Political conventions

Sean Hellar, 18, fills out a voter registration form provided by Sen. Kamala Harris campaign organizer Dani Marx, 25, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates want to turn dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump on Iowa’s campuses into votes on caucus night. The burst of organizing activity on Iowa campuses shows that Democrats believe the energy that gave Barack Obama a surprise victory in 2008 can be tapped again. (AP Photo/Alexandra Jaffe)
September 10, 2019 - 4:51 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — On a sunny Tuesday as the fall semester was beginning on Iowa State University's campus, volunteers for three presidential candidates set up tables, calling out to harried students as they made their way to the school's massive library. Ryan Ford, a senior who's serving as...
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Brad Parscale campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign speaks during the California GOP fall convention on Sept. 7, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
September 07, 2019 - 7:45 pm
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign manager predicted Saturday that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades," transforming the Republican Party while hewing to conservative values. Speaking to a convention of Republican Party...
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FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 file photo, then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Charlotte, N.C. States are expected to begin canceling GOP presidential caucuses or primaries as part of the party’s effort to shut out the Trump primary challengers, one door at a time. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)
September 07, 2019 - 5:42 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican leaders in Nevada, South Carolina and Kansas have voted to scrap their presidential nominating contests in 2020, erecting more hurdles for the long-shot candidates challenging President Donald Trump. "What is Donald Trump afraid of?" asked one of those rivals,...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speak at the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
September 07, 2019 - 2:44 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates urged voters in New Hampshire on Saturday to not play it safe in the 2020 election, leveling an implicit critique of front-runner Joe Biden. Biden has centered his campaign on his years of experience in Washington and a perceived...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2019, file photo, Ninth Congressional district Democratic candidate Dan McCready answers a question during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C. There’s a do-over special election next week for an open House seat from North Carolina. And it’s providing a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump’s popularity and whether the suburbs are continuing their flight from Republicans that hurt them in the 2018 congressional elections. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop is draping himself around Trump. Democrat Dan McCreary is an ex-Marine who’s casting himself as a centrist. The race is considered a tossup. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
September 06, 2019 - 6:18 pm
MINT HILL, N.C. (AP) — A tossup special election in North Carolina is shaping up as a pre-2020 test of President Donald Trump's pull on voters and whether the suburbs are continuing the flight from Republicans that fueled the party's 2018 House election losses. The House district flows eastward...
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September 05, 2019 - 6:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian has created new challenges in the final days of campaigning for a North Carolina congressional seat that was already getting scant attention. As the hurricane scraped the coastline on its way toward the state, at least one campaign manager pulled signs for his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo, Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., leads a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, that he will retire at the end of 2019, citing 'health challenges'. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 05, 2019 - 1:44 pm
DENVER (AP) — As Democrats try to win control of the White House and the Senate in 2020, they face a geographical puzzle — the path to the presidency may conflict with the one to a Senate majority. Democrats' best shot at the White House is to win back their old turf — the Rust Belt states heavy...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, law enforcement officials process the crime scene from Saturday's shooting which ended with the shooter, Seth Ator, being shot dead by police in a stolen mail van, right, in Odessa, Texas. Within minutes of media outlets identifying the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account was spreading false information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke. The speed of the misinformation again illustrates the eagerness of some to baselessly blame mass shootings on particular political ideologies. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
September 05, 2019 - 4:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minutes after media outlets identified the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas, a Twitter account that appears to have been computer-generated began spreading baseless information linking the shooter to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke. "The Odessa Shooter'...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a campaign event, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Hampton Falls, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 04, 2019 - 5:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action. California Sen. Kamala Harris unveiled her plans on Wednesday. New Jersey Sen. Cory...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during a visit to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. Three Democrats in their 70s are vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in U.S. history. But science says age isn’t a proxy for fitness. The bigger question is how healthy you are and how well you function. With only a few years separating them, President Donald Trump at 73 has mocked Biden, 76. Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, 77, try to showcase physical activity on the campaign trial while 70-year-old Elizabeth Warren even jogs around at rallies. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 31, 2019 - 2:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Science says age is only a number, not a proxy for physical and mental fitness. But with three Democrats in their 70s vying to challenge the oldest first-term president in American history, age's importance will be tested as never before. Only a few years separate President Donald...
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