Democratic candidates

BOSTON | Sources: Ex-Mass. Gov. Patrick to skip 2020 White House race

BOSTON  — Former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts will soon announce he won’t launch a 2020 presidential campaign, according to three sources familiar with his plans. They did not say why he decided against a run. A formal announcement was delayed as the country observed a day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush, … Continue reading BOSTON | Sources: Ex-Mass. Gov. Patrick to skip 2020 White House race

WASHINGTON | America’s gender, racial divides on display in House races

WASHINGTON — Perhaps nowhere is the choice facing voters on Tuesday more vividly on display than in the battle for control of the U.S. House. Democrats are fielding more women and minority candidates than ever, while Republicans are trying to hold their majority with mostly white men. The disparity highlights a trend that has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | America’s gender, racial divides on display in House races

COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

COLUMBIA, S.C.  — Even by South Carolina standards, this is a lot. There’s no set date for the state’s pivotal 2020 presidential primary. But that’s not stopping a half dozen potential Democratic contenders from swarming the state over the next week, connecting with voters and political operatives. The first-in-the-South primary can be a make-or-break contest … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | South Carolina swarmed by potential Democratic candidates

WASHINGTON | Trump says he likes Swift’s music less post-endorsement

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump says he likes superstar Taylor Swift’s music “about 25 percent less now” that she’s endorsed two Democratic candidates in Tennessee. Trump was asked about Swift’s decision to wade into politics as he returned to Washington after a trip to Florida. Swift announced Sunday she’s voting for Democrat Phil Bredesen for Senate, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says he likes Swift’s music less post-endorsement

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. | Trump predicts havoc if Democrats take over Congress

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn.— As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee. “A Democratic takeover of Congress will plunge our … Continue reading JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. | Trump predicts havoc if Democrats take over Congress

WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmation fight rallies Democrats to resistance

WASHINGTON — Democrats don’t have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But that didn’t stop them from putting up a rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings that marked a new stage in the party’s resistance to President Donald Trump. From the moment that the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh confirmation fight rallies Democrats to resistance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The Latest: EA CEO to cancel remaining qualifier tournaments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The CEO of EA says he will cancel the remaining Madden Classic qualifier events after two people were fatally shot and 10 others injured at a “Madden NFL 19” tournament in Jacksonville, … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The Latest: EA CEO to cancel remaining qualifier tournaments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The Latest: Candidates spar over guns after mass shooting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — The Latest on a deadly mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida (all times local): ___ 5:20 p.m. Florida’s candidates for governor are sparring over guns after a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville. Several Democratic candidates on Monday renewed their push for new gun-control measures … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The Latest: Candidates spar over guns after mass shooting

MADISON, Wis. | Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin state schools chief Tony Evers, a cancer survivor known for his even-keeled demeanor, won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday and will face Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November as he seeks a third term. Evers emerged from a field of eight Democratic candidates to win the primary, which comes … Continue reading MADISON, Wis. | Evers wins Democratic primary, will face Walker

MADISON,Wis. | ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threaten to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday’s primary contests for governor, the U.S. Senate and the House … Continue reading MADISON,Wis. | ‘Blue wave’ to be tested in key Midwestern primaries

ATLANTA | AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

ATLANTA  — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November. With the special elections now concluded ahead of … Continue reading ATLANTA | AP analysis finds Democratic voters hold an enthusiasm edge

OLYMPIA, Wash. | Cantwell, Hutchison advance in Senate race

OLYMPIA, Wash.  — Democrats were celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state’s primary election, but Republicans said they were confident their party would hold on to all three seats in November. Tina Podlodowski, chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, said that even though many more votes need to be counted, the early … Continue reading OLYMPIA, Wash. | Cantwell, Hutchison advance in Senate race

DENVER | Democratic candidates in close race for governor nomination

DENVER — The winner of the Democratic primary is an early, though far from guaranteed, favorite to become Colorado’s next governor. Colorado’s last Republican governor was Bill Owens, who served from 1999 to 2007. Republicans hold four of the state’s seven congressional seats and one of its two Senate seats. Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly defeated … Continue reading DENVER | Democratic candidates in close race for governor nomination

Under spotlight, Pennsylvania House race goes to voters

CARNEGIE, Pa.  /March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Shadowed by the Trump presidency and the potential impact of a special election in a midterm year, voters in a western Pennsylvania congressional district find themselves on an unlikely national stage. Ostensibly, they are choosing Tuesday between Republican Rick Saccone and Democrat Conor Lamb to replace Tim Murphy, who … Continue reading Under spotlight, Pennsylvania House race goes to voters

Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case

WASHINGTON /February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — America’s union leaders are about to find out if they were right to fiercely oppose Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court as a pivotal, potentially devastating vote against organized labor. The newest justice holds the deciding vote in a case to be argued Feb. 26 that could affect … Continue reading Gorsuch deciding vote in key labor union funding case