC Primary Approaches, Black Vote Poised to Play Decisive Role
2020 Elections
As SC Primary Approaches, Black Vote Poised to Play Decisive Role
2020-02-21 21:11:07
by Dan McCue

The arrival of the bus made all heads turn. Mostly blue, its side was dominated by the name "Biden" in large red and white letters, and a slogan, declaring it was dispatched to wage a "Battle for the Soul of... Read More

Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches
2020 Elections
Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches
2020-02-18 20:58:32
by Dan McCue

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, canvassers going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of Charleston, South Carolina say what they're hearing... Read More

Bloomberg to Join Democratic Presidential Contenders at Wednesday’s Debate
2020 Elections
Bloomberg to Join Democratic Presidential Contenders at Wednesday’s Debate
2020-02-18 15:13:24
by Dan McCue

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has qualified for Wednesday night's presidential candidate debate, the first time the billionaire will appear onstage with his Democratic rivals. A national poll from NPR, PBS NewsHour and Marist released on Tuesday morning... Read More

‘This Isn’t Going to Be Easy’: 2020 Democrats Brace for Super Tuesday Delegate Slog
2020 Elections
‘This Isn’t Going to Be Easy’: 2020 Democrats Brace for Super Tuesday Delegate Slog

WASHINGTON — For the last month, the Democratic presidential candidates have had a straightforward task: Campaign heavily in the small, overwhelmingly white states of Iowa and New Hampshire, and hope to emerge with momentum. Things are about to get a... Read More

Bloomberg Vows to Get Feds Out of the Way of Local Infrastructure Projects
2020 Elections
Bloomberg Vows to Get Feds Out of the Way of Local Infrastructure Projects
2020-01-23 18:26:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- Speaking before the U.S. Conference of Mayors Wednesday, former New York City mayor and current Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg promised local leaders will always have "a seat at the table" if he is elected president. Particularly when... Read More

Democrats Make Multimillion Dollar Investment in Six Battleground States
Political News
Democrats Make Multimillion Dollar Investment in Six Battleground States
2020-01-23 18:21:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee said Wednesday it intends to spend millions in six battleground states to ensure they are in the win column for the party's eventual presidential nominee come November. The investment in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North... Read More

Bloomberg and Trump Campaigns Dish Out $10 Million Each on Super Bowl Ads
Political News
Bloomberg and Trump Campaigns Dish Out $10 Million Each on Super Bowl Ads

A couple of ultrawealthy New Yorkers are trying to turn the 2020 campaign into an expensive game of political football. The Trump and Bloomberg campaigns announced Tuesday they’re dishing out $10 million each on 60-second ads to be aired at... Read More

Three Democrats in Competitive House Districts Endorse Joe Biden
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Three Democrats in Competitive House Districts Endorse Joe Biden

Three House Democrats who flipped Republican-held districts in 2018 announced Sunday that they are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the crowded presidential primary. All three served in the military. Pennsylvania’s Conor Lamb, a Marine veteran, and Chrissy Houlahan,... Read More

Iowa Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer Endorses Joe Biden
2020 Elections
Iowa Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer Endorses Joe Biden

Iowa Democratic Rep. Abby Finkenauer announced Thursday that she is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the presidential primary, becoming the first Iowa Democratic House member to back a candidate in the race. “Joe Biden’s character, record, and commitment... Read More

Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race
Political News
Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Julián Castro is ending his run for president. His announcement Thursday comes as Castro failed to garner enough support or donations to make the recent Democratic presidential debates . The former San... Read More

Pete Buttigieg Raises $24.7 Million During 4th Quarter
2020 Elections
Pete Buttigieg Raises $24.7 Million During 4th Quarter

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg's campaign says he raised more than $24.7 million in the last three months and now has a campaign staff of 500 people nationwide, a show of financial and organizational strength heading into the... Read More

2020 Democrats Are Naming Their Fundraising ‘Bundlers’
Campaign Finance
2020 Democrats Are Naming Their Fundraising ‘Bundlers’

When it comes to political fundraising, rich people are great. People who know a lot of rich people are even better. Individual donors may write the checks, but a lot of influence and power accrues to the intermediaries who collect... Read More

Michael Bloomberg Admits Campaign Used Prison Labor for 2020 Phone Calls
2020 Elections
Michael Bloomberg Admits Campaign Used Prison Labor for 2020 Phone Calls

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg admitted Tuesday that his presidential campaign has relied on low-paid prison labor to push out his 2020 message to American voters. In a statement, the billionaire former New York mayor said his campaign wasn’t aware... Read More

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